Los Angeles Teams

Lineup: Dodgers (57-44) vs Rays (38-61)

  • 1. Howie Kendrick, LF (R)
  • 2. Corey Seager, SS (L)
  • 3. Justin Turner, 3B (R)
  • 4. Scott Van Slyke, RF (R)
  • 5. Adrian Gonzalez, 1B (L)
  • 6. Chris Taylor, 2B (R)
  • 7. Joc Pederson, CF (L)
  • 8. A.J. Ellis, C (R)
  • 9. Brandon McCarthy, RHP
  • Daily notes

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How can Dodgers land Chris Sale?

Let's make this clear: The Dodgers aren't getting Sale without parting with young lefty starter Julio Urias, Jim Bowden writes. And that's just where the conversation starts. Potential trades for Sale (Insider)

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Where will Ingram rank among 2016-17 rookies?

Some pre-draft speculation had Duke's Brandon Ingram going No. 1 before he followed Ben Simmons and was selected second by the Lakers. Does that make it a two-man race for rookie of the year honors next year? Forecast: Top 2016-17 rookies

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Another 30-save campaign for Jansen

Kenley Jansen earned his 30th save of the year on Tuesday. It's his third straight season with at least 30 saves. Jansen joins Todd Worrell (1995 to 1997) and Eric Gagne (2002 to 2004) as the only Dodgers pitchers with at least 30 saves in three different seasons, the Elias Sports Bureau reports.

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Just another 5-for-5 day for Escobar

Tuesday marks the fourth time that Yunel Escobar has gone 5-for-5 (or better) in a game in his MLB career; all three previous instances came in the 2015 season. He's the fourth player in the modern era (since 1900) with at least four such games over a two-season span, the Elias Sports Bureau reports. The previous three are all Hall of Famers:

  • Tris Speaker (1923: three times, 1924: one)
  • Zack Wheat (1924: two, 1925: two)
  • Tony Gwynn (1993: three, 1994: one)

Reddick best available outfielder (0:42)

Angels' offense relentless when clicking

Tuesday's 13-0 win marks the Halos' second game this season with 22 hits. The rest of the teams in the majors have two such games combined, ESPN Stats & Info notes.

Stats & Info

OTD: Santana owns Cleveland for a day

On this day five years ago, Ervin Santana -- then a member of the Angels -- overcame his woes at Progressive Field to fire the first and only no-hitter the ballpark has ever seen.

Stats & Info

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.

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.

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