Oct 2, 2014 7:35 PM
Kershaw vs Wainwright in stellar matchup
The Associated Press
LOS ANGELES (AP) The last time the Los Angeles Dodgers met the St. Louis Cardinals in the playoffs, Clayton Kershaw had a terrible outing and the Dodgers were bounced out of the postseason.
A year later and a round earlier, Kershaw has a chance to erase those memories in Friday's NL Division Series opener against Adam Wainwright.
Kershaw was 10-2 with a 1.70 ERA at Dodger Stadium during the regular season. Wainwright hasn't been nearly as successful at Chavez Ravine. The right-hander is 1-3 with a 4.30 ERA in seven games, including six starts.
Kershaw says losing 9-0 to the Cardinals in Game 6 of last year's NLCS stuck with him for much of the winter.
Dodgers manager Don Mattingly says Kershaw uses every setback as extra incentive to fuel him.