(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) By BETH HARRIS AP Sports Writer At 9-1, the Los Angeles Dodgers own the top record in the majors and are off to their best start since 1981, when they won their last World Series title. With new ownership and Matt Kemp and Andre Ethier piling up hits, the bad feelings from the Frank McCourt era are beginning to fade.
The Dodgers spent the first two weeks of the season beating up on San Diego and Pittsburgh, two of the NL's weakest teams. They're 6-0 at home and are the lone remaining team in the majors with one loss for the first time since 1955, when the Dodgers won their first World Series in Brooklyn.
Kemp earned his second consecutive NL player of the week honor Monday, having led the majors with a .545 average in six games last week.