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13-13, 2nd in NL West

Dodgers way down in the rankings

Los Angeles drops from No. 5 to No. 13 in the rankings this week. Will the tumble continue after a weekend series at Toronto? Week 4 Power Rankings

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Dodgers know how to have some fun (0:16)
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Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Clayton Kershaw fired a three-hit shutout with 14 strikeouts and called the victory "ugly." He at least had nice things to say about the opposing pitcher, as the Dodgers ended a six-game home losing streak.

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Kershaw fans 14, goes the distance to lift Dodgers (1:26)

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

The Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw has nine career games of 10 strikeouts with no walks, the most in baseball since the start of 2014. Through seven innings Sunday, he has exactly 10 strikeouts and no walks. The Dodgers hold a slim 1-0 lead over the Padres.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

The Dodgers' Adrian Gonzalez flew out to the warning track in the sixth inning, making him 0-for-20 on the current homestand. The Dodgers have lost six consecutive home games for the first time in five years, but lead the Padres 1-0 on Sunday.

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.

Lineup: Dodgers (12-13) vs. Padres (9-15)

  • 1. Yasiel Puig, RF (R)
  • 2. Enrique Hernandez, LF (R)
  • 3. Adrian Gonzalez, 1B (L)
  • 4. Justin Turner, 3B (R)
  • 5. Howie Kendrick, 2B (R)
  • 6. Trayce Thompson, CF (R)
  • 7. Corey Seager, SS (L)
  • 8. A.J. Ellis, C (R)
  • 9. Clayton Kershaw, P (L)
  • Daily notes

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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.

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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.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

The Dodgers will scramble their starting rotation a bit next week. Scott Kazmir and Alex Wood will pitch at Tampa. Kenta Maeda was moved to next weekend's series at Toronto to face the right-handed heavy Jays lineup. The Dodgers are taking advantage of two off days next week to find matchups they prefer.

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs106Tied-13th
Batting Average.23719th
On Base Percentage.31414th
Slugging Percentage.36327th
Earned Run Average3.528th
Quality Starts157th
WHIP1.134th
BAA.2266th

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