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  • Are the Dodgers not fully ready to play?

    Are the Dodgers not fully ready to play?
    Considering the season is only a little more than a month old, the Dodgers went into their series opener against the San Francisco Giants on Thursday with an unusual sense of urgency. A day that ended with the Giants scoring twice in the 10th inning...
  • Giants get last word after Dodgers make some noise

    By the standards of their shared history, this has been a period of relative civility between the Dodgers and San Francisco Giants. A measure of hostility was reintroduced into the storied rivalry Friday night, courtesy of Yasiel Puig's home run...
  • Dodgers find something, then lose it in 7-4 defeat to Giants

    The elements for an emotional victory were in place Sunday, which is why Clayton Kershaw and Kenley Jansen were particularly regretful about their roles in the Dodgers' 10-inning, 7-4 loss to the San Francisco Giants. Kershaw served up a seventh-...
  • Dodgers can't figure out Phillies' Cliff Lee in 7-0 loss

    There is this one little thing about your first-place Dodgers that probably should be noted. They are 12-8 overall -- or 7-1 against the woeful Arizona Diamondbacks and 5-7 against everyone else. Could they be a team whose first-place status has been...
  • Ned Colletti urges more plate discipline from Dodgers

    While calling on the Dodgers to improve their plate discipline and defense, General Manager Ned Colletti said he was generally satisfied with how the team has looked. Speaking Monday before the Dodgers' 6-5 victory over Miami, Colletti said, "Once we...
  • Anger flashes from both sides during Giants' 3-1 win over Dodgers

    It’s not so nasty anymore, this rivalry. Still there, certainly, but in recent years Dodgers-Giants games have become an almost polite rivalry. The roots run very deep, however, and Friday night the rivalry was freshened up a tad, intentionally or...
  • Time for these oh-so-average Dodgers to actually get it rolling

    Time for these oh-so-average Dodgers to actually get it rolling
    The Los Angeles Dodgers, most expensive mediocre team in baseball history? Of course, they’re the most expensive any kind of team right now, but are hardly looking like that juggernaut that was supposed to pillage the Nation League on its way to...
  • Letters: What went wrong with the Clippers?

    Letters: What went wrong with the Clippers?
    Contrary to the headline implication in The Times, the Clippers didn't lose to the Thunder because of Donald Sterling; they lost because Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook outplayed Blake Griffin and Chris Paul when it counted. Ken Blake Brea ::...
  • Yasiel Puig stars in Dodgers' 4-1 victory over Diamondbacks

    Yasiel Puig put on his Sunday best against the worst team in the major leagues. Puig had a show-stopping throw and a mighty impressive home run, the top highlights of the Dodgers’ 4-1 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks. Josh Beckett and...
  • 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...
  • Hyun-Jin Ryu stays perfect on the road in Dodgers' 2-1 victory

    Next time Hyun-Jin Ryu starts at home, disguise Dodger Stadium. Put a giant Coke bottle beyond left field. Add a pool in center. Slap Petco Park signs in the dugout or something. Anything to make Ryu believe he’s pitching on the road, where...