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Paul Maholm rediscovers comfort zone in start for Dodgers
Paul Maholm rediscovers comfort zone in start for Dodgers

Of the first 243 games of Paul Maholm’s career, 242 of them were starts. Pitching every fifth day, settling into a routine — that’s his comfort zone. And until 2014, he didn’t have to leave that zone. He was a starter, nothing more, nothing less. But last year, with Atlanta, he went 10-11 with a 4.41 earned-run average. The Dodgers needed just $1.5 million to pick him up in the off-season, figuring he could be a jack-of-all-trades-type pitcher. Seven of the first 10 appearances of this season were starts, but Maholm was inconsistent at best. In his last start before Saturday, he gave up 11 hits and 10 runs — five earned — in a 13-3 loss to the Miami Marlins. Quickly, he was moved...

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