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  • Hyun-Jin Ryu shows quality of Dodgers starters in another 1-0 win

    The Dodgers went into the All-Star break Sunday with the best record in the National League. Their 1-0 victory over the San Diego Padres demonstrated why. The Dodgers scored seven runs in the four-game series at Dodger Stadium, but won three times....
  • 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...
  • Dodgers head into All-Star break after another 1-0 win over Padres

    Dodgers head into All-Star break after another 1-0 win over Padres
    At portable speaker night in Los Angeles, the Dodgers’ offense went into the All-Star break quietly. The team got another dominating starting pitching performance -- this time from Hyun-Jin Ryu -- but needed another late-inning rally to dispose of...
  • A.J. Ellis propels Dodgers to 1-0 win over Padres

    A.J. Ellis propels Dodgers to 1-0 win over Padres
    Catcher A.J. Ellis lifted the Dodgers to a walk-off, 1-0 victory over the San Diego Padres on Saturday night, driving in Adrian Gonzalez with a bases-loaded sacrifice fly to right field in the bottom of the ninth inning. The win moved the Dodgers back...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Dodgers get 7-2 win over Rockies and better review from Don Mattingly

    When talking about his team's performance Friday night, Don Mattingly was back to using words that could be printed in a family newspaper. With the Dodgers opening a three-game series against the Colorado Rockies with a 7-2 victory at Coors Field,...
  • Will Dodgers respond to Don Mattingly?

    Will Dodgers respond to Don Mattingly?
    There was nothing surprising about Don Mattingly's recent criticism of the Dodgers, other than perhaps the decision to use an obscenity to describe the team. Mattingly tried something like this early last year, when the Dodgers were playing even worse...