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  • Brandon McCarthy has bumpy debut in Dodgers' 7-4 victory

    Brandon McCarthy has bumpy debut in Dodgers' 7-4 victory
    KEY MOMENT: Adrian Gonzalez, who homered in his first three at-bats, also delivered a pivotal hit in his fourth. With the Dodgers leading, 6-4, in the sixth inning, Gonzalez stepped in to face left-hander Frank Garces with runners on the corner....
  • 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 defense falls flat in loss to Padres, 7-3

    Dodgers defense falls flat in loss to Padres, 7-3
    KEY MOMENT: The Dodgers were let down by their supposedly improved defense, which committed three errors. The last one was the most damaging. Catcher Yasmani Grandal fielded a ninth-inning bunt by Cory Spangenberg, only to make an errant throw to first...
  • Dodgers' starting rotation is a high-wire, high-risk act

    Dodgers' starting rotation is a high-wire, high-risk act
    Zack Greinke hasn't complained of any elbow problems for the last several weeks. The Dodgers right-hander certainly pitched as if nothing was wrong Tuesday night, when he made his season debut in what became a 7-3 loss to the San Diego Padres at...
  • Adrian Gonzalez hits three homers to power Dodgers to 7-4 win

    Adrian Gonzalez hits three homers to power Dodgers to 7-4 win
    He did it again. Then again. And then again. Very repetitive, in that wonderful kind of way. By the time Adrian Gonzalez was finished breaking records for the night, he had hit three home runs Wednesday, which only gave him five in the first three games...
  • Padres new general manager working quickly to turn things around

    Padres new general manager working quickly to turn things around
    A.J. Preller was a fraternity brother and roommate of Jon Daniels when the two attended Cornell, so when Daniels became the Rangers' baseball head in 2003, he soon brought his old friend in to run the team's international and pro scouting. It's always...
  • Giants beat Padres 1-0 in 12 innings

    SAN DIEGO Unless a certain team in Chavez Ravine gets a wild notion to pack up and move to Jacksonville, the Padres never can claim to be the Giants' archrivals. But if the first meeting between the clubs is any indication, the Padres will be one heck of...
  • Gonzalez homers 3 times to lead Dodgers past Padres 7-4

    Adrian Gonzalez insists he's no home run hitter, even if his current power surge suggests otherwise. It's simply about making good contact with the ball for the 32-year-old first baseman, who is dogged in his hitting preparation. It's paying off, with...
  • Dodgers give one away in loss to San Diego Padres, 7-3

    Dodgers give one away in loss to San Diego Padres, 7-3
    No one’s really arguing the Dodgers will not be an improved defensive team this season. And no one is arguing they won’t have nights like Tuesday's, either, when they committed three errors and could have been charged with another. The...
  • Padres continue makeover, obtain Craig Kimbrel, Melvin Upton from Braves

    Padres continue makeover, obtain Craig Kimbrel, Melvin Upton from Braves
    SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Padres couldn't start the season without yet another blockbuster deal by first-year general manager A.J. Preller. Preller pushed ahead with his remarkable makeover of the Padres on Sunday when he acquired All-Star...
  • Padres obtain Kimbrel, Melvin Upton from Braves

    The San Diego Padres couldn't start the season without yet another blockbuster deal by first-year general manager A.J. Preller. Preller pushed ahead with his remarkable makeover of the Padres on Sunday when he acquired All-Star closer Craig Kimbrel and...