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Did players let slip Clayton Kershaw to start playoff opener?

Those Dodgers -- pretty sure the organization must live in some secret bunker where they send private messages to staff members in Morse code, but only when absolutely necessary.

The Mets announced their playoff rotation prior to their last regular season game Sunday. The Dodgers finished theirs later that day and afterward still wouldn’t announce who would start Game 1.

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Clayton Kershaw ends with 301 strikeouts as Dodgers win, 6-3

As final tuneups go, Clayton Kershaw came out of Sunday’s regular-season finale purring like a Lamborghini.

He went only 3 2/3 innings, but he made them count in the Dodgers’ 6-3 victory over the Padres before a Dodger Stadium crowd of 42,863.

Kershaw became the first pitcher in 13 seasons to reach the 300-strikeout mark, fanning seven Padres to finish with 301 strikeouts.

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Mets announce NLDS rotation vs Dodgers; de Grom could go on short rest

Jacob deGrom will start against the Dodgers in Game 1 of the National League Division Series -- and he could start Game 4 on short rest as well, New York Mets Manager Terry Collins said Sunday.

DeGrom (14-8, 2.60 ERA) starts Friday in Game 1, followed by Noah Syndergaard (9-7, 3.24) on Saturday in Game 2. When the series returns to New York, Matt Harvey (13-8, 2.71) will start Game 3.

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Yasiel Puig reports no problems in return to Dodgers lineup

Yasiel Puig smiled Saturday night when told he looked as if he lost weight."Lipo," he joked.Puig's return to the Dodgers in a 2-1 victory over the San Diego Padres was something of a minor triumph.In his first game back from the disabled list, Puig played nine innings in right field and recorded the final out. He was one for three with a single."

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Dodgers' Zack Greinke ends regular season with one last dominant showing

Zack Greinke hit the 200-strikeout mark in a 2-1 win against the San Diego Padres on Saturday night, but admitted afterward that he had no idea he had achieved the milestone.

"This year I didn’t even pay attention to strikeouts at all really," Greinke said. "In years past, it'd be a big deal."

Greinke gave up four hits and one earned run in eight innings to pick up his 19th win of the season.

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Dodgers beat Padres 2-1, clinch home-field advantage against Mets

It looked improbable less than a week ago, but the Los Angeles Dodgers will start the playoffs at home.

The Dodgers squeaked out a 2-1 victory over the San Diego Padres on Saturday, which, coupled with a 2-0 loss by the Mets, who were no-hit by Washington Nationals right-hander Max Scherzer, was enough to clinch home-field advantage against New York.

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