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Giants Rally In 9th For 2nd Straight Night To Beat Dodgers

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The San Francisco Giants have built the best record in the majors with a sound defense and one of the top bullpens in the National League. On this night, though, it was smart baserunning and a couple of calls that allowed them to extend their lead over the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NL West. LaMonte Wade Jr. broke a ninth-inning tie with a two-run single and San Francisco rallied against closer Kenley Jansen again for a 5-3 victory over the Dodgers on Thursday. The Giants trai...
Tags: Colorado, Sports, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Ap, Mlb, San Francisco Giants, Baseball, Will Smith, Giants, Los Angeles Dodgers, Nelson, Pittsburgh, Wade, DAVE ROBERTS, Roberts


Dodgers lose to Giants as Kenley Jansen lets another 9th-inning lead disappear

LOS ANGELES — A casual conversation with Dodgers manager Dave Roberts during batting practice Thursday afternoon ended with this pronouncement. “Kenley’s getting the save tonight,” Roberts said, the ever-optimistic manager striding away confident in his pronouncement. Roberts had no idea how wrong he would be. Hours later, Roberts entrusted Kenley Jansen with another ninth-inning lead, his third in the past five days. By the time Jansen strode off the mound, the lead was gone again, Roberts had ...
Tags: Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, San Francisco Giants, Will Smith, Giants, Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Mets, Flores, Alexander, Wade, DAVE ROBERTS, Roberts, Dodgers


Dodgers’ Corey Knebel nearing long-awaited rehab assignment

Corey Knebel threw approximately 22 pitches off the Dodger Stadium mound to hitters on Thursday. The last six or seven, he said, left him feeling good. “Four of those were curveballs and they were great,” the veteran right-hander said. “I’m close.” Those words should come as a relief to the Dodgers, who have found Knebel difficult to replace ever since he strained his right lat in April. The 29-year-old right-hander made six straight scoreless appearances to start the season, saving two games an...
Tags: Colorado, Sports, Alabama, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, Will Smith, Giants, Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Mets, Milwaukee Brewers, DAVE ROBERTS, Roberts, Dodgers, University of Arkansas


Flores' Homer off Jansen in 9th Rallies Giants Past Dodgers

Wilmer Flores hit a go-ahead, two-run homer off closer Kenley Jansen in the ninth inning and the San Francisco Giants rallied past the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-2.
Tags: San Francisco Giants, Los Angeles Dodgers, Jansen, Wilmer Flores, Kenley Jansen, Flores Homer, Rallies Giants Past Dodgers


Blown save by Kenley Jansen keeps Dodgers from gaining share of first place

LOS ANGELES — Kenley Jansen said he was “insulted” not to have been included on the National League All-Star team last week. His pique has not served as effective fuel. Three outs away from gaining a share of first place in the NL West, Jansen gave up a two-run home run to Wilmer Flores, suffering his second blown save in four appearances since the mid-season break and the Dodgers lost to the San Francisco Giants, 4-2, on Wednesday night. The Dodgers still have not held a share of first place si...
Tags: Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, San Francisco Giants, Will Smith, Giants, Taylor, Los Angeles Dodgers, Toronto Blue Jays, Flores, Dodgers, Jansen, Wilmer Flores, Chris Taylor


Monica Abbott 1-hitter leads U.S. softball over Canada 1-0

FUKUSHIMA, Japan (AP) — Monica Abbott pitched a one-hitter, center fielder Haylie McCleney and second baseman Ali Aguilar combined to throw out the potential tying run at the plate in the sixth inning and the United States beat Canada 1-0 on Thursday for a 2-0 start. Abbott struck out nine, walked three and needed 102 pitches to throw the Americans’ second consecutive one-hitter. Earlier in the day, Cat Osterman, at age 38 the Americans’ senior player, struck out nine over six innings and Abbott...
Tags: Japan, Sweden, Mexico, US, Sports, Sport, Canada, Soccer, United States, Olympics, Italy, Netherlands, Tokyo, Los Angeles Dodgers, Abbott, Jake


