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Dodgers' top three arms to get final tune-ups

Dodgers' top three arms to get final tune-ups

Dodgers' top three arms to get final tune-ups

SAN FRANCISCO -- The Dodgers' top three starters will get final tune-ups for the playoffs this weekend against the Rockies, with Clayton Kershaw pitching on Friday night, Zack Greinke on Saturday night and Hyun-Jin Ryu on Sunday.

Kershaw headed to the airport when the Dodgers took the field for batting practice at AT&T Park on Thursday to assure he gets normal rest. The club will fly home after the game.

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Manager Don Mattingly said Kershaw and Greinke, pitching on an extra day of rest, will be allowed to go longer than Ryu, who is on a normal five-day cycle.

"It will be normal, within reason [for Kershaw and Greinke]," Mattingly said. "Not 115 or 120 pitches."

Kershaw's previous start came on an extra three days' rest, while Greinke's was cut short after five innings.

Ken Gurnick is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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