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October 26, 2020 11:04 AM
Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw: Claims Game 5 win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kershaw gave up two runs over 5.2 innings en route to picking up the victory Sunday in the Dodgers' 4-2 win over the Rays in Game 5 of the World Series. The lefty scattered five hits and two walks and struck out six.

Kershaw didn't look quite as sharp as he had been in Game 1, but he still racked up 11 swinging strikes and five groundball outs among his 85 pitches on the night. The southpaw surrendered both of his runs in the third inning, though he escaped further damage after striking out Brandon Lowe before battery mate Austin Barnes threw out Randy Arozarena on a stolen-base attempt to end the frame. The Dodgers bullpen was able to shut down the Rays after Kershaw exited with two outs in the sixth inning, allowing the 32-year-old to claim his second win of the series. Kershaw could be available to pitch an inning or two in relief -- if needed -- in a potential Game 7 on Wednesday.

October 21, 2020 01:32 AM
Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw: Dominates in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kershaw recorded the win Tuesday against the Rays in Game 1 of the World Series. He allowed one run on two hits and one walk while striking out eight over six innings.

Kershaw was outstanding Tuesday, with his only mistake being a solo home run to Kevin Kiermaier in the fifth inning. The 32-year-old induced 19 swinging strikes on just 78 pitches. The southpaw made a statement in one of the best postseason outings of his career.

October 16, 2020 12:48 PM
Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw: Takes loss in Game 4
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kershaw surrendered four runs on seven hits with four strikeouts and one walk over five-plus innings to take the loss during Game 4 of the NLCS against the Braves.

The veteran southpaw only gave up a solo homer to Marcell Ozuna over five innings, but he allowed a single and back-to-back doubles to start the sixth before being removed. The Dodgers are now trailing the series 3-1, so it could be a sour finish to the season if they're unable to rally and take the next three games. Kershaw won't be able to start again in the series after throwing 87 pitches, but it's conceivable he could work out of the bullpen in Sunday's potential Game 7, if necessary.

October 14, 2020 11:04 PM
Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw: Confirmed for Game 4
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Manager Dave Roberts announced Kershaw (back) will start Game 4 of the NLCS against the Braves on Thursday, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.

The veteran southpaw was originally poised to start Tuesday in Game 2 before being scratched with back spasms, but he'll end up taking the mound a couple days later. It's a pivotal game for Kershaw and the Dodgers, as they trail the Braves 2-1 through the first three games of the NLCS.

October 14, 2020 03:56 PM
Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw: Showing improvement
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kershaw (back) showed improvement Wednesday and is a "likely possibility" to start Game 4 of the NLCS against Atlanta on Thursday, Ken Gurnick of reports.

Manager Dave Roberts provided an encouraging update regarding Kershaw's back issue, and he appears to be in line to start the fourth game of the series if all goes well. The southpaw was scratched from Game 2 due to back spasms, but he was still able to throw Tuesday. Roberts said that the team will wait to see how Kershaw feels Thursday before making a firm decision regarding his status.

October 13, 2020 03:04 PM
Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw: Won't start Game 3
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kershaw (back) won't start Game 3 of the NLCS against Atlanta on Wednesday but is still expected to pitch at some point during the series, Ken Gurnick of reports.

Kershaw was scratched from his scheduled Game 2 start Tuesday due to back spasms, but he was able to play catch and do dry work in the bullpen, so the issue doesn't appear to be particularly serious. It appears as though Game 4 on Thursday is the earliest he'll be asked to take the mound. Tony Gonsolin starts in his place Tuesday.

October 13, 2020 04:20 PM
Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw: Works out in bullpen
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kershaw (back) went through a session of dry work (going through a throwing motion without a ball) in the bullpen Tuesday, David Vassegh of AM 570 LA Sports reports.

Kershaw had been scheduled to start Game 2 of the NLCS against Atlanta on Tuesday but was scratched due to back spasms. The veteran lefty typically does dry work the day before his start, so the session could indicate the Dodgers intend for him to start Game 3 on Wednesday. The team has yet to officially announce its plans for him, but indications seem to be that he'll be pushed back by no more than a day or two.

