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  • Should an all-points bulletin be sent out for Andre Ethier?

    Whither Andre Ethier? You remember him. Tall, good-looking guy. Clutch hitter. Was leading the majors in almost every hitting category in 2010 before fracturing his right pinkie. A two-time All-Star. Signed to a five-year, $85-million contract in 2012....
  • Dodgers outfield is crowded . . . but in a good way?

    The trade the Dodgers completed Monday didn't involved Matt Kemp or any of their other high-priced outfielders. Darwin Barney, a former Gold Glove Award winner, was acquired from the Chicago Cubs to back up at second base, third base and shortstop....
  • 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 fall, 6-3, as Padres get to a struggling Dan Haren

    Dodgers fall, 6-3, as Padres get to a struggling Dan Haren
    It was a night of contradiction for Dan Haren. He allowed just three hits through four innings, but one of those was a home run. The Padres hit the ball hard off Haren all night, but he still managed five strikeouts. And the inning that knocked Haren...
  • 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...
  • Dodgers' Zack Greinke gets roughed up in loss to Kansas City, 5-3

    KEY MOMENT: Kansas City starter Jeremy Guthrie had faced the minimum 12 batters through four innings when Adrian Gonzalez and Matt Kemp each singled to start the fifth inning. But Andre Ethier struck out, and A.J. Ellis and Miguel Rojas grounded out....
  • Manny Machado unveils his salsa line, professes his love for the tasty snack

    Manny Machado unveils his salsa line, professes his love for the tasty snack
    Orioles third baseman Manny Machado grew up eating chips and salsa. He enjoys the delicious combination at family gatherings, tailgate parties and just when he wants a snack during his off days. Tuesday afternoon, Machado unveiled his own line of...
  • Dodgers aren't doing enough to end broadcast blackout

    Last week, when Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw threw a no-hitter and I tweeted a photo of the celebration, a reader responded. "Stupid that most of Los Angeles was unable to watch" the game, wrote Terry Kinigstein. "Time that the Dodgers are available to...
  • A.J. Ellis takes one for team in Dodgers' 5-4 win over Royals

    Some hits do not help the batting average, but they can win games. The Dodgers were locked in a 4-4 tie with the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday night when A.J. Ellis came to the plate with the bases loaded in the eighth inning. Normally this is an...
  • A.J. Ellis takes a hit in Dodgers' 5-4 win over Royals

    A.J. Ellis takes a hit in Dodgers' 5-4 win over Royals
    KEY MOMENT: A.J. Ellis, in the batter's box, turned his back to the mound. It was the eighth inning, with the score tied, 4-4. The bases were loaded. The ball was coming at him. Ellis realized the ball would hit him. He absorbed the hit by pitch, and...
  • Dodgers closing in on Giants in NL West after win over Cardinals, 1-0

    The Dodgers reached the halfway point to their season Thursday, neither as good as they originally hoped nor as bad as they once feared. After 81 games, the Dodgers (45-36) may not lead the National League West, but they remain in very comfortable...