Cy Young Award

At long last, Dodgers ace Kershaw pitches in World Series

In the Twilight Zone of October, the clock turns back at Dodger Stadium.

To the mound, to the moments that defined World Series champions. Orel Hershiser, steely and standing tall.Fernando Valenzuela, eyes to the sky.The great Sandy Koufax, the very picture of pitching.

And that brings us to Game 1 on Tuesday night, when the Los Angeles Dodgers host the Houston Astros. Up on the bump, on baseball's biggest stage, we finally get to see Clayton Kershaw.

About time, right?

Kershaw has done most everything an ace can accomplish — three Cy Young Awards, five ERA crowns, three strikeout titles, a seven-time All-Star who's also won an MVP trophy and thrown a...