Clayton Kershaw leaned across the dugout railing as this three-game demolition came to an end. A sparse crowd at Chase Field mustered the chant of “Beat L.A.” When the Arizona Diamondbacks secured the final out in this 8-1 shellacking, Kershaw spun around and filtered into the loser’s clubhouse. He trudged alongside a group of teammates who required his presence.
After missing five weeks with a strained back, Kershaw will start Friday night in San Diego. His activation occurs at a fortuitous time. Who better to snap this five-game losing streak?
“That will be fun,” first baseman Adrian Gonzalez said about Kershaw’s return. “That will be good.”
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