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87-35, 1st in NL West
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Granderson smacks first HR as Dodger in loss

Curtis Granderson took former teammate Justin Verlander deep for his first home run as a member of the Dodgers, but the Tigers won 5-1 on Sunday.

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Verlander, Tigers snap Dodgers' win streak (1:15)

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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

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.

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Upton pads Tigers' lead with 2-run HR (0:25)

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.

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Granderson hits solo HR for first hit of game (0:23)

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.

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Kershaw to pitch simulated game Monday

Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Clayton Kershaw will throw a three-inning, 45-pitch simulated game in Pittsburgh on Monday.

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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Bellinger suffers injury in Dodgers' win (1:08)

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The Dodgers beat the Tigers 3-0 on Saturday to improve to 87-34 this season. Only two teams have gotten to 87 wins faster in the expansion era (since 1961) - the 1998 Yankees and 2001 Mariners. The Mariners tied the major-league record with 116 wins that season.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

The only thing that changes for the Dodgers from day to day is how they win, not whether they win. On Saturday, it was a 3-0 whitewashing of the Tigers. Hyun-Jin Ryu threw five scoreless innings and three relievers tacked on four more. In his first game for LA, Curtis Granderson went 0 for 4 but reached on an error and scored the game's first run. The Dodgers have won six straight, 21 of 24 and 52 of 61. Now at 53 games over .500, it's getting kind of ridiculous.

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Granderson scores in his first game as a Dodger (0:30)
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Bellinger sprains ankle, won't start Sunday

Dodgers rookie Cody Bellinger sprained his right ankle as he made a catch at the warning track and had to leave Saturday's game against the Tigers. The team said he was day-to-day.

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Bellinger leaves game after catch at warning track (0:30)

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

The Dodgers announced that Cody Bellinger has a mild right ankle sprain and is listed as day to day. Bellinger turned the ankle running down a fly ball on the warning track in right field in the sixth but was able to finish the inning. Yasiel Puig pinch hit for him in the seventh.

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs6206th
Batting Average.25813th
On Base Percentage.3432nd
Slugging Percentage.4543rd
Earned Run Average3.101st
Quality Starts52Tied-17th
WHIP1.121st
BAA.2241st

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