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  • A.J. Ellis sprains ankle during no-hitter celebration, goes on DL

    These major accomplishments can prove costly. Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis sprained his right ankle in the on-field celebration after Josh Beckett’s no-hitter Sunday in Philadelphia, stepping on, of all things, catcher Drew Butera’s mask....
  • Matt Kemp sits for fourth consecutive game: 'I just want to play'

    Matt Kemp sits for fourth consecutive game: 'I just want to play'
    He’s not happy, but what is Matt Kemp supposed to say? Life’s unfair? The manager doesn’t have a clue? This is like some twisted joke? “I just want to play, man,” Kemp said. Manager Don Mattingly, since first coming out...
  • Hyun-Jin Ryu flirts with perfection in Dodgers' win over Reds

    Before boarding a plane from Philadelphia to Los Angeles, Dodgers Manager Don Mattingly joked with pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu. Josh Beckett had just pitched a no-hitter for the Dodgers and Ryu was scheduled to face the Cincinnati Reds on Monday night. "You'...
  • Dodgers can't overcome Edinson Volquez, fall to Pirates 5-3

    Dodgers can't overcome Edinson Volquez, fall to Pirates 5-3
    Sometimes experiments can come back to haunt. You could ask Dr. Frankenstein about his monster, or maybe Donald Sterling about his Anderson Cooper interview. The Dodgers did their share of experimenting last season, attempting to give pitchers discarded...
  • Dodgers' impressive rotation is something to really build around

    There was a lot of talk in the off-season about the Dodgers’ imposing lineup and veteran bullpen. Both looked so impressive. Some of the best in the game. It’s just that neither was really the center of what the Dodgers were trying to...
  • Dodgers' Don Mattingly: Yasiel Puig 'best right fielder in baseball'

    Dodgers' Don Mattingly: Yasiel Puig 'best right fielder in baseball'
    How far do the Dodgers think Yasiel Puig has come in right field? All the way, and then some. “We feel like right now, Yasiel is the best right fielder in baseball,”  Manager Don Mattingly said. “This guy dominates right field.&...
  • Hanley Ramirez back in lineup, Adrian Gonzalez moved to 5th in order

    He was out of the lineup and then he was in, which was more than Matt Kemp could claim, who remained out for the fifth consecutive game. But Hanley Ramirez convinced the Dodgers his sore calf was fully healed and a new lineup quickly went out Tuesday...
  • Carl Crawford injury overshadows Andre Ethier's big game in 6-3 win

    On a night when Andre Ethier was looking more comfortable than ever as the Dodgers’ new center fielder, they lost left fielder Carl Crawford because of an ankle injury. The move of Ethier to everyday center fielder is about his defense, the...
  • Matt Kemp doesn't seem to fit in Dodgers' big picture

    Matt Kemp doesn't seem to fit in Dodgers' big picture
    Matt Kemp sat up in his chair, paying rapt attention to the clubhouse television. The MLB Network was on the air, the Dodgers' starting lineup was on the screen, and Kemp could not help but notice whose name was missing. His, for the fifth consecutive...
  • Dodgers defeat Nationals, 8-3

    Dodgers defeat Nationals, 8-3
    KEY MOMENT: After the Dodgers loaded the bases in the sixth inning on an error and two infield hits, Hanley Ramirez, Andre Ethier and Juan Uribe unloaded them, driving in a run each with a single, a fielder's choice and a single to break open a...
  • There's no simple call to replace Carl Crawford on Dodgers' roster

    There's no simple call to replace Carl Crawford on Dodgers' roster
    Bad signs that Carl Crawford and his sprained ankle are going to be out for some time: He was brought into Tuesday’s postgame clubhouse in a wheelchair. He limped into the shower and returned on crutches and with his left foot in a boot. Then he...
  • Matt Kemp starting in left field for Dodgers

    Matt Kemp starting in left field for Dodgers
    On the bench for the last five days, Matt Kemp will return to the Dodgers' lineup Wednesday against the Cincinnati Reds. Kemp will start in left field, a position he last played as a rookie in 2006. “I think I’m still a pretty good...