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Highland Park's Clayton Kershaw To Start Game One Of The World Series

October 23, 2018 - 4:16 pm

BOSTON (105.3 The Fan) - Highland Park native Clayton Kershaw hopes to lead the Los Angeles Dodgers to their first world championship since 1988.

Kershaw will start Game 1 of the World Series Tuesday night at Boston's Fenway Park, opposing Chris Sale for the Red Sox.  Kershaw, a three-time National League Cy Young Award winner, has been criticized by some over his postseason resume.  His career postseason record is 9-8, with an earned-run average of 4.09.  He was 1-0 with a 4.02 ERA in last year's World Series against Houston.  The Dodgers lost the 2017 Fall Classic to the Astros in seven games.

Kershaw will make his first career start at Fenway.  He convinced the Dodgers he did not need extra rest after throwing 15 pitches in closing out Game Seven of the National League Championship Series Saturday night against Milwaukee.

The start time for World Series Game 1 is set for 7:09 CDT.  Red Sox Hall of Famer Carl Yastrzemski will throw out the ceremonial first pitch.  Game 2 is Wednesday night in Boston, with the series shifting to Los Angeles for Games 3 and 4 on Friday and Saturday.

The Red Sox and Dodgers last met in the World Series in 1916.