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A.J. Ellis

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  • 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'...
  • Dodgers show vulnerability by blowing late lead at San Diego

    SAN DIEGO — For seven innings, it was a game that glittered with the Dodgers' brightest hopes. Then, in what felt like seven minutes, it was a game that swallowed them up in their worst fears. What began as a nice first chapter highlighted by...
  • 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...
  • Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw, Angels' Mike Trout: Leading men, class acts

    In those heady days when Barry Bonds was hitting a home run just about every day, visitors would flock to the clubhouse of the San Francisco Giants. You would turn to the right for Bonds, for his entourage, for his oversized lounge chair, and for 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....
  • 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...
  • This Dodgers roster isn't built to last

    SYDNEY, Australia — The roster the Dodgers submitted to the commissioner's office on opening day won't be the same roster with which they will start the domestic part of their season. "This is our roster for the next two days," Manager Don...
  • Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw finds his game in Australia

    Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw finds his game in Australia
    SYDNEY, Australia — For the Dodgers, this was an opening day that didn't feel like an opening day. They were on the other side of the planet, in a time zone 18 hours ahead of home. The pregame ceremony didn't include fireworks or the customary...
  • 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...
  • Alex Guerrero on Dodgers' 25-man roster, Tim Federowicz optioned

    Alex Guerrero on Dodgers' 25-man roster, Tim Federowicz optioned
    The Dodgers announced their 25-man roster before opening the regular season against the Arizona Diamondbacks in Australia, and if it mostly came out as expected, it wasn’t devoid of surprise. Alex Guerrero, the Cuban infielder who did not play...
  • Dodgers' Adrian Gonzalez leaves exhibition, expected to start opener

    Dodgers' Adrian Gonzalez leaves exhibition, expected to start opener
    SYDNEY, Australia — Adrian Gonzalez made an early exit from an exhibition game Thursday because of tightness in his back but is expected to start the Dodgers' regular-season opener Saturday against the Arizona Diamondbacks. "I'm expecting him to...
  • Dodgers in Australia: Just a step in MLB's plan for world domination

    Dodgers in Australia: Just a step in MLB's plan for world domination
    SYDNEY, Australia — On the morning the Dodgers landed in Australia, there was a vague reference to their upcoming season-opening series on the cover of the Sydney Morning Herald. There was a small box that included a picture of basketball star...