Dodgers' Kershaw goes 6 IP in second rehab start

Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw went six innings, giving up five hits and two runs, walking none and striking out six for Double-A Tulsa on Tuesday.

Kershaw threw 81 pitches, 59 for strikes, in his second rehab start as he works his way back from shoulder soreness. If he experiences no after-effects, he is expected to return to the Dodgers' rotation Sunday or Monday.

"It was a little better than my last rehab start, so that was good," Kershaw said of the outing. "Got to get through six innings, which was big. Got my pitch count up there, so next time I'll be ready to go."

Asked if he's ready to return to the majors, Kershaw replied, "We'll find out."

This is good news for the Dodgers, who announced earlier Tuesday that lefty starter Hyun-Jin Ryu is headed to the injured list because of a strained left groin.