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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.
|Washington - WP: D. Fister||1||FINAL|
|NY Mets - LP: D. Gee||0|
|Philadelphia - WP: S. Gonzalez||6||FINAL|
|Miami - LP: J. Cosart||2|
|Toronto - LP: J. Francis||7||FINAL|
|Cleveland - WP: M. Rzepczynski||10|
|Cincinnati - LP: J. Cueto||0||FINAL|
|Atlanta - WP: J. Teheran||5|
|Tampa Bay - LP: S. Geltz||2||FINAL|
|Baltimore - WP: T. Hunter||4|
|Chicago WSox||2||Bottom 6th Inning|
|Detroit||6||Bottom 8th Inning|
|Seattle||6||Top 8th Inning|
|Pittsburgh||0||Bottom 8th Inning|
|Milwaukee||3||Top 8th Inning|
|Oakland||0||Top 5th Inning|
|LA Angels||0||Bottom 2nd Inning|
|Colorado||1||Bottom 1st Inning|
|Arizona||0||Bottom 2nd Inning|
|NY Yankees - A. Warren||7:05 PM|
|Boston - J. Kelly|
|Tampa Bay||5:00 PM|
|Sporting Kansas City|
|New York City|