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    Dodgers clinch home-field advantage through NLCS with rout of Padres

    LOS ANGELES — The Dodgers sent six players to the All-Star Game in Miami this July. Only one of them has any reason to wonder about his role on the Dodgers’ postseason roster. Left-hander Alex Wood has been passed over for playoff rotations before – in 2013 with the Atlanta Braves and 2015 with the Dodgers. Given an opportunity before Tuesday’s game to say it won’t happen again, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts was...

    Bill Plunkett
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    Dave Roberts not ready to declare Alex Wood part of playoff rotation

    LOS ANGELES >> Alex Wood was one of the best starting pitchers in the National League over the first half of the season and made his first All-Star team as a result. But Dodgers manager Dave Roberts is not ready to specify Wood’s status on the Dodgers’ postseason roster. “Fortunately for us, we do not have to make that decision yet,” Roberts said. “We’re still not prepared to make a decision.” Wood is still most likely...

    Bill Plunkett
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    Padres at Dodgers (Wednesday): Richard vs. Hill, TV, time & more

    PADRES at DODGERS When: Wednesday, 7:10 p.m. TV: SportsNet LA Where: Dodger Stadium THE PITCHERS DODGERS LHP RICH HILL (11-8, 3.50) Vs. Padres: 3-3, 3.76 At Dodger Stadium: 8-6, 2.39 Hates to face: Manuel Margot, 3 for 6 (.500), 2B, HR Loves to face: Jose Pirela, 0 for 6, 3 Ks PADRES LHP CLAYTON RICHARD (8-14, 4.63) Vs. Dodgers: 7-6, 4.17 At Dodger Stadium: 3-2, 3.61 Hates...

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    Dodgers’ bats wake up, beat Padres for 100th win

    LOS ANGELES >> Yu Darvish didn’t have to be perfect on Monday. Logan Forsythe didn’t have to hit for the cycle. In a game that was over early and meant little, at least they offered the announced crowd of 49,419 at Dodger Stadium a remote measure of suspense. Darvish took a perfect game into the fifth inning of the Dodgers’ 9-3 win over the San Diego Padres, while Forsythe went 3 for 3 with four RBIs and finished a triple shy of the cycle. The...

    JP Hoornstra
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    Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig benched again after arriving late for batting practice

    LOS ANGELES >> Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig was late to an early batting practice session on Monday, earning him a place on the bench and criticism from his manager for the second time in as many days. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said “when you show up late for work, there have to be consequences.” “That was a decision that I think he made, not me,” Roberts said. It’s the first time Puig has been benched for tardiness since April...

    JP Hoornstra
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    Clayton Kershaw cruises to his 18th victory as Dodgers beat Giants

    LOS ANGELES >> For a brief moment Sunday, it appeared Clayton Kershaw had entered an obstacle course. When the Giants’ Gorkys Hernandez inadvertently flung his bat toward the mound on a swing-and-miss in the eighth inning, Kershaw could only go up to avoid the projectile. After returning to earth, he calmly jogged behind the mound, picked up the bat, and carried it to his opponent himself. Three pitches later, Kershaw struck Hernandez out. So it went...

    JP Hoornstra
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    Padres at Dodgers: Monday game time, TV channel and starting pitchers

    PADRES AT DODGERS When: Today, 7 p.m. Where: Dodger Stadium TV: SportsNet LA THE PITCHERS DODGERS RHP YU DARVISH (9-12, 3.96) vs. Padres: 1-1, 5.29 At Dodger Stadium: 0-2, 6.46 Hates to face: Erick Aybar, 13 for 32 (.406), three doubles, two home runs Loves to face: Wil Myers, 1 for 7 PADRES LHP TRAVIS WOOD (4-6, 6.65) vs. Dodgers: 5-2, 4.23 At Dodger Stadium: 3-0, 1.13 Hates to...

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    Yasiel Puig is back in Dave Roberts’ doghouse after not sliding into second

    LOS ANGELES >> Dodgers manager Dave Roberts assured reporters that Yasiel Puig’s ankle was not keeping the right fielder out of Sunday’s lineup. Puig was caught stealing second base to end Saturday night’s game, a 2-1 loss. Afterward, Puig said through an interpreter that he felt pain in his ankle the moment he was set to slide. He went into the base standing up instead and was tagged out. Roberts called Puig’s actions inexplicable and a “bad...

    JP Hoornstra
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    Next task is to define Dodgers’ playoff roles

    LOS ANGELES >> The Dodgers went back to work Saturday, with the smell of champagne lingering in the air inside their clubhouse and the carpet still damp less than 24 hours after they celebrated their fifth consecutive National League West title on Friday. They faced the San Francisco Giants in the second game of a three-game series at Dodger Stadium. They also faced the task of sorting out roles for some players in preparation of the playoffs, now a reality after a nerve-jangling...

    Elliott Teaford
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    Hyun-Jin Ryu injured in Dodgers’ loss to Giants

    LOS ANGELES >> Hyun-Jin Ryu couldn’t get out of the way Saturday at Dodger Stadium. Joe Panik’s 94 mph line drive smacked the left-hander on the forearm and, suddenly, the Dodgers had one more thing to worry about heading into their final games of the regular season. Ryu pounced on Panik’s comebacker and threw out the San Francisco Giants’ second baseman for the first out of the third inning of their 2-1 loss. Ryu then doubled-over in pain as the...

    Elliott Teaford
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