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  • 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...
  • Angels fall apart in 11-3 loss to Oakland

    Angels fall apart in 11-3 loss to Oakland
    Athletics 11, Angels 3 KEY MOMENT: With the score tied, 3-3, in the seventh, Yoenis Cespedes fouled off two tough pitches from Angels setup man Joe Smith before lining a two-run triple to right for a 5-3 A's lead. Derek Norris walked, and Alberto...
  • Athletics continue to gain upper hand on Angels with 11-3 win

    It’s far too early to concede the American League West to the Oakland Athletics, but the early returns don’t look too promising for the Angels. Yoenis Cespedes had the game of his life Saturday night, gunning down two runners at the plate in...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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-...
  • Yasiel Puig singles, scores upon entering game for Dodgers

    Yasiel Puig singles, scores upon entering game for Dodgers
    Yasiel Puig was held out of the Dodgers' lineup for the second consecutive day, but he made an appearance as a pinch-hitter in the fifth inning of Sunday’s game against the Colorado Rockies. Puig, who received a rousing ovation when he appeared in...