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Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw to serve five-game suspension, will start Sunday in San Francisco

Left-hander Clayton Kershaw has dropped his appeal and will begin serving his five-game suspension Tuesday.

Kershaw is now scheduled to next start Sunday in San Francisco.

The suspension is not a huge deal; it simply pushes his next scheduled start back one day.

Kershaw was suspended for hitting Giants center fielder Aaron Rowand with a pitch in that wild July 20 game at Dodger Stadium.

Umpires deemed the pitch intentional and in retaliation for Dodger Matt Kemp getting hit by a pitch earlier in the game.

Kershaw last started Sunday and threw eight shut-out innings against the Mets.

-- Steve Dilbeck
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Baseball's freaky rules work to our benefit. After lengthy, solid starts including over 110 pitches Sunday, an extra day isn't such a bad thing.

You can bet he wouldn't have dropped the appeal had he gone, say, 4 innings or something.

In reality, he actually doesn't "miss" a start as is so often written. He is simply given an extra day of rest. Missing a start would mean he's "suspended" 9 games.

I am certainly glad that's not the case.

Some baseball rules are about as solid and well-intended as those in NASCAR.

5 games suspended, are we talking Dodger games as played, or everytime he pitches in the rotation.?? does anybody know about this.??

Bob: Five games, period. Not played. It simply delays his next start by one game.


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