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© Julie Jacobson Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw throws to a New York Mets batter during the second inning of a baseball game Saturday, June 23, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
Kershaw came off the disabled list and allowed two runs in three innings against the New York Mets. He threw 55 pitches, starting out strong before Kershaw had been sidelined since June 1 with a lower back strain. Kershaw was electric in the first inning. He froze leadoff man Brandon Nimmo on a
Kershaw came off the disabled list and allowed two runs in three innings against the New York Mets. ''Good to be back,'' Kershaw said. Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw throws to a New York Mets batter during the second inning of a baseball game Saturday, June 23, 2018, in New York.
NEW YORK — Clayton Kershaw was shaky in an abbreviated return to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday night.
Kershaw came off the disabled list and allowed two runs in three innings against the New York Mets. He threw 55 pitches, starting out strong before laboring through his final inning.
The lefty ace was scheduled to make a rehab start with Triple-A Oklahoma City at Omaha, but Los Angeles decided Friday to have him pitch in New York because of precarious weather in Nebraska. Kershaw had been sidelined since June 1 with a lower back strain.
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Kershaw satisfied with performance in DL return . Clayton Kershaw focuses on improvement after allowing 2 runs in 3 innings . Kershaw came off the disabled list and allowed two runs in three innings against the New York Mets .
Kershaw came off the disabled list and allowed two runs in three innings against the New York Mets. He threw 55 pitches, starting out strong before laboring through his final Kershaw was electric in the first inning. He froze leadoff man Brandon Nimmo on a curveball for a three-pitch strikeout, got Todd
Kershaw was electric in the first inning. He froze leadoff man Brandon Nimmo on a curveball for a three-pitch strikeout, got Todd Frazier looking for a five-pitch K and induced a weak grounder to the mound from Asdrubal Cabrera.
The three-time Cy Young Award winner wasn't as sharp after that. Michael Conforto and Jose Bautista lined consecutive doubles off him in the second inning to tie it at 1, and Kershaw threw 25 pitches in the third inning, including an RBI single by Wilmer Flores to put New York ahead 2-1.
Kershaw struck out four, walked one and allowed five hits before Chris Taylor pinch hit for him in the fourth. Kershaw was expected to be limited to 60 pitches or four innings on his rehab outing.
Taylor lined a two-run double off Mets ace Jacob deGrom for a 3-2 lead. Rookie lefty Caleb Ferguson came on to pitch the bottom of the fourth — he was Saturday's scheduled starter before LA canceled Kershaw's rehab outing.
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Kershaw allowed two runs in three innings in his first start back from the disabled list.
Clayton Kershaw pitched just three innings in his return from the disabled list Saturday.
Kershaw pleaded with Roberts to throw in the majors instead of Triple-A and won out because of projected rain in Omaha. The weather held off in Nebraska, though, and Oklahoma City started on time Saturday night. Roberts laughed before the game when a reporter suggested he'd been duped.
Taylor was held out of the Dodgers' lineup for the second straight day with a tight left hamstring but was available to hit. He may be ready for more Sunday, though he'll likely be held out of the lineup then, too. He was pinch run for by Ross Stripling after his go-ahead double.
Rookie righty Walker Buehler (4-1, 2.63) is still dealing with soreness from a right rib microfracture. Buehler nixed a scheduled bullpen session Saturday, and Roberts said he may throw Sunday if there's improvement.
Adam Liberatore was optioned to Triple-A to make space for Kershaw.
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Kershaw goes 3 innings vs. Mets in DL return . Kershaw struck him out on three pitches. Kershaw pumped in fastballs at 91.2 mph and 91.7 mph for the first two strikes -- encouraging numbers, given Kershaw 's career-low fastball velocity in the start before he hit the DL with a lower back strain -- then
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Painting the town red
J.D. Martinez of the Red Sox reacts with Andrew Benintendi (16) after hitting a two run home run during the game against the Mariners on June 22 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Red Sox won 14-10.
Out of the park
Cody Bellinger (35) of the Dodgers hits a Grand Slam against Zack Wheeler of the Mets during the game on June 22 in New York. The Dodgers won 5-2.
