Los Angeles Teams

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

When Clayton Kershaw starts, the Dodgers play like a 146-win team (9-1, .900 win pct). With anyone else pitching, they play like a 99-loss team (14-22, .389 win pct). So to recap: With him out there they're the greatest team in history. With anyone else they'd pick first in the draft.

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May continues to be Kershaw's month

With his shutout of the Reds on Monday, Clayton Kershaw now has three this month to go along with a 5-0 record and 55 strikeouts. Only one other pitcher in the last 100 years has posted similar numbers in a month: the Orioles' Pat Dobson in July 1971 (ESPN Stats & Info).

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Pujols keeps moving up all-time HR list

Albert Pujols blasted his 569th career homer on Monday, tying him with Rafael Palmeiro for 12th on the all-time list. Next up is Hall of Famer Harmon Killebrew, who ranks 11th with 573 homers.

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Cueto, Kershaw combine for rare feat

The Giants' Johnny Cueto and Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw each pitched their teams to 1-0 shutout wins on Monday. Not since 2001 has that happened on the same day, per Elias Sports Bureau.

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Dodgers, Padres get what they needed

After Sunday's 17-inning affair, the Dodgers and Padres could only hope that Monday's starters would pitch efficiently. Both teams got just that, as Clayton Kershaw fired a two-hit shutout, and Drew Pomeranz threw seven scoreless innings.

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Another milestone homer for Pujols

Albert Pujols connected off Rangers starter Derek Holland for a 439-foot shot to left field in Monday's 2-0 Angels' win. The homer was Pujols' 569th, tying him with Rafael Palmeiro for 12th all-time.

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Monday's longest home runs

Marcell Ozuna's 446-foot blast off Rays starter Matt Moore led the way on Monday. Albert Pujols' 569th career homer wasn't far behind at 439 feet.

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Clayton Kershaw does it all for drained Dodgers

Clayton Kershaw gave the Los Angeles Dodgers' bullpen a much-needed night off, pitching a complete-game, two-hit shutout against the Reds on Monday.

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Perhaps things are looking up for Albert Pujols

Albert Pujols homered to lift the Angels to a win. Although the numbers don't look great in 2016, there are some positive indicators moving forward.

Kershaw throws shutout vs. Reds (1:23)
Giavotella's amazing grab preserves the Angels' lead (0:20)

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Strong effort tonight from Nick Tropeano, shutting down the Rangers for 6.2 innings and allowing just five baserunners. His ERA drops to 2.86, although that's thanks in part to the second-highest strand rate among starters in the majors. Now let's see if the Angels' pen can hold the 2-0 lead.

Pujols ties Palmeiro with 569th home run (0:24)