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Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw looks ready for opening day
Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw looks ready for opening day

Clayton Kershaw made what is expected to be his longest start of the exhibition season Thursday, limiting the Chicago White Sox to one run over six innings in the Dodgers' 9-6 victory at Camelback Ranch. Asked if he was ready for the regular season, Kershaw replied, "I better be." Throwing a spring-high 88 pitches, Kershaw struck out eight. He was charged with four hits and a walk. Kershaw is expected to scale back his pitch count in his start Wednesday against the Kansas City Royals, which will serve as a final tuneup for his opening-day assignment April 6. Kershaw is 3-0 with a 1.86 earned-run average. In the spring leading up to his MVP season last year, Kershaw was...

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