Dodgers scratch Kershaw from start vs A's with soreness

LOS ANGELES (AP) Los Angeles Dodgers star Clayton Kershaw has been scratched from his scheduled start against the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday due to hip soreness.

Kershaw will start Friday in the Freeway Series opener against the Los Angeles Angels, the Dodgers say.

Mike Bolsinger (5-3) stepped in for the start against the A's.

Kershaw has pitched 29 consecutive scoreless innings for the Dodgers after taking a perfect game into the seventh inning of a win over the New York Mets last week. He has thrown two shutouts in his past three starts with 38 strikeouts and no walks.

After winning the NL MVP and Cy Young awards last season, he is 8-6 with a 2.51 ERA this season. He also leads the majors with 185 strikeouts.