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  • The secret to rediscovering A.J. Ellis -- find the old A.J. Ellis

    A.J. Ellis had lost his way, a price it seems, for always wanting to improve. The trouble with trying to become a better hitter was, he was no longer the hitter who had been successful the past two seasons as the Dodgers’ main catcher. Ellis has...
  • Miscommunication leads to Dodgers' downfall

    LOS ANGELES � The Los Angeles Dodgers were within striking distance entering Sunday's seventh inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks, down just one run with an effective Josh Beckett on the mound. And then Arizona catcher Miguel Montero hit a...
  • Revolving door at third base for Dodgers

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Los Angeles Dodgers - INSIDE PITCH LOS ANGELES -- Third base has become such an unsettled position for the Los Angeles Dodgers that the team used four different players in the past four games. Justin Turner went 2-...
  • Dodgers fail to support Josh Beckett in loss to Diamondbacks, 6-3

    Dodgers fail to support Josh Beckett in loss to Diamondbacks, 6-3
    ON THE MOUND: Josh Beckett continued to be victimized by the Dodgers' inconsistency, as he lost for the third time in his last four starts. Beckett pitched seven innings and was charged with four runs (three earned) and five hits. He struck out six....
  • Dodgers put Chone Figgins on disabled list with quad strain

    Some return, some leave. It’s baseball life and the disabled list, and the carousel continued Saturday for the Dodgers. One day after getting A.J. Ellis and Hanley Ramirez back in the lineup, the Dodgers announced prior to Saturday’s game...
  • Dodgers gain as Chad Billingsley feels more pain

    The Dodgers are still waiting for Hanley Ramirez to start hitting and they're still waiting for the kind of winning streak that could define them. But in the aftermath of a 6-4 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday night at Dodger Stadium,...
  • The Dodgers' arguing? That's just what a family does, Mattingly says

    The Dodgers' management made its call on Don Mattingly last year. The powers that be loved how he ran the clubhouse. They did not love how he ran a game. So they fired his handpicked bench coach, Trey Hillman, and replaced him with Tim Wallach. The...
  • Are the Dodgers showing actual signs of defensive improvement?

    Shh, it might be best not to say this out loud — it sounds so foreign — but the Dodgers currently are not giving games away. They have not committed an error in their past seven consecutive games, which modest as it may seem is a season-best...
  • Carl Crawford's comeback hits a snag for Dodgers

    Meanwhile, back to the two steps forward, one step back routine … Carl Crawford was making unexpected progress from his sprained ankle, so much so that the Dodgers thought they might be able to activate him when he was eligible to come off the...
  • Feeling like old self, Chone Figgins hits another speed bump

    Feeling like old self, Chone Figgins hits another speed bump
    Chone Figgins was starting to feel like his old self again, a veteran feeling very few of his 36 years this season. Then, while running out a bunt this weekend, Figgins strained his left quadriceps, and now he's on the disabled list. Just like that, the...
  • Dodgers can't get it done for Josh Beckett again, fall 6-3 to Arizona

    After the Dodgers fell 6-3 to the Diamondbacks on Sunday, Josh Beckett’s record since his no-hitter fell to 1-3. And he’s actually pitched well. Just not well enough to overcome Dodgers miscues, both mental and physical. Not well enough to...