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Dodgers win latest Kershaw-Bumgarner matchup

In their eighth confrontation, neither Clayton Kershaw or Madison Bumgarner came away with a win as the Dodgers eked out a victory.

Kershaw strong despite home runs

Kershaw allowed four hits and two earned runs over eight innings. It's the 57th time since 2011 that he has pitched at least eight innings and allowed two earned runs or fewer. No other pitcher has more than 44 such games in that span (Félix Hernández).

It continues a hot start for Kershaw, who has now allowed five hits and two walks in 15 innings this season (14 strikeouts).

However, two of the Giants' four hits were home runs, to the 8th hitter (Bumgarner) and the 9th hitter (Ehire Adrianza). It was the first time in Kershaw's career he allowed home runs to the bottom two hitters in the order. For Adrianza, it was his second career home run, with the other coming on September 22, 2013, against Andy Pettitte.

It was the first time Kershaw allowed multiple home runs in a game since June 22 last season at the Cubs.

Bumgarner goes yard

Bumgarner hit his second career home run off Kershaw, both in the past two seasons. He's the only player, regardless of position, to homer twice off Kershaw in that span.

The only players to have more home runs off Kershaw are Troy Tulowitzki, Adam Dunn and Chris Denorfia.

Bumgarner now has 12 home runs in his career, tied for the most by any active pitcher with Yovani Gallardo. The 12 home runs rank fourth in Giants history among pitchers, and they are the most by any Giants pitcher since the team moved to San Francisco.

To put Bumgarner's home run power in further context, he has hit a home run in every 8.4 at-bats at AT&T Park since the start of 2014. Career MLB home run king Barry Bonds hit a home run in every 8.8 at-bats in his career at AT&T Park.