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March 12, 2011 | By Jim Peltz
San Francisco 8, Dodgers 7 Kansas City 19, Dodgers 7 AT THE PLATE: Andre Ethier hit a bases-loaded triple against San Francisco, one of the Dodgers' split-squad games. Against Kansas City, Trent Oeltjen hit a three-run home run and Matt Kemp and Juan Uribe had run-scoring doubles. ON THE MOUND: It wasn't a banner day for Dodgers pitchers as starter Ted Lilly was tagged for six earned runs in 22/3 innings against Kansas City, and relievers Ron Mahay and Ramon Troncoso each gave up four runs.
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March 27, 2011 | By Dylan Hernandez
AT THE PLATE: With opening day nearing, free agent addition Juan Uribe is starting to hit. Uribe was two for three with a home run and a double, raising his exhibition average to .317. Jamey Carroll also had a nice day at the plate, as he was two for three with a run. James Loney scored two runs. ON THE MOUND: Jonathan Broxton pitched a scoreless inning and Matt Guerrier retired the two batters he faced, but a couple of young relievers were brutalized. Scott Elbert gave up three runs, including one on a home run by Nick Hundley.
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March 6, 2011 | By Bill Shaikin
Cubs 5, Dodgers 3 AT THE PLATE: Aaron Miles, trying to beat out Juan Castro for a backup infield spot, had a standup triple; Miles has five hits in 15 spring at-bats. ? Outfielder Xavier Paul struck out twice and has eight strikeouts in 13 at-bats. ? Marcus Thames and Jay Gibbons, neither of whom has played in the field this spring, each had a hit. Manager Don Mattingly said he expected Thames and Gibbons to play left field this week. ON THE MOUND: Chad Billingsley gave up one run in 3 2/3 innings ?
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April 13, 2010 | By Dylan Hernandez
Ask Andre Ethier about his left ankle —or anything related to it — and you won't get an answer. Not much of one, at least. Out of the lineup for the Dodgers' last four games because of a swollen ankle, Ethier started in the home opener Tuesday and hit the last of his team's four home runs in a 9-5 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks. Ethier was two for five with two runs and three runs batted in. Was he itching to get back in the lineup? "No," he said, looking away.
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March 6, 2012 | By Steve Dilbeck
Spring training is a lot like marriage, a constant mix of the good and bad. This guy looks poised for a breakout year, this guy is struggling. This hitter is on fire, this pitcher is melting. The wife is ageless, the husband is resembling a latter Orson Wells. Or something like that. On Day 2 of the Dodgers' 2012 spring season, they naturally received early doses of both good and bad, none of which can be taken too seriously, though that's partly why we love spring training. They lost 8-4 to the Giants Tuesday, which being spring wouldn't even qualify as bad news, except it was against the Giants.
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March 6, 2012 | By Dylan Hernandez
San Francisco Giants 8, Dodgers 4 AT THE PLATE: Andre Ethier hit his first home run of the spring. Juan Uribe, who batted .204 in his first season with the Dodgers last year, reached base in both of his plate appearances. Uribe singled to left in the second inning and drew a walk in the fourth. Leadoff hitter Dee Gordon demonstrated his speed in the first inning when he hit a grounder to first baseman Brett Pill but beat pitcher Barry Zito to first base for an infield hit. ON THE MOUND: Ted Lilly served up two towering home runs in the first inning, including one to leadoff hitter Melky Cabrera that went out of the ballpark.
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March 15, 2012 | By Steve Dilbeck
Tommy Lasorda is still going strong at age 84. Yahoo Sports' Steve Henson hits it again with this wonderful piece detailing a spring-training day in the life of Lasorda . Henson, describing the scene as Lasorda navigates a golf cart behind a spring batting cage, writes: “This is Lasorda's turf. So is the clubhouse. So is a podium at a corporate banquet or college commencement. So is a dugout. So is the head of a table at a restaurant. But the ballfield during spring training is Lasorda's favorite place of all. “I love to teach the game,” he says.
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February 22, 2010 | By Dylan Hernandez
When word trickled out of Nicaragua in November that Vicente Padilla was shot, his agent said the bullet only "grazed" his leg. Some graze that was. Pointing to a spot high on his right thigh, Padilla said, "It went in here." Touching the back of his leg, he continued, "And it went out the other side." Padilla said the wound healed in about two weeks. Padilla laughed several times as he recounted the incident, in which the pitcher was accidentally shot by a friend who was trying to fix his gun for him at a shooting range.
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August 25, 2008 | Bill Shaikin, Times Staff Writer
PHILADELPHIA -- Andruw Jones had played 1,835 games in the major leagues and another 324 games in the minor leagues without ever playing first base. Until Saturday night, that is. Jones, on a rehabilitation assignment at triple-A Las Vegas, played first base -- at his request. The Dodgers invested $36 million in Jones as a center fielder. Yet the club management and training staff approved his request, deciding the risk of injury at an unfamiliar position did not warrant holding him out of the lineup.
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September 28, 2011 | By Dylan Hernandez
A band of blue-clad fans in the half-empty ballpark were on their feet chanting, "M-V-P!" as Matt Kemp walked back to the Dodgers' bench with his head bowed. Kemp embraced Manager Don Mattingly and walked down the dugout steps. His season was over. His season was special — and almost very special. Kemp hit his 39th home run in the Dodgers' season-ending 7-5 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday, falling one long ball short of becoming the fifth player in major league history to hit 40 homers and steal 40 bases in the same season.
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