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Clayton Kershaw, LAD – Kershaw is the only ace on the slate and you can expect very high ownership with him today. He is having another great year with nine wins, a 3.25 ERA, 2.88 FIP, 0.98 WHIP, and 124 strikeouts across 102.1 innings pitched. He has at least six punch-outs in nine straight starts and he has at least nine in four of his past five. This matchup with the Nationals is a fine one as they are 25th in runs per game, averaging just 4.08 per. He faced the Nationals earlier this season and he fired six shutout innings while picking up the win and striking out six. And, again, with the pitching options on today’s slate, it probably isn’t the right day to fade Kershaw. 

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