FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2018 file photo Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu throws to a Colorado Rockies batter during the first inning of a baseball game in Los Angeles. Ryu will start for the Dodgers at home in Game 1 of the NL Division Series against the Atlanta Braves on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

Dodgers to start Ryu in Game 1 of NLDS against Braves

October 02, 2018 - 9:34 pm

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hyun-Jin Ryu will start for the Los Angeles Dodgers at home in Game 1 of the NL Division Series against the Atlanta Braves on Thursday.

The defending National League champions said ace Clayton Kershaw will take the ball Friday in Game 2.

Mike Foltynewicz (13-10, 2.85 ERA) is scheduled to pitch the opener for the NL East champion Braves.

Ryu missed extensive time with a groin injury this season but went 7-3 with a 1.97 ERA in 15 starts. He had a 1.50 ERA in five outings last month and will be working on normal rest in the best-of-five series opener.

The left-hander from South Korea compiled a 1.15 ERA in nine regular-season starts at home for the NL West champions.

Kershaw (9-5, 2.73 ERA) will be making his 25th career postseason appearance and his 20th start.

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