Josiah Gray to stay in Dodgers’ starting rotation for now

LOS ANGELES — As young players have progressed from the Dodgers’ farm system onto the major-league roster, Manager Dave Roberts has often used the same analogy. So – does Josiah Gray now get “a runway” to establish himself in the big leagues? “Yes, he has a runway,” Roberts said Wednesday. Gray will make his second big-league appearance and first major-league start on Sunday afternoon against the Colorado Rockies. Roberts indicated Gray will likely stay in the Dodgers’ starting rotation until Cl...
Tags: Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, Will Smith, Oakland, Giants, Los Angeles Dodgers, Turner, New York Mets, Gray, Oklahoma City, Mets, Kelly, Tulsa


Hoornstra: Checking in on MLB’s foreign substance checks

If you’ve watched any amount of baseball over the last month, the scene has become routine: The pitcher walks off the mound, an umpire greets the pitcher before he reaches the dugout, and we wait. Hat? Check. Glove? Check. Belt? Check. Thanks for coming. Have a nice day. Of all the implications of MLB’s decision to crack down on pitchers using foreign substances, slowing down the game hasn’t been an issue. Other than a couple of early speed bumps (thank you, Max Scherzer, Joe Girardi and Sergio ...
Tags: Washington Post, Washington, Sports, Sport, Soccer, New York Times, Mlb, StatCast, San Francisco Giants, Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Angels, San Diego Padres, Bauer, Dodgers, Richards, Kershaw


Smith's Pinch 3-Run HR in 9th Rallies Dodgers Past Giants

Pinch-hitter Will Smith connected for a three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning, and the Los Angeles Dodgers rallied from five runs down to defeat the San Francisco Giants 8-6 in the second game of a pivotal series between NL West rivals.
Tags: San Francisco Giants, Will Smith, Smith, Los Angeles Dodgers, Rallies Dodgers Past Giants


Dodgers rally past Giants on Will Smith’s walk-off homer

LOS ANGELES — It ain’t over ’til the catcher pinch hits. Chris Taylor drove in or scored five of the Dodgers’ runs as they came from four runs down to beat the San Francisco Giants, 8-6, Tuesday night, winning on Will Smith’s pinch-hit, three-run walk-off home run. The ninth-inning rally started with Giants reliever Tyler Rogers throwing six consecutive balls and walking both Taylor and Matt Beaty. Smith then hammered one of only three pitches Rogers managed to put over the plate, driving it dee...
Tags: Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, San Francisco Giants, Will Smith, Giants, Taylor, Los Angeles Dodgers, Cincinnati Reds, Toronto Blue Jays, Rogers, Gray, Dodgers, Farhan Zaidi


Dodgers make a go of it without Mookie Betts again vs. Giants

LOS ANGELES — Not for the first time, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts acknowledged over the weekend the importance of having Mookie Betts in his lineup. “Certainly, we go as he goes,” Roberts said. The Dodgers had to go without Betts in their starting lineup again Tuesday night against the San Francisco Giants. Betts was out for a third consecutive game with what Roberts described as “a hip pointer.” “He’s frustrated,” Roberts said of Betts, who struck out as a pinch-hitter Monday, his first at-bat...
Tags: Colorado, Sports, Alabama, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Connecticut, Mlb, Mississippi State, San Francisco Giants, Giants, Los Angeles Dodgers, Rockies, Oklahoma City, Alexander, Mike


Dodgers make a go off it without Mookie Betts again vs. Giants

LOS ANGELES — Not for the first time, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts acknowledged over the weekend the importance of having Mookie Betts in his lineup. “Certainly, we go as he goes,” Roberts said. The Dodgers had to go without Betts in their starting lineup again Tuesday night against the San Francisco Giants. Betts was out for a third consecutive game with what Roberts described as “a hip pointer.” “He’s frustrated,” Roberts said of Betts, who struck out as a pinch-hitter Monday, his first at-bat...
Tags: Colorado, Sports, Alabama, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Connecticut, Mlb, Mississippi State, San Francisco Giants, Giants, Los Angeles Dodgers, Rockies, Oklahoma City, Alexander, Mike


