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    October 16, 2018 1:27 AM PDT

    NEW YORK -- For Clayton Kershaw and the Los Angeles Dodgers, pitching five innings was nearly perfect. Seth Curry Jersey .They almost were, too.Kershaw gave up just one hit in a start twice interrupted by rain, and Justin Turner grounded an RBI double off Dellin Betances in a two-run ninth that sent the Dodgers over the New York Yankees 2-0 Wednesday.For us to see Clayton go out and do what he does, its a huge lift for us, manager Dave Roberts said.The lefty ace threw 64 pitches in his second start since missing 10 weeks because of a herniated disk in his lower back. Last week in his return, he gave up two runs and five hits in three innings at Miami.Overall, a little bit better, for sure, Kershaw said.Of course, the three-time Cy Young Award winner still saw room for improvement.I gave up a hit, he said, so theres a bad pitch there.The Dodgers took advantage of errors by second baseman Starlin Castro and Betances to increase their NL West lead to five games over San Francisco.The Yankees completed a successful homestand and remained two games behind Toronto for the second AL wild card. Next up, they begin an 11-game trip -- their longest of the season -- to Boston, Tampa Bay and Toronto.I dont think you can forget the positive homestand that we had. We were 7-3 against some pretty good teams, manager Joe Girardi said. Obviously, this is a big road trip and we understand that.Kershaw walked none in his first career start at Yankee Stadium and exited with a 1.81 ERA. He struck out three and has fanned 153 while walking just nine this season.Its a good springboard, he said.There was a brief, 12-minute wait in the middle of the fourth. Kershaw kept loose by throwing underneath the stands during a 48-minute stoppage before the bottom of the fifth.Castro became the first Yankees batter to reach when Turner misplayed a hard grounder to third base for an error.Chase Headley followed with a single, and a sacrifice put two runners in scoring position. Kershaw toughened, striking out Rob Refsnyder and Austin Romine to keep it scoreless.Kershaw gave a quick fist pump after the escape.It was good to see that emotion, Roberts said.Castro previously played for the Cubs, and faced Kershaw in the National League. Castro said Kershaw looked as good as ever.Yeah, I can tell that. His velocity is up there. All his breaking balls are up there. I think hes the same guy, Castro said.Luis Avilan (2-0) got four outs and Kenley Jansen completed the three-hitter, matching his career high with 44 saves in 50 chances.Los Angeles threw its major league-leading 15th shutout and won two of three in an interleague series between old October rivals.It was scoreless when Betances (3-5) took over to begin the ninth. Corey Seager led off with a liner that got under Castros glove for an error, stole second and scored when Turner grounded a double down the third base line.Turner moved to third on a flyball and scored as Betances fielded a comebacker by Yasmani Grandal but threw it over the head of catcher Gary Sanchez.Yankees starter Michael Pineda pitched four innings, giving up two hits and two walks.INTERLEAGUE INTELThe Dodgers went 10-10 in interleague play this season, including a 5-3 mark at AL East parks. Los Angeles is 7-6 against the Yankees in regular-season play -- Philadelphia, at 14-13, is the only other team in the majors with a winning record vs. the Yankees in the regular season. ... The Yankees went 8-12 against NL teams this season.TRAINERS ROOMYankees: Rookie RF Aaron Judge is likely done for the regular season because of a strained right oblique, general manager Brian Cashman said. Judge hurt himself taking a swing Tuesday night, and has been put on the 15-day disabled list.UP NEXTDodgers: LHP Rich Hill (12-3, 1.80 ERA) starts at Arizona vs. RHP Archie Bradley (6-9, 5.10) as LA continues a 10-game trip. Hill has won nine straight decisions, and was pulled with a perfect game in progress after seven innings at Miami in his last start because of concerns about a recurring blister.Yankees: New York begins a bruising trip when RHP Masahiro Tanaka (13-4, 3.04) starts at Fenway Park against Red Sox LHP Eduardo Rodriguez (2-7, 4.70) on Thursday night. The Yankees play four games in Boston, three at Tampa Bay and four in Toronto. It matches their longest trip in 10 seasons. Kostas Antetokounmpo Jersey . First off, the fans ripped the Cubbies introduction of a fuzzy new kid-friendly mascot named "Clark". Dallas Mavericks Jerseys .C. -- Todd Fiddler scored a hat trick, including the overtime goal, as the Prince George Cougars survived an 8-7 win against the Kamloops Blazers in Western Hockey League play Sunday. ;. The 27-year-old Scrivens will be joining his third NHL club since signing with the Toronto Maple Leafs as a free agent in 2010. The move also reunites with him with head coach Dallas Eakins from their time together with the American Hockey Leagues Toronto Marlies. EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Jason Pierre-Paul dropped into coverage during Saturdays full-padded practice and a gift awaited.The ball had come free from?New York Giants?quarterback Eli Mannings hand, squirting into the flat where Pierre-Paul stood alone. He scooped the ball and raced toward the end zone.The impressive part wasnt that Pierre-Paul scored. It was that he corralled the ball in one clean swoop, without missing a beat, despite playing with a deformed right hand that is now covered simply by a glove. Pierre-Paul played last season with a club on the right hand.What do you think? Pierre-Paul said when asked how the hand was holding up under full contact. Im out there running and banging people.Pierre-Paul insists there has been no special maintenance at training camp this summer. He has been unaffected by the contact, which included four practices in the past five days with pads.My hand feels like my left hand, Pierre-Paul said, just missing a couple fingers.Pierre-Paul had his right index finger amputated following a Fourth of July weekend fireworks accident last summer. He also lost parts of at least two other fingers, and needed another surgery as recently as earlier this year.It affected his play last season. Pierre-Paul admittedly had trouble grabbing and tackling with the club, but he has been steadfast it wont be a problem this year.Pierre-Paul had one sack in eight games last year. The Giants are expecting significant improvement.Jason looks like a beast out heere. Josh McRoberts Jersey. His motor is running hot, general manager Jerry Reese said last week. You are talking about a guy that looks like he is on a mission. He looks like he is on a mission to me. Actually, I was talking to coach [Ben] McAdoo [last Saturday] and he was like, Man, I have to tone Jason down a little bit because he is going so hard out there.He is a man on a mission and he looks like the old JPP.Pierre-Paul, 27, will be used differently this season. With the natural limitations of his hand and the offseason signing of defensive end Olivier Vernon, Pierre-Paul has been playing almost exclusively on the left side. He lined up primarily as a right defensive end in recent years.Defensive line coach Patrick Graham insists he doesnt look at Pierre-Paul any differently despite his hand.I just know hes out there being effective as a football player, as a defensive end, and working around different situations, Graham said. So hes doing a good job for me.Still, Pierre-Paul is not happy with where he is at this point of camp. He believes more improvement is on the horizon.Im getting there, Pierre-Paul said. Still trying to rush the passer, play the run, read my blocks right, communicate with [defensive tackles Johnathan Hankins and Damon Harrison], whoever is lining up with me. ... That is basically what training camp is all about. 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