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Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw gives up first hit of spring — but gets one of his own

Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw gives up first hit of spring — but gets one of his own

It took 20 at-bats for Dodgers starter Clayton Kershaw to give up his first hit of the spring, a home run by Kansas City third baseman Mike Moustakas on an inside fastball Sunday afternoon.

It took Kershaw only one at-bat of his own to produce his first hit of the spring, thudding a grounder off the legs of pitcher Nate Karns and beating out an infield single.

“I’m probably the slowest, biggest slap hitter in the game,” Kershaw said midway through a 5-4 victory over the Royals. “So it was fortunate that he couldn’t find the ball.”

In his fourth Cactus League outing, Kershaw logged four innings, gave up two hits, walked...

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