PITTSBURGH (AP) - Clayton Kershaw won his fourth consecutive start, Matt Kemp drove in three runs and the Los Angeles Dodgers moved into first place in the NL West with a 9-3 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday night.
Kemp had a two-run double and scored during the Dodgers' three-run fourth against Wandy Rodriguez (7-12). Shane Victorino singled and scored in that inning, part of his 3-for-5, two-run game.
Kershaw (11-6) had one of his two singles in the fourth, and he allowed three runs on six hits in eight innings. Kershaw had eight strikeouts and no walks.
The Dodgers have won four straight and six of their last seven games, claiming sole possession of the division lead for the first time since July 13.