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Dodgers Set Best 34-Game Mark in Franchise History With 1-0 Win Over White Sox

The Dodgers scored one run in the first inning and held on to defeat the Chicago White Sox, 1-0, to set the best 34-game mark in franchise history on Tuesday night in the Windy City.

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    Dodgers Set Best 34-Game Mark in Franchise History With 1-0 Win Over White Sox
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    Clayton Kershaw #22 of the Los Angeles Dodgers reacts after being called for a balk by first base umpire Jeff Kellogg #8 (not pictured) as Cody Bellinger #35 brings him back the ball during the fourth inning at Guaranteed Rate Field on July 18, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images)

    One is the loneliest number.

    The Dodgers scored one run in the first inning and held on to defeat the Chicago White Sox, 1-0, to set the best 34-game mark in franchise history on Tuesday night in the Windy City. 

    Cody Bellinger knocked in the game's only run with an RBI single and Clayton Kershaw earned his 15th win of the season with seven shutout innings as the Dodgers improved to 30-4 in their last 34 games, the best stretch in baseball since 1977. 

    Chris Taylor reached base on an infield single to start the game, and then promptly stole second, before scoring on the Bellinger single. Little did both teams know, that early run would be the only one of the game. 

    Taylor finished with four hits for just the second time this season, and is now batting .426 in the leadoff spot for Los Angeles this season.

    Kershaw (15-2) was not at his best, but scattered seven hits with one walk and seven strikeouts in seven shutout innings as the three-time Cy Young Award winner has made 14 consecutive starts without a loss, beating his own record second in 2014 of 13 consecutive games without a loss. 

    White Sox starter, Miguel Gonzalez (4-9), was the hard-luck loser, allowing just one run on five hits with five walks and five strikeouts in six innings. 

    Kenley Jansen pitched a scoreless ninth inning for his 24th save of the season.

    The victory is the Dodgers 10th straight game, the second time this season that the team has reached a double-digit win streak this season, the only team in baseball to accomplish that feat.

    Los Angeles is 65-29 on the season, the best start in Los Angeles franchise history, and the best start in team history since 1955. 

    Up Next:

    Kenta Maeda heads to the mound on Wednesday as the Dodgers look to keep rolling against LHP Carlos Rodon. First pitch is 5:10PM PST.

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