Clayton Kershaw gets nod for opener

Updated: February 16, 2013, 9:00 PM ET
Associated Press

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Clayton Kershaw was selected Saturday as the Los Angeles Dodgers' Opening Day starter and will become the team's first pitcher to start three straight openers since Derek Lowe from 2005-07.

Kershaw will take the mound April 1 against the World Series champion San Francisco Giants at Dodger Stadium.

"I'm excited to do it," he said at Camelback Ranch after the Dodgers' first full-squad workout. "It's a huge honor. The chance to pitch on Opening Day is a big ...

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