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Dodgers send Kershaw for tests on back

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MILWAUKEE (AP) Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw is returning to Los Angeles for tests on a sore back that's been bothering him for a few weeks.

Manager Dave Roberts said Tuesday that he was still hopeful Kershaw could make his next scheduled start Friday night at Dodger Stadium against Colorado.

The three-time NL Cy Young winner is 11-2 with a 1.79 ERA this season. He lost his last start on Sunday in Pittsburgh, giving up four runs and nine hits in six innings.

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AL Earned Run Average
Rank Name ERA
1 S. Wright, Bos2.18
2 D. Salazar, Cle2.40
3 C. Sale, CWS2.79
4 C. Hamels, Tex2.79
5 M. Estrada, Tor2.81
6 M. Tanaka, NYY3.01
7 J. Quintana, CWS3.04
8 T. Bauer, Cle3.19
9 C. Lewis, Tex3.21
10 J. Tomlin, Cle3.32
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NL Earned Run Average
Rank Name ERA
1 C. Kershaw, LAD1.79
2 M. Bumgarner, SF1.99
3 J. Arrieta, ChC2.10
4 J. Lester, ChC2.10
5 J. Fernández, Mia2.28
6 J. Cueto, SF2.42
7 J. Teherán, Atl2.46
8 N. Syndergaard, NYM2.49
9 J. Hammel, ChC2.58
10 J. deGrom, NYM2.67
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