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  • Utley, Tanaka among MLB's first-half MVPs

    Utley, Tanaka among MLB's first-half MVPs
    The list of players who were the most valuable on their team through the first half of the 2014 baseball season includes usual suspects such as Andrew McCutchen, Troy Tulowitzki, Paul Goldschmidt, Felix Hernandez and David Price. As with every season,...
  • Dodgers come off the break with a lot of tough work ahead of them

    In the days leading up to the All-Star break, Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen was already looking to the weeks ahead. "We're going to have a tough month," Jansen said. "We have to compete now and show our best." The Dodgers resume play Friday at Busch...
  • Dodgers get payback for hit batters in 4-3 win against Cardinals

    Watching from the on-deck circle as Hanley Ramirez was struck by a fastball for the second time Sunday night, Adrian Gonzalez's initial instinct was to exact revenge in the most dramatic way possible. "Your first emotion is to hit a home run and stand...
  • Don Mattingly rests several regulars and Dodgers lose to Indians, 5-4

    Manager Don Mattingly described the Dodgers lineup Wednesday as a "winning lineup." Winning their division, perhaps. Winning this particular game, no. Mindful of the 75 games remaining in the regular season, the Dodgers didn't start several key...
  • Zack Greinke, Juan Uribe lead Dodgers to 3-2 victory over Colorado

    Go to Colorado and you expect runs by the tons. Humidor or not, the runs still pile up in the Mile High City. Just not always, and particularly when Zack Greinke happens to be on the mound. Greinke has been remarkably consistent this season, and he...
  • Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw dominant again in 9-0 win over Rockies

    KEY MOMENT: With Clayton Kershaw pitching for the Dodgers, this game was essentially over when Yasiel Puig launched a two-run home run off Jair Jurrjens in the first inning. The home run was Puig's first in more than a month, since May 28. "How many...
  • 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

    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

    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...