Kershaw appeared to tweak something while he was warming up before the bottom of the fifth inning of the Dodgers’ 4-2 win. The three-time NL Cy Young Award winner winced and pointed to his dugout, and then walked off the field gingerly with a trainer.
The 34-year-old Kershaw made 66 pitches through four innings, allowing one earned run and three hits with four strikeouts. He left with a 4-2 lead.
Kershaw spent time on the injured list earlier this season due to inflammation in a pelvic joint. He was 7-3 with a 2.66 ERA in 14 starts entering Thursday’s game.
Right-hander Phil Bickford came on in relief. The NL West-leading Dodgers got their fifth straight win.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.