LA set to deal for Braves' Wood, Marlins' Latos

Dodgers poised to get 7 players in return for Cuban star Olivera, Rodriguez and 3 Minor League pitchers

LA set to deal for Braves' Wood, Marlins' Latos

LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers' pending acquisition of starting pitcher Mat Latos and outfielder Michael Morse from the Marlins has expanded into multiple trades involving three teams, 12 players and a Draft pick.

If completed, the Dodgers would receive Latos and Morse from the Marlins and starting pitchers Bronson Arroyo and Alex Wood, closer Jim Johnson, reliever Luis Avilan and infielder Jose Peraza from the Braves. Miami would get Minor League pitchers Jeff Brigham, Victor Araujo and Kevin Guzman from Los Angeles, while Atlanta would get a competitive-balance Draft pick from the Marlins; from the Dodgers, the Braves would get recent Cuban signee Hector Olivera and injured reliever Paco Rodriguez, all according to Major League sources.

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Ken Gurnick is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Dodgers score 8 two-out runs to drop A's

Dodgers score 8 two-out runs to drop A's

LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers responded to the A's four-run seventh with a five-spot in the bottom of the inning and two more runs in the eighth, doing most of their damage with two outs, to earn a 10-7 victory and snap their three-game losing streak on Wednesday night.

A's reliever Fernando Rodriguez walked two of his four batters to begin the seventh, putting runners at first and second for Adrian Gonzalez, who notched an RBI double off lefty Drew Pomeranz. Yasmani Grandal's ensuing dribbler down the third-base line led to another run, and Kiké Hernandez put the Dodgers on top, 7-6, with a two-run double. Yasiel Puig, who hit a two-run homer in the fourth, drove in Hernandez with a single off Dan Otero to cap the rally.

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Lyle Spencer

Puig goes off on bobblehead night

Puig goes off on bobblehead night

LOS ANGELES -- At times such as this, ignorance truly can be bliss for a ballplayer with a job to do. As trade winds swirled all day around the Dodgers, Yasiel Puig was focused on mom, bobbleheads and, finally, pitches landing in his happy zone.

Rumors that he could be on the block with the non-waiver Trade Deadline looming on Friday at 1 p.m. PT never reached him, Puig insisted in the afterglow of a 10-7 victory on Wednesday night that gave the Dodgers an Interleague split with the Athletics.

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Lyle Spencer is a national reporter and columnist for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @LyleMSpencer. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Dodgers come through with backs against wall

Dodgers come through with backs against wall

LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers allowed four runs in the seventh and trailed the A's 6-3 on Wednesday night, and it looked like the club might drop its fourth straight game for the first time this season.

But the heart of the order put together a five-run rally to lead the Dodgers a 10-7 win over the A's that kept them from falling out of first place for the first time since May 29. The Giants, having won 13 of their last 15 games, sit a half-game back.

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Kershaw rides scoreless streak into Freeway Series

Kershaw rides scoreless streak into Freeway Series

After being scratched from his scheduled start on Wednesday, Clayton Kershaw will be back on the mound Friday, looking to extend his 29-inning scoreless streak as the Dodgers host the Angels.

Kershaw's sore hip held him out of the Dodgers finale vs. the A's, but after Los Angeles' off-day, he expects to be ready to go. The 2014 National League MVP and Cy Young Award winner has tossed shutouts in two of his last three starts.

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Puig HRs, mom throws first pitch on Bobblehead Night

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Puig HRs, mom throws first pitch on Bobblehead Night

It was Yasiel Puig Bobblehead Night during Wednesday's A's-Dodgers game. Everybody was there, even Mr. Jack in the Box.

Puig's mom was also in the building to deliver the first pitch. She showed she doesn't have as good an arm as her son (let's face it, who does?):

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Kershaw scratched, set to start Friday

Kershaw scratched, set to start Friday

LOS ANGELES -- Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw was scratched from his scheduled start against the A's on Wednesday night because of a sore hip muscle, and the team said he will instead start against the Angels on Friday.

