Clayton Kershaw gets little support

Dodgers' makeshift lineup struggles as team's ace can't do enough to beat Marlins

Updated: April 27, 2011, 1:50 AM ET
By Tony Jackson | ESPNLosAngeles.com

MIAMI -- The statement was rather ambivalent, clearly not meant in a critical way because Don Mattingly, a players' manager to the core, is never critical of his players publicly. If anything, it was meant as a compliment. But in summing up the performance of staff ace Clayton Kershaw after his Los Angeles Dodgers' latest defeat, this time 4-2 to the Florida Marlins before 12,150 on Tuesday night at Sun Life Stadium, Mattingly also summed up, perhaps inadvertently, what it is like to be a starting ...

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