LOS ANGELES -- Clayton Kershaw scattered five hits while striking out 11 in 8 2-3 innings, and Andre Ethier delivered a two-run single as the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Washington Nationals 2-0 on Tuesday night.
Kershaw picked up his first win since April 28 but had to escape a bases-loaded jam in the first inning. He did so by striking out Tyler Moore.
The Dodgers scored their only runs in the third inning after Kershaw walked and Matt Kemp singled. Both runners advanced on a wild pitch and scored on Ethier's single to center.
Kershaw was pulled after Adam LaRoche singled with two outs in the ninth on his career-high 132nd pitch. Kenley Jansen got the final out for his second save.
Kershaw flirted with his career high of 13 strikeouts. He struck out 11 through six innings but was unable to get any more (see full recap).
Corbin, D'backs shut out Braves
PHOENIX -- Patrick Corbin allowed three hits in seven innings and the Arizona Diamondbacks turned an infield double into two runs to beat the Atlanta Braves 2-0 Tuesday night.
Corbin (6-0) worked around five walks by inducing three double plays and struck out five to win his career-high sixth straight game. He is the first Diamondbacks pitcher to start 6-0 since Brandon Webb won nine straight in 2008.
Corbin also helped keep Braves slugger Justin Upton in check after his impressive performance the night before and Heath Bell worked around an error in the ninth for his fifth save in the combined four-hitter (see full recap).
Gonzalez's big night lifts Rockies
CHICAGO -- Carlos Gonzalez provided the Colorado Rockies with a much needed offensive boost.
He homered twice and finished with a career-high five hits to lead the struggling Rockies to a 9-4 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday night.
Gonzalez was 5 for 5 and fell a triple shy of a cycle, and Eric Young Jr. also homered for the Rockies, who had lost five of their last six. Colorado had scored 12 runs in those games, including eight Sunday at St. Louis (see full recap).