After being placed on the disabled list for the first time in his career, Clayton Kershaw has fully recovered from the inflammation in his back and makes his return Tuesday. Kershaw’s second start of 2014 will come against the Washington Nationals, a team he holds a lifetime 5-2 record against in nine starts.
One of Kershaw’s five career wins came in July of last season. Kershaw recorded two strikeouts in the first inning and after allowing a solo home run to Jayson Werth in the second, he fanned two more. Werth hit a second solo shot off Kershaw in the seventh, to which the lefty responded with two more strikeouts.
Kershaw finished the game with nine strikeouts and recorded three innings with two strikeouts. The Dodgers provided plenty of run support for their ace, which had been hard to come by.
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