| Feb 22, 2014
| 6:08 PM
PHOENIX — Told the Dodgers signed free-agent shortstop Erisbel Arruebarrena to a five-year, $25-million contract, Yasiel Puig was flooded with memories of his childhood in Cuba.
Puig and Arruebarrena met as 9-year-olds in Cienfuegos. They played...
| Jul 5, 2014
| 4:41 PM
Theo Epstein was giddy a couple of weeks ago after reading a Sports Illustrated article imagining a 2017 World Series between the Cubs and Astros.
A buzz-killer quickly pointed out the writer had the Astros beating the Cubs.
"OK, they didn't get...
| Jul 12, 2014
| 10:31 PM
Catcher A.J. Ellis lifted the Dodgers to a walk-off, 1-0 victory over the San Diego Padres on Saturday night, driving in Adrian Gonzalez with a bases-loaded sacrifice fly to right field in the bottom of the ninth inning.
The win moved the Dodgers back...
| Jul 12, 2014
| 10:42 PM
KEY MOMENT: The Dodgers moved back into sole possession of first place in the National League with their second walk-off victory of the season, this one courtesy of a sacrifice fly by A.J. Ellis. Adrian Gonzalez led off the ninth inning with a double to...
| Jul 13, 2014
| 8:30 AM
Of the first 243 games of Paul Maholm’s career, 242 of them were starts. Pitching every fifth day, settling into a routine — that’s his comfort zone.
And until 2014, he didn’t have to leave that zone. He was a starter, nothing...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 6:18 PM
In the days leading up to the All-Star break, Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen was already looking to the weeks ahead.
"We're going to have a tough month," Jansen said. "We have to compete now and show our best."
The Dodgers resume play Friday at Busch...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 12:54 PM
The Dodgers recalled left-hander Paco Rodriguez on Friday before the start of their three-game series against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium.
This will be the 23-year-old Rodriguez’s third time in the major leagues this season. In 10...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 9:57 PM
The Oakland Athletics' starting rotation boasted the best earned-run average in the American League. No matter. The A's just traded for two starting pitchers.
The Dodgers' starting rotation boasts the best ERA in the National League. No matter. The...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 10:16 PM
ON THE MOUND: Clayton Kershaw's scoreless streak ended at 41 innings on a sixth-inning solo home run by Chase Headley, but the Dodgers ace was otherwise nearly flawless in a complete-game victory. Kershaw won his eighth consecutive start by limiting the...
| Jul 12, 2014
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...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 11:21 PM
AT THE PLATE: Matt Kemp's run-scoring single in the first inning moved the Dodgers in front, 1-0. But they didn't score again until the seventh, when Yasiel Puig doubled in a run and Adrian Gonzalez had a sacrifice fly — a play on which Puig was...