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Clayton Kershaw starts opener with White Sox

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MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers at Los Angeles Angels Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

The Dodgers try for a 10th straight victory for a second time in 2017, and turn to rested ace Clayton Kershaw to do so in Tuesday’s opener against the White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago.

Kershaw got roughly the same rest as the rest of the rotation, but since he pitched the Sunday before the All-Star break he wasn’t used in the weekend series in Miami. Kershaw is on eight days rest heading into Tuesday.

The former new Comiskey is a new ballpark for Kershaw, the 28th major league park he will have pitched in. A few of those stadiums — Sun Life Stadium, Shea Stadium — no longer exist, meaning after Tuesday night there will be just four MLB parks in which Kershaw hasn’t pitched — Camden Yards, Fenway Park, Target Fiels, and his hometown park of Globe Life Stadium.

Kershaw will look to continue his amazing July run that dates back five years. This July, he has allowed two runs in two starts, with 24 strikeouts and two walks in 16 innings.

The Dodgers haven’t had a losing record in interleague play since 2012, though the last two seasons were each just 10-10. This season, they are 7-3 in interleague play, including 3-2 in American League parks.

The Dodgers have won Kershaw’s last five starts in American League parks, including in Cleveland and Anaheim this season. Kershaw has allowed 10 runs in his last nine road interleague starts, with 71 strikeouts and 11 walks in 64 innings, dating back to 2012.

Game info

Time: 5:10 p.m. PT

TV: SportsNet LA

The game will also be streamed online on Twitter, though blacked out in the home markets.