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Jul 24, 2017

Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw may be out 4-6 weeks

The initial prognosis for Clayton Kershaw’s time on the disabled list is four to six weeks, according to people familiar with the situation. The Dodgers have not determined a definitive timetable for his return. The team is expected to provide more information before Monday’s game against San Francisco....
Jul 24, 2017

Dodgers mailbag: With Clayton Kershaw injured, should the team acquire Yu Darvish?

The Dodgers are 68-31. That translates to a 111-win pace — but who cares. Who cares, because on Sunday afternoon, Clayton Kershaw went down with a back injury. He exited the game after only two innings. The initial diagnosis was tightness in his lower back, with more clarity to emerge after an...
Jul 23, 2017

Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw leaves game in second inning with tightness in his back

Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw left his start on Sunday because of tightness on the right side of his lower back, opening a vein of concern as his team marches toward a fifth consecutive National League West title. Kershaw departed after two innings against Atlanta. He missed six weeks in 2016 after...
Jul 23, 2017

Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez takes batting practice as rehab assignment draws near

Dave Roberts left his office Sunday morning to see an unexpected sight. Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez was in the midst of a particularly vigorous round of batting practice at Dodger Stadium. It was the first time he had taken the field since being placed on the disabled list on June 13...
Jul 23, 2017

Dodgers snap two-game slide with 6-2 win over Braves

Yasmani Grandal is not a small man. He is not a swift man, either, which added to the intrigue as he lumbered toward home plate in the sixth inning of a 6-2 Dodgers victory over Atlanta. Grandal had led off the inning with a walk. He landed at third base after Joc Pederson hit into a double play....
Jul 22, 2017

Dodgers pitcher Brandon McCarthy to test blister before Tuesday's start

Dodgers pitcher Brandon McCarthy will throw a bullpen session on Sunday to test the blister on his right hand and determine if he can make his start Tuesday against San Francisco. The Dodgers have told Kenta Maeda to be ready to pitch in McCarthy’s place if the blister worsens, manager Dave Roberts...
Jul 19, 2017

Dodgers pitcher Brandon McCarthy hopes to get back on track as trade deadline looms

Brandon McCarthy walked through the Dodgers dugout Tuesday afternoon and called out to outfielder Trayce Thompson. McCarthy was headed for a bullpen session, his second in a three-day span as he tried to correct the defects in his delivery. He wanted Thompson to serve as a simulated hitter. “Are...
Jul 19, 2017

Dodgers stay hot with a 9-1 victory over the White Sox in rain-shortened game

A day after manager Dave Roberts chided his players for lackluster at-bats, the Dodgers offense erupted in a 9-1 victory over the White Sox to extend the team’s winning streak to 11. Only the rain could save their hosts — the game was called after seven innings due to a summer storm at Guaranteed...
Jul 18, 2017

Clayton Kershaw pitches Dodgers past White Sox

Clayton Kershaw provided seven scoreless innings and the Dodgers survived an inefficient evening at the plate to extend their winning streak to 10 games with a 1-0 victory over the White Sox. Pitching for the first time in the second half, Kershaw offset the seven hits he allowed by striking out...
Jul 18, 2017

Dodgers are hopeful Hyun-Jin Ryu could start next week

Dodgers left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu will pitch another four-inning simulated game Wednesday, his second simulated outing since the start of the second half. The Dodgers are hoping to give him a start next Monday or Tuesday against Minnesota, manager Dave Roberts said. Ryu has not pitched since June...
Jul 17, 2017

Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw tweaks strategy on the mound

Seven days removed from his final start of the first half, Clayton Kershaw climbed down a set of steps inside the visitors clubhouse at Marlins Park in Miami on Sunday morning. His destination was the dugout, not the mound. He wore a headband, not his Dodgers cap. He would wait until Tuesday to...
Jul 17, 2017

Dodgers mailbag: Should they pursue Tigers ace Justin Verlander?

The Dodgers are 64-29. That translates to a 111-win pace. I can repeat that again, if you’d like. 64-29. 111 wins. Yeah. The Dodgers are playing well. They have won nine in a row, including a sweep of the Marlins over the weekend in Miami. They have won 29 of their last 33. The team has not lost...
Jul 16, 2017

Dodgers' tear continues with victory over Marlins 3-2

The Dodgers did not make history on Sunday. No player hit for the cycle. No pitcher perfected his immaculate record. Rich Hill even let a Marlin reach base. Despite the lack of momentous achievement, the Dodgers departed Marlins Park with their ninth victory in a row, a 3-2 triumph against an...
Jul 16, 2017

Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig gets day off as team faces lefty

When Yasiel Puig returned from his minor-league exile in September, the Dodgers assigned him a diminished but specific role. The acquisition of Josh Reddick took at-bats away against right-handed pitchers. Puig started only against the left-handers, a task he accomplished with distinction, posting...
Jul 15, 2017

Cody Bellinger becomes first Dodgers rookie to hit for the cycle in 7-1 win over Marlins

To hit for the cycle — a single-game compendium of a single, double, triple and home run — a baseball player requires a diversity of skills. Enough brawn to go deep. Enough agility to sprint 270 feet safely into third. Enough consistency to collect four hits in one night. Players like that usually...

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