Los Angeles Dodgers

Norris set for start vs. Rays after emergency relief
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When Dodgers starter Bud Norris takes the hill against the Rays, he’ll be on shorter rest than Rays starter Chris Archer, but Norris will have the edge in experience when the two meet in the opener of a two-game set Tuesday in Los Angeles.

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Toles bringing energy to Dodgers since callup
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Dodgers rookie Andrew Toles replaced Yasiel Puig in right field Saturday night in St. Louis due to tightness in Puig’s right hamstring and was in the lineup again Sunday night as his replacement. Toles rocketed through the Minors after signing with Los Angeles last October and is making an impact as a left-handed bat when […]

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Dodgers pounce on Cards rookie, close to 3 back
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Unfamiliarity was no obstacle for the Dodgers on Sunday as they ambushed a pitcher making his Major League debut en route to a 9-6 victory over the Cardinals at Busch Stadium. The win, highlighted by Adrian Gonzalez’s fifth career grand slam, pulled Los Angeles to within three games of the Giants in the National League […]

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Run ends Liberatore's record-setting streak
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Dodgers left-handed reliever Adam Liberatore informed manager Dave Roberts in Spring Training that he’s the best left-handed reliever in the Major Leagues. Roberts told him to “prove it.” Over the past 64 days, he certainly came close with a streak of 28 consecutive appearances without allowing a run.

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Kazmir looks to spoil MLB debut of Cards' Mayers
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The Cardinals knew Wednesday’s doubleheader would throw a wrinkle in their rotation four days later since they preferred not to start Carlos Martinez on short rest. They decided to call up Mike Mayers from Triple-A Memphis for a spot-start, which will be his Major League debut. The Dodgers will turn to Scott Kazmir as the […]

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Dodgers get back on track against Cardinals
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One night after letting a plethora of scoring chances go untapped, the Dodgers capitalized against Mike Leake early on Saturday and then coasted to a 7-2 victory over the Cardinals. The win kept the Dodgers ahead of the Cardinals in the National League Wild Card race and halted St. Louis’ winning streak at five.

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Stripling provides scoreless relief in return to Dodgers
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The Dodgers optioned left-handed reliever Grant Dayton to Triple-A Oklahoma City and recalled right-hander Ross Stripling on Saturday. Then they threw their former starter into the fire in relief during a 7-2 win over the Cardinals.

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Dodgers look to pull plug on Leake behind Maeda
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Cardinals starter Mike Leake has two consecutive starts of at least 10 strikeouts and no walks. He will try to continue to carve up batters Saturday against the Dodgers, who counter with right-hander Kenta Maeda.

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Urias sent to Triple-A; Barnes recalled
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The Dodgers optioned left-hander Julio Urias to Triple-A Oklahoma City and recalled infielder/catcher Austin Barnes before starting a three-game series against the Cardinals on Friday night.

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McCarthy sharp again, exits with leg cramps
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Dodgers starter Brandon McCarthy left Friday night’s game against Cardinals in the seventh inning with what appeared to be cramp in his right leg.

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Dodgers upended in not-so-sweet 16th
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On a night when the Dodgers squandered repeated chances with runners in scoring position, the Cardinals made a little go a long way to outlast Los Angeles, 4-3, in 16 innings Friday in the opener of a three-game series at Busch Stadium.

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HOFer Piazza forever linked to Dodgers
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Mike Piazza will be inducted into the Hall of Fame on Sunday, and the cap on his plaque will bear a Mets logo, but his career was launched and made possible by the Dodgers.

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