Kershaw, in the midst of a 29-inning scoreless streak, was replaced Wednesday by right-hander Mike Bolsinger, who had previously pitched a week ago because of the shuffling necessitated by Zack Greinke's placement on the paternity list.

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Steve Bourbon is an associate reporter for MLB.com. Ken Gurnick contributed to this report. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Pederson shares cereal power rankings, MLB advice

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Pederson shares cereal power rankings, MLB advice

Joc Pederson, Dodgers rookie/fireworks expert, stopped by MLB.com's New York office last week. He took some time to sit down with Cut4, and of course we asked him the hard-hitting questions we know you want answers to.

Now, after much deep investigation, we can tell you that young Joc's favorite Yung Joc song is "It's Goin Down." He doesn't rap along, though -- he told us that he "can't remember the words. [Yung Joc] goes too fast. I just like the beat."

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Turner treated at hospital for infection on leg

Dodgers third baseman had been on antibiotics over the weekend

Turner treated at hospital for infection on leg

LOS ANGELES -- Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner was out of the lineup and in the emergency room Tuesday after trainers discovered an infection on his leg.

While there is still no official diagnosis, Turner was released from the hospital before the end of Tuesday's 2-0 loss to Oakland. Manager Don Mattingly said he was given antibiotics orally and through an IV. He is listed as day-to-day. 

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Steve Bourbon is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Dodgers' offense gets nowhere against Gray

Dodgers' offense gets nowhere against Gray

LOS ANGELES -- Sonny Gray tossed a shutout and Josh Reddick added a solo home run to give the A's a 2-0 win over the Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on Tuesday night.

For Gray (11-4) it was his second shutout in his last four starts. He surrendered only three hits and he struck out nine. Gray lowered his AL-leading ERA to 2.17 and kept the Dodgers off-balance with his combination of fastball, curveball and slider.

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Anderson turns in quality start vs. former team

Dodgers lefty gets no run support in tough-luck loss

Anderson turns in quality start vs. former team

LOS ANGELES -- There was no love lost for Brett Anderson when he faced his former team Tuesday night at Dodger Stadium.

Anderson was a member of the A's from 2009-13 and the first pitch of the game was a line-drive single that put Anderson on his back. Anderson recorded a quality outing, but the Dodgers gave him no run support in a 2-0 defeat.

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Sonny Gray gets 1st MLB hit, won't test Puig's arm

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Sonny Gray gets 1st MLB hit, won't test Puig's arm

Athletics ace Sonny Gray had one heckuva Tuesday night. The 25-year-old right hander threw an absolute gem in Dodger Stadium. He had only allowed two hits through seven innings and his A's were up 2-0 when his spot in the batting order to lead off the eighth.

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Dodgers lauded for vegetarian food options

Stadium voted No. 1 on PETA's annual ranking

LOS ANGELES -- While Dodger Stadium might be famous for its Dodger Dogs, it's also gaining attention for some of its vegetarian food options.

In its yearly ranking of the most vegetarian-friendly baseball parks, PETA named Dodger Stadium to the top of its list.

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Steve Bourbon is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

OKC's Seager homers, Bellinger hits two for Quakes

Dodgers No. 1 prospect rips his first homer since July 5; No. 8 prospect launches 2 jacks

OKC's Seager homers, Bellinger hits two for Quakes

Corey Seager, the newly minted No. 2 overall player on the revamped Top 100 Prospects list, swatted his first homer since July 5 for Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Los Angeles' No. 1 prospect finished 1-for-5 with two RBIs and has driven in at least one run in five of the past eight games. Seager has been an offensive force since he was selected No. 18 in the 2012 Draft, bashing 107 doubles and 58 homers in the Minors. He boasts a .273/.325/.455 line with nine roundtrippers and 37 RBIs for the OKC Dodgers this year.

