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Clayton Kershaw is his dominant self during five innings in 2-0 win over Yankees

Clayton Kershaw is his dominant self during five innings in 2-0 win over Yankees

Some blemishes still exist. His slider did not always cooperate. His curveball sometimes bent too much. His efficiency did not meet his own standard. But for five innings, and one simulated frame during a rain delay, in a 2-0 victory over the New York Yankees, Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw resembled a version of himself.

For a team with World Series aspirations, few things matter more than the status of their left-handed cornerstone. After a rocky outing over the weekend in Miami, his first game back after missing two months with a herniated disk, Kershaw held the Yankees to one hit.

“His fastball seemed like it had more life than in Miami,” catcher Yasmani...

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