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  • Dodgers lose 18-7 as Arizona tags Clayton Kershaw for seven-run second

    It’s Tony La Russa, baseball genius! Hey, it’s no more a reach than any other explanation for Clayton Kershaw’s incredible meltdown. The Diamondbacks hired La Russa as their new Big Enchilada of Baseball earlier Saturday, and then...
  • The Times' baseball rankings

    Kevin Baxter ranks the 30 teams. Last week's ranking in parentheses, statistics are through Friday: 1. DETROIT: Tigers starters have given up more than three runs in a game only twice since April 18 (1) 2. OAKLAND: Athletics have outscored opponents...
  • Dodgers can't get it together in Arizona, fall 5-3 to Diamondbacks

    Dodgers can't get it together in Arizona, fall 5-3 to Diamondbacks
    A little of this, a little of that, not enough of anything. The Dodgers continued their meandering ways Sunday, this time losing to the Arizona Diamondbacks, 5-3, at Chase Field. The Dodgers have lost three of their last four and are now one game...
  • Dodgers expect to turn it around after 5-3 loss to Arizona

    Dodgers expect to turn it around after 5-3 loss to Arizona
    With another series completed and lost Sunday, Hanley Ramirez continued to wait for the season to change course. "I'm just waiting for my month," Ramirez said. "First for my week, then for my month. Our month." Other players made similar statements...
  • Dodgers break out in win but get bad break with Juan Uribe's injury

    Dodgers break out in win but get bad break with Juan Uribe's injury
    This was more like how the Dodgers pictured themselves playing. Even after Adrian Gonzalez hit a two-run home run in the fifth inning to put them in front, they continued scoring runs. They didn't make any errors on defense. Their bullpen pitched four...
  • Dodgers' bullpen comes through, but Juan Uribe aggravates hamstring

    Dodgers' bullpen comes through, but Juan Uribe aggravates hamstring
    It was supposed to be one of the Dodgers’ great strengths this season. They had an impressive-looking group in the bullpen. A rising star in closer Kenley Jansen. Three former closers -- Brian Wilson, Chris Perez and Brandon League -- behind him....
  • Dodgers get 15 hits, beat the Mets, 9-4

    Dodgers get 15 hits, beat the Mets, 9-4
    ON THE MOUND: Josh Beckett wasn't at his best but still won for the second consecutive time. He was charged with four runs and eight hits over five innings. Of the four runs, three came in the sixth inning on home runs by Curtis Granderson and Lucas Duda....
  • Dodgers, Yasiel Puig are all thrills and rally-kills in 5-3 loss to Mets

    Dodgers, Yasiel Puig are all thrills and rally-kills in 5-3 loss to Mets
    Yasiel Puig made a diving catch in right-center field Thursday that was spectacular even by his standards. Manager Don Mattingly said no other player would have come close to making that second-inning play at Citi Field, which prevented an extra-base...
  • Little goes right for Dodgers, Zack Greinke in 5-3 loss to Mets

    It was going to happen someday. Nobody keeps a roll going like that forever, not even Zack Greinke. Inevitable as a spring breeze. Greinke’s streak of giving up two or fewer runs in 21 consecutive starts finally came to an end Thursday, if...
  • Matt Kemp might be a part-time center fielder for the Dodgers

    Matt Kemp might no longer be the Dodgers’ everyday center fielder. A day after Manager Don Mattingly said Kemp lacked “the burst” he had before his off-season ankle operation, Andre Ethier started for the Dodgers in center field in...
  • Dodgers fall to the Phillies, 5-3

    Dodgers fall to the Phillies, 5-3
    AT THE PLATE: Yasiel Puig was two for four with a triple and a run. Puig has reached base in 25 consecutive games. ON THE MOUND: Dan Haren was charged with five runs and six hits over six innings. Of the five runs, only two were earned. Haren gave up...
  • Matt Kemp to also play left field for Dodgers

    Matt Kemp said in spring training he wasn't a fourth outfielder. He also said he was a center fielder. Now, neither statement might be accurate. While Hanley Ramirez remained sidelined because of a strained left calf muscle, Kemp was preparing himself...