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  • Dodgers' Dan Haren seems to be wearing down

    Dodgers' Dan Haren seems to be wearing down
    Dan Haren is 33 now, his fastball several ticks slower than it was in the days he was an All-Star. At this stage of his career, what happened Saturday was bound to happen. Haren absorbed his worst beating of the season, when he was charged with...
  • Nationals manager Matt Williams is used to gutsy decisions by Buck Showalter

    Nationals manager Matt Williams is used to gutsy decisions by Buck Showalter
    WASHINGTON -- Washington Nationals manager Matt Williams has seen Buck Showalter make bold late-game decisions before. The Orioles manager, who was the Arizona Diamondbacks’ skipper and coached Williams there from 1998-2000, once made one of the...
  • Dodgers might try to acquire more pitching

    Dodgers might try to acquire more pitching
    The Oakland Athletics' starting rotation boasted the best earned-run average in the American League. No matter. The A's just traded for two starting pitchers. The Dodgers' starting rotation boasts the best ERA in the National League. No matter. The...
  • Dodgers: Carl Crawford on the bench when he returns

    Dodgers: Carl Crawford on the bench when he returns
    Carl Crawford will be on the bench when he rejoins the Dodgers this week, Manager Don Mattingly indicated Wednesday. The Dodgers have ascended to first place in the National League West behind a stabilized outfield of Matt Kemp in left field, Andre...
  • Dodgers don't plan to start Carl Crawford in the outfield

    Dodgers don't plan to start Carl Crawford in the outfield
    After 13 months of debate and discussion about how to fit four starting outfielders into three spots, the Dodgers finally have an answer. Yasiel Puig plays right field, Andre Ethier center, Matt Kemp left. Carl Crawford? Left out. The Dodgers flew...
  • Dodgers lose, and they could use a shot in arm

    Dodgers lose, and they could use a shot in arm
    Hanley Ramirez wasn't in the Dodgers' lineup again Friday, this time because he was only a day removed from receiving a cortisone injection on his troublesome right shoulder. Ramirez's absence is expected to be a short-term problem. When he feels...
  • Dodgers could be ready to do a Price check

    Dodgers could be ready to do a Price check
    The most significant development regarding the Dodgers on Wednesday might not have happened here. It might have happened in Florida, where David Price walked off the mound in the ninth inning and waved to the fans of the Tampa Bay Rays. "If this is my...
  • Dodgers closing in on Giants in NL West after win over Cardinals, 1-0

    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...
  • Something very different about Dodgers during their turnaround

    Something very different about Dodgers during their turnaround
    There’s a turnaround within the Dodgers’ current turnaround, and clearly it’s not coincidental. At the midpoint of their 2014 season, the Dodgers are two games back of the Once They Were Giants in the National League West. The...
  • The second half begins and somehow the Dodgers still aren't on TV

    The second half begins and somehow the Dodgers still aren't on TV
    The first half is over, and how 'bout those Dodgers? Did you see those no-hitters by Clayton Kershaw and Josh Beckett? The exciting Dee Gordon leading the majors in stolen bases and triples? The Yasiel Puig throws and bat flips? What, no? Not one...
  • Dodgers lose to Cardinals, 3-1, but Giants continue their freefall

    Dodgers lose to Cardinals, 3-1, but Giants continue their freefall
    And now all Dodgers fans should take a moment to thank the San Francisco Giants for suddenly being so putrid. The Dodgers lost 3-1 to the Cardinals on a warm Friday night before a Dodger Stadium crowd of 48,159, and once again it did not cost them a...