The Los Angeles Dodgers had a disappointing end to their nine-game road trip as they dropped two of three to the Washington Nationals.

Returning to Dodger Stadium didn’t provide any relief for the Dodgers however, as the San Francisco Giants took the first two of a four-game set to continue expanding their lead in the NL West.

Manager Don Mattingly was open with his desire to not make excuses for the 5-4 road trip record and continued to face scrutiny for some of his managerial decisions, the team’s inept offense and struggling bullpen.

Here are the biggest stories of the week:

Don Mattingly credits Dee Gordon For Sparking The Turnaround

Juan Uribe’s status moving forward is uncertain as he’s bothered a hamstring strain

A.J. Ellis to play in pair of rehab games, then will be re-evaluated

Instructors revealed for adult baseball camp at Dodgertown

Puig and Mattingly weigh in on confrontation with Bumgarner

Mattingly praises Puig, calls him an ‘RBI guy’

Mattingly considers Kemp and Puig every day outfielders

Don Mattingly holds team meeting to discuss improving

Time Warner Cable provides an update on negotiations over SportsNet LA

Puig says he was ‘nervous’ during White House visit

Vin Scully still enthusiastic 65 years into broadcasting

Tommy Lasorda says he hopes V. Stiviano gets hit by a car

Clayton Kershaw moves to 10th on  all-time Dodgers strikeout list

Drew Butera Enjoys Catching Clayton Kershaw’s Return

Andre Ethier focused on team goals, not outfield rotation

Brandon League acknowledges he has a long road to redemption

Zack Greinke not affected by impressive streaks coming to an end

Clayton Kershaw is reinstated from DL, Pedro Baez optioned

Mattingly isn’t interested in making excuses on road trip

Hyun-Jin Ryu doesn’t need an MRI on left shoulder, A.J. Ellis ready for rehab games

Dee Gordon remaining humble amid success this season

Video of Yasiel Puig crashing into the right field fence vs. Miami Marlins
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Dodgers Update: Clayton Kershaw’s Impressive Return, A.J. Ellis Improving


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Matt is a journalist from Whittier, California. A Cal State Long Beach graduate, Matthew occasionally contributes to Lakers Nation, and previously served as the lead editor and digital strategist at Dodgers Nation, and the co-editor and lead writer at Reign of Troy, where he covered USC Football. You can follow Matt on Twitter @mmoreno1015

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