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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.

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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