The Rays' Willy Adames hits an RBI-single off the Yankees' starting pitcher CC Sabathia during the game on June 22 in St. Petersburg, Florida. The Rays won 2-1.
Eyes on target
The Reds' relief pitcher Raisel Iglesias throws during game against the Cubs on June 22 in Cincinnati. The Reds won 6-3.
This calls for a celebration
Jesus Aguilar (24) of the Brewers celebrates with teammates after hitting a walk-off home run to beat the Cardinals 2-1 on June 22 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
The Brewers and the Cardinals clear their benches after an argument during the game on June 22 in Milwaukee.
Beavers' late rally keys 11-6 win, ousts Tar Heels from CWS
Brett Daniels walked in the go-ahead run after Adley Rutschman tied it with a three-run double in the eighth inning and Oregon State went on to knock North Carolina out of the College World Series with an 11-6 win.It was a stunning turnabout after the Tar Heels had wiped out a 3-0 deficit to go up 6-3 in the sixth. North Carolina had been 37-0 when leading after seven innings and had won 50 straight when scoring six runs, the longest streak in Division I.
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Gotta hurry up
The Phillies' Odubel Herrera tries to outrun a throw to first but is out during the game against the Nationals on June 22 in Washington. The Phillies won 12-2.
Believe in Bieber
The Indians' starting pitcher Shane Bieber delivers in the game against the Tigers on June 22 in Cleveland. The Indians won 10-0.
The grand salute
The Reds' Jesse Winker watches first career grand slam off the Cubs' Randy Rosario on June 21 in Cincinnati. The Reds won 6-2.
The Red Sox' Mitch Moreland, right, scores on a double by Xander Bogaerts as the Twins pitcher Ryan Pressly, center, watches as catcher Bobby Wilson, left, jumps high for the throw on June 21 in Minneapolis. The Red Sox 9-2.
Marcell Ozuna of the Cardinals can't catch a double hit by Jesus Aguilar of the Brewers on June 21 in Milwaukee. The Brewers won 11-3.
When pitch hurts
The Twins' manager Paul Molitor, right, and a trainer attend to Eduardo Escobar after he was hit by a pitch from the Red Sox' pitcher Rick Porcello on June 21 in Minneapolis. The Red Sox 9-2.
Put your hands up
The Nationals' Juan Soto, left, gestures as he stands on second base after hitting a two-run double against the Orioles on June 21 in Washington. The Nationals won 4-2.
Follow your path
Aaron Judge of the Yankees follows through a two run home run against the Mariners on June 21 in New York City. The Yankees 4-3.
No, Don't touch me!
Jose Pirela of the Padres is tagged out at home plate by Buster Posey of the Giants on June 21 in San Francisco. The Giants won 3-0.
The Rockies' Nolan Arenado follows the flight of his three-run home run off the Mets' Steven Matz on June 21 in Denver. The Rockies won 6-4.
The Blue Jays' Lourdes Gurriel Jr., right, throws to first as the Angels' Michael Hermosillo, left, is out on a double play on June 21 in Anaheim. The Angels won 8-5.
Indians reliever Andrew Miller won't throw off mound for 10 days
Cleveland Indians left-hander Andrew Miller won't throw off a mound for 10 days and the team says there's no timetable forMiller has been on the 10-day disabled list since May 26. Manager Terry Francona said Saturday that Miller will play catch and work on strengthening his knee. Miller was on the DL twice last season with patella tendinitis.
Clayton Kershaw pitched just three innings in his return from the disabled list on Saturday, but the Los Angeles Dodgers still came away with a win. Los Angeles topped the New York Mets 8-3 in the second game of the teams' series at Citi Field. New York have now lost five straight games.
Clayton Kershaw pitched just three innings in his return from the disabled list on Saturday, but the Los Angeles Dodgers still came away with a win. Los Angeles topped the New York Mets 8-3 in the second game of the teams’ series at Citi Field. New York have now lost five straight games.
The Pirates' Chad Kuhl, sits in the dugout after being removed from the game after giving up a two-run home run to the Diamondbacks' Alex Avila on June 21 in Pittsburgh. The Diamondbacks won 9-3.
Jose's triple home
The Indians' Jose Ramirez hits a three-run home run against the White Sox on June 20 in Cleveland. The Indians won 12-0.
