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  • Giants beat Marlins on Duffy's single in the ninth

    SAN FRANCISCO The Giants are next to last in the NL in runs scored. They played Sunday afternoon without Buster Posey, Angel Pagan or Brandon Crawford in the lineup. It's not as if Bruce Bochy was offering up the homestand finale to the Miami Marlins....
  • Grandal drives in 8, homers twice as Dodgers rout Brewers

    Going into the sixth inning, Yasmani Grandal was having a rather nice game — a single, plus a pair of walks. After that, he turned into a regular Babe Ruth. Grandal drove in eight runs, hitting two homers and reaching base six times Thursday to...
  • LEADING OFF: Billingsley back on mound after 2-year layoff

    A look at what's happening all around the major leagues today: ___ WELCOME BACK After a long road back to the big leagues, Chad Billingsley makes his first start in more than two years. The Philadelphia Phillies plan to activate him from the disabled...
  • Bumgarner pitches Giants past Padres for fourth straight win

    Madison Bumgarner refuses to talk about the notion of getting on a roll. It's not the way he operates, and his way has worked out pretty well so far. Still, beating Clayton Kershaw and Tyson Ross in consecutive outings and shutting down two top NL...
  • The Times' MLB rankings

    The Times' MLB rankings
    Last week's ranking in parenthesis. Statistics are through Friday's games. 1. KANSAS CITY: The Royals defense already has saved 29 runs. The next-closest team has saved 15. (1) 2. ST. LOUIS: Played 19 consecutive games against the dregs of the NL...
  • The most popular TV viewing in San Diego? Padres games

    The most popular TV viewing in San Diego? Padres games
    As the Dodgers' television blackout extends into a second month of a second season, San Diego Padres fans are watching their team in record numbers. The Padres had perhaps the splashiest off-season of any major league team, adding such stars as Matt...
  • Does Brandon McCarthy's injury mean Dodgers will trade prospects? Maybe

    Does Brandon McCarthy's injury mean Dodgers will trade prospects? Maybe
    It is barely two weeks into the season, and the team that employs the best pitcher on the planet and sports a world-record payroll suddenly faces a crisis in its starting rotation. Brandon McCarthy will miss the rest of the season because of a torn...
  • Hamilton back with Rangers, ready to get back on field

    Josh Hamilton knows he never was the player the Los Angeles Angels wanted and expected him to be. "I worked my butt off to be that guy this year going into this season for the Angels," Hamilton said. "They just didn't want that to happen for some reason....
  • Magic Johnson doesn't think TV issue has hurt Dodgers' brand

    Magic Johnson doesn't think TV issue has hurt Dodgers' brand
    Dodgers co-owner Magic Johnson said Wednesday he does not believe the team's virtual disappearance from local television has damaged its standing in the community. When Johnson and his partners bought the Dodgers in 2012, the Lakers legend talked of...
  • Best numbers of young season? San Francisco Giants are a crummy 4-10

    Best numbers of young season? San Francisco Giants are a crummy 4-10
    Our parents taught as young children never to kick anyone when they’re down, unless it’s the San Francisco Giants. Then, have at it. So forgive the gleefulness here, but seriously, how do you plummet so miserably in one off-season? It’...
  • Dodgers blow ninth-inning lead, lose 3-2 to Giants in 10th

    Dodgers blow ninth-inning lead, lose 3-2 to Giants in 10th
    KEY MOMENT: The Dodgers were forced to watch the Giants celebrate a walk-off victory for the second consecutive day, as Justin Maxwell singled off Juan Nicasio in the 10th inning to drive in Angel Pagan. For the Giants, the win completed a three-game...