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September

23
Dodgers overcome Gallen’s 13 Ks, rally to beat D-backs 3-2

Max Muncy hit a tying infield single in the ninth inning and pinch-hitter Mookie Betts singled home the winning run, helping the Los Angeles Dodgers edge the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-2 on Thursday night for their major league-leading 45th comeback triumph of the season. The Dodgers didn’t take the lead until Arizona starter Zac Gallen left after eight innings. He struck out a career-high 13. Craig Kimbrel (6-6) got the win despite again struggling in the ninth. Christian Walker slammed a 435-foot shot into the left-center field pavilion — his 36th homer overall and sixth against the Dodgers this season — for a 2-1 lead against Kimbrel. Gallen retired the first 11 […]

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September

05
Smith, Thompson homers power MLB-leading Dodgers past Padres

Will Smith homered for the second successive game and Trayce Thompson added a pinch-hit home run as the Los Angeles Dodgers used two big innings to defeat the San Diego Padres 9-4 on Sunday night. The Dodgers, who have the best record in the MLB at 92-41, extended their lead over the Padres in the NL West to 19 matches with 29 games left. The Dodgers’ magic number to claim the division is nine. “You definitely want to win the division and it gives you a little bit easier road to the postseason,” Smith said. “Once you get to the postseason, it doesn’t matter. We really just […]

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August

30
Freeman, Dodgers edge Marlins 3-2 in 10 innings

Freddie Freeman drove in the go-ahead run with a grounder in the top of the 10th inning, Chris Martin escaped a bases-loaded jam in the bottom half and the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Miami Marlins 3-2 on Monday night. Trea Turner had his 1,000th career hit with an infield single against reliever Huascar Brazoban (0-1) to start the Dodgers 10th, advancing automatic runner Cody Bellinger to third. Freeman hit a grounder to first baseman Charles Leblanc, who got a forceout at second as Bellinger scored. Freeman had two earlier hits and leads the majors with 163. Jon Berti walked to lead off the bottom half against reliever Craig Kimbrel (4-5) and Brian Anderson reached on a fielder’s […]

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August

24
Los Angeles Dodgers’ Walker Buehler undergoes second Tommy John surgery, flexor tendon repair

Los Angeles Dodgers star right-hander Walker Buehler underwent Tommy John surgery for the second time in his career on Tuesday, officially ending his season and likely keeping him out for 2023 as well. “There’s no sugarcoating it,” said Andrew Friedman, president of baseball operations. “It was a tough blow but we’ll get him back. I know he’s already itching.” The 28-year-old Buehler last pitched June 10, when elbow discomfort forced him from the match. With imaging on his elbow unclear, Dr. Neal ElAttrache planned surgery for Tuesday during which he would determine whether Buehler needed a full reconstruction of his ulnar collateral ligament. […]

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July

05
Dodgers beat Rockies 5-3 as Thompson’s 3-run HR backs Urías

Feeling inconsistent at the plate, Trayce Thompson looks no farther than the next locker down for advice. Three-time Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw gives it to his friend straight. “Swinging at too many balls,” Thompson said Kershaw told him. “I knew that, but it’s good to hear that, especially from him. If you want an honest assessment, ask 22.” Thompson hit a go-ahead, three-run homer in the fifth inning, when the Dodgers finally broke though versus Kyle Freeland, and Los Angeles beat the Colorado Rockies 5-3 on Monday night. “He’s come on immediately and made an impact,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said of Thompson, acquired two […]

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May

18
HR-happy Dodgers surge past D-Backs, win doubleheader opener

Although the Los Angeles Dodgers keep falling behind early, they’ve had enough power lately to make sure they don’t stay there. Mookie Betts, Trea Turner and Justin Turner homered in a five-run sixth inning, and the Dodgers outlasted the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-6 Tuesday to start the first doubleheader ever played between the NL West rivals. Will Smith also connected early for the Dodgers, whose four homers matched their season high. Betts also doubled and singled, and Freddie Freeman added a key RBI single in the seventh inning of Los Angeles’ third consecutive win after a four-game skid. The Dodgers fell behind by multiple runs for the seventh consecutive game, but rallied […]

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April

25
Padres win 3-2 in 10 to end 10-game losing streak to Dodgers

Austin Nola hit a sacrifice fly with one out in the 10th inning for the San Diego Padres, who won 3-2 on Saturday night to snap a 10-game losing streak to the rival Los Angeles Dodgers. Nola’s sac fly scored rookie CJ Abrams, who started as the automatic runner at second base and advanced on Trent Grisham’s sacrifice bunt. Justin Bruihl (0-1) took the loss. The Padres had been outscored 57-23 during the losing streak to the Dodgers, which dated to Aug. 24. Losing three consecutive series to Los Angeles late last season helped contribute to the Padres’ stunning collapse, which left them with a losing […]

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March

18
Freddie Freeman reaches agreement with Los Angeles Dodgers on six-year, $162 million deal

Freddie Freeman has agreed to terms with the Los Angeles Dodgers on a six-year, $162 million deal, sources told ESPN’s Jeff Passan and Kiley McDaniel on Wednesday night. Freeman, 32, reached free agency for the first time in his career after helping the Atlanta Braves attain their first World Series since 1995 with a six-game triumph over the Houston Astros. During his 12th big league season, the first baseman hit .300 (eighth in the National League) with 31 homers, 83 RBIs and an NL-leading 120 runs. Freeman’s deal has the second-highest average annual value ($27 million) ever for a first baseman (behind Miguel Cabrera’s eight-year deal with […]

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January

19
Los Angeles Dodgers promote Brandon Gomes to general manager

Brandon Gomes, a former major league pitcher just six years removed from his playing days, has been named general manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers, a position left vacant since Farhan Zaidi’s departure to the San Francisco Giants. Gomes, 37, has a long history with Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman, who initially traded for Gomes when he served as GM of the Tampa Bay Rays in December 2010. Shortly after Gomes retired at the end of the 2016 season, Friedman — two years into his tenure with the Dodgers at that point — hired him as the organization’s pitching performance coordinator. Looking […]

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December

24
Cody Bellinger, Los Angeles Dodgers agreed to 1-year, $17M deal before lockout

Slugger Cody Bellinger and the Los Angeles Dodgers agreed on a one-year, $17 million contract to avoid arbitration before the Dec. 1 lockout that has shut down Major League Baseball and frozen transactions, sources familiar with the agreement told ESPN. The deal was not revealed after the lockout, as teams are not referencing players by name during the work stoppage that has lasted more than three weeks and will stretch into the new year. Bellinger, 26, is coming off the worst season of his career, hitting .165/.240/.302 with 10 home runs in 95 matches. His postseason performance, however, rekindled memories of his 2019 season, […]

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