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Clayton Kershaw isn't exactly sharp in Dodgers' 4-2 loss to Cubs

Clayton Kershaw isn't exactly sharp in Dodgers' 4-2 loss to Cubs

The stadium lights flickered. The fans at Wrigley Field gasped. What followed was unlike anything Clayton Kershaw had experienced in the major leagues. Kershaw waited as the umpires huddled in the infield. He waited some more as Chicago Cubs Manager Joe Maddon argued to umpire crew chief Jerry Meals that the game shouldn't resume until the lighting was fully restored. Maddon talked and talked. Kershaw waited and waited. Kershaw paced around the mound. He croutched in foul territory. He paced some more. The sixth-inning delay lasted for 10 minutes. "Obviously, it didn't affect them," Kershaw said about the Cubs. Kershaw gave up his second home run of the game...

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