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  • Dodgers get payback for hit batters in 4-3 win against Cardinals

    Watching from the on-deck circle as Hanley Ramirez was struck by a fastball for the second time Sunday night, Adrian Gonzalez's initial instinct was to exact revenge in the most dramatic way possible. "Your first emotion is to hit a home run and stand...
  • The secret to rediscovering A.J. Ellis -- find the old A.J. Ellis

    A.J. Ellis had lost his way, a price it seems, for always wanting to improve. The trouble with trying to become a better hitter was, he was no longer the hitter who had been successful the past two seasons as the Dodgers’ main catcher. Ellis has...
  • Dodgers score six in second inning, breeze behind Zack Greinke, 9-1

    Dodgers score six in second inning, breeze behind Zack Greinke, 9-1
    Sometimes the hits just won’t drop. They can’t be bought, cajoled, begged for or designed by NASA. And sometimes, they just fall like raindrops from the baseball heavens. Between fielders, just inside the lines or over outreached gloves....
  • For sake of argument, baseball's replay review system has a downside

    For sake of argument, baseball's replay review system has a downside
    We never hesitate to recommend taking in a minor league game. It's a fun time at a fair price, with an added attraction this year. You might see a certain bit of craziness that the major leagues have essentially legislated out of the sport. We speak, of...
  • Dodgers hope their nice turnaround is only a beginning

    Dodgers hope their nice turnaround is only a beginning
    Ho-hum, another 9 1/2-game deficit wiped out by the Dodgers in less time than it takes Tommy Lasorda to explain the joys of eating pasta. Somewhat incredibly, the Dodgers have pulled it off for a second consecutive summer. “I don’t think...
  • Clint Robinson's first hit, Dan Haren's pitching lead Dodgers to win

    Clint Robinson's first hit, Dan Haren's pitching lead Dodgers to win
    You’re supposed to remember your firsts. Of course, it helps if it’s actually memorable in a good way. Clint Robinson waited a long time for his first major league hit. He’d spent most of the last nine seasons toiling in the minors....
  • 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' Clayton Kershaw tosses no-hitter

    Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw tosses no-hitter
    LOS ANGELES -- Clayton Kershaw tossed his first career no-hitter, and the Los Angeles Dodgers pounded the Colorado Rockies 8-0 Wednesday night at Dodger Stadium. Kershaw (7-2) struck out a career-high 15 and issued no walks in his 107-pitch outing. He...
  • 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...