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Josh Beckett

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  • Slick fielding helps Dodgers' Dee Gordon make most of second chance

    Dee Gordon has quick hands at the plate, fast reflexes in the field and speed on the basepaths — there's no time for slow. The word doesn't seem like it should even be in the vocabulary of baseball's stolen-base leader, but slowing the game down...
  • Dodgers put Josh Beckett on disabled list

    The Dodgers put pitcher Josh Beckett on the disabled list Tuesday, hoping a short rest now can help him avoid a prolonged absence later in the season. Beckett left Sunday's game after five innings after aggravating a sore left hip while running the...
  • Dodgers barraged by hits in 14-5 loss to Tigers

    Dodgers barraged by hits in 14-5 loss to Tigers
    KEY MOMENT: The Dodgers roughed up Justin Verlander for five runs in the first inning, and the home fans booed him off the mound. But Verlander ended up the winning pitcher, as the Tigers tied the score against Hyun-Jin Ryu in the second inning, when they...
  • Dodgers might try to acquire more pitching

    The Oakland Athletics' starting rotation boasted the best earned-run average in the American League. No matter. The A's just traded for two starting pitchers. The Dodgers' starting rotation boasts the best ERA in the National League. No matter. The...
  • Clayton Kershaw's streak ends, but Dodgers top Padres, 2-1

    Clayton Kershaw's streak ends, but Dodgers top Padres, 2-1
    ON THE MOUND: Clayton Kershaw's scoreless streak ended at 41 innings on a sixth-inning solo home run by Chase Headley, but the Dodgers ace was otherwise nearly flawless in a complete-game victory. Kershaw won his eighth consecutive start by limiting the...
  • Dodgers lose, and they could use a shot in arm

    Dodgers lose, and they could use a shot in arm
    Hanley Ramirez wasn't in the Dodgers' lineup again Friday, this time because he was only a day removed from receiving a cortisone injection on his troublesome right shoulder. Ramirez's absence is expected to be a short-term problem. When he feels...
  • As answers elude Dan Haren, Dodgers face hole in rotation's back half

    As answers elude Dan Haren, Dodgers face hole in rotation's back half
    Dan Haren fiddled his thumb and cracked his knuckles restively in the Dodgers' clubhouse. Approaching the All-Star break, Haren hasn’t pitched to his expectations, and perhaps he is starting to grow restless. The Padres, the lowest-scoring team in...
  • Dodgers likely won't trade the farm for top pitcher

    With Josh Beckett sidelined, Dan Haren inconsistent and the bullpen short on dependable late-inning options, General Manager Ned Colletti said he remains in search of pitching as the July 31 nonwaiver trade deadline approaches. Speaking Saturday...
  • Dodgers' season to date largely unseen, needs L.A. mayor on the scene

    Dodgers' season to date largely unseen, needs L.A. mayor on the scene
    The baseball season has reached its traditional halfway point, and Dodgers fans continue to lead the league in strikeouts. While caught in the crossfire between Mis-DirecTV and Sports-Nyet LA, is there anything they haven't missed? Josh Beckett became...
  • Dodgers come off the break with a lot of tough work ahead of them

    In the days leading up to the All-Star break, Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen was already looking to the weeks ahead. "We're going to have a tough month," Jansen said. "We have to compete now and show our best." The Dodgers resume play Friday at Busch...
  • Dodgers recall Paco Rodriguez from triple A

    Dodgers recall Paco Rodriguez from triple A
    The Dodgers recalled left-hander Paco Rodriguez on Friday before the start of their three-game series against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium. This will be the 23-year-old Rodriguez’s third time in the major leagues this season. In 10...