Kershaw nearly perfect for 5 innings, Dodgers beat Yanks 2-0

Los Angeles Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw delivers a pitch during the third inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees, Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

NEW YORK (AP) Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw pitched five nearly perfect innings and Justin Turner hit an RBI double off Dellin Betances in a two-run ninth that sent Los Angeles over the New York Yankees 2-0 on a rainy Wednesday.

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 7-3 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.

Kershaw gave up one hit without a walk, pitching through two rain delays in his first career start at Yankee Stadium.