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Clayton Kershaw
2.13 16-7 301
Team: LA DodgersHt / Wt: 6-4 / 225 NFBC ADP: 3.95
Position: SPBorn: 3/19/1988 Birthplace: Dallas, Texas
Bats/Throws: L/L Draft: 1st Round by Dodgers (2006)

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Oct. 12 3:58 PM PT4:58 PM MT5:58 PM CT6:58 PM ET18:58 ET22:58 GMT6:58 3:58 PM MST5:58 PM EST6:28 PM VEN2:58 UAE (+1)5:58 PM CT-Kershaw is scheduled to start on three days' rest for the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 4 of their playoff series against the New York Mets.
Analysis: The reigning NL MVP and three-time Cy Young Award winner was chosen Monday over fellow left-hander Alex Wood. The best-of-five NL Division Series was tied 1-all going into Game 3 on Monday night at Citi Field. Game 4 is Tuesday night in New York. Kershaw started the series opener last Friday and lasted 6 2-3 innings. He gave up a home run to Daniel Murphy and was beaten 3-1 by Jacob deGrom and the Mets.
Oct. 5 2:06 PM PT3:06 PM MT4:06 PM CT5:06 PM ET17:06 ET21:06 GMT5:06 2:06 PM MST4:06 PM EST4:36 PM VEN1:06 UAE (+1)4:06 PM CT-Kershaw threw 3 2-3 scoreless innings Sunday in his final tuneup ahead of the postseason.
Analysis: He gave up two hits while striking out seven. Kershaw has a 1.22 ERA over his last 18 starts.
Sep. 30 4:36 PM PT5:36 PM MT6:36 PM CT7:36 PM ET19:36 ET23:36 GMT7:36 4:36 PM MST6:36 PM EST7:06 PM VEN3:36 UAE (+1)6:36 PM CT-Kershaw tossed a one-hitter Tuesday to pick up his 16th win.
Analysis: He walked one and struck out 13 San Francisco hitters to help the Dodgers clinch the NL West.
Sep. 20 6:03 PM PT7:03 PM MT8:03 PM CT9:03 PM ET21:03 ET1:03 GMT9:03 6:03 PM MST8:03 PM EST8:33 PM VEN5:03 UAE (+1)8:03 PM CT-Kershaw lost for the first time in 14 starts Saturday, giving up three runs over seven innings in a 3-2 defeat against Pittsburgh.
Analysis: It marked the first time in eight starts he allowed more than one run.
Sep. 15 3:12 PM PT4:12 PM MT5:12 PM CT6:12 PM ET18:12 ET22:12 GMT6:12 3:12 PM MST5:12 PM EST5:42 PM VEN2:12 UAE (+1)5:12 PM CT-Kershaw won his ninth straight decision Monday with a 4-1 victory over Colorado.
Analysis: Kershaw (14-6) yielded a run and three hits over seven innings and struck out five, raising his major league-leading total to a career-high 264 and lowering his ERA to 2.12. The reigning NL MVP and three-time Cy Young Award winner hasn't lost since June 27 at Miami. He has a 0.98 ERA in his last 13 starts and 124 strikeouts in 101 innings.
Sep. 9 3:05 PM PT4:05 PM MT5:05 PM CT6:05 PM ET18:05 ET22:05 GMT6:05 3:05 PM MST5:05 PM EST5:35 PM VEN2:05 UAE (+1)5:05 PM CT-Kershaw won his eighth consecutive decision Tuesday with a 6-4 victory against the Angels.
Analysis: Kershaw (13-6, 2.15 ERA) is unbeaten since June 27 after striking out eight and allowing one earned run. The reigning NL MVP is 8-0 in his last 11 starts with a 0.93 ERA and 112 strikeouts.
Sep. 3 2:55 PM PT3:55 PM MT4:55 PM CT5:55 PM ET17:55 ET21:55 GMT5:55 2:55 PM MST4:55 PM EST5:25 PM VEN1:55 UAE (+1)4:55 PM CT-Kershaw matched a career high with 15 strikeouts while going the distance in a 2-1 win over San Francisco on Wednesday night.
Analysis: Kershaw (12-6, 2.18 ERA) set a single-season high with 251 strikeouts while finishing off the Dodgers' three-game sweep of the Giants. He's now 7-0 with a 0.90 ERA and three complete games in his last 10 starts.
