Dodgers

Yasiel Puig is back in Dave Roberts’ doghouse after not sliding into second |Sep 24, 2017

LOS ANGELES >> Dodgers manager Dave Roberts assured reporters that Yasiel Puig’s ankle was not keeping the right fielder out of Sunday’s lineup. Puig was caught stealing second base to end Saturday night’s game, a 2-1 loss.

Padres at Dodgers: Monday game time, TV channel and starting pitchers |Sep 24, 2017

PADRES AT DODGERS When: Today, 7 p.m. Where: Dodger Stadium TV: SportsNet LA THE PITCHERS DODGERS RHP YU DARVISH (9-12, 3.96) vs. Padres: 1-1, 5.29 At Dodger Stadium: 0-2, 6.

Clayton Kershaw cruises to his 18th victory as Dodgers beat Giants |Sep 24, 2017

LOS ANGELES >> For a brief moment Sunday, it appeared Clayton Kershaw had entered an obstacle course. When the Giants’ Gorkys Hernandez inadvertently flung his bat toward the mound on a swing-and-miss in the eighth inning, Kershaw could only go up to avoid the projectile.

Dodgers at Phillies (Wednesday): Wood vs. Thompson, TV, time & more |Sep 19, 2017

DODGERS at PHILLIES When: 4:05 p.m. TV: SportsNet LA (where available) Where: Citizens Bank Park THE PITCHERS DODGERS LHP ALEX WOOD (15-3, 2.69 ERA) Vs. Phillies: 3-3, 3.

Pedro Baez’s latest meltdown costs Dodgers again in loss to Phillies |Sep 19, 2017

PHILADELPHIA >> It is roughly 2,400 miles from Philadelphia’s Citizens Bank Park to the Dodgers’ training complex in Glendale, Ariz. But Pedro Baez might have covered that distance with 36 mostly errant pitches in the seventh inning Tuesday night.

Yasmani Grandal’s slump has tested Dave Roberts’ patience |Sep 19, 2017

PHILADELPHIA >> Dave Roberts must be a patient man. But the ongoing slumps of Yasmani Grandal and Curtis Granderson are surely trying that patience – the .053 average (2 for 38) in September that Grandal took into Tuesday’s game, in particular.

Dodgers at Phillies: Monday game time, TV channel and starting pitchers |Sep 17, 2017

DODGERS at PHILLIES When: Today, 4:05 p.m. TV: SportsNet LA Where: Citizens Bank Park THE PITCHERS DODGERS LHP CLAYTON KERSHAW (17-3, 2.12) Vs. Phillies: 3-4, 2.

Things could get ‘a little weird’ for Chase Utley if Dodgers clinch in Philadelphia |Sep 17, 2017

WASHINGTON >> With their magic number shrinking daily now, the Dodgers could very well celebrate the clinching of their fifth consecutive NL West title during this week’s four-game series at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia.

Hyun-Jin Ryu pitches well but not deep and Dodgers bullpen takes heat in loss |Sep 17, 2017

WASHINGTON >> Hyun-Jin Ryu is a troublemaker. The left-hander continues to pitch well enough to give the Dodgers pause when thinking about the makeup of their postseason pitching staff – but probably not well enough to change that thinking.

Dodgers at Nationals (Sunday): Ryu vs. Strasburg, TV, time & more |Sep 16, 2017

DODGERS at NATIONALS When: Today, 5 p.m. TV: ESPN Where: Nationals Park THE PITCHERS DODGERS LHP HYUN-JIN RYU (5-7, 3.59) Vs. Nationals: 0-1, 5.14 At Nationals Park: Has never pitched there before Hates to face: Anthony Rendon, 2 for 3 (.

Dodgers at Nationals (Saturday): Hill vs. Cole, TV, time & more |Sep 15, 2017

DODGERS at NATIONALS When: Saturday, 10:05 a.m. Where: Nationals Park TV: Fox/11 THE PITCHERS DODGERS LHP RICH HILL (9-8, 3.67) vs. Nationals: 1-1, 4.34 At Nationals Park: 0-0, 3.

Dodgers land KO blow early for third consecutive win |Sep 15, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C.>>There was something very familiar about one of the teams at Nationals Park on Friday night. Not the one in red, the one wearing blue. “That felt more like us,” said Corey Seager, whose three-run shot was one of three home runs the Dodgers hit in the first three innings, putting the Nationals away early in a 7-0 win.