Dive to catch
Minnesota Twins' Max Kepler makes a diving catch on a ball hit by the Red Sox's J.D. Martinez on June 20 in Minneapolis. The Twins won 4-1.
The Yankees' Giancarlo Stanton reacts after hitting a walk-off two-run home run against the Mariners on June 20 in New York. The Yankees won 7-5.
The Orioles' Adam Jones, right, wipes his head after being doubled up off of second base against the Nationals on June 20 in Washington. The Orioles won 3-0.
The Gaints' hit
Gorkys Hernandez of the Giants hits a two-run RBI single against the Marlins on June 20 in San Francisco, California. The Giants won 6-5.
Aggression in celebration
The Cubs' Willson Contreras celebrates after tagging out the Dodgers' Chris Taylor at home off a throw from Jason Heyward, on June 20 in Chicago. The Cubs won 4-0.
The Astros' Carlos Correa, left, reaches for the throw from Yuli Gurriel as the Bay Rays' Mallex Smith slides on June 20 in Houston. Smith scored on Gurriel's error. The Astros won 5-1.
Made it to point
Franklin Barreto, left, of the Athletics scores ahead of the throw to A.J. Ellis of the Padres on June 20 in California. The Athletics won 12-4.
Hamels fades Royals
The Rangers' Cole Hamels throws against the Royals on June 19 in Kansas City, Missouri. The Rangers won 4-1.
Hitting the solo grand-slam
The Braves' Johan Camargo hits a grand slam home run against the Blue Jays on June 19 in Toronto, Ontario. The Braves won 11-4.
Snell nears no-hitter, Kiermaier hits slam as Rays top Nats
Blake Snell took a no-hitter into the seventh inning, Kevin Kiermaier hit a grand slam and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Washington Nationals 11-0 on Monday night. Wilson Ramos homered twice and rookie Jake Bauers had four hits in the Rays' fourth straight win.BOX SCORE: RAYS 11, NATIONALS 0Snell (10-4) walked Trea Turner and Bryce Harper to open the game before retiring 18 straight, striking out five straight at one point. Anthony Rendon doubled off the left-field wall on a 3-1 pitch leading off the seventh for the first of Washington's two hits.
1) Matz's return from a stint on the DL was not much better than his start that preceded it. After being handed a 2-0 lead in the first inning , the 27-year-old allowed a three -run homer to Rhys Hoskins in the bottom of the inning and three more runs in the second, aided by his own throwing error.
The left-hander lasted three innings , giving up two runs on five hits and a walk with four strikeouts. Clayton Kershaw was a little rusty in his first start in a little over three weeks, lasting three innings while allowing two runs on five hits to the Mets Saturday night.
Keeping Astros at bay
The Rays' C.J. Cron hits a home run against the Astros on June 19 in Houston, Texas. The Rays won 2-1.
Twining around success
Eddie Rosario of the Twins slides safely into home plate against the Red Sox on June 19 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Twins won 6-2.
Just some Cubs celebrating
The Cubs' Albert Almora Jr., center, celebrates with teammates Kyle Schwarber and Javier Baez after hitting his game winning RBI single off Dodgers' Brock Stewart on June 19 in Chicago. The Cubs won 2-1.
Yankees yank victory
The Yankees' Domingo German throws during a game against the Mariners on June 19 in New York. The Yankees won 7-2.
Gave them red
Joey Votto of the Reds hits a grand slam against the Tigers on June 19 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Reds won 9-5.
A Cardinal-kinda celebration
Matt Carpenter of the Cardinals celebrates after hitting a go-ahead solo home run during a game against the Phillies on June 19 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Cardinals won 7-6.
Giants beat Marlins
The Giants' Gorkys Hernandez swings for a two-run home run off Marlins' Dan Straily on June 19 in San Francisco. The Giants won 6-3.
Rockies met success
Trevor Story of the Rockies hits a bloop single against the Mets on June 19 in Denver, Colorado. The Rockies won 10-8.
The Phillies' Aaron Altherr, left, hits a game-winning two-run double off the Cardinals' Matt Bowman during the 10th inning on June 18 in Philadelphia. At right is catcher Yadier Molina. Philadelphia won 6-5.
