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This wild throw spoiled Clayton Kershaw's perfect game last night

Dodgers pitcher struck out 15 on the way to the first “no-hitter” of his Major League career.

Kershaw: close to throwing MLB's first perfect game since August 2012.
Kershaw: close to throwing MLB's first perfect game since August 2012.
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CLAYTON KERSHAW CAME within a fingertip of throwing the 24th perfect game in Major League Baseball history last night.

Instead, the LA Dodgers pitcher had to settle for the first no-hitter of his career.

Kershaw’s perfect game — a full game in which no runner reaches base — was still alive until the seventh inning against the Colorado Rockies.

But this throwing error by shortstop Hanley Ramirez allowed Cory Dickerson to reach base.

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Kershaw carried on for an unforgettable no-hitter, throwing 107 pitches and striking out a career-high 15 as the Dodgers won 8-0.

This was the final out which sparked the celebrations:

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“I started tearing up out there in the ninth inning,” catcher AJ Ellis said afterwards.

“Just sitting out there catching and watching him throw after he got those first two outs. It was pretty special.”

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