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Dodgers News: Mattingly Focused On Health, Pennant Race

Heading into play on Sunday, the Los Angeles Dodgers hold a 2.5-game lead over the San Francisco Giants in the National League West standings. It wasn't all that long ago the Dodgers were leading the division by six games and some were anointing them repeat NL West champions. Although still a respectable 6-4 in their last 10 games, the Dodgers have suffered two consecutive losses in extra innings to the San ...

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Dodgers News And Rumors: Mattingly Against Calling Up Urias

The 18-year-old Julio Urias is regarded as one of the Los Angeles Dodgers top prospects. The prized left-hander compiled a 2-2 record with a 2.34 ERA over 25 games pitched and 20 starts for Single-A Rancho Cucamonga this season. With the Dodgers set to promote from within their organization once active rosters expand, Urias is not expected to be among the players called up. Manager Don Mattingly said it wou ...

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Dodgers Vs. Padres Recap: Dodgers Fall In 10 Innings

PAGES: 1 | 2 After falling in the 12th inning Friday night, the Los Angeles Dodgers returned to Petco Park for the second of a three-game series against the San Diego Padres. Ian Kennedy started for the Padres and thoroughly frustrated the Dodgers. Kennedy retired the Dodgers in order in the top of the first and struck out the side in the second inning on just 10 pitches. Among Kennedy's second-inning strik ...

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Dodgers Vs. Padres Preview: Greinke Starts, Puig Returns

With the Los Angeles Dodgers falling Friday night to the San Diego Padres in extra innings, Zack Greinke takes the mound be and looks to lead the Dodgers to a victory Saturday. In his last start, Greinke got out of slump as he was given extra time to rest his right elbow. Although four runs scored, he had an encouraging outing against the New York Mets as he pitched his way to his 13th win of the season. Co ...

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Dodgers News: Howell Reflects On Injury, Pre-Game Routine

Los Angeles Dodgers' relief pitcher J.P. Howell pitched 0.1 innings in Friday's 3-2 loss against the San Diego Padres. It was Howell's 60th appearance on the mound, which is more than any other pitcher on the team this season. Rightfully so, as the left-hander has a team-best 1.26 ERA. There was once a time where it looked like Howell would never pitch again. He started feeling shoulder discomfort in Spring ...

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Don Mattingly Says It Would Be ‘Unfair’ To Call Up Julio Urias

Julio Urias capped off his season with Single-A Rancho Cucamonga by throwing five shutout innings and striking out four. Urias allowed a two-out double in the first inning and didn't allow another runner to reach. The young lefty was in his first year with the Quakes after starting 18 games for Low-A Great Lakes in 2013. Despite Urias' impressive season, Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said it wou ...

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Dodgers News: Wallach Saw Strength In Numbers For Shift

Tim Wallach joined the Los Angeles Dodgers as third base coach in 2011 and held the position up until this season. Wallach now serves as manager Don Mattingly's bench coach and among his duties is aligning the defense. With the bases loaded and the Dodgers and San Diego Padres tied in the bottom of the 12th inning Friday, Wallach called on an unusual shift that brought Andre Ethier in from center field and ...

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Dodgers News: Turner Looking Forward To September Baseball

The Los Angeles Dodgers lead the San Francisco Giants by 3.5 games for first place in the National League West, but with six more games remaining between the two teams, repeating as division champions is far from guaranteed. Carl Crawford and Clayton Kershaw discussed not getting comfortable until clinching as the final month of the regular season is only days away. For Justin Turner, playing meaningful gam ...

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Dodgers News: Mark McGwire Believes Yasiel Puig Needs Patience

Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig was selected as a starter for the National League All-Star team this season. In his second year in the Majors, Puig is hitting .300 with 13 home runs and 59 RBIs. However, since June 1 the Dodgers' slugger has hit just two home runs with 19 RBIs and was given the night off Friday as the Dodgers began a three-game series in San Diego. According to Bill Plunkett of t ...

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Dodgers News: Mattingly Hopeful Puig Lays Frustration To Rest

For the second time in the last five games, Yasiel Puig was not in the Los Angeles Dodgers' lineup. Puig made a pinch-hit appearance in the seventh inning and represented the go-ahead run with the Dodgers trailing, 2-1. Puig struck out to end the inning and extended his hitless streak to 19 at-bats. Aside from the fact that Puig hasn't fared well against Padres starter Andrew Cashner in his career, manager ...

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