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  • Better winning through chemistry? Not these Dodgers

    Better winning through chemistry? Not these Dodgers
    The most compelling thing about the Dodgers dugout altercation Monday night in Denver was that none of the Dodgers found it particularly compelling. Watch the video of Matt Kemp stalking and scolding Yasiel Puig and notice the uniformed personnel around...
  • Dodgers crushed in 10-4 loss to Rockies

    Dodgers crushed in 10-4 loss to Rockies
    So it won’t be easy, or pretty, as the Dodgers try to wrap up the National League West. Against the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday, there were missed scoring chances by the inning, some lousy baserunning, misbegotten throws, an error, a wild pitch...
  • Hey, Bud Selig, this steroid era is for you

    In January, Bud Selig mused aloud about a farewell tour for his final season as commissioner. Meet some fans, shake some hands, celebrate the game. The parting gifts might not all be good. On his way out — so close to the finish line that owners...
  • Dodgers beat Angels, 5-4, on walk-off error in ninth

    Dodgers beat Angels, 5-4, on walk-off error in ninth
    There are so many games in a baseball season, they’re not all going to look the same. Or end the same. The Dodgers beat the Angels, 5-4, Tuesday night on the ol' walk-off error. The Dodgers had runners on the corners with one out and Andre...
  • Angels are doing well but haven't hit full stride yet

    Angels are doing well but haven't hit full stride yet
    The Angels have the second-best record in the majors, having started Tuesday 23 games over .500 for the first time in five seasons. So just imagine how good they would be if they started playing up to their capabilities. Just look at the numbers:...
  • Series preview: Dodgers at Cubs

    Series preview: Dodgers at Cubs
    All games on WGN-AM 720. Season series: Cubs 2-1. Thursday: 7:05 p.m., CSN. RH Zack Greinke (15-8, 2.64) vs. LH Tsuyoshi Wada (4-3, 3.34). Friday: 1:20 p.m., CSN. LH Clayton Kershaw (19-3, 1.70) vs. RH Edwin Jackson (6-14, 6.09). Saturday: 12:...
  • Friday's recap: Dodgers 14, Cubs 5

    The summary The Dodgers knocked Edwin Jackson out in the first inning and cruised to a 14-5 victory at Wrigley Field. Clayton Kershaw (20-3) became the first pitcher this season to win 20 games after giving up three runs over five innings. He is now...
  • Dodgers stage rare, and much needed, comeback win over Cubs, 8-4

    It was doom and gloom. Wailing into the dark night, cursing of baseball fates and all things Wrigley Field. The Dodgers started one of their two aces, Zack Greinke, and he struggled in a five-inning outing. They trailed the Cubs by three runs, 4-1,...
  • Dodgers' Hyun-Jin Ryu checks in with trimmer look

    PHOENIX¬†— Officially, Hyun-Jin Ryu doesn't weigh any less than he did last year. The Dodgers still list his weight as 255 pounds. But his face doesn't look nearly as self-indulgent. His torso appears leaner. "I weigh significantly less than I...
  • Scott Van Slyke leads Dodgers past Arizona, 3-1, in season opener

    Scott Van Slyke leads Dodgers past Arizona, 3-1, in season opener
    SYDNEY, Australia — Scott Van Slyke knows this won’t last forever. When Carl Crawford and Matt Kemp return, Van Slyke will be the Dodgers’ fifth outfielder. But however the remainder of the season unfolds for him, Van Slyke will always...
  • Dodgers sign A.J. Ellis, avoiding arbitration

    Dodgers sign A.J. Ellis, avoiding arbitration
    The Dodgers and catcher A.J. Ellis have agreed on a one-year contract that guarantees him $3.55 million and avoids an arbitration hearing. Ellis, 32, batted .238 last season with 10 home runs, 52 runs batted in and a .318 on-base percentage. He also...