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A.J. Ellis

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  • Dodgers lean on pitching in 1-0 win over Indians

    Dodgers lean on pitching in 1-0 win over Indians
    ON THE MOUND: Dan Haren allowed only two baserunners in seven innings. He walked David Murphy and gave up an infield hit to Michael Bourn in the third inning, but nothing else. "That's the best I've thrown the ball this year," said Haren, who is...
  • Dodgers' Josh Beckett has a shaky start in loss to Indians

    Dodgers' Josh Beckett has a shaky start in loss to Indians
    Recovering from a career-threatening operation and reinventing himself as a pitcher was only part of Josh Beckett's comeback. Now comes what could be the greatest obstacle: Maintenance. Beckett made one of his least effective starts of the season...
  • Dodgers get second walk-off win of season, beat Padres, 1-0

    Dodgers get second walk-off win of season, beat Padres, 1-0
    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...
  • Clayton Kershaw keeps zeroing in on history as Dodgers blank Rockies

    Clayton Kershaw keeps zeroing in on history as Dodgers blank Rockies
    In the 57 seasons the Dodgers have called Los Angeles their home, only two pitchers have recorded scoreless innings streaks longer than Clayton Kershaw's. Orel Hershiser and Don Drysdale. That's it. Kershaw extended his shutout streak to 36 innings...
  • Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw dominant again in 9-0 win over Rockies

    KEY MOMENT: With Clayton Kershaw pitching for the Dodgers, this game was essentially over when Yasiel Puig launched a two-run home run off Jair Jurrjens in the first inning. The home run was Puig's first in more than a month, since May 28. "How many...
  • Trying to appreciate latest run of greatness by Clayton Kershaw

    Trying to appreciate latest run of greatness by Clayton Kershaw
    And now for a small appreciation for the continuing wonder that is Clayton Kershaw. Or maybe not so small. Where he stands, exactly, remains to be seen, but it’s safe to recognize he needs to be up in the pantheon of special Los Angeles Dodgers...
  • There's no follow-up for Dan Haren in Dodgers' 8-7 loss to Rockies

    Tough to get excited in baseball about one performance or even a good beginning to one. Dan Haren was coming off his best start of the year, and Saturday came back with his worst. Rockies pitcher Jorge De La Rosa, who had been miserable against the...
  • Dodgers don't plan to start Carl Crawford in the outfield

    Dodgers don't plan to start Carl Crawford in the outfield
    After 13 months of debate and discussion about how to fit four starting outfielders into three spots, the Dodgers finally have an answer. Yasiel Puig plays right field, Andre Ethier center, Matt Kemp left. Carl Crawford? Left out. The Dodgers flew...
  • Dodgers likely won't trade the farm for top pitcher

    With Josh Beckett sidelined, Dan Haren inconsistent and the bullpen short on dependable late-inning options, General Manager Ned Colletti said he remains in search of pitching as the July 31 nonwaiver trade deadline approaches. Speaking Saturday...
  • 'Magical words' earn Yasiel Puig second ejection of his career

    The Dodgers had just earned the best record in the National League, so Yasiel Puig could be in a good mood after the game Saturday night. The team wasn’t burned by his ejection in the third inning of a 1-0 win over the Padres. He joked with...
  • Paul Maholm rediscovers comfort zone in start for Dodgers

    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...
  • Dodgers hold on to defeat Padres, 1-0

    KEY MOMENT: With the game scoreless, Dee Gordon singled to left field with one out and promptly stole second base. Carl Crawford drew a walk, which brought up Yasiel Puig, who singled to left-center field to drive in Gordon. ON THE MOUND: Five days...