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Dave Roberts expects to use Clayton Kershaw in NLCS Game 7

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The Los Angeles Dodgers are going to use anyone they can to help them get through Game 7 of the NLCS, and it sounds as if that includes Clayton Kershaw.

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts more or less guaranteed that Kershaw would find a way into Game 7 in a relief role ahead of Saturday’s first pitch.

Walker Buehler is the scheduled starter for the Dodgers. He’ll be going on regular rest, but since this is an elimination game, he’ll be out at the first sign of trouble, especially if Roberts is sensitive to criticism of his handling of his Game 6 starter. It certainly stands to reason that Kershaw, who pitched and won Game 5 on Wednesday, could be the first one out of the bullpen when Buehler falters.

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