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Clayton Kershaw finishes a sharp spring for the Dodgers
Clayton Kershaw finishes a sharp spring for the Dodgers

Clayton Kershaw won't say it, but his longtime catcher suspects he dislikes spring training. "There's really no reward at the end for him, as far as win or a loss," A.J. Ellis said. The next time Kershaw takes the mound, there will be a reward. He is scheduled to start Monday, when the Dodgers host the San Diego Padres on opening day. "Something about the adrenaline, the competition, takes him to another level," Ellis said. Kershaw will have to be almost flawless against the Padres to pitch better than he did in the exhibition season. Before the Dodgers broke camp Wednesday, Kershaw made a tuneup start that lasted three innings and lowered his earned-run...

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