Kershaw’s 20th win strengthens Cy Young Award bid



LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clayton Kershaw hears the Cy Young Award talk swirling around him, although he won’t indulge it. With his 20th victory and major league-leading 2.27 ERA, the low-key Los Angeles Dodgers ace is letting his numbers do the talking.

Kershaw became the club’s first 20-game winner in 21 years with a 2-1 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday night, making him 5-0 against the rival Giants this season.

Four of those victories came against two-time NL Cy Young Award winner Tim Lincecum, with Kershaw allowing one earned run in those games. Three of the victories were by scores of 2-1, and the other was a 1-0 decision.