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Kershaw can't explain his struggles

Lefty won't blame extra rest as he lasts only into the fifth in loss at St. Louis

Updated: July 16, 2010, 2:35 AM ET
By Tony Jackson | ESPNLosAngeles.com

ST. LOUIS -- Following a second-half opener he and the rest of the Los Angeles Dodgers would like to forget as soon as possible, a 7-1 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals before 41,771 on Thursday night at Busch Stadium, Clayton Kershaw couldn't give a reason for his complete lack of command.

He could explain why he walked the first two batters of the game, why he needed 21 pitches to record the first out and 31 to get out of the first inning, why the Cardinals' leadoff man reached in each of ...

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