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Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw out for NLCS Game 2 with back spasms; Tony Gonsolin to start

Clayton Kershaw has been scratched from his scheduled start against the Atlanta Braves in Game 2 of the National League Championship Series on Tuesday because of back spasms, the Dodgers announced. Tony Gonsolin will start in his place.

The development comes after the Dodgers dropped Game 1 of the NLCS on Monday 5-1.

Kershaw started two games in the Dodgers’ first two playoff rounds. He logged eight scoreless innings with 13 strikeouts in Game 2 of the wild card series against the Milwaukee Brewers. He then held the San Diego Padres to three runs over six innings in Game 2 of the NL Division Series.