Aug. 29 1:21 PM PT2:21 PM MT3:21 PM CT4:21 PM ET16:21 ET20:21 GMT4:21 1:21 PM MST3:21 PM EST3:51 PM VEN0:21 UAE (+1)3:21 PM CT-Kershaw matched a season high with 14 strikeouts Friday in a 4-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs, his sixth in a row.
Analysis: Kershaw (11-6, 2.24 ERA) also gave up one run, three hits and one walk in eight innings in his first win in three starts. He has a 0.92 ERA in his last 10 outings, a 0.72 WHIP and 96 strikeouts in 78 innings.
Aug. 24 11:01 AM PT12:01 PM MT1:01 PM CT2:01 PM ET14:01 ET18:01 GMT2:01 11:01 AM MST1:01 PM EST1:31 PM VEN22:01 UAE1:01 PM CT-Kershaw had another superb outing Sunday against Houston but couldn't extend his win streak.
Analysis: Kershaw (10-6, 2.29 ERA) gave up one run in eight innings while fanning 10, but the Los Angeles Dodgers fell 3-2 in 10 innings. The left-hander is 5-0 with a 0.86 ERA in his last eight starts.
Aug. 19 10:22 AM PT11:22 AM MT12:22 PM CT1:22 PM ET13:22 ET17:22 GMT1:22 10:22 AM MST12:22 PM EST12:52 PM VEN21:22 UAE12:22 PM CT-Kershaw gave up one run in seven innings Tuesday in Oakland but couldn't pick up his sixth straight win.
Analysis: Kershaw (10-6, 2.34 ERA) did not get a decision in a 5-4 loss in 10 innings. Oakland's Felix Doubront allowed one unearned run in six innings. Kershaw is 5-0 with a 0.82 ERA in his last seven starts.
Aug. 13 3:51 PM PT4:51 PM MT5:51 PM CT6:51 PM ET18:51 ET22:51 GMT6:51 3:51 PM MST5:51 PM EST6:21 PM VEN2:51 UAE (+1)5:51 PM CT-Kershaw tied his mentor Sandy Koufax's franchise record of six straight 200-strikeout seasons while tossing eight scoreless innings, and the NL West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Washington Nationals 3-0 Wednesday night for their 17th shutout win.
Analysis: Since the start of July, Kershaw is 5-0 with a 0.82 ERA and 65 strikeouts in 55 innings.
Aug. 7 4:36 PM PT5:36 PM MT6:36 PM CT7:36 PM ET19:36 ET23:36 GMT7:36 4:36 PM MST6:36 PM EST7:06 PM VEN3:36 UAE (+1)6:36 PM CT-Kershaw's streak of 37 consecutive innings ended Friday night when the Los Angeles Dodgers ace gave up a leadoff homer to Pittsburgh's Gregory Polanco.
Analysis: The left-hander had not allowed a run since July 5 against the New York Mets. The major league record is 58 innings, set by Orel Hershiser in 1988 with the Dodgers.
Aug. 2 6:11 PM PT7:11 PM MT8:11 PM CT9:11 PM ET21:11 ET1:11 GMT9:11 6:11 PM MST8:11 PM EST8:41 PM VEN5:11 UAE (+1)8:11 PM CT-Kershaw struck out seven, walked one and retired his last 15 batters in Saturday's 3-1 win over the Angels.
Analysis: Kershaw's previous start was a three-hit shutout on July 23 at New York in which he took a perfect game into the seventh inning. The three-time Cy Young Award winner hasn't given up a run since Wilmer Flores' RBI single for the Mets on July 3 at Dodger Stadium.
July 29 3:57 PM PT4:57 PM MT5:57 PM CT6:57 PM ET18:57 ET22:57 GMT6:57 3:57 PM MST5:57 PM EST6:27 PM VEN2:57 UAE (+1)5:57 PM CT-Kershaw has been scratched from his scheduled start against the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday due to hip soreness.
Analysis: Kershaw will start Friday in the Freeway Series opener against the Los Angeles Angels, the Dodgers say. Mike Bolsinger stepped in for the start against the A's.
