Clayton Kershaw had to wait until the second inning of the All-Star Game before he would get the opportunity to face some of the American League’s elite.
By the time Kershaw took the mound, the National League was in 3-2 deficit. The Dodger ace needed just two pitches to record his first out, then was pushed to a full count by Josh Donaldson of the Oakland Athletics after getting ahead 1-2.
Unfazed by throwing two consecutive balls to Donaldson, Kershaw reared back and threw a 93-MPH fastball by the third baseman as part of his perfect inning of relief:
Kershaw wasn’t the only Dodger pitcher who was named to the NL’s All-Star team. He was joined by Zack Greinke, who also threw one inning of relief.
Greinke entered the game with the scored tied and collected two strikeouts in his brief night of work. His first strikeout came against Baltimore Orioles outfielder Nelson Cruz: