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Kershaw pitching like an ace

Joe Torre won't label him yet, but the Dodgers lefty is becoming worthy of the title

Updated: June 17, 2010, 10:32 AM ET
By Tony Jackson | ESPNLosAngeles.com

CINCINNATI -- Los Angeles Dodgers manager Joe Torre refuses to stick Clayton Kershaw with the ace label, saying it would be unfair to put such pressure on the precocious left-hander. But as Kershaw proved yet again on Wednesday night, when he pitched the Dodgers back into first place in the National League West, he can handle pretty much anything.

Kershaw certainly handled the Cincinnati Reds, whom the Dodgers vanquished again, 6-2 before 23,083. And he even handled Great American Ball ...

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