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David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

The rookie does it again. Cody Bellinger hits a three-run homer to center field, his 28th on the season and third go-ahead homer in the eighth inning or later. It also means the Dodgers appear headed to their 47th straight victory in a game they led at any point, a major league record.

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Rare DL stint for Kershaw

The Dodgers officially placed ace Clayton Kershaw on the disabled list Monday with lower back tightness. It's just the third time in the southpaw's career that he has landed on the shelf, but each previous occurrence involved a back injury.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

This almost seems unbelievable: The Dodgers have won 46 consecutive games when leading at any point, a major league record. They last lost such a game on May 15, when they blew a 1-0 third-inning lead to the Giants. In related news, the Twins have tied the game after trailing 3-2.

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Flurry of roster moves for Dodgers

The Dodgers officially placed LHP Clayton Kershaw (lower back strain) and RHP Brandon McCarthy (blister) on the 10-day disabled list. Los Angeles also reinstated LHP Hyun-Jin Ryu (foot) from the 10-day DL to start Monday vs. the Twins, selected the contract of LHP Edward Paredes from Triple-A Oklahoma City, recalled Josh Ravin and optioned OF Trayce Thompson.

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Clayton Kershaw is expected to miss 4-6 weeks. It's a long layoff for Kershaw, but he returned strong after missing two months to back issues last season. In 2016 Kershaw posted a 1.79 ERA before hitting the disabled list. He posted a 1.29 ERA after his return.


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Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

A four to six week absence for Clayton Kershaw would be more devastating from a rankings perspective than I indicated on today's Fantasy Focus Baseball podcast. I suggested he'd be my No. 4 starting pitcher in my upcoming rankings update before hearing that timetable. Now, he'd make maybe 6-7 more starts and be just my No. 13 starter.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

It's never good when your franchise pitcher goes on the shelf for four-to-six weeks, but if there was ever a team well positioned to withstand the prolonged absence of Clayton Kershaw, it's this year's Dodgers. That said, this adds urgency to L.A.'s trade deadline search for a mid- to upper-rotation starter, a need that already existed. The tangible impact could be this: The asking price for Yu Darvish and Sonny Gray probably just went up. Also, while top prospect Walker Buehler remains a possibility for late-season bullpen help, it's hard to see the Dodgers looking to him as a rotation solution this soon.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

The report that Clayton Kershaw will miss 4-to-6 weeks certainly means the Dodgers are more likely to pursue Yu Darvish, if the Rangers deal him. The Dodgers are the best team in baseball, but consider: Kershaw's health is now an unknown, Rich Hill's blister issues could surface again at any time, Brandon McCarthy is battling his own blister problem, and you can't trust Kenta Maeda in a playoff game. Barring a win streak over the next seven days, the Rangers should trade Darvish and the Dodgers would be the favorite to land him.

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Source: Kershaw expected to miss 4-6 weeks

The Dodgers have not officially disclosed a timetable for how long Clayton Kershaw will be sidelined, but the ace pitcher is expected to miss four to six weeks based on an initial diagnosis of his injured back, a source confirmed to ESPN's Jerry Crasnick.

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