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71-57, 1st in NL West

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Dodgers rookie Julio Urias needed 31 pitches in the first inning but just 51 over the next four. The kid continues to absorb knowledge quickly. The Dodgers lead the Cubs 3-1 in the fifth inning.

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How do Dodgers rank in pitching tools?

It's no surprise that Clayton Kershaw appears in three different categories (curveball, command, slider), but in which does he rank No. 1? And just how good is Kenley Jansen's cutter? Keith Law breaks it down. Ranking pitching tools (Insider)

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Dodgers rookie Corey Seager now has the most home runs for a shortstop in Dodgers history. He hit his 23rd in the first inning Saturday against the Cubs.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Vin Scully will call one inning of Sunday's game between the Dodgers and Cubs in both the Los Angeles and Chicago markets. The Chicago broadcast will carry Scully's call for the third inning. Said Cubs manager Joe Maddon: "I think it's an absolute treat for the people of Chicago. I'm sure most of them have heard him before, but if you haven't, it will be an absolute treat."

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Dodgers' Kershaw will pitch in simulated game

Clayton Kershaw will face hitters Tuesday in a simulated game against minor league players as he sets his sights on returning to the Los Angeles Dodgers in September.

Lineup: Dodgers (71-57) vs. Cubs (82-45)

  • 1. Chase Utley, 2B (L)
  • 2. Corey Seager, SS (L)
  • 3. Justin Turner, 3B (R))
  • 4. Adrian Gonzalez, 1B (L)
  • 5. Yasmani Grandal, C (S)
  • 6. Josh Reddick, RF (L)
  • 7. Joc Pederson, CF (L)
  • 8. Andrew Toles, LF (L)
  • 9. Julio Urias, RHP
  • Daily lineups

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Dodgers OF Scott Van Slyke will have surgery on his injured wrist Thursday, effectively ending his 2016 season.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw will face live hitters Tuesday in a simulated game setting as he tries to return from a lower back injury that has kept him out since June 26.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Trayce Thompson still unsure if he will return to the Dodgers this season but remains optimistic. Said he feels good but a bone scan Monday or Tuesday will reveal how the two stress fractures in his back have healed.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Brock Stewart will pitch for the Dodgers on Sunday against the Cubs.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs 6, Dodgers 4, Final (10 innings). Dodgers blow a late lead and are now a game ahead of the Giants in the NL West.

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Bryant's two homer night includes go-ahead shot (0:44)

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

The Dodgers' Adrian Gonzalez hit six HRs during a 17-game hit streak that ended Thursday. His HR in the seventh inning against the Cubs on Friday could be the start of another streak. The Dodgers lead 4-2.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Carlos Ruiz has reached base in each of his first three at-bats with the Dodgers. He has been hit by a pitch, walked and delivered a single in the fifth inning. He was brought in to help against left-handers and has done that already.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Chase Utley has done plenty over a long career, but the play from his back might have been a new one. Utley saved a run for the Dodgers when he made a diving stop on the Cubs' Ben Zobrist and threw to first base while laying down, looking straight up at the sky.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Dodgers rookie Corey gets his second two-bagger (generous scoring) and is now tied for the NL doubles lead with 37. Seager seems to be solidifying his grasp on an NL rookie of the year award.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Dodgers rookie Corey Seager delivered his 36th double of the season. At the start of the day Friday, the only National Leaguers who had more were Daniel Murphy and Anthony Rizzo, both with 37.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

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

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.

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.

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.

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs58115th
Batting Average.25120th
On Base Percentage.32117th
Slugging Percentage.41416th
Earned Run Average3.796th
Quality Starts50Tied-25th
WHIP1.193rd
BAA.2322nd

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