Mattingly: Tip cap to Arrieta, and move on

Mattingly: Tip cap to Arrieta, and move on

LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers added two games to their lead between no-hitters. Analytically speaking, if they keep getting no-hit every nine days, they should run away with the division.

OK, that's not necessarily foolproof. But the Dodgers, with this drill fresh in their minds, were philosophical after losing to the Cubs, 2-0, on Sunday night, on Jake Arrieta's no-hitter only nine days after Mike Fiers mesmerized them with a no-hitter in Houston.

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Dodgers no-hit again as Arrieta leads Cubs

Dodgers no-hit again as Arrieta leads Cubs

LOS ANGELES -- Seven times in his final 18 starts of 2014, Jake Arrieta took a no-hitter into the fifth inning, but it wasn't until Sunday night against the Dodgers that the Cubs right-hander finished the job. And it was deja vu for the Dodgers.

Arrieta threw his first career no-hitter to win his Major League-leading 17th game, and Kris Bryant hit a two-run homer to power the Cubs to a 2-0 victory over the Dodgers, snapping a four-game Chicago losing streak. Arrieta struck out 12 in his 14th consecutive quality start and finished the month of August with a perfect 6-0 mark.

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Dodgers in position for rare feat

Look to be one of few teams to make playoffs after suffering multiple no-nos

Dodgers in position for rare feat

The Cubs' Jake Arrieta no-hit the Dodgers on Sunday night in Los Angeles, only nine days after the Astros' Mike Fiers did the same in Houston. Despite those setbacks, the Dodgers remain in first place in the National League West by 3 1/2 games over the Giants heading into the final day of August.

That combination puts Los Angeles in position for a rare feat. Only two teams since at least 1900 have made the playoffs while also suffering multiple no-hitters: the 1917 White Sox and the 2010 Rays.

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Urias to start for Triple-A Oklahoma City

Urias to start for Triple-A Oklahoma City

LOS ANGELES -- Julio Urias, the Dodgers' No. 2 prospect and the No. 4 overall prospect in the Majors, according to MLB Pipeline, will make his first start for Triple-A Oklahoma City tonight.

Urias, 19, is 3-4 this season with a 2.77 ERA in 13 starts for Double-A Tulsa, and he has pitched 76 innings this season. He missed two months earlier in the season when he underwent elective surgery on his left eye.

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Dodgers welcome Giants for big NL West clash

Dodgers welcome Giants for big NL West clash

Division rivals fighting for the top spot in the National League West go head-to-head for a three-game series when the Giants and Dodgers meet in Los Angeles starting Monday night. The Dodgers lead the division by 3 1/2 games, but this series has the potential to alter both team's playoff chances.

The Giants have an opportunity to get within a half-game of first place, but the Dodgers, who were no-hit for the second time in nine days Sunday, could put a serious dent in San Francisco's postseason hopes with a sweep.

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Hernandez's hamstring tightens in LA loss

Hernandez's hamstring tightens in LA loss

LOS ANGELES -- Dodgers infielder Kiké Hernandez said his left hamstring tightened as he tried to leg out a grounder to end the bottom of the eighth inning of Sunday night's 2-0 loss to the Cubs and no-hitter pitcher Jake Arrieta.

Hernandez said he had never had a hamstring injury and wouldn't guess the severity of this one. He said he felt the tightness as he went through the first-base bag.

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Dodgers have pitching decisions coming up

Dodgers have pitching decisions coming up

LOS ANGELES -- With the rosters expanding on Tuesday, the Dodgers have some decisions to make about their pitching reinforcements.

A pair of rehabbing relievers, Joel Peralta and Carlos Frias, figure to be a part of the equation.

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Dodgers-White Sox Fantasy Camp signups open

Adults 21 and older are eligible to attend the week-long camp in Arizona

Dodgers-White Sox Fantasy Camp signups open

LOS ANGELES -- Hall of Famer and former manager Tommy Lasorda will be joined by former Dodgers Ron Cey, Rick Monday, Eric Karros and Steve Yeager at the Dodgers-White Sox Fantasy Camp, to be held at the Camelback Ranch-Glendale complex in Arizona from Jan. 18-24, 2016.

Adults 21 years and older are eligible to attend the camp. Cey and former White Sox third baseman Bill Melton will be the camp commissioners, while former White Sox players Harold Baines, Bobby Thigpen, Rich Dotson, Tom Paciorek, Carlos May, Ron Kittle and Aaron Rowand will also participate.

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Scully says 2016 will be his last season

Dodgers broadcaster has been advised by friends, doctor

Scully says 2016 will be his last season

LOS ANGELES -- Discussing his decision to return for the 2016 season on Saturday, Dodgers Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully said he expects next year to be his last one in the broadcast booth.

Scully, 87, had Jimmy Kimmel announce to the Dodger Stadium crowd Friday night that he will return for a 67th season with a series of cue cards on the Dodger Stadium message board.

