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4/24/2015 | Dodgers add veteran reliever Santos

The Dodgers continued their daily roster tinkering on Friday, purchasing the contract of right-handed reliever Sergio Santos, optioning Mike Bolsinger to Triple-A Oklahoma City and designating for assignment left-hander Xavier Cedeno.


4/24/2015 | Mattingly deftly manages deep Dodgers roster

Having too many good players for too few positions is a problem any manager would like to have, but Don Mattingly has shown a talent for getting players to buy in.


4/23/2015 | Bolsinger makes case to remain in Dodgers' rotation

While the Giants may have finished off a sweep of the rival Dodgers on Thursday, they didn't get much going against Mike Bolsinger, who was effective in his Dodgers debut. The right-hander went 5 2/3 innings, allowing an earned run on five hits and two walks while striking out five.


4/23/2015 | Kendrick's great grab extends Dodgers' hopes

For a little while Thursday afternoon, it appeared Howie Kendrick would be the hero of the series finale between the Dodgers and Giants. The Giants needed to conjure up some ninth-inning magic after Kendrick made a superb defensive play in the previous frame.


4/23/2015 | NL West leaders square off in San Diego

When the Padres and Dodgers meet for Friday night's series opener in San Diego, they'll be holding the top spots in the National League West. It will also be a stellar starting pitching matchup, as Zack Greinke will oppose fellow veteran right-hander Andrew Cashner.


4/23/2015 | Slugging Guerrero making most of limited action

Alex Guerrero has packed quite a punch for the Dodgers lineup in his limited opportunities so far this season. With Wednesday night's pinch-hit, two-run blast off Madison Bumgarner, Guerrero pushed his home run total to three and his RBI count to 11 despite having just 16 at-bats.


4/23/2015 | Dodgers Foundation raises $1.3M at Blue Diamond Gala

The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation played host to 900 guests at Dodger Stadium last Thursday at its inaugural Blue Diamond Gala in honor of the Jackie Robinson Foundation, The Los Angeles Fund for Public Education and the LA84 Foundation, and $1.3 million was raised as a result of the event.


4/23/2015 | Dodgers dispute lack of interference call in 9th

The intense ninth inning of Wednesday's 3-2 walk-off win by the Giants left a bad taste in the mouth of Dodgers manager Don Mattingly. Speaking after the game, Mattingly was clearly still upset about a non-call in the final frame that helped set up Joe Panik's game-winning sacrifice fly.


4/23/2015 | Kershaw, MadBum labor, but remain on point

The only drawback with being as great as Clayton Kershaw and Madison Bumgarner is found in the implausibly high standards they set for themselves. Living up to that greatness is an ongoing challenge. Neither lefty was at the peak of his powers on Wednesday night at AT&T Park, but each made progress in that direction before the Giants seized a 3-2 decision from the Dodgers in the bottom of the ninth inning on Joe Panik's winning sacrifice fly.


4/23/2015 | 'Direct shot' to hand forces Ellis' exit in ninth

Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis suffered an injury scare in the ninth inning of Wednesday's 3-2 loss to the Giants after a pitch hit his right hand. Ellis had to the leave the contest in a crucial sequence, but was relieved to find out that postgame X-rays were negative.


4/23/2015 | Panik caps eventful 9th with walk-off vs. Dodgers

The duel between Clayton Kershaw and Madison came as advertised, with the aces each allowing two runs. In the ninth, the Giants loaded the bases after what the Dodgers felt should have been called interference, setting up Joe Panik's walk-off sacrifice fly.


4/22/2015 | Spot starters on tap as Giants try to sweep Dodgers

The Giants and Dodgers are set to wrap up their first rivalry series of the year Thursday afternoon at AT&T Park, with Ryan Vogelsong filling in for injured San Francisco starter Jake Peavy and Mike Bolsinger making his first start for the Dodgers.


