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A.J. Ellis

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  • Dodgers' Drew Butera having his rough moments behind the plate

    Dodgers' Drew Butera having his rough moments behind the plate
    Pitchers rave about the way Drew Butera works behind the plate. He came to the Dodgers last season with a reputation as a defensive whiz and quickly everyone could understand why. Only that’s not to imply he hasn’t had his rough moments....
  • Dodgers are running in place — will they ever get on a roll?

    Dodgers are running in place — will they ever get on a roll?
    Does it really seem so much to ask? A little roll? Stringing a few wins together? Some actual movement in a forward direction? Right now the Dodgers are kings of treading water, which I guess is swell if you’re on a water polo team but doesn&...
  • Letters: Can't see what they can't hit

    Letters: Can't see what they can't hit
    I understand from reading the L.A. Times sports page that Josh Beckett threw a no-hitter followed by Hyun-Jin Ryu's seven innings of a perfect game, but I don't believe it because "If a tree falls in the forest and no one is around to see it...."...
  • Dodgers try to get their Australian slang on [Video]

    Dodgers try to get their Australian slang on [Video]
    Your browser does not support iframes. Is it really so hard? Australians are always adopting proper speaking inflections to play Americans in movies. Think Hugh Jackman would have been as convincing a Wolverine if he had used his native Australian...
  • Dan Haren looks at home in pitching Dodgers to 5-1 win over Padres

    Interesting approach the Dodgers are using to get the new season underway: score early, get terrific starting pitching, hang on. It has worked in four of their five games and might have worked in all five if Brian Wilson hadn’t come up with a...
  • Yasiel Puig to bat leadoff for Dodgers on opening day

    Yasiel Puig to bat leadoff for Dodgers on opening day
    SYDNEY, Australia -- With left-hander Wade Miley pitching for the Arizona Diamondbacks on opening day, Justin Turner will start in place of Dee Gordon at second base for the Dodgers on Saturday at Sydney Cricket Ground. Turner bats right-handed and...
  • Dodgers seen as the guys in the black hats in Australia

    Dodgers seen as the guys in the black hats in Australia
    SYDNEY, Australia — Even on the other side of the world, the Dodgers have been cast as the villains. The buildup to their season opener Saturday against the Arizona Diamondbacks is reminiscent of the scenario the Dodgers faced when they played the...
  • Deal to stiffen drug penalties gets positive reviews from MLB players

    Deal to stiffen drug penalties gets positive reviews from MLB players
    The agreement announced Friday between Major League Baseball and the players' union to stiffen penalties for those caught using performance-enhancing drugs was applauded by players who said they are tired of seeing the sport embarrassed by cheaters....
  • Dodgers unravel in 3-1 loss to Padres

    SAN DIEGO — As Brian Wilson recounted his eighth-inning implosion Sunday, he made certain his failures wouldn't obscure something positive that came out of the Dodgers' 3-1 loss to the San Diego Padres at Petco Park. Hyun-Jin Ryu was, in Wilson'...
  • Spring training: Dodgers 4, Arizona 3

    Spring training: Dodgers 4, Arizona 3
    Dodgers 4, Arizona Diamondbacks 3 AT THE PLATE: Juan Uribe was two for two with a home run and two runs batted in. Alex Guerrero got his first two hits, both bloop singles, the second of which drove in a run. Brendan Harris, formerly of the Angels,...
  • Dodgers defeat Tigers in 10 innings, 3-2

    Dodgers defeat Tigers in 10 innings, 3-2
    Dodgers 3, Tigers 2 (10 innings) KEY MOMENT: Carl Crawford's 10th-inning double skipped by Detroit left fielder Rajai Davis, allowing Chone Figgins to score the winning run from first base. Figgins opened the inning by drawing a walk. Detroit sent the...
  • Dodgers season preview: A pitching rich club

    Dodgers season preview: A pitching rich club
    With a lineup built around Hanley Ramirez and Adrian Gonzalez, the Dodgers might have more offensive firepower than any team in the National League. But catcher A.J. Ellis said that if they win the World Series this year, the primary reason will be...