three-run rally in the third inning was enough for the Dodgers, and Clayton Kershaw made it hold up in a 3-1 victory over the Diamondbacks on Wednesday night at Chase Field in Phoenix.

Kershaw had his bumps in the road - the Diamondbacks had 11 at-bats with runners in scoring position on Wednesday, and two hits - but only allowed one unearned run in his eight innings, striking out 10 with a pair of walks.

Kershaw escaped a jam in the third inning by getting Mark Trumbo to fly out to end the inning. Remarkably, that was the only plate appearance all season Kershaw has pitched with the bases loaded. How rare is that?

After a leadoff triple by Ender Inciarte in the fifth inning, Kershaw stranded him and retired his next 11 batters faced, including five by strikeout.