CINCINNATI – Clayton Kershaw will start the Dodgers’ series finale against the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday, according to a team spokesman.
Kershaw hasn’t pitched since Sept. 11 because of a right hip injury. Kershaw and the Dodgers haven’t revealed many details of the injury, including whether it might require off-season surgery.
But an orthopedic surgeon Kershaw visited Tuesday assured him that he wouldn’t do any further damage to the hip by pitching, according to the team.
This could be the Dodgers’ last stand.
Their loss to the Reds on Saturday night increased their deficit to the St. Louis Cardinals to three games for the second of two National League wild-card spots. Including their game in Cincinnati on Sunday, the Dodgers have 10 games remaining in the regular season.