LOS ANGELES -- Clayton Kershaw tossed his first career no-hitter, and the Los Angeles Dodgers pounded the Colorado Rockies 8-0 Wednesday night at Dodger Stadium.Follow @SlamSports
Kershaw (7-2) struck out a career-high 15 and issued no walks in his 107-pitch outing. He faced one batter over the minimum, due to an error.
The left-hander fanned left fielder Corey Dickerson for the final out and was mobbed by his teammates. It is the second no-no by a Dodgers pitcher this season. Right-hander Josh Beckett threw one to beat the Philadelphia Phillies 6-0 on May 25.
Kershaw had a perfect game until the first batter of the seventh inning. Dickerson reached on a two-base error by shortstop Hanley Ramirez, whose errant throw to Adrian Gonzalez was beyond the first baseman's reach. Ramirez, who left Tuesday's win over the Rockies with a bruised ring finger on his throwing hand, didn't return for the eighth inning, with Carlos Triunfel replacing him.
Kershaw, though, got a boost later in the inning when Miguel Rojas fielded a grounder by Troy Tulowitzki behind the third base bag and made a strong throw to retire the Rockies shortstop.
Colorado starter Jorge De La Rosa (6-6) lasted just 3 1/3 innings, getting tagged for eight runs (seven earned) on six hits with five walks and a strikeout. The Rockies are 3-12 in games De La Rosa starts against the Dodgers.
Rojas had three RBIs, and Los Angeles center fielder Matt Kemp and Gonzalez drove in two runs apiece.
In the first inning, Dodgers second baseman Dee Gordon, who reached on a walk, stole second and advanced to third when De La Rosa mailed a pickoff attempt into center field. Los Angeles took a 1-0 lead when right fielder Yasiel Puig's sacrifice fly knocked in Gordon.
Kemp's RBI single drove home Ramirez for a 2-0 advantage with two outs in the first.
Los Angeles blew the contest open in the third with five runs. Gonzalez smacked an RBI double to left that scored Puig. Kemp, who entered the game hitting .419 against De La Rosa, doubled home Gonzalez for a 4-0 cushion.
After back-to-back walks to center fielder Scott Van Slyke and catcher A.J. Ellis, Rojas delivered a bases-clearing double for a 7-0 lead.
Gonzalez's RBI single in the fourth increased the margin to 8-0.
NOTES: Dodgers 3B Juan Uribe will make a rehab start as a designated hitter Thursday for Class A Rancho Cucamonga. Uribe has missed 28 games with a right hamstring strain. ... Colorado 1B Justin Morneau and OF Charlie Blackmon were not in the starting lineup. Manager Walt Weiss rested both players. ... The Dodgers are off Thursday before beginning a three-game series in San Diego against the Padres on Friday. ... The Rockies also have an off day Thursday before kicking off a three-game set at home against the Milwaukee Brewers. ... A crowd of 46,069 witnessed LHP Clayton Kershaw's no-hitter.