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  • Dietrich shows toughness in face of adversity

    Dietrich shows toughness in face of adversity
    It started out as a routine grounder in a nondescript spring training exhibition in March 2014. The slight, unexpected change of course of that ball would ultimately prove as wide as the Gulf of Mexico for Derek Dietrich's career path. The Marlins...
  • It's OK that Adrian Gonzalez won't start in Royal joke of an All-Star game

    It's OK that Adrian Gonzalez won't start in Royal joke of an All-Star game
    Baseball loves wacky, or maybe you haven’t been paying attention to the All-Star voting results. Major League Baseball has a real problem on its hands and has absolutely no one to blame but itself. And I’m not talking about Adrian Gonzalez...
  • Cubs in holding pattern for NL All-Star voting

    Cubs in holding pattern for NL All-Star voting
    Three Chicago Cubs players failed to move up as the National League All-Star voting moves into its final two weeks. Rookie third baseman Kris Bryant remains second to Matt Carpenter of St. Louis in the latest voting results released Tuesday. First...
  • Clayton Kershaw finally tames the Cardinals

    Clayton Kershaw finally tames the Cardinals
    The eight shutout innings Clayton Kershaw pitched Saturday didn't erase what happened in October. Perhaps that was why Kershaw offered only a one-word response when he was asked if the Dodgers' 2-0 victory that night was any more meaningful because it...
  • Dodgers' Howie Kendrick is back in action, likely to start Monday

    Dodgers' Howie Kendrick is back in action, likely to start Monday
    In the midst of another anemic offensive performance, another bullpen meltdown and yet another defeat at the hand of the St. LouisĀ Cardinals, the Dodgers found one small piece of good news to salvage Sunday night: Howie Kendrick is back in the game....
  • Eric Karros: 12 seasons, 270 homers ... and four votes in greatest Dodgers poll?

    Eric Karros: 12 seasons, 270 homers ... and four votes in greatest Dodgers poll?
    Eric Karros was pretty much the perfect Dodger. A local UCLA boy. Looks to make a schoolgirl swoon. Serious power in his bat. Never in trouble. Maybe the best hair in baseball — ever. Karros played 12 successful years here and became the Los...
  • Adrian Gonzalez now second in All-Star voting; no Dodger starter?

    Adrian Gonzalez now second in All-Star voting; no Dodger starter?
    The Dodgers trail only the St. Louis Cardinals for best record in the National League, but they’re looking at not having one starter on the National League All-Star team. Their one position player who was leading the voting, first baseman Adrian...
  • A healthy Brett Anderson can give the Dodgers the innings they need

    A healthy Brett Anderson can give the Dodgers the innings they need
    Dodgers left-hander Brett Anderson has pitched 12 2/3 innings in June. That would be about as ordinary as statistics can get, except for this: Over the previous five years, Anderson pitched a total of seven innings in June. When the Dodgers signed the...
  • Dodgers beat Diamondbacks, 3-1, behind Kendrick

    Dodgers beat Diamondbacks, 3-1, behind Kendrick
    Dodgers 3, Arizona 1 KEY MOMENT: With the score tied in the seventh inning, 1-1, Chris Heisey drew a two-out walk, which was followed by a double to left-center by Yasiel Puig. With runners on second and third, the Diamondbacks elected to...
  • Rays turn back Angels, 6-5, in 10 innings

    Rays turn back Angels, 6-5, in 10 innings
    KEY MOMENT: After the Angels rallied to tie the score in the ninth inning, they deployed closer Huston Street for the 10th. The first batter he faced, Kevin Kiermaier, hit a home run. The Angels, trying to win for the first time this season when...
  • Dodgers no closer to figuring out Alex Guerrero's ultimate position

    Dodgers no closer to figuring out Alex Guerrero's ultimate position
    Everyone seemed certain Alex Guerrero could hit. A very impressive batter. The problem then, and now, was finding a place on the field to play him. Guerrero arrived from Cuba as a shortstop, was converted to second base after signing with the Dodgers...