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September 15, 2013 | By Kevin Baxter
Dodgers Manager Don Mattingly was strangely coy Sunday when talking about Yasiel Puig's hip injury, saying before the game that the rookie outfielder could be out of the starting lineup "between a day and two weeks. " He repeated that after the game even though Puig pinch-hit, making the last out of the game by grounding to shortstop with the bases loaded. "It's still a two-week time frame," Mattingly said. "It's still between a game and two weeks. " Puig was more direct, saying he came to the ballpark early Sunday to get treatment for hip pain that flared up Saturday.
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September 10, 2013 | From staff and wire reports
Mark Trumbo didn't just get a hit all five times he stepped to the plate Tuesday night. He circled the bases every time, too. Trumbo matched a team record with four extra-base hits, including back-to-back home runs with Josh Hamilton, and Chris Iannetta and Erick Aybar also went deep as the Angels beat the Toronto Blue Jays, 12-6. Trumbo had a career-best five hits and became the first player in Angels history to collect five hits and score five runs in the same game.
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September 7, 2013 | By Mike DiGiovanna
The Angels, in desperate need of young, effective and inexpensive starting pitchers, appear to have found one right in their own house. Garrett Richards recovered from a shaky start Saturday night to blank Texas on two hits from the third through seventh innings and lead the Angels to an 8-3 victory over the Rangers in Angel Stadium, their 12thwin in 15 games. The 25-year-old right-hander opened the season in the bullpen, made four starts in late April and went back to a relief role before replacing struggling right-hander Joe Blanton in the rotation in late July.
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September 6, 2013 | By Kevin Baxter
CINCINNATI - The Dodgers began the weekend with the second-largest division lead in baseball. Their opponents, the Cincinnati Reds, started Friday with a seven-game advantage in the race for the National League's final wild-card playoff berth. But anyone looking to bill the series as a playoff preview isn't getting any help from Dodgers Manager Don Mattingly, who said he won't look ahead to the postseason "until we're drinking champagne. " Mattingly can read a schedule without the help of champagne, though, and the schedule shows the Dodgers play just one more team with a winning record after they leave Cincinnati.
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September 6, 2013 | By Dylan Hernandez
Some of Andre Ethier's fondest childhood memories are of days when Ethier would be picked up early by his father from his middle school in Phoenix. They would head to the Seattle Mariners' spring-training complex, where he could spend hours studying every move of his favorite player, Ken Griffey Jr. "That's who I looked up to," Ethier said. "That's all I wanted to be. I always wanted to be a center fielder in the big leagues. " Eight years into his major league career, Ethier is finally living out his dream the way he envisioned it on those afternoons at the Peoria Sports Complex.
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September 3, 2013 | By Dylan Hernandez
DENVER - Don Mattingly won't say it, but the Dodgers are already starting to look ahead to October. The proof was in the lineup the manager fielded in the Dodgers' 7-4 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday at Coors Field. Yasiel Puig, who was dealing with soreness behind his right knee, was held out for precautionary reasons. Hanley Ramirez, Juan Uribe and A.J. Ellis also didn't start. BOX SCORE: Dodgers 7, Rockies 4 "If it was a game separating us or we were a game back or something like that, we'd do it different," Mattingly said.
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September 3, 2013 | By Melissa Rohlin
SPARKS TONIGHT AT MINNESOTA When: 5 p.m. PDT. Where: Target Center. On the air: TWC, TWC Deportes. Records: Sparks 21-9, Lynx 22-7. Record vs Lynx: 2-1. Update: The Sparks are in second place in the Western Conference, 1 1/2 games behind Minnesota with four games remaining in the regular season. The Sparks play at Minnesota and at Tulsa before returning home to play Minnesota and Phoenix to close out the season. The Sparks have not finished first in the Western Conference since 2006.
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August 31, 2013
"I was so excited I nearly passed out running the bases. " - Detroit Tigers outfielder Torii Hunter on his walkoff home run Thursday, capping a four-run ninth inning against the Oakland Athletics. "It was not a huge problem in everyday life. But when you are trying to make a living by hitting a baseball, it can create a problem. " - Atlanta Braves second baseman Dan Uggla , activated from the disabled list Wednesday after laser surgery improved his vision from 20/30 to 20/15.
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August 31, 2013 | By Tim Hubbard
While most fans are focused on teams still in the playoff chase, fantasy owners understand the benefit of trolling the rosters of the also-rans. Staff writer Tim Hubbard looks at some newer talent currently on display in the MLB's outposts. Scooter Gennett 2B | Milwaukee Amid the Ryan Braun turmoil and disappointing 59-75 record before Saturday, Milwaukee is having a season to forget. But all is not blue with the Brew Crew, as the emergence of Gennett and shortstop Jean Segura could give them a strong middle infield for years to come.
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August 30, 2013 | By Bill Shaikin
The Dodgers took early batting practice Friday, before their first game since the Benching Heard 'Round the World. Yasiel Puig , unceremoniously yanked from Wednesday's game by Manager Don Mattingly , was not among the players who chose to participate in early batting practice. Mattingly said Puig had prepared in his own way and did not need to take early batting to prove he had learned from Wednesday's benching. "It's just show," Mattingly said. "I just want him to play the game right.
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