8/26/2015 | Dodgers, Greinke going for sweep in Cincy
The last time that Reds rookie Anthony DeSclafani took on one of baseball's best pitchers, the Dodgers' Zack Greinke, he did more than hold his own. The two will meet again Thursday afternoon at Great American Ball Park in the three-game series finale, with Los Angeles seeking the sweep.
8/26/2015 | Dodgers erupt early, hold off rallying Reds
The Dodgers homered three times in a five-run fourth inning Wednesday night to chase rookie starter David Holmberg, and they held on for a 7-4 win over the Reds at Great American Ball Park.
8/26/2015 | Dodge bat: Hernandez puts scare in Suarez
Dodgers center fielder Kiké Hernandez gave new meaning to the term "broken-bat double" in the Dodgers' 7-4 win over the Reds on Wednesday night.
8/26/2015 | Utley takes preparatory grounders at third
Career second baseman Chase Utley began a potential conversion to third base Wednesday afternoon in a brief workout that included manager Don Mattingly and bench coach Tim Wallach, a former All-Star third baseman.
8/26/2015 | Grandal expected to return for finale vs. Reds
Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal, who has been nursing a bruised left (non-throwing) shoulder, is expected to return to the starting lineup Thursday after missing three games, manager Don Mattingly said Wednesday.
8/26/2015 | Dodgers trio among 10 top prospect performers Tuesday
Both of the Dodgers' highest-rated prospects had excellent nights, while a Top 10 slugger climbed another rung on the Minor League home run ladder. Corey Seager homered as part of a 2-for-5 game in Triple-A Oklahoma City's 8-2 triumph over Albuquerque.
8/26/2015 | Sweet relief: Bullpen battles, comes up clutch
It was almost as if manager Don Mattingly couldn't wait to get into his beleaguered bullpen, removing starting pitcher Alex Wood after 5 2/3 shutout innings.
8/26/2015 | Dodgers answer call, find winning feeling
Whether it was Clayton Kershaw's call for a sense of urgency or just the drop in class of the opposition, the Dodgers pulled out of their five-game tailspin Tuesday night by beating the Reds, 5-1.
8/25/2015 | Dodgers aim to keep pedal down in Cincy
After ending a five-game losing streak, the National League West-leading Dodgers look to trend in the other direction as Brett Anderson and the Reds' David Holmberg duel in a mid-August rematch Wednesday.
8/25/2015 | Dodgers power up to halt skid in Cincinnati
Justin Turner and Jimmy Rollins slugged two-run homers as the Dodgers snapped a five-game losing streak Tuesday night with a 5-1 win over the Reds at Great American Ball Park.
8/25/2015 | Mattingly backs Kershaw's call for 'urgency'
Manager Don Mattingly didn't agree with using the work "panic," but he didn't argue with Clayton Kershaw's Sunday observation that the Dodgers -- in a five-game losing streak before beating the Reds, 5-1, on Tuesday night -- need to pick it up.
8/25/2015 | Latos throws in Arizona to prepare for start
Mat Latos, bumped from the starting rotation last week, threw a five-inning simulated game at the Dodgers' Arizona complex on Monday in preparation for his start Saturday against the Cubs.
8/25/2015 | Dodgers activate Nicasio from disabled list
The Dodgers activated right-handed reliever Juan Nicasio from the 15-day disabled list and had good news on second baseman Howie Kendrick's recovery, but they were missing catcher Yasmani Grandal from the lineup for Tuesday night's series opener against the Reds.
8/24/2015 | 10 companies picked for Dodgers Accelerator program
The first-ever Dodgers Accelerator program reached the second stage on Monday with the selection of 10 companies that will leverage the resources of the franchise, its owners and partners.
8/23/2015 | LA lamenting trend of wasting Kershaw gems
For the second time in as many starts, the Dodgers squandered a Clayton Kershaw gem. Just like in Oakland on Tuesday, it took extra innings, finished off this time by Jason Castro's solo homer off Chris Hatcher in the 10th inning for a 3-2 loss.
8/23/2015 | Puig ejected after arguing strikeout in ninth
Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig was ejected for arguing a called third strike in the ninth inning of Sunday's 3-2 loss in 10 innings to the Astros.
8/23/2015 | Castro's walk-off homer downs Dodgers in 10
For the fourth time in eight days, there was a walk-off in Minute Maid Park. This time, Jason Castro homered into the Crawford Boxes off Dodgers reliever Chris Hatcher in the 10th inning to give the Astros a 3-2 win and a sweep Sunday, wasting a brilliant effort from Dodgers starter Clayton Kershaw.
8/23/2015 | Dodgers thwart Astros on steal of home
Before Houston walked off, 3-2, in the 10th on Jason Castro's reviewed homer, a rare 1-2 caught-stealing at home plate kept the Dodgers in front of the Astros and ended a sixth-inning jam for Clayton Kershaw on Sunday at Minute Maid Park.
8/23/2015 | Hernandez earning at-bats over Pederson
It's not often an All-Star center fielder struggles to see the field by late August. That's the situation Joc Pederson faces right now, as he was held out of the Dodgers' lineup for a second consecutive game on Sunday despite a right-handed pitcher taking the mound for the Astros.
8/23/2015 | After day off, Dodgers continue trip in Cincinnati behind Wood
Los Angeles opens a three-game series at Cincinnati on Tuesday at Great American Ball Park. Alex Wood (8-8, 3.79) will start for the hosts against John Lamb (0-1, 6.35), one of the young arms in Cincinnati's all-rookie rotation.
8/23/2015 | Greinke sees end of 11-game unbeaten streak
For the second consecutive night, the Astros accomplished quite the feat against the Dodgers. This was no no-hitter, of course, but beating Zack Greinke this season has actually been more rare than no-hitters in baseball this year.
8/23/2015 | Utley, Rollins hit milestones in Dodger blue
It's well-worn territory by now, Chase Utley and Jimmy Rollins roaming the middle of the infield together. After 12 years together as a double-play duo in Philadelphia red, they looked, at least for one night, just as potent in Dodger blue.
8/22/2015 | Astros must go through Kershaw for sweep
The series between MLB's two West Division leaders wraps up on Sunday at Minute Maid Park, and so far, it's been all Astros. They'll go for the sweep in the matinee, but it'll be a tall task with Clayton Kershaw on the mound for the Dodgers.
8/22/2015 | Astros blast off to best Greinke, Dodgers
Reverting back to its customary homer-happy offense, Houston knocked Dodgers ace Zack Greinke for two home runs, and Scott Kazmir skirted sixth-inning trouble to propel the Astros to a 3-1 victory on Saturday to claim the series in front of 39,999 in Minute Maid Park.
8/22/2015 | Puig back in action after demonstrating health
A day after being no-hit by Astros pitcher Mike Fiers in a 3-0 loss, the Dodgers' lineup got some reinforcement for the weekend. Yasiel Puig returned to action on Saturday, batting second and playing right field after missing the previous two games with a mild hamstring strain.
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