Clayton Kershaw threw a complete game with 11 strikeouts against the San Diego Padres on Thursday night, but saw his scoreless innings streak end at 41 frames.
Chase Headley snapped Kershaw's streak with a solo home run in the sixth inning that briefly tied the game. The Los Angeles Dodgers went on to win 2-1.
Kershaw won his eighth straight start and came within 18 innings of the major league record set by Dodgers right-hander Orel Hershiser, who threw 59 consecutive shutout innings in 1988.
"I was barely thinking about the streak at all, and I know he wasn't," catcher A.J. Ellis said. "I mean, we weren't close to anything that was worth starting to get excited about. We were more disappointed that the game was tied. So we had to bear down, keep the game where it was and hope we could scratch out another run."