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Kershaw wins 4th Spahn Award as top lefty

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- For the fourth time, Dodgers starter Clayton Kershaw was named winner of the Warren Spahn Award, given annually to the best left-handed pitcher in the Major Leagues.

Kershaw joins Randy Johnson as the only four-time winners of the award, which is presented by the Bricktown Rotary Club. The award, named after the Hall of Famer who spent 20 of his 22 seasons with the Braves, will be presented Jan. 31 at a gala in Oklahoma City.

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- For the fourth time, Dodgers starter Clayton Kershaw was named winner of the Warren Spahn Award, given annually to the best left-handed pitcher in the Major Leagues.

Kershaw joins Randy Johnson as the only four-time winners of the award, which is presented by the Bricktown Rotary Club. The award, named after the Hall of Famer who spent 20 of his 22 seasons with the Braves, will be presented Jan. 31 at a gala in Oklahoma City.

Kershaw was 18-4 with a 2.31 ERA in 175 innings in 2017, with 202 strikeouts and 30 walks. He was 3-2 with a 4.02 ERA in the postseason and pitched in three World Series games, starting twice.

Kershaw also won the award in 2011, '13 and '14.

Ken Gurnick has covered the Dodgers for MLB.com since 2001.

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