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He's aware that wins and losses rely on lots of factors beyond pitchers' control.
"It definitely feels good as a starting pitcher to have a good win-loss record," Kershaw said. "I don't think it's the most important thing, by any means."
What, then, does the three-time All-Star think is a more useful stat?
Kershaw is 8-6 with a 1.98 ERA this season.
"I think innings pitched is the most important. I think it kind of just encompasses everything. If you're going deep into games you're giving (your) team a chance to win, you're setting up your bullpen, it's probably going to be a close game if you're still in there late," he said.
Kershaw has pitched 145 1-3 innings in 20 starts this year, a little more than seven per start, meaning that topping his career high of 233 1-3 from 2011 is in reach.
|Kansas City - B. Chen||11:05 AM|
|Cleveland - C. Kluber|
|Cincinnati - T. Cingrani||11:35 AM|
|Pittsburgh - B. Cumpton|
|Chicago WSox - J. Quintana||12:08 PM|
|Detroit - M. Scherzer|
|St. Louis - L. Lynn||12:10 PM|
|NY Mets - B. Colon|
|Minnesota - R. Nolasco||12:10 PM|
|Tampa Bay - E. Bedard|
|Arizona - M. Bolsinger||1:20 PM|
|Chicago Cubs - E. Jackson|
|San Diego - E. Stults||6:05 PM|
|Washington - J. Zimmermann|
|Baltimore - B. Norris||6:07 PM|
|Toronto - D. Hutchison|
|NY Yankees - C. Sabathia||6:10 PM|
|Boston - F. Doubront|
|Oakland - S. Kazmir||7:10 PM|
|Houston - B. Oberholtzer|
|Philadelphia - K. Kendrick||9:10 PM|
|Los Angeles - D. Haren|
|Oklahoma City||7:00 PM|
|LA Clippers||9:30 PM|
|San Jose||9:30 PM|