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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' 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...

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...

Los Angeles Dodgers' Mookie Betts (50) celebrates his home run against the Arizona Diamondbacks with manager Dave Roberts during the fourth inning of a baseball game Friday, July 31, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Walker's double in 8th lifts Diamondbacks over Dodgers 5-3

Aug. 1, 2020 1:47 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Christian Walker hit a three-run double in the eighth inning and the Arizona Diamondbacks broke out of their offensive funk to rally past the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-3 Friday night. “I know what this team has been going through and how hard they've been playing, so come through and be...

Members of the Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Francisco Giants kneel during a moment of silence prior to an opening day baseball game Thursday, July 23, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Column: Baseball gets its opening day, now a season looms

Jul. 24, 2020 7:03 AM EDT

The fans behind home plate at Dodger Stadium were fake, and so were the cheers in the nation’s capital. The games themselves seemed real enough, assuming you weren’t looking too closely. And Nationals star Juan Soto’s positive test for coronavirus was all too real. Baseball got the opening...

Los Angeles Dodgers' Kiké Hernández (14) is congratulated by Mookie Betts, right, Joc Pederson, left, and manager Dave Roberts after hitting a two-run home run during the eighth inning of an opening day baseball game, Thursday, July 23, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Betts gets debut souvenirs, Dodgers top Giants 8-1 in opener

Jul. 24, 2020 2:39 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mookie Betts singled in the seventh inning for his first hit as a Los Angeles Dodger, then signaled for the ball. That, along with the lineup card, is headed for a display in his house. “This is something I’ll always remember,” he said Thursday night after scoring...

FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2020, file photo, Chicago Cubs' Kyle Schwarber prepares to bat during the second inning of a spring training baseball game against the Texas Rangers, in Surprise, Ariz. The minute word leaked that the designated hitter was coming to the National League this season, fans and front offices alike began pinpointing the perfect candidates. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

Fit for a swing: Meet the new DHs of the National League

Jul. 22, 2020 2:21 AM EDT

The minute word leaked that the designated hitter was coming to the National League this season, fans and front offices alike began pinpointing the perfect candidates. Kyle Schwarber ... Ryan Braun ... Jay Bruce. And several others. Whether it be an aging slugger returning from injury or a younger hitter...

FILE - In this July 5, 2020, file photo, Miami Marlins shortstop Miguel Rojas fields a ball during a baseball workout at Marlins Park in Miami. Rojas talked Monday, July 20, 2020, about the ways this season will be different, with bench players sitting in the stands during games and no clubhouse meals afterward. Another change: Rojas believes the Marlins will be good. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)

Strasburg gets feel for pitching on the road in a pandemic

Jul. 21, 2020 12:57 AM EDT

With all the protocols in place, Stephen Strasburg got a good feel Monday night for what pitching on the road will entail this season during the coronavirus pandemic. Last year's World Series MVP threw five strong innings for Washington in a 4-2 exhibition win over the Baltimore Orioles. Nationals manager Dave...

Los Angeles Dodgers' Cody Bellinger misjudges a ball hit for a double by Anthony Garcia during an intrasquad baseball game Wednesday, July 15, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Bellinger, Kershaw among Dodgers focused on racial injustice

Jul. 16, 2020 7:36 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — NL MVP Cody Bellinger and Clayton Kershaw, along with eight Los Angeles Dodgers teammates, are speaking out about racial injustice in a video message. Walker Buehler, Kiké Hernández, Gavin Lux, Joc Pederson, AJ Pollock, Ross Stripling, Justin Turner and Alex Wood are joining...

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...