Dodgers’ bats go silent against Giants’ bullpen in loss

Dodgers center fielder Cody Bellinger goes to the turn to catch a ball hit by the Giants’ Mike Yastrzemski during the second inning of Monday’s game at Dodger Stadium. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Dodgers starting pitcher Tony Gonsolin throws to the plate during Monday’s game against the Giants at Dodger Stadium. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) The Giants’ Buster Posey, center, is greeted by teammates as he returns to the dugout after hitting a two...
Tags: Sports, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, Venezuela, San Francisco Giants, Will Smith, Giants, Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Yankees, Rockies, DAVE ROBERTS, Roberts, Dodgers


Posey Comes Through In Return As Giants Defeat Dodgers 7-2

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Buster Posey and Wilmer Flores hit back-to-back homers in the first inning, Thairo Estrada had a key double in the seventh and the San Francisco Giants defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-2 in the opener of a pivotal four-game series between the NL West rivals. Posey had two hits and drove in two runs in his first game back after he missed two weeks due to a bruised left thumb. Estrada — who is taking over at shortstop after All-Star Brandon Crawford was placed on the injured l...
Tags: Sports, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Ap, Mlb, San Francisco Giants, Baseball, Giants, Los Angeles Dodgers, Turner, Sportradar, Flores, Oklahoma City, Dodgers, Estrada, Justin Turner


Dodgers’ Josiah Gray to debut Tuesday against Giants

LOS ANGELES ― Josiah Gray and Zach Reks carpooled to Dodger Stadium on Monday, the longtime Triple-A roommates picking up where they left off in Oklahoma City. “It’s such a cool opportunity for him,” Reks said. “I’m so glad he finally got the call. You can just tell he’s feeling a little bit nervous. He’s got those butterflies. It’s awesome to see that.” Gray will make his major league debut Tuesday. The 23-year-old right-hander is expected to start against the San Francisco Giants, the first-pl...
Tags: Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, San Francisco Giants, Giants, Los Angeles Dodgers, Cincinnati Reds, Rockies, Gray, Oklahoma City, DAVE ROBERTS, Roberts, Dodgers, Jake Reed


Cracking open the Dodgers’ trade deadline playbook

Editor’s note: This is the Friday, July 19 edition of the Inside the Dodgers newsletter from reporter J.P. Hoornstra. To receive the newsletter in your inbox, sign up here. Any discussion of the Dodgers’ trade deadline plans these days turns quickly to pitching – starting pitching, specifically. It’s easy to understand why. After Walker Buehler and Julio Urías, the rotation holds many question marks. Clayton Kershaw is dealing with a sore elbow that will sideline him for this week, and the nex...
Tags: Colorado, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, Reds, Los Angeles Dodgers, Cincinnati Reds, Mccarthy, Atlanta Braves, Texas Rangers, Kansas City Royals, Rockies, Gray, Cincinnati, NL


LeagueApps raises $15M to be the ‘operating system’ for youth sports organizations

Youth sports are an integral part of our communities, bringing families together and helping kids all over gain confidence and skills. Most of us don’t think about all the work that goes into setting up, growing and maintaining these leagues. It’s a lot. Today, LeagueApps , which aims to be the operating system for youth sports organizations, announced it has raised $15 million in a Series B round of funding. Existing investor Contour Venture Partners led the financing, which brings to $...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, New York, Funding, Sports, NFL, Tech, SaaS, Venture Capital, Payments, Los Angeles Dodgers, Operating System, Laura Dixon, Julie Foudy, Contour Venture Partners


