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Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

A determined-looking Clayton Kershaw is perfect through four innings against the Padres. The Dodgers left-hander struck out the first four batters he faced and there has been nothing close to a hit. The Dodgers are in the midst of a six-game home losing streak and will be winless on the entire homestand if they fall today.

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Rams draft is all about Jared Goff

Los Angeles paid a steep price to move up and select Goff, so ultimately the Rams draft is all about him. But L.A. did a solid job adding weapons for the new QB, in Mel Kiper Jr.'s eyes. NFL draft grades (Insider)


Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

The signs at some ballparks used to read "NO PEPPER," or "NO PEPPER GAMES." The Dodgers don't believe in that for Joc Pederson, who often plays pepper with coaches. The drill is done to help his bat control and hand-eye coordination.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

A perfect Sunday morning here in L.A. where the Dodgers will try to avoid a not-so-perfect winless seven-game homestand.

Rams' best pick: Pharoh Cooper

It would have been easy to choose No. 1 pick Jared Goff, but the South Carolina wide receiver brings great value as a fourth-round selection. He makes tough catches in traffic and could be a safety valve for Goff. Todd McShay (Insider)

Padres hand Dodgers sixth straight loss (0:57)
Upton puts Padres in front with two-run double (0:40)
Moreland smashes three-run homer to right (0:26)
Calhoun goes full extension on this nice catch (0:25)
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Goff will be first once again

Not only was Jared Goff the first player taken in the NFL draft, but the Rams' No. 1 pick will also be the only Class of 2016 quarterback to start in Week 1. Ten draft takeaways

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Dodgers' rotation shakeup is 'matchup-based'

With a pair of off-days mixed into the upcoming road trip, most of the Dodgers starters will get some extra time to rest between outings.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Yasiel Puig, who is just 7-for-51 (.137) over his last 14 games, was not in the Dodgers' starting lineup Saturday against the Padres. Enrique Hernandez was in right field for the first time this season. "I texted (Puig) last night and just said I thought he needed a day just to clear his mind," manager Dave Roberts said.

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Can Walton return Lakers to form?

Los Angeles has gone through four different head coaches since Phil Jackson led the franchise. Can new head coach Luke Walton get the Lakers back to the postseason?