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A.J. Ellis

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  • Dodgers lose to Giants in history-making pitchers' matchup

    Dodgers lose to Giants in history-making pitchers' matchup
    On a night when Clayton Kershaw and Madison Bumgarner made history by starting opposite each other, the game was decided by pitchers of considerably less stature. Chris Hatcher served up a one-out single in the ninth inning to Buster Posey and plunked...
  • Dodgers blow ninth-inning lead, lose 3-2 to Giants in 10th

    Dodgers blow ninth-inning lead, lose 3-2 to Giants in 10th
    KEY MOMENT: The Dodgers were forced to watch the Giants celebrate a walk-off victory for the second consecutive day, as Justin Maxwell singled off Juan Nicasio in the 10th inning to drive in Angel Pagan. For the Giants, the win completed a three-game...
  • Zack Greinke won't pitch for Dodgers in series with Giants

    Zack Greinke won't pitch for Dodgers in series with Giants
    When the Dodgers identified the San Francisco Giants as their primary threat in the National League's West Division last season, they did whatever possible to ensure Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke would pitch against the Giants as often as possible....
  • Dodgers drop depth charge and three bombs on Rockies, win 7th straight

    Dodgers drop depth charge and three bombs on Rockies, win 7th straight
    The scouting report on the Dodgers' winter makeover: The team would have deeper pitching, better defense and not as much power. Check. Check. And oops. The Dodgers lead the National League in home runs. The team that dumped Matt Kemp and Hanley...
  • Clayton Kershaw's outing is better, and well-received, in Dodgers win

    Clayton Kershaw's outing is better, and well-received, in Dodgers win
    Yasiel Puig's continued absence in right field wasn't the only abnormal part of the Dodgers lineup Friday night. On a night when Clayton Kershaw was the starting pitcher, A.J. Ellis wasn't the catcher. For the first time this season, Yasmani Grandal...
  • Dodgers make model guests at Blue Diamond Gala

    Dodgers make model guests at Blue Diamond Gala
    The event: Earvin "Magic" Johnson kicked off Thursday's Inaugural Blue Diamond Gala by thanking the Los Angeles Dodgers for turning up at Dodger Stadium on their day off. "There are not that many days off, so we really want to give them a round of...
  • Slumping Yasiel Puig moved to the Dodgers bench

    Slumping Yasiel Puig moved to the Dodgers bench
    Yasiel Puig, who appears to be in an early-season slump, will be on the bench Saturday when the Dodgers take on the Arizona Diamondbacks in the second game of a three-game series at Chase Field. In the Dodgers’ first four games, Puig was two for 17...
  • New Dodgers provide new experience in opener: A come-from-behind win

    New Dodgers provide new experience in opener: A come-from-behind win
    In the middle of fielding questions about the Dodgers' season-opening victory over the San Diego Padres, Adrian Gonzalez made an inquiry of his own. "Last year, how many times did we come from behind?" he asked. The answer: Not many. Only twice last...
  • For openers, the Dodgers' bullpen shines

    For openers, the Dodgers' bullpen shines
    It was the biggest failing of last year’s team and probably the biggest uncertainty of this year’s Dodgers squad. The bullpen. To those who witnessed its struggles in the second half and meltdown in the playoffs, it brings a shudder. It...
  • Dodgers 2015 roster: a player-by-player summary

    Dodgers 2015 roster: a player-by-player summary
    Times reporter Dylan Hernandez sizes up the Dodgers' projected 25-man roster for opening day: No.; STARTERS; Pos; B/T; Age; Comment 11; Jimmy Rollins; SS; S/R; 36; The former National League MVP remains an above-average defender though the last time...
  • Zack Greinke on Yasmani Grandal: 'I couldn't draw up a better catcher'

    Zack Greinke on Yasmani Grandal: 'I couldn't draw up a better catcher'
    It’s one thing to replace a popular player, and something else when he’s still on the team, highly respected by teammates, still sharing your catching position and has a close personal and professional relationship with the best pitcher on the...