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LEADING OFF: Kershaw, Strasburg ailing; Cubs get boost

A look at what's happening all around the majors today:

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Star pitchers Clayton Kershaw of the Dodgers and Stephen Strasburg of the Nationals are recovering after getting injured Sunday, as is Cardinals on-base machine Matt Carpenter. Kershaw is headed to the disabled list with another back injury, this time suffering from tightness in the lower right side. Strasburg, meanwhile, says he hasn't felt right since the All-Star break because of "achiness" in his forearm — he left after two innings Sunday to hopefully "nip it in the bud now." Carpenter is dealing with right quad tightness and is considered day to day.

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