The Los Angeles Dodgers returned to Chavez Ravine Monday to begin a four-game series with the San Francisco Giants. The Dodgers entered play with a 4.5-game lead in the division and their magic number down to three to repeat as NL West champions.

Scheduled to start Wednesday’s game, Clayton Kershaw was busy fielding ground balls during batting practice Monday. Kershaw prides himself on being viewed as more than a pitcher and manager Don Mattingly has said his view of the Dodgers’ ace is much more than

Earlier this season, Kershaw put his viewing prowess on display when he made a diving catch on a bunt attempt and turned it into a double play.

The reigning National League Cy Young winner has one Gold Glove to his name, which he won in 2011 — the same season he took home his first Cy Young Award.

Video courtesy of Dodger Insider’s Vine account:

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