Kershaw leaves with back pain as Dodgers beat Giants 5-3

Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw, foreground, reacts as San Francisco Giants’ J.D. Davis, rear, rounds the bases after hitting a two-run home run during the second inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Thursday. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

SAN FRANCISCO — Clayton Kershaw left his start with low back pain and the Los Angeles Dodgers went on to beat the San Francisco Giants 5-3 on Thursday to complete a four-game sweep.