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  • Matt Kemp, Hanley Ramirez each homer twice in Dodgers' 6-2 win

    Matt Kemp, Hanley Ramirez each homer twice in Dodgers' 6-2 win
    Eighteen months ago, Matt Kemp did something at Dodger Stadium he was supposed to do, that he did fairly routinely. He hit a home run. This is the stunning thing, though: That was the last time he hit a homer at Chavez Ravine, or at least it was until...
  • Yasiel Puig injures thumb in Dodgers' 7-2 loss to Giants

    Yasiel Puig injures thumb in Dodgers' 7-2 loss to Giants
    Yasiel Puig made himself the story again Saturday. A day after he was benched for showing up late to batting practice, Puig slid head first into first base when he didn't have to, leaving the Dodgers waiting for X-rays of his left thumb to be reviewed...
  • Mattingly in charge: Puig in lineup, Crawford and Ethier to sit

    Mattingly in charge: Puig in lineup, Crawford and Ethier to sit
    Don Mattingly is in charge, and everybody best get on board. He claims nothing is different, but deeds speak otherwise. He has the security of a new three-year contract and is acting like it. That four outfielders for three spots? How about five...
  • Poor start dooms Dodgers in 8-4 loss to Giants

    Poor start dooms Dodgers in 8-4 loss to Giants
    San Francisco Giants 8, Dodgers 4 KEY MOMENT: With the Dodgers' early 8-0 deficit cut in half, Hanley Ramirez stole second base with Adrian Gonzalez at the plate and no outs in the seventh inning. However, Giants Manager Bruce Bochy challenged and...
  • Dodgers' Hyun-Jin Ryu gets roughed up by Giants in 8-4 loss

    Dodgers' Hyun-Jin Ryu gets roughed up by Giants in 8-4 loss
    Yasiel Puig was late for batting practice and scratched from the lineup, but he wasn't the reason the Dodgers were crushed Friday in their home opener by the San Francisco Giants. Hyun-Jin Ryu was. The pitcher the Dodgers leaned on most in the...
  • Yasiel Puig's late-to-opening-day work ethic a non-starter for Dodgers

    Yasiel Puig's late-to-opening-day work ethic a non-starter for Dodgers
    Vin Scully, marching to the middle of the field to throw out the ceremonial first pitch in all his red-roaring glory, was on time. Yasiel Puig was not. Sandy Koufax, sprinting out of the dugout to home plate to catch that pitch amid shrieks of...
  • Dodgers lose to Giants, 8-4, in home opener

    Dodgers lose to Giants, 8-4, in home opener
    Final: Giants 8, Dodgers 4 It was a rough day for the Dodgers. It started with an upset Matt Kemp, a late and benched Yasiel Puig, and two two innings that more resembled a blooper rather than a highlight reel. Balls were bobbled and lost in the sun....
  • Dodgers bench Yasiel Puig for arriving late; Matt Kemp gets start

    Dodgers bench Yasiel Puig for arriving late; Matt Kemp gets start
    The Dodgers removed Yasiel Puig from the starting lineup for their home opener on Friday after he still had not arrived at the ballpark when the Dodgers took the field for batting practice. He showed up on the field about halfway through it, at almost 10:...
  • Letters: Dodgers' fans just don't get it

    Letters: Dodgers' fans just don't get it
    L.A. has great sports fans. Uniquely loyal, yet never to be had. If Time Warner Cable thinks the notion "I need my Dodgers.com" even remotely resonates, they're advised to go back and review "I need my Rams & Raiders.com." Anthony J. Moretti...
  • For Matt Kemp's latest comeback, there's no place like home

    For Matt Kemp's latest comeback, there's no place like home
    Matt Kemp is expected to make his long-awaited return from the disabled list Friday, which also happens to be the day of the Dodgers' home opener. The timing is entirely coincidental. But from Kemp's perspective, it's absolutely perfect. "Opening...
  • Reasons for the Dodgers to smile through the pain

    Reasons for the Dodgers to smile through the pain
    Smile, what's the use of crying? You'll find that life is still worthwhile If you just smile Come now Dodgers fans, raise up that chinny-chin chin. Sure, the news coming out of the Dodgers’ game Tuesday was of the dark variety. Two-time Cy Young...