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  • Scott Van Slyke leads Dodgers past Arizona, 3-1, in season opener

    Scott Van Slyke leads Dodgers past Arizona, 3-1, in season opener
    SYDNEY, Australia — Scott Van Slyke knows this won’t last forever. When Carl Crawford and Matt Kemp return, Van Slyke will be the Dodgers’ fifth outfielder. But however the remainder of the season unfolds for him, Van Slyke will always...
  • Adam Jones helps Orioles bounce back from heartbreak with 8-4 win over Athletics

    OAKLAND, Calif. — Coming off a heartbreaking, walk-off loss to open their 10-game, West Coast road trip Friday night, the Orioles’ resilience was tested Saturday night against an Oakland Athletics club with the best record in baseball. But...
  • Orioles wake up Saturday morning to a first place position in AL East

    Rest assured, there were plenty of “Do Not Disturb” signs hanging from doors in the Orioles' team hotel Friday. The early postponement of Friday afternoon’s game in Boston allowed the Orioles, who arrived here around 4 a.m., to go back...
  • Mark Gonzales' Cubs mailbag

    I've noticed over the past few years, it seems the Cubs are the only team that continues to deploy a left and right-handed lineup card depending on the starting pitcher. To me, that seems like it would be hard for anyone to get in a groove. Why not just...
  • Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig injures left thumb sliding head-first

    Where were we with Yasiel Puig? Oh, yeah, it’s always something. This time it was potential injury, and although it did not appear serious, it hasn’t been ruled out. Puig was on time for batting practice and back in the lineup Saturday...
  • Yasiel Puig out of Dodgers lineup and headed for MRI exam on thumb

    Yasiel Puig out of Dodgers lineup and headed for MRI exam on thumb
    Yasiel Puig, the never-ending story … The Dodgers' uber-talented outfielder was not in the lineup Sunday aginst the Giants and left the clubhouse early to have an MRI exam on his sore left thumb. Puig injured the thumb Saturday sliding head-...
  • Dodgers' Dee Gordon works toward becoming the starting second baseman

     Dodgers' Dee Gordon works toward becoming the starting second baseman
    Having fulfilled his initial goal of making the Dodgers' opening-day roster, Dee Gordon now has a new ambition. "Do what I can to be the starting second baseman, just show them they can trust me and give them confidence that I can be their guy every...
  • Dodgers could face expensive decision with struggling Brandon League

    I believe it was that great baseball sage, Daffy Duck, who said of the Dodgers’ bullpen: “What a predicament!” The Dodgers are flush with relievers. Stocked with veteran arms. Have three former closers backing up Kenley Jansen....
  • Dee Gordon delights crowd in Dodgers' 6-1 victory over Rockies

    Dee Gordon delights crowd in Dodgers' 6-1 victory over Rockies
    Just when doubts about his ability to hit were resurfacing, Dee Gordon did something Monday night that no other player on the Dodgers can do. Had it happened in Little League, Gordon would have been credited with an inside-the-park home run in the third...
  • Don Mattingly sees selfish attitudes on Dodgers

    Don Mattingly reached his breaking point Wednesday night, using an expletive to describe the Dodgers in the wake of their latest defeat, a 2-1 loss to the Chicago White Sox. "Basically, we're ... ," Mattingly said. "We're just not that good." The...
  • Orioles pregame notes on Gonzalez, Davis, Berry and Hunter

    Orioles pregame notes on Gonzalez, Davis, Berry and Hunter
    Orioles right-hander Miguel Gonzalez, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right oblique muscle Friday, plans for his time on the DL to be short. Gonzalez is slated to throw a bullpen on Sunday or Monday, and said he hopes to make a...