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Andre Ethier homered off Rafael Soriano to lead off the ninth inning, and the Los Angeles Dodgers resumed play after the All-Star break Friday night with a 3-2 win over the Washington Nationals.
Ethier pulled a 1-2 slider just over the wall in right-center, his sixth homer of the year and the second ninth-inning homer allowed by Soriano (1-2) in three appearances.
Hanley Ramirez also homered for the Dodgers, who picked up where they left off before the break, winning for the seventh time in nine games and moving back above .500. They were 12 games below the break-even mark on June 21.
Ronald Belisario (4-5) faced only one batter to get the win, his 14th consecutive appearance without a run allowed. Kenley Jansen pitched the ninth for his 10th save.
The Nationals, hoping to make up ground in the NL East as they began a season-long, 11-game homestand, instead lost for the sixth time in eight games to fall back to .500.
The Nationals also resumed their habit of failing to support ...
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A female fan in the front row behind home plate at Saturday's Washington Nationals game was hit in the shoulder by a baseball that somehow tore its way through the backstop netting.
It happened in the top of the ninth inning as Los Angeles Dodgers batter Jerry Hairston Jr. fouled a pitch from Nationals reliever Rafael Soriano straight back of home plate. After hitting the...
While Matt Kemp’s season on the field has been an utter disappointment. Between two trips to the disabled list, one of which he currently is on for a left shoulder issue (a 15-day stint as of July 6) and woefully subpar numbers at the plate across the board, the Los Angeles Dodgers superstar can’t seem [...]The post Matt Kemp spent over $6K to give teammates Beats by Dre headphones...
A lot of people thought Yasiel Puig was deserving of a spot on the All-Star roster after his phenomenal first five weeks in the majors. Now, in the Los Angeles Dodgers first game back after the Midsummer Classic, Puig continued to prove why he should have been there — this time from the field.
In the seventh, Puig makes a great running catch in foul territory before colliding...
Andre Ethier continued his hot hitting over the last month in the first game back from the All-Star break with the go-ahead homer in the ninth to give the Los Angeles Dodgers a 3-2 win over the Washington Nationals to start the second half.
The homer was only Ethier’s sixth this season which is a drop in production from the last five seasons in which he averaged 21 round trips...
Boosted by rookie Yasiel Puig and Hanley Ramirez, the Los Angeles Dodgers climbed from last to second in the NL West at the All-Star break. A healthy Matt Kemp is expected back in the lineup soon.
The Dodgers open the second half of the season Friday night at Washington, the start of a six-game trip that includes three games in Toronto. The Dodgers are within 2 1/2 games of first...
"It sucks." (Bryce Harper, via Washington Post, 7/19/2013)
"That was frustrating." (Davey Johnson, via Nats Insider, 7/19/2013)
"I don't know how he hit the ball." (Rafael Soriano on Andre Ethier's 9th inning HR, via Nationals.com, 7/19/2013)
Dodgers 3, Nationals 2: Death, taxes, and no run support for Stephen Strasburg. Quick, someone...
The netting behind home plate wasn't enough to protect a fan from a foul ball at a Washington Nationals game.
A woman sitting on the front row was struck by a foul ball off the bat of Los Angeles Dodgers pinch hitter Jerry Hairston Jr. in the ninth inning Saturday night.
The line drive went straight back and appeared to go through the netting. It hit the woman in the left hand...
Los Angeles Dodgers southpaw Ted Lilly, out since June 4, continued working his way back to action on Friday night. MLB.com's Andrew Simon reports that Lilly threw 20 pitches to teammate Matt Kemp (also recovering from injury) and reported no issues with the strained neck that put him on the disabled list for the third time this year.
Twenty pitches would allow Lilly to...
Los Angeles Dodgers rookie sensation Yasiel Puig is being sued for $12 million.
Puig is accused of making false allegations against a man who is currently in prison, according to a Friday report from the L.A. Times.
Puig, a 22-year-old who made his MLB debut last month after defecting from Cuba in 2012, testified in a human trafficking trial in 2010 that saw a man from Cuba, Miguel...
Los Angeles Dodgers slugger Yasiel Puig is reportedly facing a $12 million lawsuit from a man in Cuba. According to the LA Times, a man by the name of Miguel Angel Corbacho Daudinot claims Puig knowingly made false accusations against him which resulted in a seven-year prison sentence. The lawsuit, which was filed in federal [...]
Los Angeles Dodgers rookie Yasiel Puig has taken MLB by storm this summer. In a sport that lacks a true “poster child,” Puig might just develop into that. And Puig could become that definitive superstar sooner rather than later.
The L.A. Dodgers rookie sensation made a 280 foot throw (according to MLB Network) that was just insanely perfect from deep in right field of Nationals...
Yasiel Puig is considered a five-tool player, and he showed us why once again. In the Los Angeles Dodgers’ first game back from the All-Star break, Puig threw a missile from right field to third base to try to get Bryce Harper, who tagged up on a fly out from Jayson Werth in the bottom [...]
By Jordan Webb
Despite their hot play as of late, the All-Star break
couldn’t have come any sooner for the ailing Dodgers.
The Dodgers currently have seven players on the Disabled
List, which partially explains why this talent-filled roster is hovering around
a .500 winning percentage.
The Dodgers need to get healthy and avoid future injuries –
if they have...
Clayton Kershaw is the first-half N.L. Cy Young winner.Photo Credit: SD Dirk, Flickr, Wikimedia Commons, 2010
The 2013 Major League Baseball season resumes Friday night, July 19. We can reflect on the best performances of the season so far with unofficial claims to first-half awards. Only official qualifiers may get the Cy Young and Most Valuable Player awards; the Rookie of the...
After entering the All-Star break as one of baseball's hottest teams, the Los Angeles Dodgers are hoping to see their success carry over in the second half.
Visiting Los Angeles opens a three-game set Friday night against the Washington Nationals' Stephen Strasburg, who tries to bounce back from one of the worst starts of his career.
The Dodgers (47-47) failed to meet expectations...