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Alex M. Smith is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Hatcher posts scoreless rehab inning

Hatcher posts scoreless rehab inning

LOS ANGELES -- Dodgers reliever Chris Hatcher struck out the side in a scoreless inning in his second Minor League rehab appearance for Class A Rancho Cucamonga on Monday night.

Hatcher, recovering from a strained oblique, rebounded from a shaky first appearance on Friday night, when he allowed two earned runs on three hits in one inning for Rancho Cucamonga.

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Dodgers open to Puig deal if return is right

Club's top prospects also coveted, but outfielder reportedly not untouchable

Dodgers open to Puig deal if return is right

Could Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig be on the move this week?

The Dodgers have let teams know that Puig could be acquired "in the right deal," USA TODAY's Bob Nightengale reported Monday night. As MLB.com's Ken Gurnick reported on Saturday, Puig has not been told by the Dodgers that he won't be traded. The club hasn't confirmed the most recent report.

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Adam Berry is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @adamdberry. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Greinke's streak ends in NY at 45 2/3 innings

Dodgers right-hander allows first run since June 13

Greinke's streak ends in NY at 45 2/3 innings

NEW YORK -- The Mets ended Zack Greinke's scoreless streak at 45 2/3 innings on Sunday by scoring a run on pitcher Jacob deGrom's fielder's choice in the third inning. The Dodgers lost the game, 3-2.

Greinke apparently enjoyed pitching during the streak more than he did talking about it.

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Anthony Castrovince

Pederson, Puig make top 25-and-unders list

Pederson, Puig make top 25-and-unders list

If we had to pinpoint the one theme of this 2015 season that stands out above all others, it's unquestionably the dominating impact and the infusion of youth on the Major League scene. Never was this more evident than on Monday night when 23-year-old Cubs rookie Kris Bryant cracked his first career walk-off homer into the Wrigley Field bleachers to give the Cubs a dramatic 9-8 win against the Rockies.

And just an hour or so before Bryant's blast landed, the mere suggestion that the Dodgers might consider trading 24-year-old Yasiel Puig turned social media upside down.

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Anthony Castrovince is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his columns and follow him on Twitter at @Castrovince. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Dodgers rally in 9th, fall on walk-off hit in 10th

Dodgers rally in 9th, fall on walk-off hit in 10th

NEW YORK -- Juan Uribe singled off the center-field wall against former teammate Kenley Jansen to score Curtis Granderson with one out in the bottom of the 10th inning on Sunday and give the Mets a 3-2, walk-off win over the Dodgers at Citi Field after they snapped Zack Greinke's scoreless-innings streak at 45 2/3 earlier in the game.

Granderson led off the 10th with a hustle double to right-center off Juan Nicasio. Ruben Tejada was unable to move Granderson to third on a bunt. Daniel Murphy was walked intentionally and Jansen came on to face Uribe, whose deep shot went as a single. The Mets acquired Uribe from the Braves on Friday.

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Ken Gurnick is a reporter for MLB.com. Joe Trezza is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Dodgers' Frias struggles in Class A rehab start

Dodgers' Frias struggles in Class A rehab start

LOS ANGELES -- Sunday's Class A rehab start for Carlos Frias lasted only two-thirds of an inning, providing even more motivation for the Dodgers in their search for starting pitching.

Frias, out with a lower back injury, was charged with two runs on three hits (two doubles), striking out one and making 24 pitches (15 strikes) in Rancho Cucamonga's 15-10 win at Inland Empire.

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LA finds trouble facing former Dodger Uribe

LA finds trouble facing former Dodger Uribe

NEW YORK -- While speculation heats up that the Dodgers' intensive search for a starting pitcher will lead this week to the acquisition of Phillies left-hander Cole Hamels, it was the bullpen that took Sunday's 3-2 loss to the Mets.

