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Tweet Of The Day: Clayton Kershaw Racking Up Strikeouts For A Good Cause

Clayton Kershaw was his usual magnificent self on Thursday afternoon, pitching eight scoreless innings to lead the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 5-1 win over the Milwaukee Brewers in the final game of a four-game series at Miller Park. He had six strikeouts on the day, pushing his season total to 199, best in the National League. Which brings us to Thursday's tweet of the day:

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So close to 200 K's! Clayton hit 199 in today's game.. 15th win & we'll post some exciting updates on the orphanage in Zambia later!!less than a minute ago via Echofon Favorite Retweet Reply

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Kershaw has pledged $100 per strikeout this season to help raise money to build an orphanage in Zambia, where Kershaw and his wife Ellen visited during last winter. To date, Kershaw's Challenge has raised $19,900, and figures to add a few thousand more dollars before the year is done.

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