Bader’s Infield Single Lifts Cardinals Past Giants 2-1

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Harrison Bader put St. Louis ahead with a checked-swing single off the glove of Giants first basemen LaMonte Wade Jr. in the seventh inning, and the Cardinals went on to a 2-1 victory over San Francisco on Sunday. The Cardinals won the season series, taking two out of three against the Giants in both series against them. Matt Carpenter hooked a ground-rule double down the right-field line off former teammate John Brebbia (0-1) in the seventh. José Rondón was brought in to pinch-...
Tags: Sports, San Francisco, Ap, Mlb, San Francisco Giants, Alex Reyes, Baseball, St Louis, Giants, Los Angeles Dodgers, Chicago Cubs, Wade, Cardinals, Reyes, Harrison, Crawford


Dodgers blow lead twice, lose to Rockies on 10th-inning walkoff home run

DENVER >> The Dodgers-Giants series at Dodger Stadium will not be a matchup of first-place teams. At least not right away. A second consecutive loss by the Giants in St. Louis gave the Dodgers a chance to claim a share of first place in the NL West for the first time since April 28 Sunday afternoon. The Dodgers certainly tried to capitalize. Will Smith gave them two leads — on a two-run home run in the eighth inning and an RBI single in the 10th. They blew them both, losing on a walkoff home run...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, Will Smith, Boston Red Sox, Smith, St Louis, Giants, Denver, Los Angeles Dodgers, Turner, Colorado Rockies, Rockies, Joe Kelly, Dodgers


Top prospect Keibert Ruiz could be valuable trade chip for Dodgers

DENVER — The Dodgers haven’t needed the top position-player prospect in their system this season. But they might be able to use him now. Catcher Keibert Ruiz has had an outstanding season with Triple-A Oklahoma City so far. He went into Sunday’s game batting .282 with a .933 OPS, having reached base in 15 of his past 16 starts during a stretch that has seen him go 21 for 65 (.323) with three doubles, four home runs and 14 RBI. For the season, Ruiz has 12 home runs and a .571 slugging percentage....
Tags: Texas, Colorado, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Arizona, Mlb, San Francisco Giants, Will Smith, Giants, Denver, Los Angeles Dodgers, Max, Oklahoma City, Kelly, DAVE ROBERTS


Mookie Betts leads Dodgers to win before leaving with injury

DENVER — Just when 2020 Mookie Betts was making his presence felt, 2021 Mookie Betts’ problems returned. Betts was 4 for 4 — his fourth consecutive multi-hit game — and scored the Dodgers’ first three runs Saturday night as they beat the Colorado Rockies 9-2 at Coors Field. But Betts came out of the game after trotting into second base with his third double of the game — a seventh-inning gift when Rockies center fielder Garrett Hampson and right fielder Charlie Blackmon nearly collided on the wa...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, Denver, Los Angeles Dodgers, Colorado Rockies, Rockies, DAVE ROBERTS, Dodgers, Coors, Betts, Justin Turner, Blackmon, Hampson, Clayton Kershaw


Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw admits he was ‘a little uneasy’ about elbow pain

DENVER — Clayton Kershaw has dealt with plenty of injuries in recent seasons. But those were related to his back for the most part with some shoulder issues mixed in. When his pitching elbow started bothering him earlier this month, that was a first. “I really haven’t had many elbow things before,” the Dodgers left-hander said Saturday. “It wasn’t like a one-pitch deal. It’s something that’s been building over time. It was good to get a good bill of health from an MRI, for sure. “I wasn’t, I don...
Tags: La, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, Los Angeles Dodgers, Rockies, DAVE ROBERTS, Corey, Roberts, Dodgers, Kershaw, Clayton Kershaw, Seager, Corey Seager


Dodgers go back to work with big offensive night in Colorado

DENVER — Everyone should be so productive when they go back to work after a vacation. The Dodgers returned to work after the four-day All-Star break and promptly scored five runs in the first 13 minutes at Coors Field, going on to beat the Colorado Rockies, 10-4, Friday night. “Right now, it’s win the division,” Dodgers catcher Will Smith said of the second-half focus. “It’s going to be a close, tight race I feel like for the rest of the year. There’s a couple other good teams in our division th...
Tags: Colorado, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, Chargers, San Francisco Giants, Will Smith, Smith, Giants, Denver, Los Angeles Dodgers, San Diego Padres, Colorado Rockies, Rockies, DAVE ROBERTS


Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw not expected to pitch again until August

DENVER — Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw won’t be pitching again until August. An MRI last weekend showed no structural damage and assuaged any concerns that the pain in his elbow was a sign of something serious. But the Dodgers are now committed to using it as an excuse to give Kershaw an extended midseason break. “Oh yeah, for sure – I just don’t know when,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said of an August return for Kershaw. “His elbow got sore. At that point, we wanted to make sure. Let’s ...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, San Francisco Giants, Giants, Yankees, Denver, Los Angeles Dodgers, Black, Colorado Rockies, Rockies, Gray, Oklahoma City, DAVE ROBERTS, Roberts


Alexander: Clippers’ summer is interesting in a scary way

The world according to Jim: • In a week, it will have been two years since that rollicking news conference at a rec center in South L.A., the day that newly acquired Kawhi Leonard and Paul George sat on a stage with Clippers owner Steve Ballmer and then-coach Doc Rivers, in which the Lawrence O’Brien Trophy – the “Larry O’B,” as Ballmer memorably shrieked – was referenced as a tangible goal. “We’re only here for one reason,” Ballmer said then. “We wanna win it all.” Never assume, right? … • The ...
Tags: Utah, Japan, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Steve Ballmer, Nba, Tokyo, Ncaa, Las Vegas, Yankees, Ioc, Red Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers, Nagasaki, Hiroshima


Injury-Plagued Dodgers Keeping Close in Bid to Repeat Title

The Los Angeles Dodgers waited 32 years to win the World Series again.
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Dodgers enter season’s second half with serious pitching concerns

Dave Roberts warned them. Speaking to his team in the first days of spring training, the Dodgers manager pointed out that no team had repeated as World Series champions since the New York Yankees won three in a row at the dawn of this century (1998-2000). Teams would come at the Dodgers with their best every night, Roberts said. The Dodgers would be playing with a target on their backs even more than they did as defending National League champions in 2018 and 2019. Then the injuries started. In ...
Tags: Texas, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Yankees, Andrew, DAVE ROBERTS, Roberts, Bauer, Cubs, All Star, National League, Dodgers


Dodgers midseason breakdown: 3-team NL West race will test depleted champs

FIRST-HALF REVIEW HOW THEY GOT HERE: On April 5 in Oakland, the Dodgers beat the A’s, 10-3, with a lineup that included Mookie Betts, Justin Turner, Corey Seager, Cody Bellinger and Max Muncy. That was the fifth game of the season and the Dodgers haven’t had that group together in the same lineup for a single game since. The starting rotation that was eight deep in spring training has been depleted with Dustin May lost for the season (Tommy John surgery), Clayton Kershaw on the injured list and...
Tags: Texas, Minnesota, Washington, Sports, Atlanta, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, San Francisco Giants, Oakland, Kansas City, Giants, Los Angeles Dodgers, Houston Astros, Turner, National League


Trevor Bauer Paid Leave Extended Through July 27 by MLB

Trevor Bauer’s administrative leave was extended by nearly two weeks through July 27 by Major League Baseball and the players’ association while the sport’s investigators check into allegations of sexual misconduct against the Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher.
Tags: Mlb, Major League Baseball, Los Angeles Dodgers, Trevor Bauer


Hoornstra: How All-Star week, amateur draft offered glimpses of MLB’s future

Major League Baseball paused this week to give us a long look at its future. There was, of course, the Futures Game on Sunday in Denver. The annual minor-league prospect showcase bills itself as a preview of the next wave of major league talent. But just about everything else in a densely packed All-Star “Break” – the draft, the Home Run Derby, the All-Star Game – was a forward-thinking endeavor in a way baseball sometimes is not. You might recall the 1998 Derby, the last to be staged at Denver’...
Tags: Angels, Sports, Nike, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, San Francisco Giants, Denver, Major League Baseball, Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Angels, St Louis Cardinals, Kansas City Royals, San Diego Padres, Ken Griffey Jr, Mancini