October 13, 2020 01:08 PM
Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw: Could pitch Game 3 or 4
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kershaw isn't expected to miss much time due to back spasms and could start Game 4 of the NLCS on Thursday or even Game 3 on Wednesday, Jon Morosi of MLB Network reports.

Kershaw was scratched from his scheduled start for Game 2 on Tuesday and replaced by Tony Gonsolin, but it doesn't appear as though the issue is particularly serious. With no off days during the series, missing a Game 2 start means Kershaw doesn't have much of a chance to make two starts, though it's still possible he could appear out of the bullpen if the matchup goes as long as six or seven games.

October 13, 2020 12:12 PM
Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw: Scratched with back spasms
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kershaw was scratched from his scheduled start Tuesday against the Braves in Game 2 of the NLCS due to back spasms, Eric Stephen of reports.

The initial diagnosis doesn't appear to be too serious, so it's entirely possible he's able to start one of the next few games of the series. Missing Game 2 essentially rules out any chances of him starting two games in the series, however. Tony Gonsolin will take the hill in his absence Tuesday.

October 8, 2020 11:12 AM
Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw: Delivers quality start in Game 2
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kershaw picked up the win in Game 2 of the NLDS against the Padres on Wednesday after allowing three runs on six hits with six strikeouts and zero walks across six innings.

The veteran southpaw was lights-out through five innings as he gave up only one run, but Manny Machado and Eric Hosmer connected for back-to-back solo homers during the sixth inning to put a damper on the outing. Still, it was a solid outing for Kershaw, who surrendered three runs over 14 innings between his first two starts of the playoffs. He lines up to start Game 2 of the NLCS should the Dodgers be able to complete the series win over the Padres.

October 2, 2020 02:00 PM
Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw: Dominant start eliminates Brewers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kershaw struck out 13 over eight scoreless innings Thursday to pick up the win over the Brewers in Game 2 of the NL Wild Card Series.

He allowed three hits and one walk in this dominant performance. Kershaw could start Game 1 of the NLDS on Tuesday on normal rest, or he could start Game 2 with an extra day's rest.

September 26, 2020 02:12 AM
Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw: Posts no-decision
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kershaw did not factor into the decision during Friday's win over the Angels, allowing four runs (one earned) on eight hits and no walks while striking out three across four innings.

All of Kershaw's damage came via the long ball. The 32-year-old gave up a three-run home run to Mike Trout in the third inning and a solo blast to Justin Upton in the fourth. Aside from that, it was still a tough outing for the veteran ace, who was uncharacteristically lifted after the fourth frame. Of course, the Dodgers had no reason to leave him in and risk any potential injury with their sights set on the postseason. Despite starting things off on the injured list, it's been a spectacular year for the southpaw, who finishes out regular season play with a 2.16 ERA and 0.84 WHIP across 11 appearances (10 starts).

September 20, 2020 01:48 AM
Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw: Shines in victory
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kershaw (6-2) earned the win over Colorado on Saturday, pitching seven innings and allowing one run on four hits and no walks while striking out six.

Kershaw put forth a vintage performance to pick up his sixth win, limiting the Rockies to a first-inning run and retiring 11 straight batters between the second and sixth frames. The southpaw needed only 86 pitches (59 strikes) to make it through seven innings thanks in part to issuing no free passes for the second straight game. Kershaw has earned a quality start in six of his last seven outings, posting a sterling 1.83 ERA over that span. He'll have one more start before the postseason, tentatively scheduled for Friday at home against the Angels.

September 15, 2020 12:44 AM
Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw: Takes second loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kershaw (5-2) allowed three runs on five hits and struck out nine over 6.1 innings in Monday's loss to the Padres.

