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Mattingly: Dealing with personalities on Dodgers not bad, but 'tedious'

Mon Sep 22, 2014

LOS ANGELES – As the years have gone by since he took over as the Dodgers’ manager following the 2010 season, Don Mattingly has become more and more guarded in his media dealings. He has retained the friendliness that became his hallmark over his playing career, but he now prefers to traffic more in vague statements than outr

Ex-Titan Brown happy just to be in majors

Mon Sep 22, 2014

LOS ANGELES – Brown was a five-tool standout at Cal State Fullerton taken in the first round by the San Francisco Giants – No. 24 overall – in the 2010 Major League Baseball draft. But he wasn’t the immediate standout center fielder the Giants had hoped for. Brown’s numbers foundered. Before long you

On deck: Giants at Dodgers, Tuesday, 7 p.m.

Mon Sep 22, 2014

Where: Dodger Stadium TV: SportsNet LA/KDOC/ESPN Did you know: Matt Kemp turns 30 Tuesday. Longtime Dodger manager and advisor Tommy Lasorda turned 87 Monday and threw out the ceremonial first pitch alongside his family at Dodger Stadium.

Dodgers face the Giants, two wins away from clinching

Mon Sep 22, 2014

LOS ANGELES - The most anticipated regular-season series of the Dodgers' year begins Monday night. It's L.A. and San Francisco with the National League West on the line. That line is not as narrow as it looked like it might be a few days ago, after the Giants lost three straight to San Diego, but the Dodgers still need to win two of thes

Dodgers' offense muscles up in victory against Chicago

Sun Sep 21, 2014

CHICAGO – At one point Sunday afternoon, Carlos Frias was on the mound, Chris Perez was warming in the Dodgers’ bullpen – and sirens were echoing around Wrigley Field. The sound was coming from a fire station on Waveland Avenue across from Wrigley Field. It was a false alarm as far as the Dodgers were concerned. Their &

Key series with Giants awaits Dodgers this week

Sun Sep 21, 2014

CHICAGO – For all the offseason noise coming from Arizona or the early-season surge in Colorado, these games could have been marked in red ink by the printer. “When you see the schedule comes out and you see those games – obviously you don’t know what’s going to happen,” Dodgers manager Don Mattingly s

On deck: Giants at Dodgers, Monday, 7 p.m., SportsNet LA, KDOC

Sun Sep 21, 2014

Where: Dodger Stadium Did you know: If Dan Haren goes six innings against the Giants, it will activate a player option in his contract guaranteeing him $10 million if he pitches in 2015. Giants report: The Giants have failed to keep the heat on the Dodgers, instead fading down the stretch with six losses in t

Bullpen falters in Dodgers loss to Chicago

Sat Sep 20, 2014

CHICAGO – Things got pretty messy at Wrigley Field Saturday – not to mention what an afternoon thunderstorm did to the field itself. Storm clouds remain over the Dodgers’ bullpen – the wobbly wheel that threatens to send the Dodgers crashing out of the playoffs when that time comes. Adrian Gonzalez homered

Dodgers' Wright to make his first start of season

Sat Sep 20, 2014

CHICAGO – After 19 seasons and 247 major-league starts, Dodgers right-hander Jamey Wright has a fairly simple gameplan for Sunday’s game at Wrigley Field. “Go out there and have some fun,” Wright said Saturday. “Hopefully, I get 14 runs like they scored for (Clayton) Kershaw yesterday.” Wright,

Kershaw wins 20th, Dodgers clinch playoff spot

Fri Sep 19, 2014

CHICAGO – As Clayton Kershaw’s remarkable season has progressed, it has been difficult at times to find new words to describe his dominant performances. Not today. How about this one – mortal? Kershaw became the first 20-game winner in baseball this season on a day when he was far from his best. The pres

Final: Dodgers 14, Cubs 5

Fri Sep 19, 2014

CHICAGO - Clayton Kershaw became the first 20-game winner in baseball this season on a day when he was far from his best. Kershaw lasted just five innings but the Dodgers’ offense picked up the slack, pounding out a 14-5 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Friday afternoon at Wrigley Field. The win moved the Dodgers’ magic numbe

Got cash? You'll need it for the hottest tickets in town: Dodgers, Angels

Fri Sep 19, 2014

ANAHEIM – If you’re an Angels fan who has yet to buy playoff tickets – even though the team has the best record in baseball and officially clinched a playoff spot way back on Monday – here’s the bad news: Tickets for their first two games of the American League Division Series sold out by 2 p.m. Thursday.

Dodgers' Ryu still sore, but expects to pitch in playoffs

Fri Sep 19, 2014

CHICAGO – Dodgers left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu said he will start a throwing program as soon as his shoulder no longer hurts from the injections he received Monday. “That’s not today,” he said through an interpreter, standing in front of the visitor’s dugout at Wrigley Field on Friday morning. Nonetheles

On deck: Dodgers at Cubs, Saturday, 10 a.m.

Fri Sep 19, 2014

Where: Wrigley Field TV: Fox/11, 10 a.m. Did you know: There is an 80 percent chance of precipitation in Chicago on Saturday with scattered thunderstorms (possibly severe at times). THE PITCHERS RHP ROBERTO

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