"I think more than anything I was just able to throw all three pitches," Kershaw said. "I think I threw probably the best slider I've had all year. So that's definitely encouraging."
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"It makes the trade deadline a lot harder, obviously," Kershaw said. "Not as many teams think they're out of it. It makes it tougher to get pieces, which means you've got to build your team earlier in the offseason, in my opinion."
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