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Rockies shift Senzatela to bullpen
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Rookie Rockies right-hander Antonio Senzatela will be moved to the bullpen for the foreseeable future as the organization hopes to monitor his innings.

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Rockies can't hold back Giants' offense
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A day after manager Bruce Bochy declared “enough is enough” to a few of the team’s veteran players, the Giants put together a well-rounded game behind starter Jeff Samardzija for a 9-2 win over the Rockies on Monday night. The win snapped San Francisco’s five-game losing streak and gave Colorado its sixth straight loss.

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Hand having All-Star caliber year for Padres
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Brad Hand was left in limbo when the 2016 season began. Out of options, the southpaw didn’t make the Marlins’ Opening Day roster and was placed on waivers. The Padres scooped him up almost immediately.

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Cain seeks rebound against Rockies
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Save for his last start, Rockies starter Jeff Hoffman has dazzled since joining the Rockies’ rotation in May. Hoffman faces the struggling Giants for the second time this year Tuesday night and looks to move past the nine runs in 3 2/3 innings he allowed against the D-backs his last time out.

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Posey leads offense as Giants top Rockies
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A day after manager Bruce Bochy declared “enough is enough” to a few of the team’s veteran players, the Giants put together a well-rounded game behind starter Jeff Samardzija for a 9-2 win over the Rockies on Monday night. The win snapped San Francisco’s five-game losing streak and gave Colorado its sixth straight loss.

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Span, Panik becoming strong 1-2 punch
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Denard Span and Joe Panik, who have thrived unnoticed in recent weeks, finally paced an offensive effort that was illuminated by a victory. In the Giants’ 9-2 triumph Monday over the Rockies, they each went 2-for-4 and scored twice. Panik collected two RBIs and Span drove in one run.

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Seager needs final push to overtake SS race
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Corey Seager fans have only until Thursday night to make one final voting push and get the Dodgers’ shortstop into the National League starting lineup for the MLB All-Star Game presented by Mastercard.

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Versatile Descalso proving his worth to D-backs
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After delivering a walk-off single to push the D-backs past the Phillies on Sunday, Arizona’s Daniel Descalso came back with an encore performance on Monday. Arizona closed out its series with a 6-1 victory over the Phillies, and Descalso led the charge with a 2-for-4 showing at the plate while playing his third position in […]

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Mojo on their side, Dodgers a juggernaut
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Deep in terms of depth, versatility, brain power and newfound star power (in the form of rookie National League MVP Award candidate Cody Bellinger), the Dodgers have become the juggernaut we always knew (or feared) they could be. They are dismantling teams in this month of June, winning not just 10 straight, but 16 of […]

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Bellinger slugs way to second NL weekly nod
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Dodgers rookie sensation Cody Bellinger grabbed his second National League Player of the Week honor in as many months Monday, earning the award after another torrid seven-day stretch.

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Dodgers send McCarthy (knee) to 10-day DL
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The Dodgers placed starting pitcher Brandon McCarthy on the 10-day disabled list with a flareup of right knee patella tendinits and optioned pitcher Ross Stripling to Triple-A Oklahoma City on Monday, while recalling outfielder Trayce Thompson and pitcher Brock Stewart.

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Roberts focuses on big picture during streak
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In the spring of 2016, Dave Roberts, the new manager of the Dodgers, knew his challenge was changing a clubhouse mentality if the club was going to shed that underachiever tag that has been given to a franchise that has gone 29 years without getting to a World Series, much less winning it.

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