Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 6/16/12

Clayton Kershaw has had tremendous success so far in his career, especially at home. But Friday night continued a disturbing trend for Kershaw at Dodger Stadium.

Kershaw allowed five runs in six innings against the White Sox, his second straight home start in which he has allowed five or more runs. It is the only time in Kershaw's career that he has allowed more than three runs in consecutive home starts.

The Dodgers got Kershaw off the hook, rallying for a 7-6 win over the White Sox.

A bout with plantar fasciitis in the last few weeks has affected Kershaw, but he says his left foot has only been sore while running and not while pitching.

"It's fine, it's not affecting me," Kershaw said. "I just made a lot of mistakes tonight."

Kershaw, who was 12-1 with a 1.69 ERA at home last season, is 1-2 with a 5.30 ERA in his last three starts at Dodger Stadium. He had won 12 straight decisions at home dating to April 2011, a streak that was snapped on May 8.

Another frustrating trend continued for Kershaw on Friday night: his relative inability to get Adam Dunn out. The White Sox left fielder hit a two-run home run off Kershaw and in his career is 8-for-13 with four home runs and two doubles against the left-hander. No other player has more than two home runs against Kershaw.

But perhaps these concerns are a bit overblown. Kershaw is 5-3 on the season with a 2.86 ERA, with 88 strikeouts in 94 1/3 innings, numbers right in line with his career performance to date.

"Expectations sometimes get a little out of hand, too," cautioned pitching coach Rick Honeycutt.

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