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Dodgers doing just fine without Kershaw

The narrative throughout the early part of the Dodgers' season was "where would they be without Clayton Kershaw?" Well, they've answered that question by going 16-8 (tied for MLB-best) since his last start on June 26.

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Jordan part of Team USA's new weapon

Team USA figures to dominate the Olympic field once again. But Marc Stein notes that the inside game led by DeAndre Jordan and DeMarcus Cousins is providing a different mode of attack for the Americans. USA going bigger

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen was far from satisfied after recording his 30th save. Jansen gave up a hit and hit a batter before getting the last out, and said he was as unsatisfied as if he blew the save.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Dodgers 3, Rays 2, Final. Bud Norris 6.1 scoreless innings, Kenley Jansen the save, Yasmani Grandal with a home run.

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Grandal homer proves to be the difference for Dodgers (0:23)

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

With a home run Tuesday, the Dodgers' Yasmani Grandal has now reached base in 15 of his 17 games this month. He also has seven HRs in July and 14 on the season.

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Trout's two-run double increases Angels' big lead (0:29)

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Dodgers starter Bud Norris gave his team a scoreless first inning against the Rays. When last seen, Norris was pitching late into the night Friday, picking up some relief innings in the Dodgers' eventual 16-inning defeat at St. Louis.

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Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

More from Clayton Kershaw, who says that watching the Dodgers step up in his absence has been inspiring.

Lineup: Dodgers (56-44) vs Rays (38-60)

  • 1. Chase Utley, 2B (L)
  • 2. Corey Seager, SS (L)
  • 3. Justin Turner, 3B (R)
  • 4. Adrian Gonzalez, 1B (L)
  • 5. Howie Kendrick, LF (R)
  • 6. Yasmani Grandal, C (S)
  • 7. Andrew Toles, RF (L)
  • 8. Joc Pederson, CF (L)
  • 9. Bud Norris, RHP (R)
  • Daily notes

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Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw still is not throwing after a setback with his back injury saying, "I'm trying to make it back to have an impact on this season for our team." Kershaw said he realizes how much he loves the game of baseball and has come to some realizations while he has been away.

Lineup: Angels (44-55) at Royals (48-50)

  • 1. Yunel Escobar, 3B (R)
  • 2. Kole Calhoun, RF (L)
  • 3. Mike Trout, CF (R)
  • 4. Albert Pujols, DH (R)
  • 5. Daniel Nava, LF (S)
  • 6. Andrelton Simmons, SS (R)
  • 7. Ji-Man Choi, 1B (S)
  • 8. Carlos Perez, C (R)
  • 9. Johnny Giavotella, 2B (R)
  • SP: Tyler Skaggs, LHP
  • Daily notes

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Will Trojans' uptick continue?

USC went 5-1 in the Pac-12 and 3-0 at home after Clay Helton took over for Steve Sarkisian. The Trojans did lose four games under Helton, but none against unranked opponents.

Andy Katz ESPN Senior Writer 

From UCLA: Jonah Bolden is leaving to play pro ball and will lose two years of eligibility. Not good. He made 11 starts and played in 31 games last season. He averaged 4.6 points and 4.8 boards. But losing a player now is not ideal.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

UCLA forward Jonah Bolden is leaving the Bruins and will look to play professionally, per the school.