LOS ANGELES – Fueled by a six-run fourth inning and the most dominant performance by reigning Cy Young Winner Clayton Kershaw, the Dodgers crushed the Atlanta Braves 8-0 on Tuesday night at Dodger Stadium.

Kershaw returned to MVP form retiring the first 12 batters he faced before allowing a leadoff single to Nick Markakis in the fifth inning. Kershaw allowed no runs on four hits with 10 strikeouts in seven shutout innings.

Kershaw worked out of multiple jams with runners in scoring position in both the fifth and seventh innings. He picked up his third win of the season, dropping his ERA from 4.32 to 3.86. He even helped his own cause, hitting an RBI single in the fourth inning.

"That's the difference in the ballgame," Kershaw said of his ability to work out of multiple jams throughout the game. "You have to pitch out of jam's as a starter. I didn't give up any runs tonight so I guess I had better execution."

The Dodgers blew the roof off the building in the bottom of the fourth inning. Howie Kendrick, Justin Turner, Andre Ethier and A.J. Ellis all hit RBI doubles as the Boys in Blue batted around for their most productive inning of the season.

Kendrick finished the game 2-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI as he had his team-high 17th multi-hit game of the year.

"We had a lot of good at-bats tonight and were able to put pitches we could hit in play and they fell onto the grass," Kendrick said.

Adrian Gonzalez hit a two-run homer to opposite field in the bottom half of the inning. With the blast, Gonzalez picked up his 1000th career RBI making him just the 12th active player to reach the milestone.

"It's a great number," Gonzalez added of the milestone. "1000 RBIs is a great accomplishment, it means you've been in the league for a little while. It's always better to do it at home and it definitely means a lot."

Julio Teheran was knocked out in the loss allowing a career high eight runs on 10 hits in 4.1 innings of work.

"I just had the one bad inning where I missed a couple times," Teheran said. "It was another rough outing. I'll just try to keep working and try to get back to where I need to be."

With the win, the Dodgers earned their seventh shutout of the season, tied for 2nd in the league. They also improved their home series unbeaten streak to 13, the longest active mark in the majors.