Monday night, Clayton Kershaw was asked to reflect on an inning in which everything went right.

Ten Dodgers came to the plate in the sixth inning against the Chicago White Sox, starting with a Kershaw single and ending with a Kershaw groundout. Five runs scored, and all were unearned because the White Sox were charged with two errors. That made all the difference in a 5-2 Dodgers win.

The first person Kershaw mentioned was his opponent, White Sox starter Jose Quintana.

“I thought Quintana pitched really well tonight,” he said. “I hit a ground ball that found a hole. (Matt) Kemp hit that ball pretty hard and that was good for us. A couple errors, then J.T. (Justin Turner) found the right spot. Bootie (Drew Butera) too. Bootie found that hole. That’s going to happen. That’s part of baseball.”

Kershaw’s sympathy was strong.

No Dodgers starter received less run support last year than Kershaw, who was credited with 16 wins despite posting the best ERA in baseball. This season, he’s been stuck with three no-decisions despite allowing three runs or fewer in each game.

In Quintana (3-5), Kershaw (4-2) found the rare pitcher with worse luck than his own.

“It was a good win tonight,” Kershaw said. “We needed this, to put something together there in the sixth. Sometimes with us it takes a couple times to get through the lineup. I knew if I just kind of kept us in the game, gave us a chance, we were going to break out.”

Kershaw pitched eight innings, limiting the White Sox to two runs on four hits. He walked none and struck out nine in an efficient 97-pitch effort.

After a single by Gordon Beckham in the fourth inning, Jose Abreu planted a slider from Kershaw into the left-field bleachers for his 16th home run of the season. It was an abrupt jolt in the midst of a 0-0 game, especially after Kershaw threw 21 pitches the first time through the Chicago lineup.

“The one to Abreu you like to be a double or single or something, not over the fence,” Kershaw said. “I guess that’s why he’s got 15 or 16 homers. he’s pretty good.”