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Clayton Kershaw to start Dodgers opener April 6
Clayton Kershaw to start Dodgers opener April 6

The news that emerged from the Dodgers' spring-training facility Monday wasn't as much news as it was confirmation of the obvious: Clayton Kershaw will be the Dodgers' opening-day starter. "That's our plan," Manager Don Mattingly said. The Dodgers open the regular season April 6 against the San Diego Padres at Dodger Stadium. "Now I've got a goal and date: April 6," Kershaw said. "Get ready to go." The National League's most valuable player and Cy Young Award winner last season, Kershaw will be making his fifth consecutive opening-day start. The streak is the second longest in Dodgers history, trailing only Don Sutton's...

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