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  • It's fun time: The stretch arrives for Dodgers

    It's fun time: The stretch arrives for Dodgers
    Now to get serious. Really, really serious. Not to imply those Boys of Summer weren’t before, but for teams in contention for the playoffs, September brings heightened pressure and significance. The Dodgers are definitely in contention, definitely...
  • Clayton Kershaw applies the clincher for Dodgers

    Clayton Kershaw applies the clincher for Dodgers
    The closer the Dodgers moved to the division title Wednesday night, the louder the fans at Dodger Stadium chanted. "M-V-P! M-V-P!" By the time Clayton Kershaw walked off the field in the eighth inning with a four-run lead, the call of the crowd was...
  • Dodgers' starting five continues to rebound in 6-3 win over Reds

    Dodgers' starting five continues to rebound in 6-3 win over Reds
    The drama ended early Tuesday night at Dodger Stadium. Zack Greinke's bid for a perfect game was over when he gave up a second-inning single. So the Dodgers' dugout was devoid of the superstitions and don't-spoil-the-no-hitter behavior present...
  • Josh Beckett struggles with encore; Dodgers fall to Pirates, 2-1

    Josh Beckett struggles with encore; Dodgers fall to Pirates, 2-1
    The trouble with an outstanding performance is trying to follow it. Harper Lee wrote “To Kill a Mockingbird” and called it a career. Steam never could follow up “Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye,” which was a genuine American...
  • Hanley Ramirez comes in handy as Dodgers defeat Pirates, 12-2

    Hanley Ramirez comes in handy as Dodgers defeat Pirates, 12-2
    When Hanley Ramirez hits, the Dodgers win — or so it seems. "That's why I haven't been smiling a lot, because I know that," Ramirez said. Ramirez was smiling again Saturday. He broke out offensively, and, coincidentally or not, so did the...
  • Dodgers are still trying to find their groove

    Dodgers are still trying to find their groove
    For the second consecutive year, the Dodgers are 71/2 games out of first place after the first game of June. It all worked out just fine last year, of course. But, on the first day of June 2013, Yasiel Puig was two days from his major league debut,...
  • 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 ::...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Anger flashes from both sides during Giants' 3-1 win over Dodgers

    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...