Dodgers manager Don Mattingly has told Mike Matheny that Clayton Kershaw can throw two innings at the All-Star game.
Kershaw is fresh off a 41 2/3 scoreless inning streak that was snapped by a Chase Headley solo homer Thursday night. He'll be on regular rest for the All-Star game which Mattingly likely sees as a tune-up before the second half. Kershaw is neck-and-neck with Adam Wainwright at the half for Cy-Young honors. ANALYST:
Jake Marisnick was 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored on Thursday night against the Royals.
Jake Marisnick had two hits from the bottom of the order which included a double and a run scored in Houston’s 5 -2 win over Kansas City on Thursday night. His double in the second inning with two outs kept the inning alive and Marisnick scored on a single by Jose Altuve before Yordano Ventura left the game after a rain delay in the second inning. Although Marisnick struggled in the second half, he did finish September/October with a .275 average with three home runs and seven stolen bases. Analysis: Greg Jewett