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Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Dodgers 28-year-old rookie Kenta Maeda, on the mound Thursday, is the first starting pitcher since at least 1913 to allow just one run through his first four starts, which were also his first four MLB appearances. Fernando Valenzuela gave up one run over his first five starts in 1981, but he had 10 relief appearances in 1980. Maeda's 0.36 ERA is second in MLB to Jordan Zimmerman's 0.35 mark.

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Third time's the charm?

Thursday night marked the third time in the common draft era that a Cal player landed in the top two picks. Jared Goff joins Steve Bartkowski as the only Cal QBs to go No. 1 overall.

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L.A. fans react to the first pick (0:13)
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Andrew Han ESPN Writer 

Fans react to the first L.A. Rams pick in 22 years: Jared Goff.

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Goff is the new face of the Rams franchise

Field Yates breaks down the Rams' first-round draft choice Jared Goff, saying that St. Louis believes its running game will help the former Cal QB's transition.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

Rams QB Jared Goff is expected to arrive in Los Angeles on Friday after he goes through the media rounds tonight, including a scheduled appearance on Jimmy Kimmel later this evening.

Todd McShay ESPN Senior Writer 

Jared Goff is more pro-ready right now, but I think Carson Wentz can be as good or better. Wentz has exceptional mental makeup. He's big and mobile. Yes, he only started 23 games at the FCS level, but don't be fooled by low-hanging fruit.

Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

Since 1960, 12 QBs managed 180+ fantasy points as rookies. Six did so with the help of 4+ rushing TDs. A reason if, we had the promise of a 16-start season, Carson Wentz would be the wiser pick than Jared Goff in fantasy.

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Goff is the new face of the Rams franchise (0:36)

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

New Los Angeles Rams QB Jared Goff walked on to the stage with Tupac's "California Love" playing in the background. Fitting for the Rams' return to LA and for him as a native of Novato, Calif.

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Bio Blast: Jared Goff

The Los Angeles Rams made Goff the first selection of the 2016 draft. Goff left Cal as the record holder in pass yards and pass touchdowns and thrived against the blitz in college.

KC Joyner ESPN Insider 

Jared Goff hit on only 4 of the 7 Parcells Rules for drafting QBs, but could have hit all seven if he had stayed for his senior year.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

New Dodgers pitching sensation Kenta Maeda will get a chance to face off against his hero Thursday. Maeda idolized Ichiro Suzuki while growing up in Japan, but never imagined he would get a chance to pitch to the future Hall of Famer. His chance has arrived as the Marlins have Suzuki batting sixth in the series finale at Dodger Stadium. Maeda is 3-0 with a 0.36 ERA in his first four starts with the Dodgers.

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

Pocket mobility and vision. Those are two keys to Jared Goff's game. Add in the quick release and the high-level football IQ. There should be an expected transition process with Goff moving into the Rams' pro-style offense, but this club needed a major boost at the position. Run the ball, play defense under Gregg Williams and reduce the stress on Goff as a rookie.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

No surprise, the Los Angeles Rams selected Cal quarterback Jared Goff with the first pick in the 2016 NFL draft. A few things the Rams really like about Goff: his ability to maneuver in the pocket, his ability to take hits and continue to produce under pressure and how he takes care of the ball (especially in the red zone).

Andrew Han ESPN Writer 

A lonely Blake Bortles jersey as fans wait for the Rams' first overall pick.

Todd McShay ESPN Senior Writer 

I think Myles Jack, once thought to be a potential top-five pick, goes between picks No. 12 and 17 due to concerns over his knee injury.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

The Los Angeles Rams are about 10 minutes from being officially on the clock. Most signs still pointing to them selecting Cal quarterback Jared Goff over North Dakota State's Carson Wentz. Either way, it will be the second time in seven years the Rams have taken a quarterback with the first overall pick.

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Herm Edwards on NFL Draft

ESPN NFL Analyst Herm Edwards explains how the draft has changed, advice he would give to the Rams recruit, what he thinks of Goff & why the Chargers should draft a tackle.

Andrew Han ESPN Writer 

Chick Hearn Ct., the street separating Staples Center and LA Live, has been annexed by the Rams' fan rally.

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2-time Olympian Nieto paralyzed after mishap

Jamie Nieto, a retired two-time Olympic high jumper, was paralyzed after landing on his head after attempting a backflip but is beginning to regain sensation.

Andrew Han ESPN Writer 

LA Live is packed with Rams fans awaiting their team's first pick in the NFL draft since returning to Los Angeles.