July 24 2:55 PM PT3:55 PM MT4:55 PM CT5:55 PM ET17:55 ET21:55 GMT5:55 2:55 PM MST4:55 PM EST5:25 PM VEN1:55 UAE (+1)4:55 PM CT-Kershaw tossed a three-hit shutout, leading Los Angeles to a 3-0 victory against New York on Thursday night.
Analysis: Kershaw (8-6) now has thrown 29 consecutive scoreless innings - 14 2-3 less than teammate Zack Greinke - and 11 career shutouts.
July 12 12:15 PM PT1:15 PM MT2:15 PM CT3:15 PM ET15:15 ET19:15 GMT3:15 12:15 PM MST2:15 PM EST2:45 PM VEN23:15 UAE2:15 PM CT-Kershaw and Hector Santiago of the Los Angeles Angels have been added to the rosters for Tuesday's All-Star Game in place of Washington's Max Scherzer and Oakland's Sonny Gray.
Analysis: Kershaw, the reigning NL MVP and Cy Young Award winner, is 6-6 but has a 2.85 ERA. He is an All-Star for the fifth straight year.
July 9 2:43 PM PT3:43 PM MT4:43 PM CT5:43 PM ET17:43 ET21:43 GMT5:43 2:43 PM MST4:43 PM EST5:13 PM VEN1:43 UAE (+1)4:43 PM CT-Following his All-Star snub, Kershaw scattered eight hits and fanned 13 in a complete-game 5-0 win over visiting Philadelphia on Wednesday.
Analysis: Kershaw won for the first time in six starts since June 6, though he owns a 1.53 ERA with 87 strikeouts over his last nine.
June 28 10:35 AM PT11:35 AM MT12:35 PM CT1:35 PM ET13:35 ET17:35 GMT1:35 10:35 AM MST12:35 PM EST1:05 PM VEN21:35 UAE12:35 PM CT-Kershaw suffered his third consecutive loss Saturday with a 3-2 defeat to Miami.
Analysis: Kershaw (5-6, 3.20 ERA) gave up three runs - one earned - while striking out nine in seven innings. He has allowed three earned runs or fewer while pitching at least six innings in each of his three losses.
June 23 1:37 PM PT2:37 PM MT3:37 PM CT4:37 PM ET16:37 ET20:37 GMT4:37 1:37 PM MST3:37 PM EST4:07 PM VEN0:37 UAE (+1)3:37 PM CT-Kershaw lost his second straight start Monday, giving up three runs and four hits - including two homers - over seven innings in a 4-2 defeat against the Cubs.
Analysis: Kershaw has never dropped three straight starts in his career, so owners should expect him to bounce back in strong fashion. His next scheduled outing is Saturday versus Miami.
June 18 1:48 PM PT2:48 PM MT3:48 PM CT4:48 PM ET16:48 ET20:48 GMT4:48 1:48 PM MST3:48 PM EST4:18 PM VEN0:48 UAE (+1)3:48 PM CT-Kershaw lost for the first time in five starts and the fourth time this season Wednesday versus Texas, giving up four runs - three earned - and five hits over six innings.
Analysis: Though Kershaw's 3.29 ERA is pedestrian - by his standards - he's racked up 32 strikeouts over his last three outings after fanning 10 Rangers.
June 13 1:08 PM PT2:08 PM MT3:08 PM CT4:08 PM ET16:08 ET20:08 GMT4:08 1:08 PM MST3:08 PM EST3:38 PM VEN0:08 UAE (+1)3:08 PM CT-Kershaw wasn't able to win for the fourth straight start in a no-decision Friday at San Diego, though he limited the Padres to one run over 6 2-3 innings with 11 strikeouts in Los Angeles' 4-3 victory.
Analysis: Kershaw is dialed in, limiting opponents to three runs over 28 2-3 innings with 39 strikeouts over his last four games.
June 7 10:30 AM PT11:30 AM MT12:30 PM CT1:30 PM ET13:30 ET17:30 GMT1:30 10:30 AM MST12:30 PM EST1:00 PM VEN21:30 UAE12:30 PM CT-Kershaw allowed one hit and fanned 11 in eight innings as the Los Angeles Dodgers topped St. Louis 2-0 on Saturday.
