Dodgers ace Kershaw needs more dental work after being hit by liner, on track for opening day

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SCOTTSDALE, Arizona — Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw needs more dental work after getting hit in the face by a line drive, but still is set to start on opening day.

Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Saturday that Kershaw had one tooth extracted and another one repaired.

Kershaw was struck by a soft liner off the bat off Oakland's Andy Parrino on Friday. The NL MVP and Cy Young Award fell in front of the mound, was examined by a trainer, threw a warmup pitch and stayed in the game.

Kershaw had dental work done Friday night.

The NL West champion Dodgers start the regular season on April 6 when they host San Diego.

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