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Dodgers hope to escape dead ball era

Clayton Kershaw gets the start on Wednesday. Will he get run support from the team with the sixth worst offensive start in franchise history.

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The Dodgers have been playing baseball in some form or another for quite some time. This season marks the 130th year in franchise history, so when they happen to do something that is at or near an extreme, good or bad, it is newsworthy. Offensively, the Dodgers are off to one of the worst starts in franchise history.

Through 14 games, the Dodgers have scored all of 39 runs, an average of 2.79 runs per game. There have only been five 14-game starts with fewer runs scored by the Dodgers in their 130-year history.

Worst 14-game offensive starts, Dodgers history
Rank Year Runs Scored Record
125) 2013 39 7-7
126) 1986 38 4-10
127) 1968 38 8-6
128) 1908 34 6-8
129) 1927 32 2-12
130) 1907 15 1-12-1

The 48 runs allowed by the 2013 Dodgers through 14 games ranks 26th best in franchise history. Three of those 48 runs have been charged to Clayton Kershaw in his 23⅓ innings of work.

Kershaw, who needs one strikeout to reach 1,000 in his career, has not yet allowed a run at home this season. Dating back to 2012, Kershaw's home scoreless streak is 20 innings, and he has allowed one run in his last 38 innings at Dodger Stadium.

The Dodgers get their first look at Tyson Ross in the finale against the Padres. The former A's pitcher has faced just two current Dodgers: Carl Crawford (1-for-1 against Ross) and Juan Uribe (0-for-1).

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Time: 7:10 p.m.