LOS ANGELES -- Clayton Kershaw threw six innings and Joc Pederson kept the streaking Dodgers' power surge alive with a home run in a 4-0 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Saturday, Los Angeles' ninth consecutive win.
The Dodgers have won 15 of their last 16 games and are the first National League team to reach the 50-win mark (50-26).
Pederson's solo home run in the third was his sixth of the year and pushed the Dodgers' streak to 16 consecutive games with at least one home run. It's the first time the Dodgers have reached that mark since 1960.
Kershaw (11-2) pitched out of a bases-loaded, one-out jam in the first inning then retired the next 13 Rockies. He allowed four hits and a walk, while striking out eight. The Dodgers have won his last 10 starts.
Tyler Chatwood (6-8) had control issues all night, walking eight in just 3 1/3 innings. Two walks came with the bases loaded in the third to force in runs, including one to Kershaw on four pitches.