Posted June 07, 2012 on AP on Fox
Even without production from their most potent hitters, the Los Angeles Dodgers are having a very good week. It could remain fairly pleasant at Safeco Field, considering the Seattle Mariners offense has been dreadful at home entering Friday's series opener against the big league-best Dodgers. As Los Angeles plays without top hitter Matt Kemp (hamstring), NL RBI leader Andre Ethier had been failing to step up. He hasn't homered in a season-high 15 straight games and was in a season-worst 0-for-16 drought before delivering a two-run double in the ninth inning of Thursday's 8-4 win in Philadelphia. Even with Kemp out and Ethier struggling - he didn't start Thursday for the first time in two weeks - the Dodgers (37-21) pulled off a four-game road sweep of the Phillies for the first time in 66 years. "The good feeling we have about the way we're playing's going to carry over, and that confidence," manager Don Mattingly told the team's official we...
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