The Dodgers had just toyed with the Tampa Bay Rays in front of a sellout crowd and a national television audience. The Dodgers rarely lose anymore and so a television reporter asked Adrian Gonzalez if they felt unbeatable.

"Definitely not unbeatable" he said.

Not really a preferred sound bite not when Gonzalez stopped after three words. So the reporter tried again asking what pitfalls might await the Dodgers.

"Thinking you're unbeatable" Gonzalez said.

Another three-word answer. Not great TV but more great baseball as Clayton Kershaw led the Dodgers to an 8-2 rout on Sunday. The Rays are one of the best teams in the major leagues but the Dodgers outscored Tampa Bay 20-8 in the three-game sweep scoring 20 of the final 22 runs in the series.

The Dodgers are on a 37-8 roll tying the best 45-game mark in National League history in the last 60 years.

The 1953 Brooklyn Dodgers — with a lineup that featured future Hall of Famers Jackie Robinson Roy Campanella Pee Wee Reese and Duke Snider — were the last NL team to win 37 of 45 games.

Mark Ellis played on the 2002 Oakland Athletics team that won 20 consecutive games a team led in real life — but not in the "Moneyball" telling — by MVP Miguel Tejada Cy Young Award winner Barry Zito and fellow aces Mark Mulder and Tim Hudson.

"This [stretch] doesn't compare to that yet" Ellis said. "But there is more talent on this team."

Kershaw is the most premium of talent on this team the anchor for a collection of stars gathered from far and wide.

The Dodgers do not often score for him so he gave up one earned run in eight innings — lowering his earned-run average to 1.88 best in the majors — and singled home the Dodgers' first two runs in the second inning.