Clayton Kershaw suffered his first loss since May 28 on Saturday.
Los Angeles, CA (SportsNetwork.com) -
Clayton Kershaw will get an earlier-than-expected chance at finding his way back into the win column as he gets the call on Thursday night in the finale of a three-game set between the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres.
Kershaw will move up in the rotation to give Zack Greinke and his sore elbow some additional rest, though Kershaw will still be on regular rest due to Monday's off day. Greinke, meanwhile, had his start pushed back to Saturday as he hopes to avoid a trip to the disabled list.
The left-handed Kershaw should be itching to go after suffering his first loss since May 28 on Saturday versus Milwaukee despite logging his sixth complete game of the season. He yielded three runs on five hits -- two of those homers -- while striking out 11 to zero walks.
What now for the Angels?
By Chris Ruddick, MLB Editor
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) -
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim haven't done much losing the past few weeks. But the loss they suffered on Wednesday could be the one that costs them a deep run in October.
American League Cy Young Award candidate Garrett Richards had to be stretchered off the field due to a left knee injury with two outs in the second inning in the Angels' win over the Boston Red Sox and will likely be lost for the season.