Alex Verdugo learns about big league expectations |Sep 15, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C.>> Alex Verdugo arrived from the minor leagues this month with an outside shot to play his way onto the Dodgers’ postseason roster. This won’t help. Verdugo was late arriving at the ballpark Friday before the Dodgers opened a three-game series with the Washington Nationals.

Dodgers at Nationals (Friday): Wood vs. Jackson, TV, time & more |Sep 14, 2017

DODGERS at NATIONALS When: Friday, 4:05 p.m. Where: Nationals Park TV: SportsNet LA (where available); MLB Network (out of market only) THE PITCHERS DODGERS LHP ALEX WOOD (14-3, 2.81 ) Vs.

Dodgers’ Ethier believes there is more baseball left in his body |Sep 14, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO>> After 12 years in the big leagues, Andre Ethier shouldn’t have been surprised by anything when he stepped into the batter’s box at Petco Park for a pinch-hit at-bat on Sept.

Yasmani Grandal’s slump is opening door for Austin Barnes’ role to increase |Sep 13, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO >> Yasmani Grandal started 103 of the Dodgers’ first 145 games this season. Austin Barnes started his 43rd game behind the plate Wednesday night. But Dodgers manager Dave Roberts opened the door to a possible change in that relationship with Grandal in a six-game slump that has shaved more than 50 points off his OPS.

Yu Darvish pitches seven scoreless as Dodgers win second in a row |Sep 13, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO >> Like riders wobbling away from a roller coaster, the Dodgers began to find their legs again Wednesday. Manager Dave Roberts did not underplay the release provided by Tuesday night’s win, ending an 11-game plummet and 1-16 freefall after a historically-successful summer rise.

Dodgers at Giants (Wednesday): Darvish vs. Moore, TV, time & more |Sep 12, 2017

DODGERS at GIANTS When: 7:15 p.m. Where: AT& T Park TV: SportsNet LA; ESPN THE PITCHERS DODGERS RHP YU DARVISH (8-12, 4.25) Vs. Giants: Has never faced them before At AT& T Park: 12-4, 1.

Curtis Granderson’s slump has made him popular scapegoat |Sep 12, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO >> With the Dodgers in an epic descent from unbeatable to hapless, the search for scapegoats is on. Curtis Granderson has been a popular choice. Acquired from the New York Mets on Aug.

Dodgers end 11-game losing streak, clinch playoff spot |Sep 12, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO >> Breathe. In. Out. The Dodgers’ 17-game out-of-body experience finally came to an end Tuesday night – they hope – with a white-knuckler of a 5-3 victory over the San Francisco Giants.

Rockies at Dodgers (Sunday): Chatwood vs. Hill, TV, time & more |Sep 9, 2017

ROCKIES at DODGERS When: Sunday, 1:10 p.m. TV: SportsNet LA; TBS Where: Dodger Stadium THE PITCHERS DODGERS LHP RICH HILL (9-7, 3.67) Vs. Rockies: 0-2, 8.

Struggling Pedro Baez getting ‘tough love’ from Dodgers fans |Sep 9, 2017

LOS ANGELES >> Dave Roberts recognizes your right to boo whenever – and whoever – you want. But just as you criticize the timing of his pitching changes, the Dodgers manager thinks he can criticize the timing – and direction – of those boos.

Dodgers’ freefall continues with 9th consecutive loss, 14 out of last 15 |Sep 9, 2017

LOS ANGELES – The Dodgers’ season has become that carton of milk you keep forgetting to throw out. Each day, you reach into the refrigerator, pull it out and take a swig only to be reminded that it went sour days ago.

Suddenly quiet Dodgers try silent approach |Sep 8, 2017

LOS ANGELES >> The Dodgers prepped in eerie and total silence Friday afternoon, their clubhouse so quiet you could hear a win drop. Maybe that was the idea, this team is that desperately desperate, so wanting to drop a win somewhere, anywhere, on or off the field.

Rockies at Dodgers (Saturday): Bettis vs. Wood, TV, time & more |Sep 8, 2017

ROCKIES at DODGERS When: Saturday, 6 p.m. Where: Dodger Stadium TV: SportsNet LA THE PITCHERS DODGERS LHP ALEX WOOD (14-2, 2.57 ERA) vs. Rockies: 4-2, 5.

