Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw will make his first start since going on the disabled list against the Miami Marlins on Friday, the MLB announced.
Kershaw hasn’t pitched since June 26 while dealing with back issues. The 28-year-old made a rehab start with Advanced Single-A Rancho Cucamonga on Saturday and played well, striking out five batter over three innings.
Before missing two months of the season, Kershaw was on pace for the best season of his career. He is 11–2 this season with a 1.79 ERA over 121 innings. He has also struck out 145 batters while issuing only nine walks, good for a 16.1/1 strikeout to walk ratio.
The Dodgers (75–60) currently hold a two-game lead over the rival San Francisco Giants in the NL West. Los Angeles is 5–5 over its last 10 games.