LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Clayton Kershaw has been named National League Player of the Week, the Los Angeles Dodgers announced Monday.

The 25-year-old starting pitcher went 2-0 last week and did not allow a single earned run in 16 innings, the Dodgers said in a statement.

“Kershaw earned the win in his first decision of the 2013 campaign with an Opening Day performance for the record books, tossing a complete-game shutout and clubbing a game-winning homer in a 4-0 victory over the visiting San Francisco Giants,” the statement read.

The two-time All-Star has not allowed a run in his last 20 innings since the final start of the 2012 season, according to the team.

Kershaw, who received the award for the week ending April 7, will be awarded a watch for his accomplishments.


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