Clayton Kershaw will be scratched from tonight’s start for the Dodgers. Update.

Clayton Kershaw

Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw will reportedly miss his first start of the season tonight. (Associated Press photo)

Clayton Kershaw hasn’t missed a start this season. That will change tonight, according to multiple reports Wednesday morning. Right-hander Mike Bolsinger is starting against the A’s instead:

Kershaw has dealt with hip problems in the past. It’s not yet clear whether this injury is related to those in the past. He is currently riding a streak of 29 consecutive scoreless innings.

Bolsinger is 5-3 with a 2.79 earned-run average in 15 starts this season. The 27-year-old right-hander has never faced the A’s in his career. His last start was seven days ago against the Atlanta Braves, in which he allowed only one unearned run in seven innings. Bolsinger was scheduled to pitch this weekend.

Update (5:30 p.m.): Bolsinger is indeed starting for the Dodgers tonight. Kershaw said he has a sore right hip and will start Friday against the Angels at Dodger Stadium.

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Former Dodgers player, coach Jim ‘Junior’ Gilliam gets his own street in Nashville.

On the same day the Oakland A’s beat the Dodgers, the A’s Triple-A affiliate changed the address of its home ballpark to honor a former Dodger.

The Nashville Sounds now play at 19 Junior Gilliam Way. Gilliam attended Nashville’s Pearl High and played for a Negro League team in the city before making his major league debut with the Dodgers in 1953. Gilliam’s number 19 was permanently retired by the Dodgers upon his death in 1978.

 

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