Los Angeles Teams

Dodgers comeback on Monday a rarity

The Dodgers trailed the Pirates at the end of the first inning on Monday, 4-0, but came back to win, 5-4. Los Angeles had not won a game in which it trailed by at least four runs at the end of this first inning since Aug. 11, 1999 at Montreal, the Elias Sports Bureau reports.

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KD, Clips don't appear to be good fit

Kevin Pelton writes that a signing of Kevin Durant would likely mean the departure of Blake Griffin. Pelton sees a difficult road for the Clippers to then enjoy long-term success. Best pitches for Durant (Insider)

Stats & Info

Mike Trout is right on schedule

Trout's numbers after his home run on Monday were in line with where he's been on June 27 in 2015 and '14.

Paul Kuharsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Jeff Fisher played on Buddy Ryan's legendary 1985 Bears defense (and basically served as an assistant after he was hurt). Fisher began his coaching career under Ryan in Philadelphia. Later, Ryan moved from Oilers coordinator to Cardinals head coach in 1994, the same year Fisher landed in Houston as coordinator. Fisher became interim coach later that year when Jack Pardee was fired. I started covering the team in 1996 and remember players talking about it taking a good while to get beyond the offense-defense split Pardee allowed and Ryan really fueled. You don't see that sort of in-house rivalry like that anymore and it wasn't very health. But boy was it entertaining.

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Trout pulls one out of the dirt

Legend has it that when Mike Trout swings at the dirt, a baseball gets its wings.

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Trout has got some swing (0:34)

No All-Star starters for Dodgers?

In the NL's final ballot update, 2B Chase Utley joins SS Corey Seager and 1B Adrian Gonzalez among top vote-getters at their positions. However, none of the three are relatively close to a starting spot. Voting ends June 30:

  • Adrian Gonzalez - No. 4 first baseman
  • Chase Utley - No. 5 second baseman
  • Corey Seager - No. 3 shortstop

Angels drop to No. 26 in rankings

Despite dropping series to the Astros and the A's, Albert Pujols was a bright spot for the Angels this week: He passed Harmon Killebrew on the all-time home run list with his 574th homer, 11th-most in MLB history. Power Rankings

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

RHP Nick Tepesch, who was designated for assignment by the Dodgers on Saturday, was claimed off waivers by the A's. Tepesch will report to AAA Nashville.

Mike Trout in line for All-Star start

In the AL's final ballot update, Trout holds a commanding lead (nearly 800,000 votes) among outfielders. No other Angels are among the top vote-getters at their postion. Voting ends June 30.

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