Zack Greinke had his scoreless-innings streak snapped but kept the Dodgers close enough, only for Juan Uribe to again haunt his former teammates by drilling an 0-2 pitch from Kenley Jansen off the center-field wall in the bottom of the 10th inning for a walk-off single. The Dodgers split the four-game series with the Mets and went 5-5 on the 10-game road trip.

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Dodgers recall reliever Garcia from Triple-A

Greinke also activated off paternity list

Dodgers recall reliever Garcia from Triple-A

NEW YORK -- The Dodgers recalled relief pitcher Yimi Garcia from Triple-A Oklahoma City before Sunday's game with the Mets.

Garcia takes one of the spots made available when relievers Chin-hui Tsao and Josh Ravin were optioned to Triple-A after Saturday night's 15-2 loss to the Mets. Garcia made 40 appearances with the Dodgers earlier in the season. The other spot goes to Zack Greinke, activated off the paternity list to start Sunday's game.

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Van Slyke suffers whiplash riding in cab

Van Slyke suffers whiplash riding in cab

NEW YORK -- Dodgers outfielder Scott Van Slyke suffered whiplash in a cab incident and was unavailable Saturday night, but he appeared in Sunday's 3-2 loss against the Mets, delivering a sacrifice bunt to advance Jimmy Rollins to third in the 10th inning.

Manager Don Mattingly said Van Slyke was a back-seat passenger in a taxi that stopped suddenly and the player's head slammed into the Plexiglas separating the front and back seats. Van Slyke told Mattingly before Sunday's game his condition had improved and he would attempt to hit in the batting cage.

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Struggles lead to 'bittersweet' debut for Lee

Righty allows seven runs over 4 2/3 innings vs. Mets

Struggles lead to 'bittersweet' debut for Lee

NEW YORK -- Zach Lee was asked how he'll remember his Major League debut.

"Bittersweet is probably the best word to describe it," said Lee, who suffered the loss in the Mets' 15-2 rout of the Dodgers on Saturday night at Citi Field. "It's great to come up here, but unfortunately it was not a very good outing to hang your hat on."

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Dodgers unable to slow Mets' bats in rout

Dodgers unable to slow Mets' bats in rout

NEW YORK -- The new-look Mets unloaded weeks of offensive frustration Saturday night at Citi Field, pummeling rookie Zach Lee and the Dodgers in a 15-2 victory that featured a pair of their newcomers.

Michael Conforto finished 4-for-4 with four runs scored in his second career game, Kelly Johnson homered and collected two hits in his Mets debut, Kirk Nieuwenhuis added a career-high four hits and Lucas Duda hit two home runs. Every member of the Mets' starting lineup -- even starting pitcher Matt Harvey, who was 2-for-4 with two RBIs -- reached base at least twice.

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Anthony DiComo is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @AnthonyDiComo and Facebook, and listen to his podcast. Ken Gurnick is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Pederson celebrates HR with dugout ice cream

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Pederson celebrates HR with dugout ice cream

Was there anything better than catching the faint echo of the ice cream truck jingle when you were a kid? Maybe it was in the parking lot after your Little League game, or maybe you heard it rounding the corner during an intense inning of wiffleball. Either way, it meant two things: you were going to have that song stuck in your head for a week, and you were just moments away from taking the edge off of the dog days of summer. (Unless you opted for a creamsicle, in which case, gross.)

Now imagine you're that kid again, except this time -- rather than waiting for the truck to come around or begging your mom for change -- there's just ice cream, whenever you'd like. As Joc Pederson discovered after hitting a home run during Saturday's game against the Mets, this is basically what being a big league ballplayer is like! (You know, give or take facing Matt Harvey.) 

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A-Gon good to go after stiff neck improves

A-Gon good to go after stiff neck improves

NEW YORK -- Dodgers All-Star first baseman Adrian Gonzalez was in Saturday night's starting lineup against the Mets after overcoming a stiff neck. He went 1-for-3 in a 15-2 loss.

Manager Don Mattingly originally posted a lineup without Gonzalez, who did not start Friday night's game in what was described as a normal day off.

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