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Dodgers First Team Since 2004 To Be 50 Games Over .500

Aug 16, 2017 7:51 AM

The Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Chicago White Sox 6-1 on Tuesday night, moving them 50 games over .500 on the season.

They are the first club since the 2004 St. Louis Cardinals to achieve the feat.

Los Angeles is on pace to win 117 games, one more than the Major League record set by the 2001 Seattle Mariners and 1906 Chicago Cubs.

"It's a credit to the guys in the clubhouse," Dave Roberts said. "It's really special. I know personally, having worn this uniform as a player and knowing a lot of guys that played before, it's pretty special."

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Rich Hill Taken To Hospital Following Hit To Throat

Aug 12, 2017 8:07 AM

Rich Hill was taken to the hospital after he was hit in the throat by a pitch in Friday's game.

The Dodgers said he checked out fine after X-rays were taken.

Hill keeled over the batter's box after Padres pitcher Clayton Richard's fastball struck him in the fourth inning during a bunt attempt. Hill stayed on the ground holding his throat.

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Clayton Kershaw 'Close,' But Dodgers Won't Rush Him

Aug 9, 2017 7:59 AM

The Los Angeles Dodgers plan to take a cautious approach with Clayton Kershaw's return.

Kershaw threw aggressively off flat ground on Tuesday.

"I think that a bullpen [session] in the next few days makes sense," Dave Roberts said. "It will probably be when we get back home" for a weekend series against San Diego.

Kershaw has been sidelined with a back injury since July 23.

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Dodgers Record Best 50-Game Run Since 1912

Aug 6, 2017 1:24 AM

The Dodgers got their 43rd win in their past 50 games Saturday against the Mets, giving them the best 50-game run by a big league team since the 1912 New York Giants compiled the same mark.

Yasiel Puig hit a tie=breaking homer in the seventh inning and the Dodgers went deep five times, rallying past the Mets 7-4 to extend their surge.

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Impressive Dodgers Debut For Yu Darvish

Aug 5, 2017 12:37 PM

At the Dodgers' hotel on Friday afternoon, hours before he dazzled for seven scoreless innings at Citi Field in his Dodgers debut, Yu Darvish met with general manager Farhan Zaidi, the man who engineered the blockbuster deal with the Rangers that brought the electric right-hander to Los Angeles minutes before the non-waiver Trade Deadline.

At the end of a 6-0 Dodgers' win in the series opener in New York, in which Darvish struck out 10 Mets while holding them to three singles and a walk, he had his answer if this was to work.

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Dodgers Trade Prospects For Yu Darvish

Jul 31, 2017 6:20 PM

The Dodgers, owners of the best record in baseball, have acquired right-hander Yu Darvish from the Rangers, the teams announced Monday.

Los Angeles landed perhaps the biggest name available right at the trade deadline. The Rangers will receive three minor leaguers: second baseman Willie Calhoun, right-hander A.J. Alexy and shortstop Brendon Davis. They are the fourth-, 17th- and 27th-ranked prospects in the Dodgers' system, respectively, according to MLB.com.

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Dodgers Get Reliever Tony Watson From Pirates

Jul 31, 2017 3:55 PM

The Dodgers have agreed to a deal with the Pirates to acquire left-handed reliever Tony Watson, a source told MLB Network Insider Ken Rosenthal ahead of today's non-waiver Trade Deadline. The clubs haven't confirmed an agreement.

Watson has a 2.68 ERA and 30 saves in his career.

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Multiple Teams Have Interest In Tigers' Justin Wilson

Jul 30, 2017 10:22 PM

Detroit spent Sunday evening narrowing their list of suitors for lefty reliever Justin Wilson, with the potential of a deal Sunday night or Monday morning.

Five teams remain in the mix for Wilson, according to an industry source. The Astros are considered the favorites, according to MLB.com's Mark Feinsand, but the Nationals and Cubs also remain in the hunt according to MLB.com's Phil Rogers and other sources. MLB Network's Ken Rosenthal reported that the Cubs are heavily involved in talks.

Other teams that have been linked at some point to Wilson include the Rockies, Rays, Dodgers, Red Sox, Brewers, Indians and Yankees.

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Clayton Kershaw Throws Five Days After Back Injury

Jul 29, 2017 2:43 AM

Clayton Kershaw participated in a pregame catch Friday, a brief workout that could force the Dodgers to rethink the timetable for their injured ace.

