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Ian Kennedy pitched two-hit ball into the seventh inning and Chris Young hit a two-run homer off Clayton Kershaw to help the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 2-0 Thursday night, snapping a six-game skid.
The Diamondbacks extended their winning streak over the Dodgers to seven in a row in the opener of a four-game series. Los Angeles lost for the seventh time in 10 games on a night when slugger Matt Kemp was out of the starting lineup with a stiff left shoulder.
Kennedy (12-11) struck out seven and walked two over 6 1/3 innings, bouncing back from a loss against San Diego in his previous outing. His last six starts against the Dodgers have been decided by three runs or less.
J.J. Putz gave up consecutive singles to Adrian Gonzalez and Hanley Ramirez to start the ninth before retiring the next three batters for his 27th save in 30 chances. Juan Rivera popped out with runners at the corners to end it.
Kershaw (12-8) gave up two runs and nine hits in six innings. He...
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Shane Victorino was recently asked if he would return to the Dodgers in a part-time role next season. One of the many pieces the Dodgers added near the trade deadline, the former all-star centerfielder was adamant that he’ll seek regular playing time in his next deal. Given Victorino’s sentiments and the crowded Dodgers outfield, his return likely isn’t in the cards. However...
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Ian Kennedy pitched two-hit ball into the seventh inning and Chris Young hit a two-run homer off Clayton Kershaw to help the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 2-0 Thursday night, snapping a six-game skid.
The Diamondbacks extended their winning streak over the Dodgers to seven in a row in the opener of a four-game series. Los Angeles lost for...
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The Dodgers honored Vin Scully with a bobblehead giveaway on Thursday night, and the heavens honored Scully in a way he deserves: with a beautiful rainbow. The Dodgers shared the amazing photo you see above from their Twitter account on Thursday, the night the Hall of Famer was honored.
The team had been trying to do a Vin Scully bobblehead giveaway for years, but the veteran...
The Dodgers are concerned that the injured Chad Billingsley might not return this season, apparently explaining why the team remains in search of starting pitching even after acquiring Josh Beckett last week.
Stan Kasten, the Dodgers' president and chief executive officer, said Thursday night that he fears Billingsley is done for the year.
Kasten spoke at a fan discussion...
PHOENIX -- Before the Diamondbacks were swept for the second straight series Wednesday, manager Kirk Gibson insisted his team has been playing do-or-die baseball for a while now.
It could be argued the D-backs haven't yet played any true do-or-die games or series, but there's no arguing the dire nature of the coming road trip through Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Diego...
DENVER (AP) -- Joe Blanton pitched effectively into the eighth inning for his first win with the Los Angeles Dodgers and A.J. Ellis hit his first career grand slam in a 10-8 win over the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday.
Hanley Ramirez, another mid-season acquisition by the Dodgers, also homered in his second straight game to help the Dodgers overcome the absence of slugging center...
Josh Beckett has made it clear that he's thankful to the Red Sox and their fans for his time in Boston.
But that doesn't mean he's letting all the fans off the hook -- especially those he thinks had it out for him this year.
Beckett ripped the local media and the larger Boston sports culture in a column by WEEI.com's Rob Bradford on Wednesday, criticizing those...
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Jason Kubel homered to lead off the 11th inning, helping the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-3 after they blew a three-run lead on Friday night for their eighth consecutive win over their NL West rival.
Kubel sent a 1-1 pitch from Matt Guerrier (0-1) into the lower right field seats for his 27th homer. Guerrier was making his first appearance...
LOS ANGELES Game 2 of the Diamondbacks' Survival Swing built on the first.
Another victory over the Dodgers, whose recent big-money moves have not brought them immediate return. Another game closer to the pack.
The D-backs claimed they embraced the pressure that the current 10-game road trip would bring when they left Chase Field on Wednesday afternoon after a miserable 2...
After Josh Beckett departed Boston for his new home in Los Angeles as part of one of the bigger trades in MLB history, he decided to state some not so nice words about the Boston sports media before he left.
In an interview with WEEI's Rob Bradford, Josh spoke very candidly about the Boston media machine and their ability to push players out:
"Once they want...
The Arizona Diamondbacks have claimed infielder Cody Ransom off waivers from the Milwaukee Brewers.
Ransom opened the season with the Diamondbacks' organization and was claimed on waivers by the Brewers on May 23. He hit .196 with six homers and 26 RBIs in 64 games with Milwaukee.
Ransom hit .269 with four homers and 13 RBIs in 17 games with Arizona after having his contract...
The Arizona Diamondbacks have a lot of ground to make up in a month in both the NL West and the NL wild card races. It's a daunting task, but they can look at what the Cardinals and Rays did last year for inspiration. "We all remember last year, in both leagues," right-hander Brad Ziegler said. The D-backs (66-67) entered the final two games of a four-game series...
It’s been awhile since the last prime nine, but as John Lennon said, “life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” The Dbacks planned on winning another NL West championship, but life got in the way there too. Fortunately for the Dbacks, they have a ton of pitching coming up through the pipeline. The San Francisco Giants have proven how...
PHOENIX -- It has been apparent for some time now that the Diamondbacks must to find a new path to the postseason. Advancing from ahead is so last year.
So they are trying the St. LouisTampa Bay way.
Beating NL Cy Young winner Clayton Kershaw on Thursday was, if nothing else, a good sign. The D-backs broke a six-game losing streak behind Ian Kennedy and a bullpen featuring the...