Dodgers' slumping bats come alive vs. Rays

Trayce Thompson, who Tuesday night drove in as many runs as the Dodgers scored in the previous three games combined (four), said he wasn't shocked at the sudden offensive surge that powered the team to a 10-5 Interleague win over the Rays.
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Thompson's 4 RBIs spark Dodgers past Rays

A four-run Dodgers fifth broke open the first of their two-game Interleague series with the Rays, leading to a 10-5 win Tuesday night at Tropicana Field.
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Rays undone by homers in loss to Scott Kazmir, Dodgers

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Trayce Thompson, Joc Pederson and Yasiel Puig homered as the Los Angeles Dodgers pulled out of an offensive funk with a 10-5 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night.Howie Kendrick had four hits, including a two-run double that broke a fifth-inning tie, to help left-hander Scott Kazmir (2-2) get his 100th win. The RBIs were the first of the season...
Via Associated Press
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Farm Fresh: Jose De Leon dominates in first 2016 start

Dodgers top right-handed pitching prospect Jose De Leon was outstanding in his 2016 debut for the Triple-A Oklahoma City Dodgers on Tuesday, throwing five shutout innings and striking out nine. De Leon, who missed all of April with a minor ankle injury, allowed two hits and a walk to Miami Triple-A affiliate […]
Via Dodgers Insider
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Recap: Howie Kendrick, Trayce Thompson Help Carry Dodgers To Win Over Rays

The Los Angeles Dodgers and Tampa Bay Rays met on Tuesday for the first time since 2013, when the Dodgers swept a three-game...
Via Dodger Blue
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Dodgers @ Rays May 3, 2016: Scott Kazmir returns to Tampa

Scott Kazmir returns to Tampa Bay for the first time since last May in an attempt to keep the Dodgers’ winning “streak” alive. Dodgers Rays 4:10 p.m. PT Tampa Bay DH Hernandez 2B Forsythe RF Puig DH Guyer 1B Gonzalez 3B Longoria 3B Turner 1B Pearce 2B Kendrick ...
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How soon will Dodgers find right path on offense?

Dodgers at Rays, 4:10 p.m. Kiké Hernandez, DH Yasiel Puig, RF Adrian Gonzalez, 1B Justin Turner, 3B Howie Kendrick, 2B Trayce Thompson, LF A.J. Ellis, C Joc Pederson, CF Charlie Culberson, SS (Scott Kazmir, P) Beginning tonight, the Dodgers face two left-handers in their short sojourn to Tampa Bay. So of course, I’m […]
Via Dodgers Insider
8 hours ago

Preview: Dodgers Begin Interleague Play With 2-Game Series Against Rays

After salvaging a disappointing homestand with a win on Sunday afternoon behind a dominant performance from Clayton Kershaw...
Via Dodger Blue
8 hours ago

Mike Bolsinger Closing In On Return From Oblique Injury

The Los Angeles Dodgers were bit by the injury bug throughout Spring Training and it carried into the regular season; the starting...
Via Dodger Blue
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Dale Thayer opts out of minor league deal with Dodgers

Jeff Todd of MLBTradeRumors reports that veteran reliever Dale Thayer has opted out of his minor league deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers, choosing to become a free agent instead of continuing to pitch for the organization’s Triple-A affiliate in Oklahoma City. Thayer had opted out of a similar contract with the Baltimore Orioles near the end of Spring Training, a deal that he...
Via Today's Knuckleball
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Report: Dodgers’ Josh Ravin facing 80-game PED suspension

Another MLB player has tested positive for PED’s, as Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports is reporting that Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Josh Ravin has been suspended for 80 games. Sources: Dodgers RP Josh Ravin suspended 80 games for PED use. Sixth major leaguer this year. News at Yahoo Sports: — Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) May 2, 2016 This is certainly...
Via Sportsnaut
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Kershaw: 3-hitter, 14 Ks, RBI single, Dodgers top Pads 1-0

LOS ANGELES (AP) Clayton Kershaw pitched a three-hitter, struck out 14 and also singled home the game's only run, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers over the San Diego Padres 1-0 on Sunday. Kershaw (3-1) ended the Dodgers' six-game losing streak by pitching his 13th shutout and 22nd complete game in 248 career starts. The three-time NL Cy Young Award winner walked none and retired...
Via Associated Press
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Stripling struggles in loss to Padres

LOS ANGELES – In early April, Ross Stripling stood five outs from becoming only the second pitcher to throw a no-hitter in his major league debut. At the end of the month, the Dodgers rookie couldn’t get out of the fifth inning. In the Dodgers’...
Via The OC Register
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Los Angeles Dodgers to See Lineup Changes

After 24 games, the Los Angeles Dodgers are 12-12, tied with the San Francisco Giants for first place in the NL West.  Given the Dodgers’ disappointing end to last season (and especially considering their historically large payroll), the slow start to 2016 is somewhat troubling. However, many of the Dodgers’ issues stem from their huge list of injuries.  The Dodgers opened...
Via The Sports Journal
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Padres 5, Dodgers 1: Offense stagnates again as Kemp burns Hatcher late

Coming off a four-game sweep by the Marlins and former Dodgers Don Mattingly and Dee Gordon, it was another former Dodger in Matt Kemp that beat them today. The Dodgers dropped yet another series opener against the Padres, 5-1, and also dropped to .500 on the season at 12-12 and 4-7 at home. —– Cesar Vargas, the pitcher with a grand total of 80.1 innings at the AA level as...
Via Dodgers Digest
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Final: Matt Kemp's three-run HR sends Dodgers to fifth consecutive defeat, 5-1

LOS ANGELES – First-year manager Dave Roberts tried to rally his team out of its slump Friday afternoon with a brief-but-enthusiastic team meeting. Afterward, he joked that he wasn’t ready to resort to letting someone break a cinderblock on his...
Via The OC Register
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Yasiel Puig replies to old Jared Goff rip on Twitter

Jared Goff admits since being drafted first overall by the Los Angeles Rams that he’s “gotten a lot of grief” for being a lifelong San Francisco Giants fan. But even Los Angeles Dodgers star Yasiel Puig is apparently willing to let bygones be bygones and welcome Goff into the La La Land fold, even going so far as to forgive the Rams rookie quarterback for a critical tweet about...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Julio Urias’ time might come sooner rather than later

Julio Urias is making his fourth start for Oklahoma City today. He has fared pretty well in his first three starts, which isn’t surprising. With some Dodger starters struggling — Scott Kazmir (though, he was solid on Wednesday), Alex Wood and, to a lesser extent, Ross Stripling — Urias’ call to the majors might come earlier than expected. At least, maybe it should be considered...
Via Dodgers Digest
5 days ago  |  Discuss

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