Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw, 35, made a successful return to the mound in his first start in 44 days. Kershaw took the mound for the Los Angeles Dodgers against the Colorado Rockies in the 2023 Major League Baseball World Series at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Monday (Nov. 11).Kershaw pitched five innings, allowing three hits (one home run), striking out four and walking one .He threw 67 pitches, mixing in a four-seam fastball (26), slider (27), curve (11), and changeup (3). His fastball topped out at 148.4 kilometers per hour. He allowed one run on a fielder’s choice in the first inning but retired three batters, gave up a double in the second and struck out three. After cooking up a grounder and a single in the third, Kershaw retired the side in order in the fourth .His only blemish came with two outs in the fifth when he threw a slider to Eleuris Montero for a solo shot to left .The Dodgers 스포츠토토링크 rallied for a 2-1 victory on Max Muncy’s tying solo shot in the seventh and a pinch-hit single in the eighth .It was Kershaw’s first start since June 28 against Colorado, 44 days after his last left shoulder rehab start .Up until that point, Kershaw had been performing like the second coming of his prime, going 10-4 with a 2.55 ERA in 16 games and 95 1/3 innings. The Dodgers, who jumped from third to first place in the National League West during Kershaw’s absence, now appear to have a solid path to the postseason.