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Mark Ellis

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  • Lynn among the major leaguers who kicked the habit

    A year into his major league career Lance Lynn stood at a crossroad in his life. He was a daily user of smokeless tobacco dating back to his minor league days, when a dip became an antidote to the off-day boredom faced by starting pitchers, a tasty time-...
  • Gwynn's death has major leaguers kicking the chew habit

    Gwynn's death has major leaguers kicking the chew habit
    A year into his major league career Lance Lynn stood at a crossroad in his life. He was a daily user of smokeless tobacco dating back to his minor league days, when a dip became an antidote to the off-day boredom faced by starting pitchers, a tasty...
  • Dodgers closing in on Giants in NL West after win over Cardinals, 1-0

    The Dodgers reached the halfway point to their season Thursday, neither as good as they originally hoped nor as bad as they once feared. After 81 games, the Dodgers (45-36) may not lead the National League West, but they remain in very comfortable...
  • Dee Gordon delights crowd in Dodgers' 6-1 victory over Rockies

    Dee Gordon delights crowd in Dodgers' 6-1 victory over Rockies
    Just when doubts about his ability to hit were resurfacing, Dee Gordon did something Monday night that no other player on the Dodgers can do. Had it happened in Little League, Gordon would have been credited with an inside-the-park home run in the third...
  • Has Dee Gordon made Alex Guerrero a $28-million problem?

    It’s Dee Gordon, sensation. Dee Gordon, the leadoff man envisioned. Dee Gordon, leading the majors in steals. Dee Gordon, the man who made Alex Guerrero expendable? The Dodgers elected in the off-season not to bring back Mark Ellis as their...
  • Don Mattingly sees selfish attitudes on Dodgers

    Don Mattingly reached his breaking point Wednesday night, using an expletive to describe the Dodgers in the wake of their latest defeat, a 2-1 loss to the Chicago White Sox. "Basically, we're ... ," Mattingly said. "We're just not that good." The...
  • Dodgers see it slip away in 13th, drop opener to Cardinals, 3-2

    Dodgers see it slip away in 13th, drop opener to Cardinals, 3-2
    It was taunt and tense. It was a sweaty, nervous little game. And ultimately, one extremely frustrating game for the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Dodgers lost the opener of the National League Championship Series, 3-2 in 13 innings, on Friday night when...
  • Hyun-Jin Ryu leads Dodgers to 3-0 victory over Cardinals in Game 3

    Hyun-Jin Ryu leads Dodgers to 3-0 victory over Cardinals in Game 3
    Truth is, the Dodgers could not be certain what to expect when Hyun-Jin Ryu took the mound to start Game 3. Not after his disastrous previous outing in the playoffs, and then there was the concern he was hiding an injury. They just knew they needed a...
  • Dodgers take the solo route to stay alive with 6-4 Game 5 victory

    Dodgers take the solo route to stay alive with 6-4 Game 5 victory
    Seems the Dodgers want to keep playing. Using the sudden power of the solo home run and a terrific turnaround pitching performance from Zack Greinke, the Dodgers lived to fight another day with their 6-4 victory Wednesday afternoon over the Cardinals in...
  • Clayton Kershaw strikes out 12 as Dodgers defeat Braves, 6-1

    Clayton Kershaw strikes out 12 as Dodgers defeat Braves, 6-1
    The Dodgers looked like that team from midsummer that stormed to the top of the division, while Clayton Kershaw looked a lot like the pitcher they’ve seen all season. It all proved too much for the Atlanta┬áBraves, who saw the Dodgers jump out to a...
  • Dodgers can't always count on talent to bail them out from mistakes

    Dodgers can't always count on talent to bail them out from mistakes
    Remember what A.J. Ellis said as the Dodgers celebrated winning their division last month? “It's amazing what talent can do,” Ellis said. He could just as easily -- heck more easily -- have said the same thing surrounded by another...
  • Dodgers lose Mark Ellis after he reportedly signs with Cardinals

    Dodgers lose Mark Ellis after he reportedly signs with Cardinals
    They come and go, though sometimes it can feel like they’re just going. The Dodgers have signed Juan Uribe, Brian Wilson, Dan Haren and Cuban Alex Guerrero this off-season, but have lost their share too, many they would have liked back. Now,...