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Clayton Kershaw gives up 1st grand slam, loses to Phillies

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Dodgers SS Corey Seager’s arm ‘not 100 percent’

PHILADELPHIA — The elbow pain that limited Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager to pinch-hitting for 11 games remains a problem and Dave Roberts acknowledged Monday that probably won’t change this season. “I know from the medical ...

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    Yasmani Grandal’s slump is opening door for Austin Barnes’ role to increase

    SAN FRANCISCO >> Yasmani Grandal started 103 of the Dodgers’ first 145 games this season. Austin Barnes started his 43rd game behind the plate Wednesday night. But Dodgers manager Dave Roberts opened the door to a possible change in that relationship with Grandal in a six-game slump that has shaved more than 50 points off his OPS. “Is it possible? Yes,” Roberts said. “Because there’s a point over the course of the season where the...

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    Dodgers end 11-game losing streak, clinch playoff spot

    SAN FRANCISCO – Breathe. In. Out. The Dodgers’ 17-game out-of-body experience finally came to an end Tuesday night – they hope – with a white-knuckler of a 5-3 victory over the San Francisco Giants. The win ended an 11-game losing streak, the longest since the franchise moved to Los Angeles in 1958, and was only their second in the past 18 games (both started by Clayton Kershaw). With it, the Dodgers officially clinched a playoff berth and dropped...

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    Curtis Granderson’s slump has made him popular scapegoat

    SAN FRANCISCO >> With the Dodgers in an epic descent from unbeatable to hapless, the search for scapegoats is on. Curtis Granderson has been a popular choice. Acquired from the New York Mets on Aug. 18, Granderson joined a team that was being talked about in lofty terms as a threat to join the best baseball has ever seen. The Dodgers have gone 6-18 since then, losing 16 of 17 before Tuesday. After an initial burst of three home runs in his first six games with the Dodgers,...

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    Dodgers at Giants (Wednesday): Darvish vs. Moore, TV, time & more

    DODGERS at GIANTS When: 7:15 p.m. Where: AT& T Park TV: SportsNet LA; ESPN THE PITCHERS DODGERS RHP YU DARVISH (8-12, 4.25) Vs. Giants: Has never faced them before At AT& T Park: 12-4, 1.29 Hates to face: Ty Blach, 3 for 5 (.600), 1 double Loves to face: Kelby Tomlinson, 0 for 14, 6 Ks GIANTS LHP MATT MOORE (5-13, 5.31) Vs. Dodgers: 3-3, 5.36 At AT& T...

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    Dodgers lose 11th in a row at 2:11 a.m. in San Francisco

    SAN FRANCISO — Good morning. The Dodgers did not lose a game Monday. But their demons pursued them into the early-morning hours. It took until 2:11 Tuesday morning but the Dodgers’ losing streak reached 11 (the longest in Los Angeles history) thanks to an 8-6 loss to the San Francisco Giants that took more than six hours to complete. The forces of nature helped the Dodgers avoid their fate for awhile. But even that wasn’t enough to prevent their 16th loss in...

    Bill Plunkett
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    Dodgers lineups have been fact-finding missions for Dave Roberts, front office

    SAN FRANCISCO >> For a team that could still win 100 games, the Dodgers sure seem to have a lot of questions to answer about their postseason roster. “We have a lot of good players we’re still evaluating,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said before Monday’s game. “We have a lot of guys to work with. When you have the lead we had, you can prioritize health and trying to keep guys sharp while trying to keep them healthy vs. trying to win every...

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    Whicker: LA Dodgers’ parachute still won’t open

    LOS ANGELES >> On Aug. 25, when the Dodgers were 91-36, they risked depression to realize they would soon be 0-0. Now 0-0, and the promise of a reset, looks like two heavenly beacons on the shore. Winning baseball games used to be like waking up in the morning. The same team that couldn’t lose for winning finds itself bound to a parachute that won’t open. They have lost 10 consecutive games for the first time since 1992, when they went 72-90. They were...

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    Dodgers lose 10th consecutive game, NL West lead down to nine

    LOS ANGELES >> At a Catholic Mass inside Dodger Stadium on Sunday morning, a priest attempted to perform an exorcism on the ballpark. Friday, pitcher Yu Darvish sprinkled salt in the Dodgers’ dugout, a Japanese custom intended to ward off evil spirits. It’s come to this. The Dodgers’ 8-1 loss to the Colorado Rockies on Sunday was their 10th straight. Only a home run by Alex Verdugo in the ninth inning prevented a shutout in front of an announced...

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    Dodgers Notes: First career home run boosts Alex Verdugo’s confidence

    LOS ANGELES >> As the Dodgers dressed and packed for their impending trip Sunday, Kyle Farmer cruised by Alex Verdugo’s locker stall and adjusted Verdugo’s crooked suit collar. At 21, Verdugo is the youngest player on the active roster. It’s only natural that his older teammates — all of them, that is — are looking out for him. Verdugo had already returned the favor. His first career home run, a 382-foot shot to left field against Colorado...

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    Dodgers at Giants: Monday game time, TV channel and starting pitchers

    DODGERS AT GIANTS When: Monday, 7 p.m. Where: AT& T Park TV: SportsNet LA THE PITCHERS DODGERS RHP KENTA MAEDA (12-6, 4.02) vs. Giants: 3-1, 4.58 At AT& T Park: 0-1, 16.88 Hates to face: Denard Span, 4 for 9, triple, two walks Loves to face: Hunter Pence, 1 for 9, four strikeouts GIANTS RHP CHRIS STRATTON (0-2, 4.91) vs. Dodgers: 1-0, 9.00 At AT& T...

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