Dodgers News

  • Dodgers can't catch Pirates, drop slugfest

    Josh Beckett returned from the disabled list with his shortest start of the year, while Yasiel Puig and Hanley Ramirez remained on the sidelines again Tuesday night as the Dodgers ran out of comebacks in a 12-7 loss to the Pirates.

  • Mattingly impressed with Kemp's play in right

    Yasiel Puig and Hanley Ramirez missed another start Tuesday night nursing left hand injuries, so manager Don Mattingly had Matt Kemp back in right field and Justin Turner at shortstop. Kemp, in fact, impressed Mattingly so much with his natural play in right field Monday night that Mattingly said he is considering trying Puig in center field.

  • Ike tries to build on big night facing Haren, LA

    Ike Davis took the first step toward a big second half with a 3-for-5 night Tuesday, which included his sixth home run. Davis, who will likely earn his second straight start Wednesday against Dodgers right-hander Dan Haren, helped the Pirates even the series, and they'll send lefty Francisco Liriano to the hill in the rubber match.

  • Dodgers activate Beckett, option Rodriguez

    Dodgers reliever Paco Rodriguez was optioned back to Triple-A Albuquerque to make room for the activation of Tuesday night's starting pitcher Josh Beckett.

  • Gordon named Dodgers' Heart & Hustle Award winner

    All-Star second baseman Dee Gordon was named the Dodgers' winner for the 2014 Heart & Hustle Award by the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association.

  • Backed by early output, Ryu earns 11th win

    With Yasiel Puig and Hanley Ramirez healing from weekend hit-by-pitches, the Dodgers' offense took advantage of former teammate Edinson Volquez and beat the Pirates on Monday night, 5-2. Hyun-Jin Ryu, pitching on a week of rest because of the All-Star break, went seven innings and raised his record to 11-5. He struck out five, is 7-2 on the road this year and 3-0 lifetime against the Pirates.

  • Follow-up X-rays on Hanley, Puig negative

    X-rays taken on the left wrist of Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez and the left hand of right fielder Yasiel Puig came back negative Monday.

  • Off-days could keep Greinke, Kershaw, Ryu on turn

    With days off Thursday and next Monday, Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said he might "manipulate" the starting rotation to keep Zack Greinke, Clayton Kershaw and Hyun-Jin Ryu on their regular turns.

  • Adrian gives Dodgers finale win over Cards

    Adrian Gonzalez drove in the game-winning run with a two-out single in the ninth inning as the Dodgers slipped past the Cardinals, 4-3, on Sunday night to avoid a three-game sweep at Busch Stadium. Clayton Kershaw struck out eight over seven innings for a no-decision.

  • Emotions stoked after Hanley hit twice

    Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez had to leave Sunday night's game at Busch Stadium in the ninth inning after being hit by a Trevor Rosenthal pitch on the left hand.

  • Kershaw swipes second for first stolen base

    Dodgers ace left-hander Clayton Kershaw stole second base in the fourth inning on Sunday night for his first career stolen base.

  • Sore hand keeps Puig out of lineup Sunday

    The Dodgers plan to take a cautious route with Yasiel Puig after the All-Star right fielder was hit on the left hand Saturday and forced to exit early.

  • Crawford joins Holliday in AFL Hall of Fame

    The AFL announced Sunday the election of two members to its Hall of Fame, Dodgers outfielder Carl Crawford and Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday.

  • Beckett preparing to pitch through hip injury

    The Dodgers expect to have Josh Beckett back on the mound Tuesday, but the right-hander could be battling a hip injury for the remainder of the season.

  • Greinke settles in, but bats can't pick him up

    A burst of four first-inning runs gave the Cardinals enough offense against a Dodgers group that has gone stagnant of late at the plate. The 4-2 victory in front of 43,922 at Busch Stadium gave the Cardinals the first two games of this series and kept the visitors searching for offensive answers.

  • Dodgers' Figgins continues Triple-A rehab

    Chone Figgins has been sidelined for more than a month with a strained left quad muscle, but there remains no exact timetable for his return to the Dodgers.

  • Kemp confident he'll play center field again

    Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp has a strong desire to be a center fielder, and he is certain that will one day again be the case. Kemp on Friday substantiated comments his agent Dave Stewart made in recent days to FOX Sports, which claimed that Kemp's desire is to return to center field and play every day. He added that Kemp was "favorable" to whatever the Dodgers might want to do.

  • Dodgers come up short, drop into tie for first

    The Dodgers' offense managed only two hits in the first six innings Friday, and two late runs weren't enough to catch up in a 3-2 loss to the Cardinals in front of 45,010 at Busch Stadium. The defeat, couple with the Giants' win, left the Dodgers in a tie with their main rivals atop the National League West.