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Dodgers are still trying to find their groove
Dodgers are still trying to find their groove

For the second consecutive year, the Dodgers are 71/2 games out of first place after the first game of June. It all worked out just fine last year, of course. But, on the first day of June 2013, Yasiel Puig was two days from his major league debut, Kenley Jansen had not yet replaced Brandon League as closer and Hanley Ramirez was on the disabled list. Now? Puig has been here all season, and he might be the best hitter in baseball. Jansen has been the closer all season. Ramirez is healthy. And, with the highest payroll in baseball history, the Dodgers are as close to last place in the National League West as they are to first place. "You don't want to sit here and accept...

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