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  • Dodgers lose to Giants, 8-4, in home opener

    Dodgers lose to Giants, 8-4, in home opener
    Final: Giants 8, Dodgers 4 It was a rough day for the Dodgers. It started with an upset Matt Kemp, a late and benched Yasiel Puig, and two two innings that more resembled a blooper rather than a highlight reel. Balls were bobbled and lost in the sun....
  • Magic Johnson on Yasiel Puig: 'He has to make the right decisions'

    Dodgers owner Magic Johnson said he supported Manager Don Mattingly's decision to bench Yasiel Puig after the outfielder showed up late for Friday's home opener. Johnson also said he understood the occasional slip from the 23-year-old Puig and said the...
  • Dodgers bench Yasiel Puig for arriving late; Matt Kemp gets start

    The Dodgers removed Yasiel Puig from the starting lineup for their home opener on Friday after he still had not arrived at the ballpark when the Dodgers took the field for batting practice. He showed up on the field about halfway through it, at almost 10:...
  • Letters: Dodgers' fans just don't get it

    Letters: Dodgers' fans just don't get it
    L.A. has great sports fans. Uniquely loyal, yet never to be had. If Time Warner Cable thinks the notion "I need my Dodgers.com" even remotely resonates, they're advised to go back and review "I need my Rams & Raiders.com." Anthony J. Moretti...
  • Dodgers hope stadium is ready for home opener

    Dodgers hope stadium is ready for home opener
    A capacity crowd will be ready for some baseball as the Dodgers play their home opener Friday afternoon against the San Francisco Giants. Whether the Dodgers were ready for all of those fans will be determined by what happens before, during and after...
  • An Angels offensive on updating defense

    An Angels offensive on updating defense
    As the Angels prepared for the 2002 World Series, bench coach Joe Maddon looked at the spray charts and came to a radical conclusion: If the Angels wanted to align their defense based on where Barry Bonds most commonly hit the ball, they should play three...
  • For Matt Kemp's latest comeback, there's no place like home

    Matt Kemp is expected to make his long-awaited return from the disabled list Friday, which also happens to be the day of the Dodgers' home opener. The timing is entirely coincidental. But from Kemp's perspective, it's absolutely perfect. "Opening...
  • Dodgers' Yasiel Puig seeks advice, gets it

    Dodgers' Yasiel Puig seeks advice, gets it
    SAN DIEGO -- For what it's worth, Yasiel Puig said he is listening. To his teammates. To his coaches. Even players on other teams. Over the last week, the Dodgers' problem child made it a point to speak with Albert Pujols of the Angels during the...
  • Dodgers win game but lose big: Clayton Kershaw, Brian Wilson sidelined

    Dodgers win game but lose big: Clayton Kershaw, Brian Wilson sidelined
    SAN DIEGO — For the Dodgers, the start of this season is beginning to feel uncomfortably similar to the start of the last. In fact, this could turn out worse. The Dodgers did beat the San Diego Padres on Tuesday, 3-2, to improve to 3-1. But...
  • Don Mattingly says he's 'OK' with instant replay system

    Don Mattingly says he's 'OK' with instant replay system
    SAN DIEGO — The game between the Dodgers and San Diego Padres on Sunday broke in Major League Baseball's expanded instant replay system. Well, kind of. Neither team challenged a call in the Padres' 3-1 victory. Manager Don Mattingly didn't sound...
  • 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...