Clayton Kershaw has no-hitter through 7 innings vs. Rockies

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

The Dodgers ace has 12 strikeouts through seven innings and has retired all 21 batters he has faced.

Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw is throwing a no-hitter through seven innings against the Rockies on Wednesday night at Dodger Stadium.

Kershaw has needed 93 pitches so far to retire 21 of the 22 batters he has faced, with a season-high 12 strikeouts and no walks. The Dodgers lead Colorado, 8-0.

The only Rockies batter to reach base against Kershaw was Corey Dickerson, who reached on a throwing error by shortstop Hanley Ramirez to open the seventh inning.

The left-hander, who has captured two of the last three National League Cy Young Awards, is vying for his first career no-hitter and the second no-hitter in baseball this season. Kershaw's teammate, Josh Beckett, threw a no-hitter on May 25 against the Phillies in Philadelphia.

So far this season, Kershaw has 83 strikeouts and just eight walks in 62⅓ innings, by far the best strikeout-to-walk ratio of his career. A win on Wednesday would make him 4-0 in four June starts, with 37 strikeouts and only one walk during the month.

This outing ties the longest Kershaw has taken a no-hitter in his career. On May 17, 2009, he didn't allow a hit to the Marlins through seven innings, but Cody Ross broke up the fun with a leadoff double in the eighth inning.

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