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Dodgers lose, and they could use a shot in arm
Dodgers lose, and they could use a shot in arm

Hanley Ramirez wasn't in the Dodgers' lineup again Friday, this time because he was only a day removed from receiving a cortisone injection on his troublesome right shoulder. Ramirez's absence is expected to be a short-term problem. When he feels better, he'll be back on the field. Dan Haren might present the Dodgers with a more serious issue. Haren pitched only four innings of a 6-3 defeat to the weak-hitting San Diego Padres at Dodger Stadium, an unwelcome development for a team already dealing with the loss of Josh Beckett to the 15-day disabled list. Haren is now 8-6 with a 4.23 earned-run average, which is perfectly reasonable for a No. 5 starter, even on a...

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