Dodgers ace Kershaw set to return Friday in Miami

FILE - In this May 12, 2016, file photo, Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw throws to a New York Mets batter during a baseball game in Los Angeles. Kershaw took a big step toward a return by throwing two solid innings during a simulated game Tuesday, Aug. 30, at Dodger Stadium. The three-time NL Cy Young Award winner has been sidelined with a minor disk herniation in his lower back since late June. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)
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LOS ANGELES (AP) Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw is scheduled to pitch Friday at Miami after spending more than two months on the disabled list with a herniated disk.

Manager Dave Roberts says Kershaw won't have a specific pitch count, but the team will be looking at the big picture with the playoffs coming up next month. The Dodgers lead the NL West by two games over San Francisco.

Kershaw dominated in his lone rehab start at Class A Rancho Cucamonga on Saturday night. The left-hander allowed only an infield hit, struck out five and walked none. He threw 35 pitches in the game and another 15 in the bullpen to reach his 50-pitch limit for the night.