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  • Mariano Rivera: Breaking bats, and hitters' hearts, for 19 years

    Mariano Rivera: Breaking bats, and hitters' hearts, for 19 years
    Dodgers outfielder Carl Crawford uses just any old bat when he faces Mariano Rivera. The more rickety and age-worn, the better. He knows there's a good chance his bat — and his at-bat — will be doomed by what many consider the most...
  • No magic for a day: Phillies end Dodgers' 10-game winning streak

    No magic for a day: Phillies end Dodgers' 10-game winning streak
    And then the strangest thing happened. The Dodgers lost. It’s true, it happened. There were witnesses and everything. The Dodgers proved all too human Sunday, a pair of Hanley Ramirez errors in the ninth inning allowing the Phillies to score...
  • Dodgers keep it going, come back to edge Padres, 2-1

    Dodgers keep it going, come back to edge Padres, 2-1
    The Dodgers have won in a lot of different ways this season, but they haven't specialized in come-from-behind victories. Before Saturday night, they were 5-38 when trailing after six innings. And there they were in the bottom of the seventh inning,...
  • Dodgers continue to struggle, lose to Giants, 4-3

    Dodgers continue to struggle, lose to Giants, 4-3
    First the good news: Nobody in a Dodgers uniform was injured Sunday. Now the bad news: Sunday's 4-3 loss to the San Francisco Giants was the Dodgers' third in a row and eighth in 11 games, the team's worst slump in nearly three months. That sliced their...
  • Dodgers give positive reviews for Don Mattingly

    Dodgers give positive reviews for Don Mattingly
    ATLANTA — The Dodgers' top executives wouldn't say Thursday whether Manager Don Mattingly would return next season, but they offered overwhelmingly positive reviews of his performance. "I think he's done well, don't you?" said Mark Walter, the...
  • Dodgers soak it all in after winning West, much to Arizona's chagrin

    Dodgers soak it all in after winning West, much to Arizona's chagrin
    PHOENIX — Their weary souls covered in the pained sweat that comes from digging through the deepest of expectations, the Dodgers celebrated the triumphant climax of their regular-season journey Thursday with a most perfect splash. The boys took...
  • Baseball can no longer accept that fighting is a part of the game

    Baseball can no longer accept that fighting is a part of the game
    In the wake of Tuesday night's street fight at Chavez Ravine, longtime fan Janet Ochoa sent the Dodgers an email. "You should be ashamed of yourself for your bench-clearing brawls," it read. "Thanks for ruining what used to be fun family time." Her...
  • Jerry Hairston Jr. not activated, Scott Van Slyke injures neck

    Jerry Hairston Jr. not activated, Scott Van Slyke injures neck
    The Dodgers' bench wasn’t looking any deeper Sunday, particularly in the outfield. Scott Van Slyke suffered a bit of whiplash diving for a ball Saturday and was questionable, the Dodgers elected not to activate Jerry Hairston Jr. for another day...
  • At 35, Nick Punto has played himself into the Dodgers' lineup

    At 35, Nick Punto has played himself into the Dodgers' lineup
    When the Dodgers broke camp, Nick Punto didn’t figure to play all that much. He was a 35-year-old utility player on a team with fellow utility players Jerry Hairston Jr. and Skip Schumaker. Yet Punto is playing so well and so hard that, coupled...
  • Dodgers should be up to their ears in emotion

     Dodgers should be up to their ears in emotion
    ST. LOUIS — Disney calls them "ear hats." You can buy one in pink or lime, or topped with a tiara or bow tie. But the traditional hat is all-black, adorned with nothing but the ears that Adrian Gonzalez mimicked the other day. That is only...
  • Andre Ethier hopes to play Game 3 in center field

    Andre Ethier hopes to play Game 3 in center field
    The Dodgers have told Andre Ethier to be ready to pinch-hit during the first round of the playoffs, and he acknowledged Tuesday that might be all he can do. "They just said, 'You have to beat a throw from the outfield,' " Ethier said during a team...