Yes we did it!
The Yankees' Giancarlo Stanton, left, Aaron Judge, center, and Aaron Hicks, back left, celebrate against the Nationals on June 18 in Washington. The Yankees won 4-2.
Watching it go
Jason Kipnis of the Indians watches a solo home run clear to the right field fence during the fifth inning against the White Sox on June 18 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Indians won 6-2.
Carlos Gomez of the Rays is called out trying to stretch a single by second base umpire Nic Lentz as Jose Altuve of the Astros applies the tag in the second inning on June 18 in Houston, Texas. The Yankees won 5-0.
Devin Mesoraco hit it over them
Mets' Devin Mesoraco rounds the bases after hitting two run home run against the Rockies during the eighth inning on June 18 in Denver. Mets won 12-2.
Pirates steal the game
The Pirates' Jordy Mercer drives in a run with a double off the Brewers relief pitcher Josh Hader in the seventh inning on June 18 in Pittsburgh. The Pirates won 1-0.
Beating the tag
The Royals' Rosell Herrera beats the tag by the Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre after hitting an RBI triple during the fourth inning on June 18 in Kansas City, Mo. The Rangers won 6-3.
Brandon Nimmo of the Mets smiles as he celebrates after scoring on a first inning inside-the-park homerun against the Rockies on June 18 in Denver, Colorado. Mets won 12-2.
Lucroy's walkoff shower
The Athletics', Jonathan Lucroy, right, has ice dumped on him by teammates, after driving in the winning run against the Angels, on June 17 in Oakland, CA. The Athletics won 6-5 in 11 innings.
Show of hands
Fans fight for a foul ball, off the bat of Rajai Davis of the Indians, as Eduardo Escobar of the Twins, looks on, on June 17 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Indians defeated the Twins 4-1.
Hundley lifts Giants
Giants catcher, Nick Hundley, hits a two run home run against the Dodgers, on June 17 in Los Angeles, CA. The Giants won 4-1.
Brandon Nimmo of the Mets, rounds the bases, after hitting a two run home run off of Brad Boxberger of the Diamondbacks, on June 17 in Phoenix, Ariz. The Mets won 5-3.
Matt Carpenter of the Cardinals, celebrates with Tommy Pham (28), after hitting a solo home run against the Cubs, on June 17 in St Louis, Missouri. The Cardinals won 5-0.
Rhys Hoskins of the Phillies, hits a home run in the first inning against the Brewers, on June 17 in Milwaukee, WI. The Phillies won 10-9.
Sox's power play
Rafael Devers of the Red Sox, high-fives with Mitch Moreland (18), after hitting a three run home run against the Mariners, on June 17 in Seattle, WA. The Red Sox won 9-3.
Out at home
Josh Bell, left of the Pittsburgh Pirates gets tagged out by the Cincinnati Reds catcher Curt Casali on June 17 in Pittsburgh. The Reds won 8-6.
Double the fun
Jace Peterson of the Baltimore Orioles connects for a two-run double against the Miami Marlins on June 17 in Baltimore. The Orioles won 10-4.
Carlos Gomez of the Tampa Bay Rays scores against the New York Yankees on June 17 in New York City. The Rays won 3-1.
A sliding Mike Moustakas of the Kansas city Royals gets called out at the plate on a tag by Houston Astros catcher Brian McCann on June 17 in Kansas City, Mo. The Astros won 7-4.
Jose Trevino of the Texas Rangers gets doused by teammates after he hit a game-winning two-run single against the Colorado Rockies on June 17 in Arlington, Texas. The Rangers won 13-12.
Nick Castellanos, left, of the Detroit Tigers hits a two-run home run against the White Sox on June 17 in Chicago. The Tigers won 3-1.
Atlanta Braves catcher Kurt Suzuki got accidentally hit on the head with a bat against the San Diego Padres on June 17 in Atlanta. The Braves won 4-1.
A sliding Michael A. Taylor of the Washington Nationals steals second base as Aledmys Diaz of the Toronto Blue Jays can't handle the throw June 17 in Toronto. The Blue Jays won 8-6.
