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  • 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...
  • Parity provides hope along with mediocrity

     Parity provides hope along with mediocrity
    MINNEAPOLIS — Parity has been one of the biggest stories of baseball's first half, with almost everyone still in the wild-card hunt. "Parity is good," White Sox manager Robin Ventura said recently. "More people are in it. Hope is always good."...
  • 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

    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...
  • Dodgers hope their nice turnaround is only a beginning

    Dodgers hope their nice turnaround is only a beginning
    Ho-hum, another 9 1/2-game deficit wiped out by the Dodgers in less time than it takes Tommy Lasorda to explain the joys of eating pasta. Somewhat incredibly, the Dodgers have pulled it off for a second consecutive summer. “I don’t think...
  • Clayton Kershaw gives his assent to Dodgers' ascent to first place

    Clayton Kershaw gives his assent to Dodgers' ascent to first place
    Clayton Kershaw delivered the kind of performance Sunday that turned the Dodgers' ascension to first place into an afterthought. Kershaw pitched seven innings in a 6-0 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals at Dodger Stadium, dominating in a fashion...
  • Clint Robinson's first hit, Dan Haren's pitching lead Dodgers to win

    Clint Robinson's first hit, Dan Haren's pitching lead Dodgers to win
    You’re supposed to remember your firsts. Of course, it helps if it’s actually memorable in a good way. Clint Robinson waited a long time for his first major league hit. He’d spent most of the last nine seasons toiling in the minors....