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Clayton Kershaw not expected to miss start after back treatment

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Clayton Kershaw dealing with minor back discomfort (1:23)

Doug Padilla explains why Clayton Kershaw will not miss his next start after receiving treatment for minor back discomfort. (1:23)

PITTSBURGH -- Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts confirmed Monday morning that Clayton Kershaw was receiving treatment for minor back discomfort but insisted the issue did not affect his pitcher's six-inning start Sunday against the Pirates.

Kershaw gave up both his second-most hits (nine) and runs (four) in a start this season during Sunday night's 4-3 loss.

Roberts called Kershaw's lower-back discomfort an "off-and-on issue" but sounded far from concerned about it, saying Kershaw "absolutely" would make his next scheduled start, expected to be at home Friday against the Colorado Rockies.

In 2014, Kershaw fired a no-hitter against the Rockies at home, and he is 17-5 in his career against Colorado with a 3.20 ERA in 31 starts.

Kershaw was on the field Monday morning at PNC Park getting in his usual day-after-start workout before having the back addressed.

He did not talk about a back issue after Sunday's start, and Roberts addressed it Monday morning only when asked.