By Jon Weisman
Clayton Kershaw is back where he belongs.
With Washington right-hander Max Scherzer pitching today, the National League All-Star team has added Kershaw to its active roster for Tuesday’s game.
This is Kershaw’s fifth consecutive year on the All-Star Team, putting him in this company when it comes to consecutive years with All-Star appearances:
9 Pee Wee Reese (1946-54)
8 Roy Campanella (1949-56)
8 Steve Garvey (1974-81)
7 Gil Hodges (1949-55)
7 Duke Snider (1950-56)
6 Ron Cey (1974-79)
6 Sandy Koufax (1961-66)*
6 Jackie Robinson (1949-54)
6 Fernando Valenzuela (1981-86)
5 Don Drysdale (1961-65)*
5 Mike Piazza (1993-97)
5 Dixie Walker (1943-47)
*Note: There were two All-Star Games in 1961 and 1962.
Here’s Kershaw’s All-Star history:
- 2011: David Ortiz strikeout, Robinson Cano groundout, Alex Avila groundout
- 2012: Adrian Beltre groundout, David Ortiz single, Mike Napoli single, Curtis Granderson groundout, Asdrubal Cabrera walk, Ian Kinsler flyout
- 2013: J.J Hardy flyout, Mike Trout flyout, Dustin Pedroia flyout
- 2014: Adam Jones foul out, Josh Donaldson strikeout, Salvador Perez groundout
Total: Four innings, 0.00 ERA, 15 batters, two hits, one walk, two strikeouts.
Kershaw is joining Adrian Gonzalez, Yasmani Grandal, Zack Greinke and Joc Pederson to form the Dodgers’ first All-Star quintet since 1995.