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  • Prospect watch: Early look at future of all 30 teams

    Developing baseball talent is always an inexact science. Even when a team drafts or signs a bona fide prospect, injuries sometimes get in the way of the most promising careers. Such is the case this year for three of the game's top prospects,...
  • Men with beards are the new face of baseball

    Men with beards are the new face of baseball
    Pennant races always had the potential to get a little hairy, and these days that's not always about late-inning rallies, fluke bounces or the questionable call by an umpire. Sometimes, it's the actual hair. Last season's World Series between the...
  • Dodgers score five runs in fifth inning of 8-2 win over Rockies

    Dodgers score five runs in fifth inning of 8-2 win over Rockies
    ON THE MOUND: Josh Beckett pitched five shutout innings, but was removed in the sixth because of discomfort in his left hip. Beckett said he felt something running the bases in the Dodgers' five-run fifth inning. His journey around the bases included an...
  • Dodgers' streak of limiting walks ends in Denver

    Dodgers' streak of limiting walks ends in Denver
    The Dodgers have already left their mark in history this season. For 39 consecutive games, their starting pitcher walked two or fewer batters, the longest such streak in baseball dating to at least 1900, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. The run...
  • 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...
  • A.J. Ellis propels Dodgers to 1-0 win over Padres

    A.J. Ellis propels Dodgers to 1-0 win over Padres
    Catcher A.J. Ellis lifted the Dodgers to a walk-off, 1-0 victory over the San Diego Padres on Saturday night, driving in Adrian Gonzalez with a bases-loaded sacrifice fly to right field in the bottom of the ninth inning. The win moved the Dodgers back...
  • Dodgers get second walk-off win of season, beat Padres, 1-0

    Dodgers get second walk-off win of season, beat Padres, 1-0
    KEY MOMENT: The Dodgers moved back into sole possession of first place in the National League with their second walk-off victory of the season, this one courtesy of a sacrifice fly by A.J. Ellis. Adrian Gonzalez led off the ninth inning with a double to...
  • Dodgers lose to San Diego Padres, 6-3

    AT THE PLATE: Matt Kemp's run-scoring single in the first inning moved the Dodgers in front, 1-0. But they didn't score again until the seventh, when Yasiel Puig doubled in a run and Adrian Gonzalez had a sacrifice fly — a play on which Puig was...
  • Angels' Kole Calhoun is proving himself worthy of a full-time role

    Managers don't like to tinker with platoons that are working, but sometimes players can mash their way into full-time roles, as Kole Calhoun is doing with the Angels. Calhoun has shared right field — and the leadoff spot — with Collin...
  • Dodgers' Yasiel Puig to take part in home run derby

    Dodgers' Yasiel Puig to take part in home run derby
    America, get ready for theatrics: Yasiel Puig is in the home run derby. Puig said Tuesday he has accepted a derby invitation from National League captain Troy Tulowitzki. "I'm very thankful," Puig said through an interpreter. Although some players...
  • Dodgers' Don Mattingly confident in Carl Crawford's ability

    Dodgers' Don Mattingly confident in Carl Crawford's ability
    The Dodgers have activated Carl Crawford from the disabled list, but it remains unclear what role he will play for a team crowded with outfielders. Crawford injured his ankle May 27 chasing down a double off the bat of Reds outfielder Chris Heisey and...