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 Posted: Tue Sep 26th, 2017 02:05 am
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Clayton Kershaw's remarkable consistency has earned him his own page in the Los Angeles Dodgers' history books.

With his six-strikeout outing Sunday against the San Francisco Giants, Kershaw guaranteed himself a seventh season with at least 200 strikeouts. That lifts him past club legends and Hall of Famers Sandy Koufax and Don Drysdale, who only reached the two-century mark in six seasons with the club, according to Baseball Reference.

Throughout his 10-year career, Kershaw has failed to record 200 strikeouts in only three seasons: 2008 (his debut campaign), 2009, and 2016. The left-hander only pitched 149 innings in 2016, missing two months of the season with a herniated disc in his back.

Though he again missed time in 2017 with another back issue, Kershaw still ranks seventh in the National League for the most strikeouts this season - 65 behind Washington Nationals ace Max Scherzer, who tops the table.