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Dodgers climb to No. 8 in rankings

Los Angeles earned a four-spot climb in the rankings this week, despite Saturday's contest being the first in 15 games without a Dodger home run. Next up for club is a trip out to Milwaukee. Power Rankings

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Aldrich bolstered his stock in 2015-16

Kevin Pelton noticed that Cole Aldrich put together a nice season backing up the Clippers' starting center, DeAndre Jordan. That should increase Aldrich's value on the open market. NBA's 25 best free agents (Insider)

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Clips among six to meet with Durant

The Clippers, Heat and Celtics have joined the Warriors, Spurs and the incumbent Thunder on Kevin Durant's list of teams to meet with in advance of Friday's beginning of free agency. Pitching to KD

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Hockey HOF snubbed Recchi, Andreychuk, Kariya

There's no need to begrudge Eric Lindros or the three others named to the Hockey Hall of Fame's 2016 induction class, but this talented trio also deserved to be voted in, Scott Burnside writes.

Ellis' RBI single the difference for Dodgers (0:30)

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Dodgers 5, Pirates 4, Final. Dodgers overcome 4-run deficit. Jansen with the 4-out save.

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It comes in 4s. Over five innings today, Dodgers starter Scott Kazmir gave up 4 hits with 4 runs, 4 of them earned, with 4 walks and 4 strikeouts.

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Four scoreless innings for the Dodgers' Scott Kazmir after giving up four runs in the first. Retired 12 consecutive at one point to get there. Dodgers 5-4, T6. Joc Peterson now hitting for Kazmir.

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It took 32 innings, but the Dodgers finally have their first lead in a four-game series at Pittsburgh. All it took was a four-run fifth inning Monday to get it. Dodgers 5-4, B5.

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Trout, Pujols fuel Angels victory

Mike Trout and Albert Pujols each went 3-for-5 in the Angels' 7-6 win on Sunday. It's only the fifth game in their five seasons together in which Trout and Pujols had at least three hits each, the Elias Sports Bureau reports. The Angels won all five of those games.

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Trout adds to impressive HR total

Mike Trout's home run against the Athletics on Sunday was the 155th of his career. Only nine other players have had more homers before their 25th birthday in MLB history, per ESPN Stats & Info.

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Sensabaugh a bargain next to Jenkins

Coty Sensabaugh isn't the player Janoris Jenkins is, but he'll be making less than half what Jenkins got in New York. That should work out well for the Rams, Mike Sando writes. Friendly contracts (Insider)

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Chris Taylor trying to Wally Pipp Corey Seager with the triple in his first AB with Dodgers.

Clayton Kershaw dealing with minor back discomfort (1:23)