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J.P. Howell

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  • Kenley Jansen and Dodgers' bullpen getting worrisome workload

    Kenley Jansen and Dodgers' bullpen getting worrisome workload
    When is there too much of a good thing? When it wears down and breaks. There are only so many miles you can put on that ’62 Corvette and the arms of relievers. Kenley Jansen currently leads all major league pitchers in appearances with 13....
  • Josh Beckett, relievers strike out 14 in 4-1 win over Diamondbacks

    Josh Beckett, relievers strike out 14 in 4-1 win over Diamondbacks
    KEY MOMENT: The Dodgers had a 1-0 lead in the sixth inning, with a man on third base and first base open. The Diamondbacks intentionally walked the left-handed Adrian Gonzalez, so right-hander Josh Collmenter could face the right-handed Yasiel Puig. "I...
  • Dodgers 4, Diamondbacks 1

    (Updated: UPDATING: Minor editing throughout.) Dodgers 4, Diamondbacks 1: Yasiel Puig belted a three-run homer and Josh Beckett threw five scoreless innings as Los Angeles took the rubber game of the three-game series against visiting Arizona. Beckett...
  • Dodgers' Paul Maholm has solid start in 2-1 loss to Giants

    ON THE MOUND: Paul Maholm's second start for the Dodgers was significantly better than his first, as he limited the Giants to a run and five hits over six innings. A 1-1 tie was broken in the seventh inning, when J.P. Howell gave up a two-out single to...
  • Dee Gordon, Adrian Gonzalez help Dodgers make it an Arizona sweep

    It wasn’t fair. Not even a little. Not even with the usual belated comeback. The Dodgers completed their three-game series sweep Sunday of a bad Diamondbacks team that appears intent on getting worse, rolling behind Adrian Gonzalez’s daily...
  • Dodgers' bullpen fails again in 2-1 loss to Giants

    Not the Dodgers’ best night. Their mighty offense was quiet again. Their ballyhooed bullpen once more failed to deliver. Their most valuable player, Hanley Ramirez, left the game after being hit on the left hand by a pitch. And, of course, there...
  • Sandoval's single pushes Giants past Dodgers

    Sandoval's single pushes Giants past Dodgers SAN FRANCISCO -- Pablo Sandoval admitted the Los Angeles Dodgers did the right thing Wednesday night when they intentionally walked Hunter Pence in order to face him late in a tie game. Of course Sandoval...
  • Zack Greinke, Yasiel Puig lead Dodgers to 3-2 win over Padres

    Zack Greinke, Yasiel Puig lead Dodgers to 3-2 win over Padres
    The season wasn’t three games old and already the Dodgers were in major scramble bode. And we're pretty sure finding out your ace might be lost to you for at least a month qualifies as major. Clayton Kershaw and his $215-million contract were...
  • Dodgers impressively protect one-run lead for last four innings in victory over Padres

    SAN DIEGO The Los Angeles Dodgers were justifiably proud of the pitching depth they assembled on their 2014 roster. They're going to need it. The news Tuesday that $215 million ace Clayton Kershaw will likely miss a month or more because of inflammation...
  • Another big splash for the Dodgers in Arizona

    PHOENIX -- The last time the Dodgers were at Chase Field, they won the National League West and celebrated by leaping into the swimming pool on the other side of the short wall in right-center field. A controversy ensued, as some of the Arizona...
  • In a pinch, Cubs are counting on Mike Olt

     In a pinch, Cubs are counting on Mike Olt
    Trying to make the opening-day roster was tough enough for Mike Olt. Now the Cubs rookie is trying to master one of the toughest duties in baseball — pinch-hitting. "Definitely it's tough," Olt said Wednesday of his respect for those who have...
  • Dodgers trounced by Giants again, 7-2

    ON THE MOUND: Nearly three weeks after the Dodgers broke camp, veteran left-hander Paul Maholm made his first start for his new team. The pitcher who replaced a sidelined Clayton Kershaw in gave up five runs and seven hits over 41/3 innings. Maholm gave...