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A.J. Ellis

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  • Haren gets $10 million option thanks to 2014 workload

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Los Angeles Dodgers - INSIDE PITCH LOS ANGELES -- Dan Haren delivered more than just another quality outing Monday night. The veteran right-hander limited the San Francisco Giants to one hit, but allowed two runs...
  • Dodgers can't keep the offense rolling, lose to Giants in 13 innings

    Dodgers can't keep the offense rolling, lose to Giants in 13 innings
    Remember, all previous scripts are rendered useless when the Dodgers and Giants meet with something on the line. Unless they call for the unexpected and slightly unbelievable. The Giants dragged into town Monday, fresh off being swept by the Padres...
  • At last, baseball feels fresh again with Dodgers on TV

    Up till Monday, this was the best Dodgers season we'd never seen. From newspaper reports and radio, we could keep up with the boys ... their heroics, their hissy fits. Constant tweeting added another layer of nuance and understanding. When I want fully...
  • Should you believe in a Dodgers offense reborn against Cubs, Rockies?

    Easy now, buckaroo, deep breaths and all. Don’t go getting too excited. Yes, it looks good for the Dodgers. Sure, the division race could be over by Tuesday. And no question they are now hitting as originally designed. Yet caution remains the wise...
  • Dodgers head home with breathing room in NL West

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Los Angeles Dodgers - INSIDE PITCH CHICAGO -- When Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly viewed the 2014 schedule and saw a late-season series with the San Francisco Giants, he immediately figured that meeting...
  • Dodgers use six-run first inning to beat Cubs, 14-5

    Dodgers use six-run first inning to beat Cubs, 14-5
    AT THE PLATE: Catcher A.J. Ellis entered the day with only one home run. On Friday, he hit a pair of two-run home runs, including a blast that capped the Dodgers' six-run first inning. The multi-home run game was the second in Ellis' career. The first, in...
  • Kershaw scuffles to 20th win of season

    The Sports Xchange By Jack McCarthy, The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: Updating" MIlwaukee loss clinches postseason for L.A. 7th graph Kershaw scuffles to 20th win of season CHICAGO -- Fastballs missed their target and breaking balls went awry but left-...
  • Friday's recap: Dodgers 14, Cubs 5

    Friday's recap: Dodgers 14, Cubs 5
    The summary The Dodgers knocked Edwin Jackson out in the first inning and cruised to a 14-5 victory at Wrigley Field. Clayton Kershaw (20-3) became the first pitcher this season to win 20 games after giving up three runs over five innings. He is now...
  • Dodgers 14, Cubs 5

    The Sports Xchange By Jack McCarthy, The Sports Xchange Dodgers 14, Cubs 5 CHICAGO -- Left-hander Clayton Kershaw became the first 20-game winner of the season in the major leagues and helped put Los Angeles on the verge of the National League playoffs...
  • Clayton Kershaw first to 20 wins as Dodgers roll over Cubs, 14-5

    Clayton Kershaw first to 20 wins as Dodgers roll over Cubs, 14-5
    Remember, they all count the same now. The works of art, those that are uglier than sin and the what-exactly-was-that-again victory? If anyone having trouble with what to make of the Dodgers’ 14-5 victory over the Cubs on Friday afternoon at...
  • Dodgers have a date, possibly with destiny — it's Sept. 24

    Dodgers have a date, possibly with destiny — it's Sept. 24
    You can circle the date now — Sept. 24, a week from Wednesday. No heroics required. Keeping pace in the standings will be just fine. If the Dodgers simply pick up a half-game over the next nine days, they can clinch the National League West on...
  • MLB slightly adjusts home plate collision rule

    MLB slightly adjusts home plate collision rule
    After all the angst, all the confusion, all the outrage over the new rule designed to make collisions at home plate extinct, baseball officials responded Tuesday with one little change. "If a runner is out by 30 feet," Angels General Manager Jerry...