|Kershaw to start 3rd straight opener for Dodgers|
|Written by Admin|
|Saturday, 16 February 2013 08:55|
Kershaw will take the mound on April 1 against the World Series champion San Francisco Giants at Dodger Stadium.
In 2011, Mattingly announced Kershaw would start opening day on the first day of spring training. Kershaw, the 2011 NL Cy Young Award winner, pitched seven scoreless innings in a 1-0 victory over the Giants at Dodger Stadium.
In 2012, Kershaw threw three scoreless innings in a 5-3 victory at San Diego. The left-hander, 14-9 last year with a 2.53 ERA, left after the third inning because of flulike symptoms.
Dodgers manager Don Mattingly made the announcement Saturday.