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Back-to-back games for Kenta Maeda? No problem, Dodgers say

Back-to-back games for Kenta Maeda? No problem, Dodgers say

After recording three outs in Game 1 of the National League Championship Series, Kenta Maeda did not pitch for the Dodgers on Sunday night. He was warming up as Justin Turner’s game-winning homer cleared the center-field fence.

Maeda has never been a reliever before this postseason, but manager Dave Roberts indicated the team was ready to use him on consecutive days, despite the right-hander’s lack of experience.

“His arm is resilient,” Roberts said. “Depending on how he’s used in a particular game, the back-to-back, we’re not concerned about.”

Maeda has retired all nine batters he has faced this postseason. The team...

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