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Los Angeles Dodgers' A.J. Pollock, left, hits a three-run home run as San Francisco Giants relief pitcher Tyler Rogers, right, watches along with catcher Tyler Heineman, second from right, and home plate umpire Adam Hamari during the seventh inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Pollock, Betts launch 3-run homers, Dodgers beat Giants 6-2

Aug. 9, 2020 8:44 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — AJ Pollock and Mookie Betts each hit a three-run homer, rallying the Los Angeles Dodgers past the San Francisco Giants 6-2 on Sunday. The Dodgers have won nine of 12, and they took two of three from their NL West rivals in the series. They've homered in 11 straight games, and their 29...

San Francisco Giants left fielder Darin Ruf can't reach a ball hit for a two-run home run by Los Angeles Dodgers' Will Smith during the fourth inning of a baseball game Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Homer happy: Dodgers pummel Samardzija, Giants 7-2

Aug. 8, 2020 2:04 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mookie Betts homered for the first time at Dodger Stadium, and Max Muncy, Will Smith and Edwin Ríos went deep to help Los Angeles defeat the San Francisco Giants 7-2 on Friday night. The Dodgers have won three in a row and eight of 10. Betts was back in the lineup for the first...

Los Angeles Dodgers' Joc Pederson, right, reacts with third base coach Dino Abel after hitting a three-run home run during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Pederson homers twice to lead Dodgers over Padres, 7-6

Aug. 6, 2020 1:42 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Joc Pederson’s second home run of the game sailed an estimated 435 feet through two palm trees just beyond the center field fence at Petco Park, and the Los Angeles Dodgers held off the San Diego Padres 7-6 Wednesday night to take two of three in an early series between NL West...

Los Angeles Dodgers' AJ Pollock, left, reacts after hitting an RBI double, next to San Diego Padres shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. during the seventh inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Pollock homers, May strikes out 8 as Dodgers beat Padres 5-2

Aug. 5, 2020 1:04 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — AJ Pollock hit a pinch, go-ahead double in the seventh inning and added a solo homer, and Dustin May struck out a career-high eight to help the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the San Diego Padres 5-2 on Tuesday night. Mookie Betts entered the game in right field in the eighth inning after...

San Diego Padres starting pitcher Chris Paddack works against a Los Angeles Dodgers batter during the fourth inning of a baseball game Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Cronenworth, Paddack help Padres beat Dodgers 5-4

Aug. 4, 2020 3:00 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Even with no fans in the stands, rookie Jake Cronenworth got a sense of the San Diego Padres' rivalry with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Cronenworth singled home the go-ahead run in the sixth inning for the Padres, who hit three solo homers off Walker Buehler and beat the Dodgers 5-4 on Monday...

FILE - In this July 12, 2020, file photo, Miami Marlins' Jonathan Villar, left, Jesus Aguilar, center, and Jon Berti wait to bat during a baseball scrimmage at Marlins Park in Miami. Marlins CEO Derek Jeter blamed the team's coronavirus outbreak on a collective false sense of security that made players lax about social distancing and wearing masks. Infected were 21 members of the team's traveling party, including at least 18 players. None is seriously ill, Jeter said Monday, and he expects all to return this season.  (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

LEADING OFF: Marlins back in action, Ohtani on the shelf

Aug. 4, 2020 2:17 AM EDT

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: ___ FRESH FISH The Miami Marlins are set to resume play in Baltimore following an outbreak that left 21 members of their traveling party infected with the coronavirus, including 18 players. The team has not played since July 26. Miami is replacing...

Los Angeles Dodgers' Mookie Betts, right, smiles as he celebrates his home run against the Arizona Diamondbacks with Dodgers' Justin Turner (10) during the fifth inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Betts out of Dodgers' lineup at San Diego with finger injury

Aug. 3, 2020 8:59 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Mookie Betts was out of the lineup Monday night at San Diego because of a finger injury on his left hand sustained during at at-bat on Sunday. Manager Dave Roberts said the swelling in Betts' finger remained substantial. The manager said Betts probably...

Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Shane Bieber delivers in the first inning in a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals, Friday, July 24, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Rotation reports: Cleveland rolling, Houston in flux

Aug. 3, 2020 2:33 AM EDT

Cleveland's starting rotation is rolling through the early stages of the season. The Houston Astros, on the other hand, are having to make do with a group that bears little resemblance to the one that pitched its way to the World Series last year. Someone forgot to tell the Indians that starting pitchers might...

Philadelphia Phillies manager Joe Girardi, left, talks with Bryce Harper, right, prior to a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Friday, July 24, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

Leading Off: Phillies end layoff, visit Judge, Cole, Yankees

Aug. 3, 2020 2:28 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: BACK TO WORK The Philadelphia Phillies face a difficult assignment in their long-awaited return to action. Bryce Harper and the Phils haven't played since opening the season with a three-game series against the Miami Marlins, a team that has had at least 18...

Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw throws against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Kershaw sharp in return, Bellinger HR, Dodgers blank D-backs

Aug. 2, 2020 8:09 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Clayton Kershaw was stringing together dominant, scoreless innings. Cody Bellinger ripped a first-inning homer into the bullpen. The Los Angeles Dodgers already looked formidable even before their superstars started contributing big moments. Now that all appears well with their veteran ace...