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Dodgers-Giants Rivalry Unparalleled, According To Hershiser

Friday is the start of a 13-day stretch where the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants will meet for six games. Plenty figures to be a stake as the Dodgers hold a slim two-game lead over the Ginats in the National West standings. Although the rivalry has plenty of history, what's lacked recently is a contested pennant race down the stretch. With a change in that this season, former Dodger Orel Hersh ...

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Ryan Vogelsong Says Giants Are ‘Better’ Than The Dodgers

With only 16 games remaining on their regular season schedule, the Los Angeles Dodgers will have ample opportunity to become reacquainted with the San Francisco Giants. The two teams last met shortly after the All-Star break when the Dodgers swept the Giants at AT&T Park. Friday marks the first of six games the Dodgers and Giants will play with the National League West largely up for grabs. The storied riva ...

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Dodgers News: Dee Gordon Adopts Feet-First Slide

Los Angeles Dodgers' All-Star second baseman Dee Gordon leads the Majors in stolen bases with 59. Typically, Gordon was swiping bags by going head-first into second base. However, Gordon is in the process of shifting away from his tendency and relying on a feet-first slide. According to J.P. Hoornstra of the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Gordon said the change was due to health and competitive advantages: I ...

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Kersahw, Greinke, Ryu Ready For Season’s Final Stretch

The Los Angeles Dodgers arguably have their most important series of the season this weekend against the San Francisco Giants. Therefore, the team has Hyun-Jin Ryu, Zack Greinke and Clayton Kershaw scheduled to pitch and in that order. Los Angeles is 51-26 when one of those three pitch and just 37-37 when someone else takes the mound. Via Mark Saxon of ESPN LA, A.J. Ellis discussed the importance of the top ...

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Dodgers News And Rumors: Mattingly Contemplated Puig Change

Due to a slump that's lasted over a month, Los Angeles Dodgers All-Star outfielder Yasiel Puig is now batting just .290 after hitting 4-for-26 thus far in the month of September and just .216 in August. Though the Dodgers still have a 2.5-game lead over the San Francisco Giants in the National League West division standings, manager Don Mattingly said he's considered a change in center field. However, such ...

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MLB News: 2014 Postseason Schedule Released

After falling to the St. Louis Cardinals in six games in last season's National League Championship Series, the Los Angeles Dodgers are looking to take the next step in this year's postseason. With only 16 regular season games to go and the playoffs right around the corner, the 2014 MLB Postseason Schedule was released Thursday. The National League Wild Card game will be on Wednesday, Oct. 1 and will be bro ...

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Dodgers News: Mattingly Has Considered A Change With Puig

Despite going 7-3 in their last 10 games, the Los Angeles Dodgers hold just a 2.5-game lead over the San Francisco Giants in the National League West standing. The Giants have an identical record in the same 10-game stretch, which has prevented the Dodgers from pulling away. The Dodgers' strong play has come in spite of Yasiel Puig continuing to slump. Puig's batting average has dropped to .290 and he's jus ...

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Dodgers News: Carl Crawford Peaking At The Right Time

All season long the Los Angeles Dodgers have dealt with a logjam in the outfield. Manager Don Mattingly began the year mixing and matching before settling on a core outfield of Carl Crawford, Matt Kemp and Yasiel Puig. Crawford dealt with some injuries, giving some time to Scott Van Slyke and Andre Ethier, but has come back stronger than before after his most recent disabled list stint. According to Steve D ...

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Dodgers News: Mattingly Is Trying To Get Yasiel Puig Going

After beginning the season as a potential MVP candidate, Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig is in the midst of the biggest slump of his career. Since August 4th, the All-Star outfielder is hitting .183 with zero home runs and just five RBIs in 30 games. Manager Don Mattingly has moved Puig up and down the lineup, and given him days off to try and jumpstart his young star. According to Anthony Witrad ...

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Dodgers News: Haren Focused On Pitch Location, Not Velocity

One time on the verge of potentially losing his spot in the starting rotation, Dan Haren has changed his fortunes and reemerged as an asset for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Haren threw seven shutout innings Wednesday to earn his third consecutive win and help the Dodgers maintain their 2.5-game lead over the San Francisco Giants in the National League West standings. Included in the win was Haren working out of ...

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