Los Angeles Dodgers pitching ace Clayton Kershaw set off celebrations in Dodger Stadium Wednesday after throwing the first no-hitter of his career.
The Dodgers beat the Colorado Rockies 7-0 behind Kershaw's strong left arm.
With his wife Ellen cheering in the stands and legendary broadcaster Vin Scully calling the game from the press box, Kershaw struck out the Rockies' Corey Dickerson, the final batter, as the crowd of 46,069 erupted.
Kershaw's Dodger teammates and coaches surrounded him, waiting for their turn to hug the highest paid pitcher in baseball, who added the no-hitter to his sterling resume.
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He has won two Cy Young awards as the best pitcher in the National League, and is coming off a 20-win season.
The Dodgers have two no-hitters in 2014, the only team in the majors to do so. Josh Beckett shut out the Phillies with no hits in Philadelphia on May 25.
"I'm so amazed," Kershaw said of his achievement. "Beckett told me he was going to teach me how to do that, so I have Josh to thank."
One of Kershaw's close friends on the team is catcher A.J. Ellis, who was behind the plate during the game.
"I started tearing up out there in the ninth inning, just sitting out there catching and watching him throw after he got those first two outs. It was pretty special," Ellis said.
It's been a whirlwind month for L.A. sports fans. Their hockey team, the Kings, just won the Stanley Cup last week.
Off the baseball field, Kershaw is known for his strong Christian faith and his extensive volunteer work. He and his wife established an orphanage in Zambia. They wrote a book called Arise: Live Out Your Faith and Dreams on Whatever Field You Find Yourself to raise funds for the children.