Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw and third baseman Enrique Hernandez, right, celebrate after the Dodgers' 5-0 win over the New York Mets in a baseball game in Los Angeles, Thursday, May 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
LOS ANGELES (AP) Clayton Kershaw tossed his second complete-game shutout this month, Yasmani Grandal hit a three-run homer and Chase Utley added a solo shot to help the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the New York Mets 5-0 Thursday night for a split of the four-game series.
Making his 250th career start, Kershaw (5-1) struck out 13 on 108 pitches and walked one to win his third straight. He only gave up three hits. It was the left-hander's fifth straight start with double-digit strikeouts, a club record.
The Dodgers jumped on Bartolo Colon (3-2) with four runs in the first inning. Their first run came on Justin Turner's RBI single before Grandal homered off a 2-0 pitch into the right-field pavilion, making it 4-0 on his third homer of the season.
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Chase Utley added a two-out homer in the second for a 5-0 lead.