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Kershaw won't start 1st opener in 9 yrs.

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SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) Clayton Kershaw won't start for the Los Angeles Dodgers on opening day because of the sore shoulder that's slowed him at spring training, ending his streak of pitching eight straight openers.

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts announced the decision Monday.

Kershaw has dealt with left shoulder inflammation this spring, and has yet to pitch in a game. The left-hander is scheduled to throw live batting practice on Wednesday, but there are no plans in place after that.

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