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Cubs' Matt Szczur starts, Kyle Schwarber sits vs. Clayton Kershaw

Cubs' Matt Szczur starts, Kyle Schwarber sits vs. Clayton Kershaw

Dexter Fowler returns to the Chicago Cubs' lineup Friday night, but there are plenty of twists as they try to snap a two-game losing streak against Los Angeles Dodgers formidable left-hander Clayton Kershaw at hot Dodger Stadium. Temperatures reached the high 90s in Los Angeles in the afternoon. It doesn't hurt that Fowler, who nursed hand and knee injuries the past two games, is a lifetime .425 hitter (17-for-40) against Kershaw. Rookie Kyle Schwarber, who was sent down just before the Cubs beat Kershaw 4-2 at Wrigley Field on June 22, won't start. Left-handed batters are hitting .213 against Kershaw this season, compared to right-handed hitters' .200 mark. Matt...

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