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Kershaw wins 18th game as Grandal powers Dodgers past Giants 3-1

Kershaw wins 18th game as Grandal powers Dodgers past Giants 3-1

As the calendar runs out on the regular season, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts acknowledges he has a lot of decisions to make before the playoffs begin.

He faces issues in the bullpen, is unsettled over his roster and may still juggle his postseason rotation. But one thing is already settled: Clayton Kershaw will get the ball in the opener of the division series next week.

Not there was ever any question about that.

“I mean he’s Kershaw,” catcher Yasmani Grandal said with a shrug. “There’s not much I can tell you that you don’t know.

“We all know he’s pretty special. Not many guys get to do what he’s done.”

In fact no Dodger pitcher has ever done what Kershaw...

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