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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...

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...

Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Joe Kelly (17) looks back at Houston Astros' Carlos Correa (1) after the sixth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, July 28, 2020, in Houston. Both benches emptied during the exchange. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Benches clear as Dodgers beat Astros 5-2

Jul. 29, 2020 1:43 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Astros are trying to put their sign-stealing scandal behind them. It seems as if the Los Angeles Dodgers have their own thoughts on the matter. Benches cleared Tuesday night during the Dodgers' 5-2 victory over the Astros in the first game between the teams since it was revealed...

San Francisco Giants' Mauricio Dubon hits an RBI single during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Sunday, July 26, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Giants beat Dodgers 3-1, gain split of season-opening series

Jul. 27, 2020 2:31 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mauricio Dubon singled home the go-ahead run in the sixth inning and the San Francisco Giants beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-1 on Sunday night. The Giants gained a split of the four-game series under new manager Gabe Kapler to open the shortened season after the Dodgers took the first...

A bolt of lightning comes down from the clouds during the sixth inning of an opening day baseball game between the Washington Nationals and the New York Yankees at Nationals Park, Thursday, July 23, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

MLB opener was most-viewed regular-season game in 9 years

Jul. 24, 2020 5:23 PM EDT

BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — The pandemic-delayed Major League Baseball opener was the sport’s most-watched regular-season game on any network in nine years. The New York Yankees’ rain-shortened 4-1 win at the Washington Nationals on Thursday night averaged 4 million viewers on ESPN, according to...

Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts, left, talks with relief pitcher Blake Treinen during an intrasquad baseball game Wednesday, July 8, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Treinen comfortable in new home with Dodgers

Jul. 19, 2020 11:55 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Blake Treinen recently moved to the Los Angeles area, just minutes from Dodger Stadium. He’s one of the jewels the Dodgers signed in their banner free agent offseason, a left-handed reliever with a nasty sinkerball who is part of a stacked bullpen along with Kenley Jansen. His...

FILE - In this July 6, 2020, file photo, Los Angeles Dodgers' Mookie Betts hits during intrasquad play in the restart of baseball spring training in Los Angeles. The Dodgers open the season at home on July 23 with a four-game series against the rival San Francisco Giants. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

Betts leads stacked roster for Dodgers in World Series chase

Jul. 14, 2020 12:10 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers have been nothing if not consistent in recent years. Seven straight seasons of 90-plus wins to go with seven NL West titles in a row. All that's missing is an elusive World Series championship. They open the shortened 60-game season with a couple of B's in the...

FILE - In this June 20, 2020, file photo provided by Benoit Photo, Toinette, with Flavien Prat aboard, wins the Grade III, $100,000 Wilshire Stakes horse race at Santa Anita in Arcadia, Calif. Prat has tested positive for COVID-19 after riding in Kentucky. Del Mar officials said Prat was tested Sunday, July 12, and was told shortly thereafter that he had a positive result. The 27-year-old jockey had been scheduled to ride eight horses at Del Mar on Sunday, but was removed from those mounts. He was in Kentucky to ride a day earlier. (Benoit Photo via AP, File)

The Latest: Jockey Flavien Prat tests positive for COVID-19

Jul. 12, 2020 10:48 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Jockey Flavien Prat has tested positive for COVID-19 after riding in Kentucky. Del Mar officials said Prat was tested Sunday in La Jolla and was told shortly thereafter he had a positive result. The 27-year-old jockey had been...

New York Yankees' Clint Frazier wears a face mask while batting during an intrasquad game in baseball summer training camp Sunday, July 12, 2020, at Yankee Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Dodgers closer Jansen encourages masks after positive test

Jul. 12, 2020 10:24 PM EDT

Play ball — and mask up, too. Protective face coverings won't be out of sight when Major League Baseball resumes in less than two weeks. Some players and coaches are planning to wear them on the field. MLB's safety protocols require masks in clubhouses to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and coaches and...