Clayton Kershaw back vs. Reds

Updated: September 23, 2012, 7:10 PM ET
Associated Press

CINCINNATI -- The Dodgers decided to start left-hander Clayton Kershaw for their game on Sunday night against the Cincinnati Reds, needing a win to stay in the wild card chase.

The 2011 Cy Young winner hadn't pitched since Sept. 11 because of a sore right hip. He threw 20 pitches in the bullpen on Friday without problem.

The Dodgers lost to the Reds 6-0 on Saturday night, dropping them three games behind St. Louis for the final wild card spot. The Cardinals won again on Sunday.

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