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Dodgers pad NL West lead with comeback over Cubs

Dodgers pad NL West lead with comeback over Cubs

LOS ANGELES -- Andre Ethier gave the Dodgers the lead with a two-run single in the seventh inning for Los Angeles' fifth straight win in a 5-2 victory over the Cubs on Saturday night. The win pushed the Dodgers' lead in the NL West to 3 1/2 games over the Giants while the Cubs kept their Wild Card lead at 4 1/2 games.

Trailing, 2-1, to start the seventh, the Dodgers put four runs on the board off Cubs starter Jon Lester. Los Angeles started the inning with four straight hits, headlined by Ethier's go-ahead single, which took Lester out of the game. Adrian Gonzalez added an RBI single later in the inning for insurance. Lester (8-10) lasted six-plus innings, allowing eight hits and five runs.

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Ethier boosts torrid month with clutch hit

Dodgers outfielder enters game, hits go-ahead, two-run single

Ethier boosts torrid month with clutch hit

LOS ANGELES -- Andre Ethier has been the hottest hitter in the Majors in the month of August, but didn't find himself in the starting lineup Saturday against the Cubs.

With a left-hander on the mound, Ethier was on the bench until the seventh inning, when he entered on a double-switch and drove in the go-ahead runs in a 5-2 win over Chicago.

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Peraza takes opportunity and runs with it

Dodgers youngster has huge game filling in at second base

Peraza takes opportunity and runs with it

LOS ANGELES -- Infielder Jose Peraza, acquired last month to be part of the Dodgers' future, was part of the present Saturday night.

Providing a night off for Chase Utley, who has been filling in for injured second baseman Howie Kendrick, Peraza went 2-for-4 with a tying RBI double in the seventh inning of a 5-2 Dodgers win over the Cubs.

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Baez's lenghty layoff due to change in role

Dodgers righty is healthy and will be used as long reliever

Baez's lenghty layoff due to change in role

LOS ANGELES -- Despite not pitching in the past 10 days, Dodgers manager Don Mattingly insists that right-hander Pedro Baez is healthy and available.

"He's healthy," Mattingly said. "I know he hasn't been out there in a bit, but he will be."

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LA's Win, Vin situation: 15 K's, Scully in '16

LA's Win, Vin situation: 15 K's, Scully in '16

LOS ANGELES -- On the night Vin Scully announced he will return to the broadcast booth next season, Clayton Kershaw struck out 14 and the Dodgers put up a three-run sixth inning to beat the Cubs, 4-1, on Friday night at Dodger Stadium.

Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen struck out one in a 1-2-3 ninth inning to complete a 15-K night for Dodgers pitchers.

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Kershaw speaks volumes, as Vin reveals plan

Dodgers ace dominates Cubs; broadcaster announces he'll return

Kershaw speaks volumes, as Vin reveals plan

LOS ANGELES -- Broadcaster Vin Scully announced Friday that he'll return for his 67th season with the Dodgers in 2016, but even the legend behind the microphone might have to find new ways to describe Clayton Kershaw.

Kershaw was at his best, tying a season-high with 14 strikeouts and dominating his eight innings, allowing just three hits and one run. Kenley Jansen struck out another batter for good measure as the Dodgers beat the Cubs, 4-1, on Friday night.

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Utley displays aggressive style in home debut

Dodgers second baseman triples, scores with baserunning smarts

Utley displays aggressive style in home debut

LOS ANGELES -- While much was made about Chase Utley coming home by joining the Dodgers on Aug. 19, Friday night was the first time he was back in Los Angeles.

In his first game in front of the hometown fans, Utley made an impression by going 1-for-3 with an RBI triple and brought an added dimension on the basepaths in the 4-1 win over the Cubs.

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Celebrate Vin Scully returning with his best calls

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Celebrate Vin Scully returning with his best calls

If you heard a mighty roar rise up from the West Coast and spread across the nation on Friday night like a great crescendo of human joy and were wondering why, now you know: Vin Scully, the venerated voice of the Dodgers, will be returning for his 67th season behind the mic in 2016

So with the legend coming back for at least one more season of memories and highlights, let's look back at 17 of the most memorable moments that Scully has called over the years. 

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Puig placed on DL; Dodgers call up Peraza

Puig placed on DL; Dodgers call up Peraza

LOS ANGELES -- For the second time in less than two weeks, Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig injured his hamstring, although this injury forced him to the 15-day disabled list on Friday. To replace Puig, Los Angeles called up infielder Jose Peraza from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Manager Don Mattingly believes the 24-year-old Puig will be sidelined for more than 10 days, so the club opted to put Puig on the disabled list.

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Scully to return for 67th season

Scully to return for 67th season

LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers have a personnel decision greeted with unanimous support on Friday, as Vin Scully will return for a 67th season as the club's announcer.

"I talked it over with my wife, Sandi, and my family and we've decided to do it again in 2016," Scully said in a release. "There's no place like home ... and we look forward to being a part of it with all of our friends."  

