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Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Dustin May, left, avoids getting hit by a comeback shot hit by San Diego Padres' Eric Hosmer during the second inning of a baseball game Monday, Aug. 10, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Padres edge light-hitting Dodgers 2-1 on Hosmer's RBI single

Aug. 11, 2020 2:06 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The young Padres dropped two of three at home against the Dodgers recently. San Diego arrived in Los Angeles and immediately got the seven-time NL West champions' attention by stealing the series opener. Eric Hosmer singled in the go-ahead run with two outs in the sixth inning, and the...

Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Joe Kelly throws to the plate during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Dodgers' Joe Kelly goes on IL with right shoulder issue

Aug. 10, 2020 4:38 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers reliever Joe Kelly has been placed on the 10-day injured list with right shoulder inflammation. The team said the move is retroactive to Sunday, and left-hander Adam Kolarek was recalled from the alternate training site at the University of Southern California. Kelly...

Washington Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer (31) throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets in Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

AP study: MLB average salary under $1.3M; Scherzer tops list

Aug. 10, 2020 12:38 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball’s eye-popping salaries took an astonishing dive during the coronavirus pandemic to their lowest level in nearly a quarter-century, according to a study by The Associated Press. Washington pitcher Max Scherzer topped the shortened season’s list at $17.8...

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 starting pitcher Johnny Cueto, right, pats catcher Chadwick Tromp, center, on the chest before being taken out of a baseball game by manager Gabe Kapler during the sixth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Slater homers twice as Giants down Kershaw, Dodgers 5-4

Aug. 9, 2020 1:15 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Austin Slater and the San Francisco Giants were able to do something they haven't done often, which is turn the tables on Clayton Kershaw. Slater became one of a select few to homer twice in a game off the Los Angeles Dodgers' left-hander as San Francisco held on for a 5-4 win Saturday...

San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija, left, walks off the field after being taken out of the game during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Giants place Samardjiza on IL due to shoulder impingement

Aug. 8, 2020 5:44 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jeff Samardjiza has been placed on the 10-day injured list by the San Francisco Giants due to right shoulder impingement. Manager Gabe Kapler said before Saturday's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers that the right-hander told trainers and the coaching staff that he felt like wasn't...

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...

Houston Astros Carlos Correa (1) celebrates his solo home run against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the second inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Altuve, Correa homer, Astros tag Bumgarner, Diamondbacks 8-2

Aug. 5, 2020 1:21 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — José Altuve and Carlos Correa hit solo homers, George Springer added a two-run double and the Houston Astros roughed up Madison Bumgarner in an 8-2 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday night. Altuve hit his homer in the first inning and Correa connected in the second. The...

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...