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Carlos Gonzalez

High-priced Dodgers floundering on road trip

For all the talk about the Washington Nationals and their disappointing season thus far, there's another highly touted National League team that's also in danger of missing the playoffs. The Los Angeles Dodgers have dropped the first five games of what's been an ugly road trip so far. They still lead the NL West by 1 1/2 games over San Francisco, but the wild card is looking less and less like a viable backup plan if the Dodgers don't win the division. Los Angeles has had an unusual schedule lately, with off days last Monday and Thursday bookending a two-game set at Oakland. The Dodgers are also off this Monday before wrapping up their trip with three games at...