PHOENIX, AZ - FILE: Starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw #22 of the Los Angeles Dodgers pitches against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the Major League Baseball game at Chase Field on August 7, 2011 in Phoenix, Arizona. Clayton Kershaw was named the National League Cy Young Award winner on November 17, 2011. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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The Los Angeles Dodgers return home to Chavez Ravine to host their NL West rivals the Arizona Diamondbacks, starting with a duel of the aces between Clayton Kershaw and Arizona's Ian Kennedy on Thursday.
Kershaw (12-7, 2.84 ERA) is 5-1 with a 1.94 ERA in his last six starts but had one of his worst outings of the year the last time facing the Diamondbacks. The Cy Young winner allowed five runs and five hits over 5.1 innings of work en route to a 5-3 loss in Arizona back on July 6.
As for Kennedy (11-11 4.44 ERA), he is 1-3 with a 6.33 ERA over his last four starts, and will be looking to help his squad avoid losing seven in a row for the first time since July 2010.
First pitch is set for 7:10 p.m. PT with coverage on KCAL.
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