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Continued: Joe Nathan gets surprise save chance at All-Star game

  • Article by: HOWIE RUMBERG , AP Sports Writer
  • Last update: July 17, 2013 - 12:25 AM

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.

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