Clayton Kershaw moved past Justin Verlander for the all-time lead in postseason strikeouts in Game 5 of the World Series on Sunday night.

Kershaw struck out six batters, giving him 207 career postseason strikeouts in 189 innings. Verlander has 205 strikeouts in 187 2/3 career postseason innings.

"It just means I've been on great teams that have gotten to go to the postseason a lot and I've gotten a lot of starts in the postseason," Kershaw said. "It's just a special thing to be part of a team like this and be part of some of those names."

Kershaw entered with a 5.40 ERA in his World Series career but has gone 2-0 with a 2.31 ERA against the Tampa Bay Rays, winning two games in the same postseason series for the first time in his career.