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Clayton Kershaw does it all for drained Dodgers

Clayton Kershaw gave the Los Angeles Dodgers' bullpen a much-needed night off, pitching a complete-game, two-hit shutout against the Reds on Monday.

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Five things we learned Monday

On Monday, we learned that the Chicago Cubs were human, Yoenis Cespedes and Clayton Kershaw might not be, while two old dogs still have some bite.

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Kershaw throws shutout vs. Reds (1:23)
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Giavotella's amazing grab preserves the Angels' lead (0:20)

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Strong effort tonight from Nick Tropeano, shutting down the Rangers for 6.2 innings and allowing just five baserunners. His ERA drops to 2.86, although that's thanks in part to the second-highest strand rate among starters in the majors. Now let's see if the Angels' pen can hold the 2-0 lead.

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Pujols ties Palmeiro with 569th home run (0:24)
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Inside the Matchup: Alabama vs. USC (2:24)

Angels jump four spots in rankings

Despite Mike Trout's early exit from Sunday's game and C.J. Cron's low-homer start to the season, the Angels made a jump to No. 22 in the rankings this week. Next up: A trip to Texas to face the Rangers. Week 7 Power Rankings

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Los Angeles likely to become Super Bowl rotation fixture (1:56)
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The time is now for Greg Robinson

The Rams have been patient with the former No. 2 overall pick, but he needs to show progress in Year 3. Adding to the pressure: Robinson will man the blind side of this year's top pick, Jared Goff. Most to prove

Dodgers can't dodge big drop in rankings

The Dodgers are coming off a brutal week, losing five of seven against the Angels and Padres and dealing with an unreliable bullpen that could use some help in the form of Julio Urias' call-up. As a result, L.A. is now well out of the top 10. Week 7 Power Rankings

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Projecting the Pac-12's 1,000-yard rushers

Which Pac-12 schools are likely to feature a 1,000-yard rusher in 2016? Oregon, Stanford, USC and Washington are among the strong bets.

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Age not a factor in Urias delay

Although he's just 19 years old, Julio Urias' age isn't what's preventing him from being called up to the majors. "It’s more an issue of experience and readiness," Dodgers GM Farhan Zaidi said. "If everything else lines up -- if we think he’s ready, if there’s a role that makes sense, nobody’s going to say, 'But he’s 19 so we can’t do it.'" Orange County Register

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Trout has fun when Weaver pitches

Whenever Jered Weaver takes the mound for the Angels, Mike Trout amuses himself by trying to guess what the pitcher will throw next. "He got me every time. His pitches are so off balance, it’s frustrating," Trout said. "I’m happy I’m in center field." Los Angeles Daily News

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Should Lakers draft Bender at No. 2?

Chad Ford and Kevin Pelton discuss the possibility that Los Angeles should be bold and select Croatian teenager Dragan Bender with the second overall draft choice in the hope of finding the next Kristaps Porzingis. Lakers' Euro option (Insider)

Better late than never for Dodgers

The Dodgers scored four times in the 17th inning to beat the Padres 9-5 on Sunday. Elias Sports Bureau notes that's the third time in franchise history that L.A. has won a game that's gone at least 17 innings by at least four runs.

  • 6-2 in 20 innings vs. Braves, 1940
  • 5-1 in 17 innings vs. Reds, 1941

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On this date: Green's historic 4-homer day

On May 23, 2002, Dodgers slugger Shawn Green went 6-for-6 with four home runs and set a single-game MLB record with 19 total bases.

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Dodgers-Pads nearly exhaust all options

The two teams' 17-inning affair on Sunday lasted five hours and 47 minutes -- the longest game in history between the NL West rivals. The Dodgers even turned to Clayton Kershaw -- Monday's probable starter -- to pinch-hit in the 15th.