For Dodgers’ Rob Segedin, tests come on and off the field |Sep 8, 2017

LOS ANGELES >> Dodgers infielder Rob Segedin had no more control over the date his Predictive Analytics project was due than the day he would return to the major leagues, but this was the life he chose.

Yu Darvish unravels, Dodgers’ search for momentum continues |Sep 8, 2017

LOS ANGELES >> The Dodgers had a 100 percent chance of qualifying for the postseason on Aug. 25, according to the website FanGraphs.com. Their odds are still 100 percent today. On paper, the last two weeks have changed nothing.

Rockies at Dodgers: Marquez vs. Darvish, Friday’s TV, time & more |Sep 7, 2017

ROCKIES AT DODGERS When: Friday, 7 p.m. Where: Dodger Stadium TV: SportsNet LA THE PITCHERS DODGERS RHP YU DARVISH (8-11, 4.09 ERA) vs. Rockies: He has never faced them before.

Clayton Kershaw bears brunt of latest nightmare; Dodgers drop 12 of last 13 |Sep 7, 2017

LOS ANGELES — Clayton Kershaw received some of his loudest applause Thursday when he grounded out to third base. As metaphors for the Dodgers’ malaise go, this was a good one. Still, it wasn’t the defining moment of the Dodgers’ latest nightmare.

Dodgers’ Edward Paredes is an unlikely success story |Sep 7, 2017

LOS ANGELES >> Edward Paredes remembers pitching in a Double-A game four years ago for the Akron Aeros, a Cleveland Indians affiliate. As he recalled, the bases were loaded with one out when he was summoned from the bullpen.

Rockies at Dodgers (Thursday): Gray vs. Kershaw, TV, time & more |Sep 6, 2017

ROCKIES at DODGERS When: Today, 7 p.m. Where: Dodger Stadium TV: SportsNet LA THE PITCHERS DODGERS LHP CLAYTON KERSHAW (16-2, 1.95 ERA) Vs. Rockies: 21-6, 3.

Walker Buehler’s rapid rise culminates in first MLB call-up with Dodgers |Sep 6, 2017

LOS ANGELES >> From the time he was drafted, Walker Buehler’s arrival at Dodger Stadium felt like a question of “when,” not “if.” Tuesday was the day. Hanging in a corner clubhouse locker next to pitcher Rich Hill, a No.

Kenta Maeda rebounds, but Diamondbacks hand Dodgers 11th loss in 12 games |Sep 6, 2017

LOS ANGELES — The last Dodgers starting pitcher to win a game besides Clayton Kershaw is Kenta Maeda. That was back on Aug. 25, back when the Dodgers were threatening the all-time record for most wins in a regular season.

Dodgers calling up Alex Verdugo, not Joc Pederson yet |Aug 31, 2017

PHOENIX — A center fielder from Triple-A Oklahoma City will be joining the Dodgers in San Diego when rosters expand this weekend. And it won’t be Joc Pederson. Alex Verdugo, the Dodgers’ top-rated position player prospect and the 28th-rated prospect in the minors overall, will be one of the team’s first September call-ups.

Jahmai Jones, an actual Angels prospect, comes into view |Aug 29, 2017

RANCHO CUCAMONGA >> Todd Hogan scouts Atlanta, among other places, for the Angels. He had been sending the home office rave reviews on an outfielder named Jahmai Jones. Now Ric Wilson, the scouting director, showed up at Wesleyan High for two games, to take a look.

Dodgers at Diamondbacks: Ryu vs. Ray, Wednesday’s TV, time & more |Aug 29, 2017

DODGERS at DIAMONDBACKS When: Wednesday, 6:40 p.m. Where: Chase Field TV: SportsNet LA THE PITCHERS DODGERS LHP HYUN-JIN RYU (5-6, 3.34) Vs. Diamondbacks: 3-2, 3.

Ross Stripling, Scott Kazmir concerned for Harvey-ravaged hometown |Aug 29, 2017

PHOENIX >> The photos and videos coming out of Texas in the wake of Tropical Storm Harvey are jarring. If you know the roads and neighborhoods now under water, it only makes it more so. “It’s insane,” Dodgers right-hander Ross Stripling said of his seeing his battered hometown.

Rich Hill roughed up early as Dodgers’ skid hits three |Aug 29, 2017

PHOENIX >> You might be feeling things you haven’t felt in a long time. This is natural. But do not panic. Left-hander Rich Hill followed up his near-perfect game with a thoroughly imperfect effort, allowing five runs in the first inning Tuesday night.