Analysis: Kershaw (5-3, 3.36 ERA) is 3-0 with a 0.82 ERA in his last three starts. He lost to St. Louis in the finale of the 2013 NL Championship Series and the final game of the 2014 Division Series, making him 0-4 with a 7.15 ERA in his last four playoff starts against the Cardinals. During the regular season, he is 6-5 with a 3.18 ERA in 15 starts against them.
June 2 3:01 PM PT4:01 PM MT5:01 PM CT6:01 PM ET18:01 ET22:01 GMT6:01 3:01 PM MST5:01 PM EST5:31 PM VEN2:01 UAE (+1)5:01 PM CT-Kershaw won for the third time in four starts Monday at Colorado, giving up two runs over seven innings in an 11-4 victory.
Analysis: Kershaw owns a 2.89 ERA over his last four outings with 34 strikeouts in 28 innings.
May 27 10:29 AM PT11:29 AM MT12:29 PM CT1:29 PM ET13:29 ET17:29 GMT1:29 10:29 AM MST12:29 PM EST12:59 PM VEN21:29 UAE12:29 PM CT-Kershaw combined with two relievers on a five-hitter and capped a six-run fourth inning with an RBI single in an 8-0 win over Atlanta on Tuesday night.
Analysis: Kershaw (3-3) allowed four hits, struck out 10 and walked none while lowering his ERA to 3.86. The reigning NL MVP and three-time Cy Young Award winner is 16-0 with a 1.21 ERA in his last 20 starts against NL East teams.
Apr. 12 4:21 PM PT5:21 PM MT6:21 PM CT7:21 PM ET19:21 ET23:21 GMT7:21 4:21 PM MST6:21 PM EST6:51 PM VEN3:21 UAE (+1)6:21 PM CT-Kershaw struggled in a 6-0 loss to Arizona on Saturday.
Analysis: Kershaw (0-1, 5.84 ERA) was charged with all six runs in 6 1-3 innings and gave up 10 hits, including Paul Goldschmidt's two-run homer in the seventh inning. Kershaw did not allow 10 or more hits in any regular-season game in 2014.
Apr. 7 10:21 AM PT11:21 AM MT12:21 PM CT1:21 PM ET13:21 ET17:21 GMT1:21 10:21 AM MST12:21 PM EST12:51 PM VEN21:21 UAE12:21 PM CT-Kershaw gave up three runs and six hits in six innings Monday.
Analysis: Kershaw struck out nine, but the team with baseball's highest payroll of $270 million trailed twice before Howie Kendrick and Jimmy Rollins bailed them out.
Mar. 20 2:30 PM PT3:30 PM MT4:30 PM CT5:30 PM ET17:30 ET21:30 GMT5:30 2:30 PM MST4:30 PM EST5:00 PM VEN1:30 UAE (+1)3:30 PM CT-Kershaw was hit in the face by a soft liner off the bat of Oakland's Andy Parrino in the bottom of the third inning, but the NL MVP and Cy Young Award winner remained in the game. Kershaw turned his head before being hit Friday. He slumped to his knees for a few seconds while teammates and trainers rushed to help.
Analysis: After being examined for several minutes, Kershaw stayed in the game. He got the next batter, Coco Crisp on a lineout to second base then gave up an RBI single to Craig Gentry.
Mar. 15 4:36 PM PT5:36 PM MT6:36 PM CT7:36 PM ET19:36 ET23:36 GMT7:36 4:36 PM MST6:36 PM EST7:06 PM VEN3:36 UAE (+1)5:36 PM CT-Kershaw allowed one run in his third spring start, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Seattle Mariners 5-2 on Sunday.
Analysis: Despite allowing only the one run, Kershaw was erratic, allowing four hits and walking three and throwing a wild pitch in 3 1/3 innings. He was scheduled to pitch four innings but left early because of a high pitch count (65).
Mar. 2 12:46 PM PT1:46 PM MT2:46 PM CT3:46 PM ET15:46 ET20:46 GMT4:46 1:46 PM MST3:46 PM EST4:16 PM VEN0:46 UAE (+1)2:46 PM CT-Kershaw will start for the Los Angeles Dodgers on opening day for the fifth straight season, taking the mound at home April 6 against the San Diego Padres.
Analysis: Manager Don Mattingly said he spoke to the left-hander four or five days ago about the start. Mattingly joked about the start when spring training began.

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