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Eric Stephen

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Adam Jones wants to do bad things to fans on field

Orioles center fielder had harsh words for a pair of fans who ran onto the field on Tuesday afternoon at Yankee Stadium, saying, "They should let us have a shot to kick them with our metal spikes on."

Dodgers walk-off Tigers in 10

Dee Gordon homered, Dan Haren was solid again, and Carl Crawford hit a walk-off double in the 10th to give the Dodgers their second straight win, 3-2 over the Tigers in the opener of a two-game series at Dodger Stadium.

Billingsley cites scar tissue for rehab setback

Chad Billingsley is out for a few days and needs approval from team physician Dr. Neal ElAttrache to resume throwing. But the right-hander chalked up the sensation felt in his elbow to scar tissue, and doesn't expect to be out long.

Dodgers vs. Tigers Game I chat

Starting Lineups Tigers Dodgers LF Davis 2B Gordon (L) 2B Kinsler LF Crawford (L) RF Hunter SS Ramirez 3B Cabrera 1B Gonzalez (L) 1B Martinez (S) RF Ethier (L) CF Jackson CF Kemp C Avila...

Beckett to start Wednesday

Josh Beckett is expected to be activated from the disabled list on Wednesday to make his 2014 season debut for the Dodgers. The right-hander tested his right ankle on Tuesday night on the mound before the game at Dodger Stadium.

True Blue LA podcast: Playing catch-up

Jacob Burch & Eric Stephen recorded their first podcast in two months, and caught up on the first week of the season.

Puig fit for thumb splint, still day-to-day

Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig is out of the lineup for a second straight game, still nursing a swollen left thumb, jammed when sliding into first base on Saturday. He was fit for a splint and is day-to-day.

Dodgers recall Federowicz from Triple-A

Prior to their game Tuesday night against the Tigers, the Dodgers placed catcher A.J. Ellis on the 15-day disabled list after left knee surgery, and recalled Tim Federowicz from Triple-A Albuquerque.

Ellis out 4-6 weeks after left knee surgery

The Dodgers will be without A.J. Ellis for fou to six weeks as the catcher will had surgery Tuesday morning in Los Angeles to repair a torn medial meniscus in his left knee.

Dodgers Week 2 review: Back home

The Dodgers won two of three on the road against the Padres, and lost two of three at home to the Giants. The week ended on a high note, with Matt Kemp and Hanley Ramirez each hitting two home runs on Sunday night.

Kemp: 'That's my swing right there'

Reaction after Matt Kemp's two-homer game from several Dodgers on Sunday night.

Greinke sharp when Dodgers needed him most

Zack Greinke struck out eight Giants in six innings to help the Dodgers to a 6-2 win at Dodger Stadium on Sunday night.

Kemp, Hanley the entertainment tonight

The Dodgers got two home runs apiece from Matt Kemp and Hanley Ramirez to beat the Giants in Sunday night's series finale at Dodger Stadium.

Beckett's throws bullpen, Wednesday start likely

Dodgers right-hander Josh Beckett threw a normal bullpen session on Sunday and said his ankle is improving, putting him in line for activation from the disabled list and a possible start on Wednesday against the Tigers.

Dodgers trade for LHP Colt Hynes

The Dodgers on Sunday acquired left-handed pitcher Colt Hynes from the Indians for minor league pitcher Duke Von Schamann. In a corresponding move, outfielder Mike Baxter was designated for assignment.

Dodgers vs. Giants Game III chat

Starting Lineups Giants Dodgers CF Pagan (S) 2B Gordon (L) 1B Belt (L) LF Crawford (L) 3B Sandoval (S) SS Ramirez C Posey 1B Gonzalez (L) RF Pence RF Ethier (L) LF Morse CF Kemp 2B C...

Dodgers bunch lefties together against Cain

Dodgers manager Don Mattingly penciled in four left-handed batters among the first five hitters against Giants starter Matt Cain, but wasn't concerned about potential left-handed relievers

MRI shows strained left thumb for Puig

Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig's thumb was still swollen one day after jamming it on a head-first slide. X-rays on the thumb came back negative. MRI results revealed a strained left thumb, and the outfielder is day-to-day.

Dodgers lose first replay challenge

Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis nearly beat the tag by Giants catcher Buster Posey in the seventh inning on Saturday, but no replay was conclusive enough to overturn the out call. It was the first replay challenge by Don Mattingly this season.

Maholm looking for consistency

Dodgers left-hander Paul Maholm had a rough outing on Saturday in a loss to the Giants, but is confident he'll remain in the rotation for the foreseeable future.

Puig gets X-ray of sore thumb

An ill-advised head-first slide into first base made Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig jam his thumb, which was sore after the game and required an X-ray.

Giants go deep, bury Dodgers again

The Dodgers have lost seven of their last eight games against the Giants, the latest a 7-2 loss on Saturday at Dodger Stadium behind three home runs by San Francisco and 10 strikeouts from starter Madison Bumgarner.

Dodgers vs. Giants Game II chat

Starting Lineups Giants Dodgers CF Pagan (S) RF Puig RF Pence 2B Turner 3B Sandoval (S) SS Ramirez C Posey 1B Gonzalez (L) LF Morse CF Kemp 1B Belt (L) LF Van Slyke 2B Hicks 3B Uribe SS C...

Dodgers stack right-handers vs. Bumgarner

The Dodgers start Justin Turner at second base and an all-right-handed outfield of Scott Van Slyke, Matt Kemp and Andre Ethier against left-handed Madison Bumgarner and the Giants on Saturday afternoon at Dodger Stadium.

Stanton blasts longest HR of season

Giancarlo Stanton of the Marlins hit a 484-foot home run against the Padres on Friday night, the longest home run in Marlins Park history and by far the longest home run of 2014.

Vin Scully's ceremonial first pitch

The highlight of Friday's Dodgers home opener was Vin Scully throwing out a ceremonial first pitch to Sandy Koufax, with several Dodgers legends watching.

Puig apologizes, likely back Saturday

Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig was benched on Friday for showing up late, but the punishment likely won't extend into the weekend.

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