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Daniel Murphy

DeGrom outduels Kershaw with 13 Ks; Mets beat Dodgers 3-1

Jacob deGrom sure seems to thrive on baseball's biggest stages. He struck out the side on 10 pitches in one inning of the All-Star game in July. He was even better in his postseason debut. DeGrom struck out 13 over seven scoreless innings and Daniel Murphy homered off a star-crossed Clayton Kershaw to help the New York Mets defeat the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-1 on Friday night for a 1-0 lead in their NL Division Series. "Before the game I was pretty nervous," said deGrom, who at 27 is in just his second major league season. "But once I got out there warming up, I kind of settled down. It really went away after the first pitch I threw." DeGrom (1-0) limited the...