4/22/2015 | Bolsinger 'very honored' to get start for Dodgers

Right-hander Mike Bolsinger is set to make his Dodgers debut for Thursday's matinee against the Giants. Bolsinger, who has made two starts with Triple-A Oklahoma City this year, got settled in with the rest of his new teammates before Wednesday's contest, though no official move had been announced yet.


4/22/2015 | Dodgers bolster bullpen, get Cedeno from Nats

The Dodgers added some bullpen depth Wednesday, acquiring left-hander Xavier Cedeno from the Washington Nationals in exchange for cash considerations. In a corresponding move, the team designated right-handed reliever Daniel Corcino for assignment.


4/22/2015 | Dodgers offer $22 ticket specials for April 29

From now until Thursday, fans can purchase a limited number of $22 reserve-level tickets to the Wednesday, April 29 matchup at Dodger Stadium. First pitch for the series finale is set for 7:10 p.m. PT.


4/22/2015 | Anderson vexed by Giants' well-placed hits

Tuesday's start against the Giants was a frustrating one for Dodgers southpaw Brett Anderson. Not only did he give up four earned runs on nine hits across four innings, but Anderson thought he was making his pitches.


4/22/2015 | Behind Lincecum, Giants end Dodgers' win streak

The San Francisco Giants received six solid innings from Tim Lincecum and scratched together enough offense to emerge with a 6-2 victory Tuesday night over the archrival Los Angeles Dodgers, halting the National League West leaders' seven-game winning streak.


4/21/2015 | In pitched battle, Bumgarner and Kershaw to take their cuts

Madison Bumgarner and Clayton Kershaw face each other on the mound on Wednesday night, but also at the plate. The Giants ace is 1-for-7 lifetime against his Dodgers counterpart, who has gotten the better of MadBum, going 3-for-5.


4/21/2015 | Heisey with Dodgers, but not active as Puig plays

Triple-A outfielder Chris Heisey was conspicuously present in the Dodgers clubhouse before Tuesday's game, though the team was yet to announce an official move. Manager Don Mattingly wouldn't confirm that Heisey's arrival was insurance for the team if Yasiel Puig had a setback.


4/21/2015 | MVP showdown as Kershaw opposes Bumgarner

On Wednesday, San Francisco's World Series MVP Madison Bumgarner will face off against Los Angeles southpaw and reigning National League MVP Clayton Kershaw, marking the first time in Major League history those two award winners have been opposing starters in the same game.


4/20/2015 | No longer under radar, Garcia realizing dream

There's a generation of Dominican boys that grew up wanting to be the next Pedro Martinez, and Yimi Garcia is one of them.


4/19/2015 | McCarthy keeps ball in the park in six scoreless

After winning his previous start despite allowing four home runs, Brandon McCarthy went with a more conventional approach on Sunday. He kept the ball in the park, allowing nothing longer than three singles during six scoreless innings and beat the Rockies for the first time in a 7-0 Dodgers win.


4/19/2015 | Dodger Stadium suddenly a hitter-friendly park

The Dodgers launched an assault of 10 extra-base hits in a 7-0 beating of the Rockies that extended the Dodgers win streak to seven games and concluded a sweep of the six-game homestand. The damage was well distributed and it came with regulars Yasiel Puig, Carl Crawford, Juan Uribe and Yasmani Grandal out of the lineup.


4/19/2015 | Mattingly may call up fifth starter to give rotation extra day of rest

Don Mattingly will pitch Brett Anderson and Clayton Kershaw Tuesday and Wednesday on four days rest. Thursday would be Zack Greinke's day to pitch on four days rest, but Mattingly seems to be leaning toward inserting a fifth starter that day to give the rotation an extra day of rest, starting with Greinke.


4/19/2015 | Puig's hamstring soreness lingers, DL a possibility

Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig was out of the lineup again on Sunday because of left hamstring soreness, but manager Don Mattingly said he still believes the injury is not serious.




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