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Kendrick hits plateau in rehab

Dodgers push back timetable for second baseman's return

Kendrick hits plateau in rehab

LOS ANGELES -- Manager Don Mattingly said the rehab of second baseman Howie Kendrick has halted in recent days and the second baseman's timetable for return will have to be pushed back.

"Howie has, in our minds, plateaued a little bit," Mattingly said. "He can get to where he's running 90, 95 percent but not just get all the way there."

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Maddon honored to meet with Scully

Cubs manager goes over notes with legendary Dodgers broadcaster

Maddon honored to meet with Scully

LOS ANGELES -- When Vin Scully calls, Joe Maddon not only listens, but makes the trek from the clubhouse to the press box to meet with the Dodgers' legendary broadcaster.

Scully returning for 67th season as broadcaster in 2016

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Greinke cruises as Dodgers sweep Reds

Greinke cruises as Dodgers sweep Reds

CINCINNATI -- Zack Greinke fired a four-hitter for seven scoreless innings to outduel Anthony DeSclafani as the Dodgers edged the Reds on Thursday afternoon, 1-0, for their first series sweep at Great American Ball Park since 2008.

The Reds have lost 12 of 13, while the Dodgers had lost the first five games of the trip in Oakland and Houston before the three-game sweep. The win left the first-place Dodgers 2 1/2 games ahead of the Giants, who beat the Cubs, 9-1.

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Stats of the Day: Greinke on a historic pace

With his seven scoreless innings Thursday, Dodgers star lowers ERA to 1.61

Stats of the Day: Greinke on a historic pace

Here are five interesting items from around the big leagues Thursday …

Zack Greinke threw seven scoreless innings, the Dodgers plated a run on a double play, and Los Angeles emerged from Great American Ball Park with a 1-0 victory over the Reds. In his 26th appearance of the year, Greinke lowered his ERA to 1.61. Since 1968, the five-lowest season-ending ERAs were Bob Gibson's 1.12 in 1968, Dwight Gooden's 1.53 in '85, Greg Maddux's 1.56 in '94, Luis Tiant's 1.60 in '68 and Maddux's 1.63 in '95. While Greinke leads the National League in ERA, he ranks fifth in wins (two behind the co-leaders) and is eighth in strikeouts. Of the nine pitchers in the live-ball era to finish with an ERA below 1.70, only Gooden (in '85) captured the pitching Triple Crown in his league.

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Unlikely relievers seal win for Greinke

Hatcher, Johnson each toss scoreless inning after Dodgers righty twirls gem

Unlikely relievers seal win for Greinke

CINCINNATI -- The Dodgers used five relievers in each win Tuesday and Wednesday nights. The price paid was having closer Kenley Jansen and bullpen mates Juan Nicasio, Luis Avilan and J.P. Howell unavailable Thursday behind starter Zack Greinke.

"I didn't know how many people weren't available," Greinke said after throwing a four-hitter through seven innings of a 1-0 nail-biting win over the Reds. "Good thing I didn't have a bad outing today. I don't remember the last time this many were down. Crazy."

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Dodgers may use sixth starter to rest rotation

Bolsinger, Lee, Wieland and Thomas among candidates when rosters expand

Dodgers may use sixth starter to rest rotation

CINCINNATI -- Manager Don Mattingly said he's considering using a sixth starter at some point after rosters expand Tuesday to give the Dodgers' rotation an extra day of rest.

Among the candidates now with Triple-A Oklahoma City and already on the 40-man roster are Mike Bolsinger, Zach Lee, Joe Wieland and Ian Thomas.

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Seager homers and triples in first two at-bats for OKC

Dodgers' No. 1 prospect hits his fourth home run in his past seven Triple-A games

Seager homers and triples in first two at-bats for OKC

With a potential callup in September on the horizon, Corey Seager is getting hot at the perfect time.

The Dodgers' No. 1 prospect (No. 2 overall) homered and tripled on Thursday in Triple-A Oklahoma City's 9-7 win over El Paso. He finished the game 2-for-4 with three runs scored and an RBI.

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Dodgers' bullpen rewarding Mattingly's faith

For second straight game, manager plays matchups with relievers, who get big outs to escape jams

Dodgers' bullpen rewarding Mattingly's faith

CINCINNATI -- Nobody has more riding on the success or failure of the Dodgers' bullpen than manager Don Mattingly.

But nobody seems to be more faithful than Mattingly, either.

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Ellis taking hot bat back to bench

Filling in for returning Grandal, Dodgers catcher has four homers in last 13 starts

Ellis taking hot bat back to bench

CINCINNATI -- Now that A.J. Ellis' bat has caught fire, he's headed back to the bench.

It's all part of the adjustment of being a backup, Ellis' role since the acquisition of Yasmani Grandal over the winter. Ellis has started the last three games behind the plate for the Dodgers, but Grandal is expected to return from a sore left shoulder for Thursday's series finale against the Reds.

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