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Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw breezes through first Cactus League outing

Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw breezes through first Cactus League outing

The normalcy of Clayton Kershaw’s appearance in the Dodgers’ Cactus League opener, his first outing since the sixth game of last October’s National League Championship Series, extended from the results on the mound to the self-assessment afterward.

Kershaw raced through one inning against the White Sox in a 5-3 victory on Saturday afternoon at Camelback Ranch. He faced three batters and retired all three. He struck out outfielder Melky Cabrera. The White Sox could not hit a ball out of the infield.

Shortly after his performance, Kershaw appeared in the Dodgers clubhouse. He described the one changeup he attempted as “terrible.” He mentioned how he fell behind in the count...

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