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  • Abreu homers in return, but Sox lose 5-2

    LOS ANGELES -- White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu emphasized his return from the disabled list Monday night at Dodger Stadium, hitting a two-run home run to left field off Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw in just his second at-bat in 16 days. It...
  • Yasiel Puig has big game on bobblehead night in win over Marlins, 7-1

    Yasiel Puig has big game on bobblehead night in win over Marlins, 7-1
    AT THE PLATE: On the day the Dodgers offered fans bobblehead dolls made in his image, Yasiel Puig was two for three with a run batted in, a double, a run and a walk. Hanley Ramirez continued to show signs he might be close to breaking out of his slump, as...
  • Dodgers GM Ned Colletti not keen on dealing extra outfielder

    Dodgers GM Ned Colletti not keen on dealing extra outfielder
    Every game now, Manager Don Mattingly sits a hot bat. Every game, someone is not thrilled, left telling himself to think long term, to think team. If it’s not a serious problem at the moment, you wonder how long that can last. The Dodgers have...
  • Dodgers activate A.J. Ellis and put him in lineup

    Dodgers activate A.J. Ellis and put him in lineup
    A.J. Ellis is back and in the lineup. The Dodgers’ primary catcher was activated from the disabled list prior to Wednesday’s homestand finale against the Miami Marlins and immediately placed in the starting lineup. Catcher Miguel Olivo was...
  • Dodgers lose 18-7 as Arizona tags Clayton Kershaw for seven-run second

    Dodgers lose 18-7 as Arizona tags Clayton Kershaw for seven-run second
    It’s Tony La Russa, baseball genius! Hey, it’s no more a reach than any other explanation for Clayton Kershaw’s incredible meltdown. The Diamondbacks hired La Russa as their new Big Enchilada of Baseball earlier Saturday, and then...
  • The Times' baseball rankings

    The Times' baseball rankings
    Kevin Baxter ranks the 30 teams. Last week's ranking in parentheses, statistics are through Friday: 1. DETROIT: Tigers starters have given up more than three runs in a game only twice since April 18 (1) 2. OAKLAND: Athletics have outscored opponents...
  • Dodgers can't get it together in Arizona, fall 5-3 to Diamondbacks

    Dodgers can't get it together in Arizona, fall 5-3 to Diamondbacks
    A little of this, a little of that, not enough of anything. The Dodgers continued their meandering ways Sunday, this time losing to the Arizona Diamondbacks, 5-3, at Chase Field. The Dodgers have lost three of their last four and are now one game...
  • Dodgers expect to turn it around after 5-3 loss to Arizona

    Dodgers expect to turn it around after 5-3 loss to Arizona
    With another series completed and lost Sunday, Hanley Ramirez continued to wait for the season to change course. "I'm just waiting for my month," Ramirez said. "First for my week, then for my month. Our month." Other players made similar statements...
  • Dodgers' bullpen comes through, but Juan Uribe aggravates hamstring

    Dodgers' bullpen comes through, but Juan Uribe aggravates hamstring
    It was supposed to be one of the Dodgers’ great strengths this season. They had an impressive-looking group in the bullpen. A rising star in closer Kenley Jansen. Three former closers -- Brian Wilson, Chris Perez and Brandon League -- behind him....
  • Dodgers break out in win but get bad break with Juan Uribe's injury

    Dodgers break out in win but get bad break with Juan Uribe's injury
    This was more like how the Dodgers pictured themselves playing. Even after Adrian Gonzalez hit a two-run home run in the fifth inning to put them in front, they continued scoring runs. They didn't make any errors on defense. Their bullpen pitched four...
  • Dodgers get 15 hits, beat the Mets, 9-4

    Dodgers get 15 hits, beat the Mets, 9-4
    ON THE MOUND: Josh Beckett wasn't at his best but still won for the second consecutive time. He was charged with four runs and eight hits over five innings. Of the four runs, three came in the sixth inning on home runs by Curtis Granderson and Lucas Duda....