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

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GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Clayton Kershaw won't be starting for the Los Angeles Dodgers on opening day, ending his streak of pitching eight straight openers.

Manager Dave Roberts announced the decision on Monday.

Kershaw has dealt with left shoulder inflammation during spring training, 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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