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Clayton Kershaw has perfect spring opener in Dodgers' 6-1 win
Clayton Kershaw has perfect spring opener in Dodgers' 6-1 win

And then all was right in the baseball universe, or at least in the part that orbits around the Dodgers. Clayton Kershaw made his first appearance of the spring and looked not like the pitcher last seen being chased by the Cardinals in the playoffs, but very much like the pitcher who was the 2014 National League MVP and Cy Young winner. That makes for an almost impossible encore, but for one spring game, he looked up for the challenge. It was only two innings, but Kershaw seemed all business. He retired all six batters, striking out three and throwing in the mid-90s. It only took him 20 pitches, so afterward he threw another in the bullpen. The Dodgers used Kershaw and more...

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