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Sons of Steve Garvey 12 hours ago
Post-Game 106 Thread: Burger Time!
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Post-Game 106 Thread: Burger Time!

DODGERS 4, GIANTS 3 You would always hate to drop the last game of a three-game series, when said last game is on national television (versus the first two games, in which the Dodgers outscored the Giants by 12 runs to regain possession of first place in the NL West). With ESPN pundits like Buster Olney pontificating from the sidelines, this game held relevance even though the Dodgers had already secured the series. In fact, the Giants (and ESPN) would have liked nothing more than the narrative of newly acquired Jake Peavy, serving as the white knight to save the orange and black. Alas,...
Orange County Register 13 hours ago

Final: Dodgers 4, Giants 3

SAN FRANCISCO – Weeks ago, the Dodgers mapped out this Bay Area weekend series. Zack Greinke would start first, followed by Clayton Kershaw and Hyun-jin Ryu. With that rotation configuration, they thought, they could be in the National League West...
Boston Herald 12 hours ago

Peavy takes his heart to S.F.

SAN FRANCISCO — Jake Peavy paced nervously through the San Francisco Giants clubhouse yesterday clutching a bat under his arm.In less than three hours, Peavy would be making his Giants debut in front of a national television audience against the rival Los Angeles...
Sacramento Bee 12 hours ago

First-place Dodgers complete sweep of Giants

Carl Crawford hit an RBI triple to back Hyun-Jin Ryu's third straight victory, and the division-leading Los Angeles Dodgers completed a sweep of the San Francisco Giants with a 4-3 victory Sunday night. Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu works against...
Over the Monster 5 hours ago

Daily Red Sox Links: Jon Lester, Jake Peavy, Matt Kemp

Today's links focus on the implications of the trade deadline. Teams would be willing to pay Boston more if Jon Lester would sign an extension after the trade, but he says that is unlikely. (Alex Speier; WEEI.com) Felix Doubront hasn't been talked about too much since moving to the bullpen, but he's doing everything he can to get traded this week. (Jason Mastrodonato; Masslive.com) Must Reads Matt Kemp a target for Boston? (Just say no) Ben Buchanan Must Reads Matt Kemp a target for Boston? (Just say no) According to reports from yesterday, the Red Sox are at least...
Over the Monster 39 mins ago

Trading Jon Lester for Matt Kemp doesn't make sense

Trading Matt Kemp makes sense. Trading Jon Lester makes sense. But for each other? The Red Sox could use Matt Kemp in their outfield. Not necessarily in 2014, where Boston isn't competing for a playoff spot any longer, but in the future where Kemp is still under contract. The Dodgers could use Jon...
Ryu adding pitches to his repertoire

Ryu adding pitches to his repertoire

SAN FRANCISCO – Dodgers left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu unveiled a new curveball on March 31, a new cutter on June 16 and a new slider earlier this month, although the latest pitch was really unveiled to the baseball world Sunday night at AT&T Park....
Rotoworld 12 hours ago

Ryu downs Giants to earn 12th victory Sunday - Hyun-Jin Ryu (S) Los Angeles Dodgers

Hyun-Jin Ryu picked up his 12th victory of the season on Sunday, allowing three runs on six hits over his six innings of work.

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Los Angeles Times 32 mins ago

Finalizing a Rousey-Carano bout is 'complicated,' says UFC's White

Former MMA superstar Gina Carano was supposed to sign a contract last week to come out of retirement and fight UFC women's champion Ronda Rousey later this year. UFC President Dana White all but guaranteed it.
Los Angeles Times 2 hours ago

'Masters of Sex' recap: What's a man? Bill reveals traumatic past

The question of what it means to be a man -- or a boy -- dramatically plays out in a hotel suite, operating room and boxing ring on “Fight,” Episode 203 of Showtime’s “Masters of Sex.”
Los Angeles Times 4 hours ago

'The Strain' recap: So many worms, so little time

FX really wanted to make an impression in marketing its first true genre series, Guillermo del Toro’s “The Strain,” so executives went with a stunning visual image on billboards in New York and Los Angeles.
Los Angeles Times 4 hours ago

TIFF 2014: Toronto's Cameron Bailey explains his festival's new policy

When the Toronto International Film Festival revealed the first batch of selections for its 2014 gathering last week, the announcement reflected a significant shift.
Sacramento Bee 8 hours ago

Dodgers complete sweep of Giants

In the wake of a three-game sweep at AT&T Park, the Los Angeles Dodgers stand 11/2 games ahead of the San Francisco Giants in the National League West.
Orange County Register 10 hours ago
Sneaky Gordon helps Dodgers sweep Giants

Sneaky Gordon helps Dodgers sweep Giants

SAN FRANCISCO – Dodgers second baseman Dee Gordon has made his major-league living by studying pitchers’ every move on the mound and using his speed to steal lots of bases. Sunday, he studied San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey from third...
Sacramento Bee 11 hours ago
Giants lose in Peavy's debut, swept by Dodgers

Giants lose in Peavy's debut, swept by Dodgers

The San Francisco Giants pinned their hopes on Jake Peavy to provide new life to a beat-up rotation and a lineup searching for a lift. San Francisco Giants' Hunter Pence swings for an RBI single off Los Angeles Dodgers' Hyun-Jin Ryu in the third inning of a baseball game Sunday, July 27, 2014, in San Francisco. San Francisco Giants' Michael Morse, left, scores behind Los Angeles Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis in the fourth inning of a baseball game Sunday, July 27, 2014, in San Francisco. Morse scored on a single by Brandon Crawford. San Francisco Giants' Jake Peavy works against...
Los Angeles Times 11 hours ago

Israel, Palestinians both frustrated by 'useless' truces

Frustration mounted as both Israel and Palestinian militants ignored each other's unilateral truce declarations Sunday, casting doubt on international efforts to bring the deadly warfare in the Gaza Strip to an end.
Los Angeles Times 12 hours ago

Stockton emerges as state's leading contender for Tesla battery factory

The San Joaquin Valley city of Stockton has had it rough.
Los Angeles Times 13 hours ago

Monday's TV Highlights: "Running Wild With Bear Grylls" on NBC

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Dodgers make trade deadline seem less relevant

SAN FRANCISCO -- The National League West might still be decided based on what the respective general managers of the San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers are able to pull off before Thursday's trade deadline. And then again it might not. The Giants have made the only two moves so far, with general manager Brian Sabean scooping up Jake Peavy for a couple of pitching prospects from the Boston Red Sox, and Dan Uggla from the Atlanta Braves' discard pile.

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