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Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

In his first at-bat with the Dodgers, Carlos Ruiz is hit by a pitch.

Kevin Pelton ESPN Staff Writer 

Brian Agler had a sub at the table for Nneka Ogwumike but she picked up her fourth foul prior to halftime before the sub could be made.

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Tigers double up Angels for fifth straight win (0:42)

Kevin Pelton ESPN Staff Writer 

Brian Agler with his third timeout of the first quarter with his Sparks trailing the Storm 22-11 late in the period.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Just two Dodgers starters have reached the seventh inning this month. In related news, Dodgers starter Bud Norris gave up one run in a 23-pitch first inning against the Cubs.

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Pujols creeping up on 600 homers

Albert Pujols' 398-foot home run to left field against the Tigers was the 585th of his career.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Tracking the Dodgers' rotation is a daily affair. Rookie Julio Urias was named the starter for Saturday. Kenta Maeda was not only scheduled for Monday, he was first optioned to the AZL Dodgers but will return for the Colorado series. Sunday is TBA, but rookie Brock Stewart will likely start that day.

Kevin Pelton ESPN Staff Writer 

The Storm honored Sue Bird and Breanna Stewart pregame for the gold medals they won with the U.S. Olympic team as L.A. Sparks stars Candace Parker and Nneka Ogwumike -- both left off the team --- looked on.

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Upton connects on two-run shot (0:21)

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

The Dodgers got tricky with the roster, as they optioned Kenta Maeda to the Arizona Rookie League. He is not expected to report there. Since that team's season ends Sunday, Maeda can come right back and start for the Dodgers on Monday. The Dodgers needed roster space for both Carlos Ruiz and Brock Stewart.

Lineup: Dodgers (71-56) vs. Cubs (81-45)

  • 1. Howie Kendrick, LF (R)
  • 2. Corey Seager, SS (L)
  • 3. Justin Turner, 3B (R))
  • 4. Adrian Gonzalez, 1B (L)
  • 5. Enrique Hernandez, CF (R)
  • 6. Carlos Ruiz, C (R)
  • 7. Josh Reddick, RF (L)
  • 8. Chase Utley, 2B (L)
  • 9. Bud Norris, RHP
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Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Former Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz, on joining the Dodgers: "I'm ready to play in October. That is my goal and I'm excited."

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Clayton Kershaw said it was tough to see his buddy A.J. Ellis get traded Thursday, but has only heard good things about Carlos Ruiz. Chase Utley spoke highly of Ruiz and that was good enough for Kershaw.

Lineup: Angels (54-73) at Tigers (68-59)

  • 1. Kole Calhoun, RF (L)
  • 2. Mike Trout, CF (R)
  • 3. Albert Pujols, DH (R)
  • 4. C.J. Cron, 1B (R)
  • 5. Andrelton Simmons, SS (R)
  • 6. Nick Buss, LF (L)
  • 7. Jett Bandy, C (R)
  • 8. Kaleb Cowart, 3B (S)
  • 9. Cliff Pennington, 2B (S)
  • SP: Ricky Nolasco, RHP
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