The Dodgers announced the discharge of their veteran ace a few hours before the first pitch in Arlington, Texas.
The right Tony Gonsolin will open instead of Kershaw in the second game, Los Dodgers are down 1-0 in the series against the Atlanta Braves. Gonsolin, 26, will make his debut in a postseason.
After missing his first start of the regular season with a stiff back, Kershaw greeted laurels in this shortened campaign, in which the Dodgers they had the best record in the majors. The 32-year-old left-hander was 6-2 with a 2.16 ERA in 10 starts. He had 62 strikeouts in 58 1/3 innings.
Kershaw he continued to shine in the postseason, crediting himself with victories in two solid starts. He pitched eight scoreless innings, with a three-hitter ball and 13 strikeouts, to beat Milwaukee in the Wildcard Round. He scored another victory in the Division Series, allowing three runs in six innings against San Diego.
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