Dodgers’ Kershaw exits begin with low again ache

SAN FRANCISCO — Los Angeles Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw left his begin Thursday at San Francisco due to low again ache, the crew mentioned.

Supervisor Dave Roberts mentioned after the 4-2 win that Kershaw’s again tightened on him after a warm-up pitch earlier than the underside of the fifth inning. The three-time NL Cy Younger Award winner winced and pointed to the dugout, after which he walked off the sector gingerly with a coach.

Roberts mentioned Kershaw will get testing in Los Angeles on Friday.

Kershaw mentioned he did not really feel any again ache till the fifth inning.

“Simply felt one thing sort of lock up there within the fifth and could not actually throw after that,” he mentioned.

The 34-year-old Kershaw made 66 pitches via 4 innings, permitting one earned run and three hits with 4 strikeouts. He left with a 4-2 lead.

Kershaw frolicked on the injured checklist earlier this season as a consequence of irritation in a pelvic joint. He was 7-3 with a 2.66 ERA in 14 begins coming into Thursday’s sport.

Proper-hander Phil Bickford got here on in reduction. The NL West-leading Dodgers received their fifth straight win.

The Related Press contributed to this report.

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