The Dodgers said it would be four to six weeks before Kershaw returned to the mound after a back injury forced him out of his most recent start after two innings. That caution lasted four days.

"He came in yesterday and felt really good," manager Dave Roberts said. "So the medication, obviously, he responded to. For him to get the go-ahead to start playing catch again, I think that's ahead of where we all anticipated, so I'm going to be cautiously optimistic."

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Clayton Kershaw Expected To Miss 4-6 Weeks

Jul 25, 2017 7:56 AM

Clayton Kershaw is expected to miss four to six weeks based on an initial diagnosis of his injured back, a source has confirmed.

The Los Angeles Dodgers will officially determine how long Kershaw will be sidelined after he visits with the team's back specialist, Dr. Robert Watkins.

"If you look at the calendar, and you are talking about a strain -- him making an impact on our club this year is a very safe bet," Dave Roberts said.

Kershaw left Sunday's game against the Atlanta Braves after just two innings and was diagnosed with what the Dodgers referred to as tightness on the right side of his lower back.

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Dodgers Have 'Strong Interest' In Yu Darvish
The Dodgers were among the teams that scouted Yu Darvish's start against the Rays on Friday.

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Clayton Kershaw Likely Headed To DL
Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw is experiencing tightness on the right side of his lower back.

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Rays Acquire Sergio Romo From Dodgers
The Dodgers had designated Sergio Romo for assignment on Thursday.

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Dodgers Seeking $12M Per Year For Stadium Naming Rights
As a historical ballpark the naming rights will be X Corp. Field at Dodger Stadium.

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Roberts: Puig Overreacted After Near Hit By Pitch
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Yasiel Puig was wrong taking steps to the mound on Saturday night.

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Bellinger First Dodgers' Rookie To Hit For Cycle
Cody Bellinger legged out a leadoff triple in the seventh inning against the Marlins on Saturday.

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Mike Moustakas, Justin Turner Win Final All-Star Spots
The final All-Star fan selections for next week's exhibition game were given to Mike Moustakas of the Royals and Justin Turner of the Dodgers.

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Clayton Kershaw Won't Pitch In All-Star Game
Clayton Kershaw will take his normal turn in the rotation for the Dodgers on Sunday, meaning he'll be ineligible to pitch in next Tuesday's All-Star Game.

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Kenley Jansen Blames Dodger Fans For All-Star Vote
The Dodgers won't have any starters in the All-Star Game next week in Miami.

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Dodgers-Padres Discipline Issued By MLB
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts has received a one-game suspension which he served tonight in San Diego.

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Dave Roberts, Andy Green Ejected After Dispute
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts shoved Padres manager Andy Green as benches cleared on Friday night.

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Yasiel Puig Has Suspension Rescinded
Yasiel Puig flashed his middle finger on both hands at fans sitting behind home plate after he hit a home run at Progressive Field two weeks ago.

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Corey Seager Likely To Miss 3-4 Days With Hamstring Strain
Corey Seager suffered the injury in the second inning of Friday's win over the Rockies.

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Mets Take Issue With Yasiel Puig's Home Run Trot
Yasiel Puig upset the Mets with a long look at his three-run homer Wednesday night in a Dodgers' victory.

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Cody Bellinger Interested In Home Run Derby
Cody Bellinger has hit 18 home runs since the Dodgers promoted him to the Major Leagues on April 25.

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Yasiel Puig Suspended One Game For Obscene Gesture
Yasiel Puig was suspended one game and fined by Major League Baseball for making an obscene gesture to Indians fans on Tuesday night.

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Yasiel Puig Flashes Obscene Gesture Toward Hecklers
Yasiel Puig flashed the middle finger on both his hands toward several fans close to the field who were talking to him both before and after his second-inning home run at Cleveland's Progressive Fiel

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2017 MLB Draft First Round Results
The first round of the 2017 Major League Baseball draft was held on Monday night with a lot of young talent coming off the board early.

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Dodgers Moving Kenta Maeda To Bullpen
The Dodgers have six options for five rotation spots and Kenta Maeda is the latest odd man out.

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Clayton Kershaw Downplays Unusual Exit From Game
Clayton Kershaw batted to end the seventh inning, but didn't come out to pitch the top of the eighth for the Dodgers on Wednesday.

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