Morrison scores twice
Logan Morrison of the Twins, hits a two RBI double against the Indians, on June 16 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Twins won 9-3.
Can't contain my happiness
Dee Gordon of the Mariners, celebrates in the dugout after scoring off an RBI single by Nelson Cruz, against the Red Sox, on June 16 in Seattle, WA. The Mariners won 1-0.
Enrique Hernandez, is congratulated by Matt Kemp (27), after hitting a two run home run, scoring Austin Barnes (15) of the Dodgers, against the Giants, on June 16 in Los Angeles, Calif. The Dodgers won 3-1.
All eyes on the ball
Kris Bryant and Addison Russell (27) of the Cubs, misplay a foul ball against the Cardinals, on June 16 in St. Louis, Missouri. The Cubs won 6-3.
Devon Travis of the Blue Jays, is congratulated by Luke Maile, after hitting a two-run home run against the Nationals, on June 16 in Toronto, Canada. The Blue Jays won 2-0.
Dozier leads Twins
Logan Morrison (99), celebrates with Brian Dozier (2) of the Twins, after both scored on a home run by Dozier, during the game against the Indians, on June 15 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Twins won 6-3.
Loaisiga's big debut
Jonathan Loaisiga of the Yankees, pitches in his debut against the Rays, on June 15 in New York City. The Yankees defeated the Rays 5-0.
Yangervis Solarte (26) of the Blue Jays, is congratulated by Teoscar Hernandez, after hitting a two-run home run, during the game against the Nationals, on June 15 in Toronto, Canada. The Blue Jays won 6-5.
The power swing
The Dodgers outfielder, Enrique Hernandez (14), hits a home run, during a game against the Giants, on June 15 in Los Angeles, CA. The Dodgers won 3-2.
Watching it go
Kyle Schwarber of the Cubs, hits a two-run home run against the Cardinals, on June 15 in St. Louis, Missouri. The Cubs won 13-5.
That's a score!
Ben Gamel of the Mariners, scores on a single by Mike Zunino, in the second inning against Rick Porcello of the Red Sox, on June 15 in Seattle, WA. The Mariners won 7-6.
Gleyber Torres of the Yankees watches his three-run home run against the Rays on June 14 in New York. The Yankees won 4-3.
The Mariners' Dee Gordon, right, changes direction and tries to run from first base after being caught off the base on a pickoff attempt, as the Red Sox's Mitch Moreland starts toward him on June 14 in Seattle. The Red Sox won 2-1.
The Giants' Pablo Sandoval hits a two-run single against the Marlins on June 14 in Miami. The Giants won 6-3.
Trying his luck
The Phillies' Andrew Knapp, left, slides into third base past the Rockies' Trevor Story to advance on a ground out by Scott Kingery on June 14 in Philadelphia. The Phillies won 9-3.
Tony Kemp, left, of the Astros scores behind Jonathan Lucroy, right, of the Athletics on June 14 in Oakland. The Astros won 7-3.
The Indians' Jose Ramirez watches his two-run home run off the White Sox' Chris Volstad on June 14 in Chicago. The Indians won 5-2.
Luck is not with Ozzie!
The Braves' Ozzie Albies is tagged out by the Padres' Jose Pirela as he tries to steal second base on June 14 in Atlanta. The Braves won 4-2.
The Tigers' John Hicks reacts after hitting a triple against the Twins on June 14 in Detroit. The Tigers won 3-1.
Done and Dusted
J.D. Martinez of the Red Sox scores ahead of the tag of Austin Wynns of the Orioles on June 13 in Baltimore, Maryland. The Red Sox won 5-1.
Rizzo, Russell, Cubs erupt after Kershaw exits, beat Dodgers .
Anthony Rizzo's three-run double and Addison Russell's two-run homer highlighted a seven-run seventh inning as the Chicago Cubs broke loose after Clayton Kershaw exited, beating the Los Angeles Dodgers 11-5. The Cubs pounded out 15 hits, including four by Rizzo. Russell drove in four runs in the final regular season meeting between the teams that played each other in the NL Championship Series the last two years. They met seven times in 10 days, with the Cubs winning four games over the two series.The Dodgers staked Kershaw to a 3-1 lead before he departed after five innings because of a pitch limit.