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A.J. Ellis

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  • Dodgers get payback for hit batters in 4-3 win against Cardinals

    Watching from the on-deck circle as Hanley Ramirez was struck by a fastball for the second time Sunday night, Adrian Gonzalez's initial instinct was to exact revenge in the most dramatic way possible. "Your first emotion is to hit a home run and stand...
  • Clayton Kershaw stands up for Dodgers, and they don't back down

    Clayton Kershaw stands up for Dodgers, and they don't back down
    Of all the whistling and winding throws by Clayton Kershaw on a hot and hostile Sunday night, this pitch was the wildest. Yet three months from now, this pitch might be remembered as the best. Delivered at the start of the fourth inning against the...
  • Hyun-Jin Ryu continues road warrior routine in 5-2 win over Pirates

    Home may be where the heart is, but for Hyun-Jin Ryu the road is where the victories wait. Ryu made his first start of the second half Monday and made himself all at home and cozy in Pittsburgh’s PNC Park, pitching the Dodgers to a 5-2 victory...
  • Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw dominant again in 9-0 win over Rockies

    KEY MOMENT: With Clayton Kershaw pitching for the Dodgers, this game was essentially over when Yasiel Puig launched a two-run home run off Jair Jurrjens in the first inning. The home run was Puig's first in more than a month, since May 28. "How many...
  • Clayton Kershaw keeps zeroing in on history as Dodgers blank Rockies

    Clayton Kershaw keeps zeroing in on history as Dodgers blank Rockies
    In the 57 seasons the Dodgers have called Los Angeles their home, only two pitchers have recorded scoreless innings streaks longer than Clayton Kershaw's. Orel Hershiser and Don Drysdale. That's it. Kershaw extended his shutout streak to 36 innings...
  • Trying to appreciate latest run of greatness by Clayton Kershaw

    Trying to appreciate latest run of greatness by Clayton Kershaw
    And now for a small appreciation for the continuing wonder that is Clayton Kershaw. Or maybe not so small. Where he stands, exactly, remains to be seen, but it’s safe to recognize he needs to be up in the pantheon of special Los Angeles Dodgers...
  • There's no follow-up for Dan Haren in Dodgers' 8-7 loss to Rockies

    Tough to get excited in baseball about one performance or even a good beginning to one. Dan Haren was coming off his best start of the year, and Saturday came back with his worst. Rockies pitcher Jorge De La Rosa, who had been miserable against the...
  • Dodgers don't plan to start Carl Crawford in the outfield

    Dodgers don't plan to start Carl Crawford in the outfield
    After 13 months of debate and discussion about how to fit four starting outfielders into three spots, the Dodgers finally have an answer. Yasiel Puig plays right field, Andre Ethier center, Matt Kemp left. Carl Crawford? Left out. The Dodgers flew...
  • Dodgers' Zack Greinke gets roughed up in loss to Kansas City, 5-3

    KEY MOMENT: Kansas City starter Jeremy Guthrie had faced the minimum 12 batters through four innings when Adrian Gonzalez and Matt Kemp each singled to start the fifth inning. But Andre Ethier struck out, and A.J. Ellis and Miguel Rojas grounded out....
  • Clayton Kershaw shuts down Royals in Dodgers' 2-0 win

    Not that Clayton Kershaw has built unrealistic expectations or anything, but the guy gave up six hits Tuesday. And get this, he walked a batter. He did, however, hold the Kansas City Royals scoreless all night, which was a very good thing because the...
  • Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw shows pitching virtuosity in Kansas City

    On this night, no one would be sitting on the edge of the seat. In his first start after his no-hitter, Clayton Kershaw gave up a hit to the second batter he faced. Instead, fans could sit back and appreciate the greatness of Kershaw. On a night when he...