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Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw Scratched from Game 2 Start vs. Braves with Back Injury

pitcher has been scratched from Game 2 of the National Championship Series against the Atlanta Braves due to back spasms, the team announced Tuesday.

Right-hander Tony Gonsolin will start in place of Kershaw.

Kershaw's season got off to turbulent start after the ace was scratched on opening day in July with a back injury. He finally made his debut on August 2, tossing 5.2 innings with six strikeouts, three hits and no runs in a 3-0 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Kershaw compiled a 2.16 ERA and 0.840 WHIP with 62 strikeouts in 58.