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The Dodgers lost Sunday to snap their 6-game winning streak, but won the series against the Tigers, 2-1. They haven't lost a series since June 5-7 vs the Nationals

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Sources: Magic focus of PG-13 tampering probe

Magic Johnson is at the center of an NBA investigation into the possibility of impermissible contact between the Lakers and four-time All-Star Paul George, league sources tell ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski and Ramona Shelburne.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Apparently, when Justin Verlander is on, not even the Los Angeles Dodgers can beat him. Verlander held the rolling Dodgers to two hits over eight innings, one of which was a solo homer from Curtis Granderson. The Tigers beat LA 6-1, snapping the Dodgers' six-game winning streak.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Sources tell ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski that the Pacers filed tampering charges against the Lakers on possible impermissible contact between Magic Johnson and Paul George. The NBA states that "the Lakers have been cooperative and, at this point, no findings have been made."

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Looks like the Tigers' Justin Verlander is done after eight dominant innings against the Dodgers. Los Angeles managed just two hits off of Verlander, including Curtis Granderson's solo homer in the sixth. Verlander struck out nine. Detroit leads 4-1 as we head to the bottom of the eighth.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

The dual no-hitter thing is done, but we're left with a pretty good contest brewing between the Tigers and Dodgers. Curtis Granderson got LA on the board, homering off of his old pal Justin Verlander by hitting the right-field foul pole in the top of the sixth. Verlander just missed with a two-strike fastball on the previous pitch. It's 1-0 LA but the Tigers are threatening against Kenta Maeda in the bottom of the sixth.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Things are getting interesting in Detroit, where we've got not one but two no-hitters going. Detroit's Justin Verlander has allowed only Yasiel Puig's walk in the fifth, while the Dodgers' Kenta Maeda is perfect through five. Verlander has thrown 64 pitches; Maeda is at 57.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

The Dodgers entered today with 87 wins already on the board. The most wins the Giants could possibly finish with is 87. In other words, the Giants will be eliminated from the NL West race with one more loss or one more LA win. It's Aug. 20! According to Elias, the last time a team was eliminated from its division race this early was 1998. The Giants have never been eliminated from NL West contention this early, dating back to 1969.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

We've zipped through three innings already in Detroit. Eighteen up and eighteen down so far, thanks to three perfect frames apiece from Tigers starter Justin Verlander and Dodgers starter Kenta Maeda.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Another Dodgers injury note: Clayton Kershaw will throw a three-inning simulated game on Monday. If Kershaw's outing goes well, what's next? "Once he passes that marker right there, we'll see where he goes. It's probably going to be a start either with the (Double-A) Tulsa club or (Triple-A Oklahoma City) club." Kershaw has been on the DL since July 24 because of a lower back strain. The Dodgers have gone 18-3 since that time, so clearly the need for his return is desperate.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

No surprises regarding the condition of the Dodgers' Cody Bellinger, who sprained his right ankle during Saturday's game. While it appeared that there was some slight swelling around the injury, manager Dave Roberts said, "He came out of it as good as expected. It was a mild strain and he'll be available to hit (today). We'll try to stay away from it but if an obvious spot comes up, we'll use him."

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