Dodgers name Clayton Kershaw starter for Game 1 of World Series

Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw. (Mark J. Terrill/AP)

The Los Angeles Dodgers are turning to their ace for Game 1 of the World Series as Clayton Kershaw will take the mound for the opener against the Tampa Bay Rays.

Kershaw has a 2-1 record through three games during the 2020 post-season with a 3.32 ERA, 0.95 WHIP and 23 strikeouts in 19 innings pitched. The 32-year-old will go up against Tyler Glasnow who was named the starter for the Rays.

Tampa Bay will have Blake Snell take the mound in Game 2 while the Dodgers have yet to name a starter.

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