Curtis Granderson’s generosity in region preceded him joining Dodgers |Aug 28, 2017

LOS ANGELES >> The Santa Ana Valley High School football team was about to play its second game of the season. It could have been any Saturday in September – Curtis Granderson wasn’t sure the year – but this game happened to be on Sept.

Brewers at Dodgers: Friday game time, TV channel and starting pitchers |Aug 24, 2017

By Bill Plunkett bplunkett@scng.com @billplunkettocr on Twitter BREWERS at DODGERS When: 7:10 p.m. TV: SportsNet LA (where available) Where: Dodger Stadium THE PITCHERS DODGERS RHP KENTA MAEDA (11-5, 3.

Yasiel Puig’s HR in 12th inning carries Dodgers past Pirates |Aug 21, 2017

PITTSBURGH >> Curtis Granderson’s grand slam in the seventh inning gave the Dodgers a lead they squandered when the Pittsburgh Pirates scored twice in the eighth inning to tie the game.

Clayton Kershaw may not be happy with Dodgers’ plan for his return |Aug 21, 2017

PITTSBURGH >> Clayton Kershaw should be happy. His back injury was less serious than might have been feared when he left his July 23 start. He has returned to health relatively quickly. And his team is so far out front that it can afford to take it slowly with him, giving him a long runway to return to the rotation with bullets saved for October.

Kenta Maeda perfect for five innings but unravels in sixth as Dodgers lose |Aug 20, 2017

DETROIT >> Sometimes, absolutely nothing is lost in translation. “Until the fifth (inning) it was great,” Kenta Maeda said, summing up his day Sunday afternoon. “Then the sixth inning was regrettable.

Dodgers notes: Perhaps L.A. hasn’t seen the last of Justin Verlander |Aug 20, 2017

DETROIT >> When Justin Verlander left the mound after retiring the Dodgers in the eighth inning Sunday afternoon, he got a brief standing ovation from fans at Comerica Park. Verlander’s two-hit, nine-strikeout domination of the Dodgers was just the latest in a long line of outstanding performances during a 13-year career in Detroit that has included six All-Star nominations, Rookie of the Year, Cy Young and MVP awards (both in 2011), two no-hitters and 16 postseason starts.

Dodgers at Pirates: Monday game time, TV channel and starting pitchers |Aug 20, 2017

DODGERS at PIRATES When: 4 p.m. TV: SportsNet LA Where: PNC Park THE PITCHERS DODGERS LHP ALEX WOOD (14-1, 2.30) Vs. Pirates: 2-2, 2.61 At PNC Park: 1-0, 2.

Cody Bellinger, Chris Taylor banged up in Dodgers win |Aug 19, 2017

DETROIT >> The Dodgers might want to stock up on bubble wrap. Hyun-Jin Ryu and three relievers combined on a four-hit shutout of the Detroit Tigers on Saturday afternoon as the Dodgers won 3-0 and moved another day closer to playing games that really matter again.

Dodgers send Joc Pederson down with Curtis Granderson addition |Aug 19, 2017

DETROIT >> By the time he got to Comerica Park and donned his new, blue gear Saturday, the confusion had cleared up for Curtis Granderson. “(New York Mets GM) Sandy Alderson and (Manager) Terry Collins called me in and said, ‘We’ve dealt you to the Dodgers,’” Granderson said of getting the news following Friday’s game at Citi Field that he had been traded.

For MLB’s 2-year-old domestic violence policy, success is difficult to quantify |Aug 19, 2017

Back when he was a Dodger, Dee Gordon had an idea. He wanted to help kids. Specifically, he wanted to help kids who knew the pain he suffered as a child. Gordon, 29, lost his mother to a fatal shooting when he was just 6 years old.

Dodgers at Tigers: Maeda vs. Verlander, Saturday TV, time and more |Aug 19, 2017

DODGERS at TIGERS When: Today, 10:10 a.m. TV: SportsNet LA Where: Comerica Park THE PITCHERS DODGERS RHP KENTA MAEDA (11-4, 3.76 ERA) Vs. Tigers: Has never faced them before TIGERS RHP JUSTIN VERLANDER (8-8, 4.

Yu Darvish goes on DL with back issue |Aug 19, 2017

DETROIT >> A day after Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said the back tightness that hampered Yu Darvish during his most recent start would not prevent him from making his next one, the Dodgers decided to give Darvish a 10-day break and placed him on the DL.