Chris Stewart (baseball)

Clayton Kershaw struggles in Dodgers' 4-3 loss at Pittsburgh

Clayton Kershaw struggles in Dodgers' 4-3 loss at Pittsburgh

The door to Dave Roberts’ office was shut when reporters entered the Dodgers clubhouse on Sunday evening. For the second time in three defeats at PNC Park, Roberts required a few extra moments to compose himself. The stumbles have started to weary him, especially a rarity like Sunday’s 4-3 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates, one caused by an imprecise outing from Clayton Kershaw.

For one muggy night, the best pitcher in the world looked ordinary. Kershaw allowed more than two earned runs in a game for just the second time in 16 starts. Like his other troublesome outing this season, which occurred on April 26 against Miami, the entirety of the damage happened within one...

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