Kershaw and Dinelson Lamet dueled for the first six innings, but Kershaw faltered in the seventh. The 32-year-old southpaw has now allowed three or more runs in back-to-back starts. He has a 2.28 ERA, 0.78 WHIP and 53:8 K:BB in 47.1 innings this season. Kershaw will try to get back in the win column Saturday in Colorado.

September 10, 2020 01:40 AM
Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw: Takes no-decision
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kershaw took a no-decision during Wednesday's win over the Diamondbacks, giving up four runs (three earned) on four hits and a pair of walks while striking out three across five innings.

It wasn't quite the same outing Kershaw put together against Arizona last week when he blanked the Diamondbacks across six innings. Of course, this start came at Chase Field, where the 32-year-old has experienced a fair share of struggles with a 7-9 career record. While Kershaw's three strikeouts were a season low, he still holds an impressive 44:8 K:BB overall. The southpaw will look for his sixth win of the season Tuesday at San Diego.

September 4, 2020 04:36 PM
Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw: Spins six scoreless frames
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kershaw (5-1) picked up the win Thursday after holding the Diamondbacks scoreless across six innings. He allowed one hit and a pair of walks while striking out eight.

Kershaw was lights-out en route to his fourth consecutive win and the Dodgers' 10th straight. By recording eight more strikeouts, the 32-year-old became the third-youngest pitcher in major-league history to reach the 2,500-strikeout milestone. Kershaw has been nothing short of dominant this season, compiling a brilliant 1.50 ERA and 0.72 WHIP across six starts. The southpaw will take the mound again for a rematch with the Diamondbacks on Wednesday.

September 2, 2020 07:04 AM
Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw: Start pushed to Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kershaw will start Thursday's game against the Diamondbacks, Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times reports.

The veteran lefty lined up to start Wednesday, but he'll receive an extra day of rest while Walker Buehler (hand) makes his return from the injured list. Kershaw has a 3-0 record with a 0.90 ERA, 0.60 WHIP and 21:3 K:BB over 20 innings across his past three starts.

August 28, 2020 03:48 AM
Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw: Dominates in third straight win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kershaw (4-1) picked up the win in Game 1 of Thursday's doubleheader against the Giants, allowing four hits in six scoreless innings. He struck out four and did not issue a walk.

Kershaw has allowed just two runs and struck out 21 while winning his last three starts. The southpaw has his ERA down to a dazzling 1.80 to go along with a 0.77 WHIP. Although it will be in an abbreviated campaign, the 32-year-old has a a strong opportunity to post his best season numbers since 2016. Kershaw will take the ball once again Wednesday against the Diamondbacks.

August 28, 2020 12:44 AM
Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw: Starting first game of twin bill
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kershaw will start the first game of Thursday's doubleheader against the Giants, Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times reports.

After Dodgers and Giants players agreed to postpone Wednesday's game, the two teams will wrap up their series Thursday with a twin bill. Kershaw was initially slated to start Wednesday, so he'll simply pick up an extra day of rest coming off his most extensive workload of the season. He tossed 96 pitches his last time out Aug. 20 against the Mariners, striking out 11 over seven innings while allowing one run on four hits and a walk.

August 27, 2020 03:00 PM
Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw: Wednesday's game postponed
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kershaw won't start as scheduled Wednesday against the Giants as the teams agreed to postpone the game in protest of the recent police shooting of Jacob Blake, Jeff Passan of reports.

It's the third MLB game of the night to be postponed in protest, with the Brewers and Reds doing so first and the Mariners and Padres following suit. It's unclear when the game will be made up, but the Dodgers and Giants could opt for a doubleheader Thursday. Regardless, Kershaw is likely to be on the mound the next time the Dodgers take the field.

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Dallas, TX
Los Angeles Dodgers

MLB Experience:

2011: NL Cy Young;NL ERA Leader;NL Strike Out Leader;NL Gold Glove-SP
2012: NL ERA Leader
2013: NL Cy Young;NL ERA Leader;NL Strike Out Leader
2014: NL Most Valuable Player;NL Cy Young;NL ERA Leader
2015: NL Strike Out Leader
2017: NL ERA Leader