LOS ANGELES — Clayton Kershaw, the? Los Angeles Dodgers?ace who has been at his best the past few weeks, exited Sunday’s start after only two innings with what the team announced as tightness on the right side of his lower back. Kershaw missed two and a half months with a herniated disk in his lower back last season but hadn’t missed a turn this year and was looking like a favorite to claim his fourth Cy Young Award. Kershaw was checked on by manager Dave Roberts and a Dodgers trainer with two outs in the top of the second against the Atlanta Braves. He?stayed in after throwing a couple of practice pitches. Kershaw proceeded to walk?Tyler Flowers, then struck out?Matt Adams?to end the half-inning and disappeared into the clubhouse. His 21-pitch outing finished with two strikeouts, one walk and zero hits. Trayce Thompson pinch hit for Kershaw in the bottom of the second, and Ross Stripling took over on the mound in the…

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