• by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Dodgers SP Clayton Kershaw to have short start Sunday

    Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw is scheduled to throw an abbreviated start Sunday, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports. Kershaw will throw on regular rest, but with the playoffs right around the corner, manager Don Mattingly is expected to be conservative with his ace. The lefty is already just seven innings away from his single-season career-high mark, and has crushed his personal best strikeout number (294). He could conceivably be removed from the contest shortly after fanning his 300th batter of the year. Even though it's Clayton Kershaw, his upside might be limited in daily formats.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Dodgers SP Clayton Kershaw gains fortunate win Thursday

    Dodgers stud southpaw Clayton Kershaw appeared on his way to defeat Thursday after a pinch-hitter replaced him in the bottom of the fifth inning against the Diamondbacks. But his offense picked him up by turning a 3-0 deficit into a 6-3 lead. Still, it was a subpar effort by Kershaw, who has likely lost any chance for another Cy Young Award considering the performances of Jake Arrieta and Zack Greinke. He allowed three runs on six hits and a walk across five innings while fanning nine. This was a strange line for Kershaw, as he threw a season-low 80 pitches and drew 19 swinging strikes. It marked his second three-run outing in a row after not allowing more than a single run in 13 of his previous 14 starts. He still leads all of baseball with 281 strikeouts and holds an elite 2.25 ERA and 0.91 WHIP in 31 starts this season.

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Dodgers set rotation plans for upcoming games

    When the Dodgers open their three-game series Friday at Arizona, they will do so with pitcher Alex Wood on the mound, reports TrueBlueLA.com. The team will then turn to Mike Bolsinger on Saturday, with Zack Greinke concluding the series Sunday. As a result, Brett Anderson had his start pushed back to Tuesday's game against the Rockies. Clayton Kershaw will open the Colorado series Monday.

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Dodgers SP Clayton Kershaw earns win Tuesday

    Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw continued to show why he is one of the best pitchers in the major leagues during Tuesday's 6-4 win over the Angels. Kershaw allowed two runs (one earned) over seven innings of work. He also struck out eight and walked two. His lone mistake was giving up a solo home run to Kole Calhoun in the first inning. He improved to 13-6 with a 2.15 ERA. The last time Kershaw lost a start was on June 27.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Dodgers' Bolsinger starting Friday to give rotation an extra day of rest

    Dodgers pitcher Mike Bolsinger will start Friday's game against the Padres, manager Don Mattingly announced after Wednesday's game against the Giants. "We've been wanting to slip him into the rotation to either move somebody forward or to give someone an extra day," Mattingly said, per MLB.com. "Just if somebody needs a blow, kind of looking at all our guys individually and what's best for them." Mattingly said they don't plan to skip anyone in the rotation, so all the starters (Clayton Kershaw, Zack Greinke, Brett Anderson, Alex Wood and Mat Latos) will get an extra day of rest moving forward. Bolsinger's last MLB start was July 29. He is 5-3 with a 2.83 ERA in 16 starts this season. "You can anticipate he's going to be in this rotation for at least a turn," Mattingly said.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw masterful in complete-game win

    The dominance of Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw bordered on the absurd Wednesday night against the archrival Giants. Kershaw matched a career-high with 132 pitches in a complete-game victory. He allowed one run on six hits and fanned a season-best 15. The super lefty surrendered a run-scoring single to Angel Pagan in the sixth, but was otherwise nearly flawless. Kershaw is now 12-6 with a 2.18 ERA that has reached its lowest point of the year. He has given up one run or less in 11 of his last 12 outings.

  • by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer

    Dodgers SP Clayton Kershaw strikes out 14 batters in win

    Dodgers starter Clayton Kershaw tied a season-high with 14 strikeouts on Friday against the Cubs. Kershaw allowed just one run on three hits in eight dominant innings of work. The 14 strikeouts was one of the more impressive feats he has accomplished this season. Kershaw improved to 11-6 with the win. He now has a 2.24 ERA on the year.

  • by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer

    Clayton Kershaw earns no-decision in Dodgers' defeat

    Clayton Kershaw did his part to try and end the Dodgers' road losing streak, but would get a no-decision for his troubles thanks to the Astros' comeback victory Sunday. Kershaw went eight innings, allowing just one run on seven hits while striking out 10 and walking none, the fourth time in his last eight starts in which he has recorded double-digit strikeouts. The lefty's ERA continues to decline, going from 3.20 on June 27 to 2.29 after Sunday's outing. But he has three no-decisions in his last four starts.

  • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

    Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw takes no-decision

    Dodgers starter Clayton Kershaw allowed one run in seven innings, but he took a hard-luck no-decision, Tuesday against Oakland. Kershaw has allowed one run or fewer in eight of his last nine starts. He's 5-1 with three no-decisions over that stretch. Kershaw struck out seven, the 17th time in the last 18 starts he's had at least that many.

  • by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer

    Dodgers SP Clayton Kershaw dominant in victory

    Clayton Kershaw was in control all night for the Dodgers, flirting with a perfect game but settling for eight innings of three-hit ball as Los Angeles blanked the Nationals, 3-0, on Wednesday. Kershaw didn't allow a baserunner until a sixth-inning double from Michael Taylor, and allowed just two more singles the rest of the way. Kershaw struck out eight and walked none. Kershaw has now won five straight decisions to improve to 10-6 on the campaign. In five of his last six starts, Kershaw has not allowed any runs, lowering his ERA from 3.09 to 2.38.