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Briefs

Kershaw makes rehab start

– Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw gave up two runs and six hits in five innings during his injury rehabilitation stint with the Double-A Chattanooga Lookouts.

Kershaw struck out nine in his second minor league outing. The two-time NL Cy Young Award winner pitched five scoreless innings Friday at Rancho Cucamonga of the Class A California League. Kershaw threw 56 pitches Friday and 86 Wednesday, including a 29-pitch first inning in which he walked the leadoff batter and allowed an RBI double. Kershaw last pitched for the Dodgers on March 22, when they opened the season with a 3-1 win over Arizona in Australia.

Around the leagues

Oakland right-hander A.J. Griffin underwent elbow ligament replacement surgery, becoming the second A’s starter, along with Norwell graduate Jarrod Parker, lost to the season-ending procedure this year. …

Minnesota will give left-hander Kris Johnson his first start with the team, as part of their day-night doubleheader against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The move was made to avoid using Kyle Gibson on short rest later in the week. …

Colorado placed right-hander Tyler Chatwood on the 15-day disabled list with a right elbow strain and recalled righty Chad Bettis from Triple-A Colorado Springs.

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