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  • 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...
  • Justin Turner's versatility has helped boost Dodgers

    Justin Turner's versatility has helped boost Dodgers
    Justin Turner's role with the Dodgers carries an unglamorous title: Utility player. Turner, a Cal State Fullerton product, has played every infield position this season, helping his injury-prone team to a comfortable advantage in the National League...
  • Carl Crawford, Justin Turner lead Dodgers to 8-6 win over Padres

    It can be a miserably long season, six grueling months with precious few days off, playing 162 games without a clock. Bodies break down, spirits lag, the sun bakes. Yet it’s not always the strongest teams that survive but the deepest. The...
  • 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...
  • Will Dodgers bring back Michael Young to provide infield help?

    Will Dodgers bring back Michael Young to provide infield help?
    The Dodgers’ off-season maneuvering is more down to the fine-tuning than meeting glaring needs. Sure, they’re interested in Masahiro Tanaka and would listen on David Price. They’d listen to a lot of things. But a real need is something...
  • 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....