Joel Pineiro

Clayton Kershaw is healthy and ready for NLCS Game 2 start against Cubs

Clayton Kershaw is healthy and ready for NLCS Game 2 start against Cubs

Clayton Kershaw says he feels fine. He says he has no restrictions after willing the Dodgers into the National League championship series. And so the team will start him in its second game against the Chicago Cubs, to be played Sunday at Wrigley Field at 5 p.m. PT.

Manager Dave Roberts said the decision was a “no-brainer.”

Kershaw last started Tuesday in Los Angeles, on short rest in Game 4 of the NLDS, but of course pitched in relief to close out the fifth game of that series Thursday in Washington. Thursday’s seven-pitch appearance came on a standard side-session day, Kershaw argued to the team, so he was fit to start again on his normal five-day routine....

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