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Belt hopes to return quickly from neck stiffness

Belt hopes to return quickly from neck stiffness

MLB.com Updated 13 hours ago
Brandon Belt was scratched from the Giants' starting lineup Saturday because of neck stiffness. The first baseman pinch-hit during the club's 3-1 loss to the Braves, but said he isn't sure what his status is moving forward.
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  • Kemp Homers, Foltynewicz Solid as Braves Top Giants 3-1

    Kemp Homers, Foltynewicz Solid as Braves Top Giants 3-1

    nytimes.com 14 hours ago
    Braves starter Mike Foltynewicz gave up a homer to Brandon Crawford to lead off the second inning, then got three straight outs on 12 pitches.
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  • Folty's stellar start drops Giants two games back

    Folty's stellar start drops Giants two games back

    MLB.com 14 hours ago
    Matt Kemp launched a three-run home run deep over the center-field fence and Mike Foltynewicz continued his mastery of the Giants this year as the Braves halted San Francisco's brief winning streak with a 3-1 victory Saturday.
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  • Kershaw to test back in simulated game

    Kershaw to test back in simulated game

    MLB.com ESPN.com 14 hours ago
    Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw will take the next step in his recovery from a herniated disk in his lower back on Tuesday, facing hitters in a simulated game setting.
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  • Dodgers confident after striking back against Cubs

    Dodgers confident after striking back against Cubs

    ESPN.com nytimes.com 17 hours ago
    Dodgers confident after striking back against Cubs
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  • Dodgers chase Hammel early, reward Urias

    Dodgers chase Hammel early, reward Urias

    MLB.com 18 hours ago
    Starter Julio Urias recovered from a shaky beginning and fellow rookie Corey Seager slugged a record-breaking home run Saturday as the Dodgers held on to edge the Cubs, 3-2, in a battle of first-place teams.
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  • Harper tossed after striking out in 10th

    Harper tossed after striking out in 10th

    MLB.com 19 hours ago
    Bryce Harper was ejected in the 10th inning of the Nationals' 9-4 loss to the Rockies on Saturday for arguing balls and strikes with home-plate umpire Mike Winters.
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  • Ottavino's scoreless-games streak snapped

    Ottavino's scoreless-games streak snapped

    MLB.com 21 hours ago
    Rockies closer Adam Ottavino saw his club-record scoreless streak end at 37 consecutive games when he gave up the tying run to the Nationals' Jayson Werth in Colorado's 9-4 win on Saturday afternoon at Nationals Park.
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  • Blackmon, Rox unload in 11th to flatten Nats

    Blackmon, Rox unload in 11th to flatten Nats

    MLB.com 21 hours ago
    Charlie Blackmon hammered a pair of home runs, including the go-ahead two-run shot in the 11th to catapult the Rockies to a 9-4 victory over the Nationals on Saturday afternoon in 11 innings at Nationals Park.
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  • Extra Bases: The Farewell Tour Comes to Vin Scully

    Extra Bases: The Farewell Tour Comes to Vin Scully

    nytimes.com yahoo.com 23 hours ago
    As players pass through Dodger Stadium, they visit Scully, 88, the Dodgers’ announcer who is retiring this year, ending a career that began in 1950.
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  • Chase Utley receives standing ovation for making play on his ba…

    Chase Utley receives standing ovation for making play on his back

    yahoo.com Aug 27 (yesterday)
    Under no circumstances do we endorse a baseball player laying down on the job. Well, unless that player is Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Chase Utley. He’s the exception, because apparently laying flat on his back in no way hinders his ability to pl…
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  • Playoff previews on tap for full MLB.TV slate

    Playoff previews on tap for full MLB.TV slate

    MLB.com Aug 27 (yesterday)
    For fans eager for the postseason, today's Major League schedule offers a potential preview of what's to come in October. Four division-leaders -- Cubs at Dodgers and Indians at Rangers -- and two Wild Card contenders -- Royals at Red Sox -- are among t…
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  • Playoff preview? Joe Maddon downplays Cubs-Dodgers series

    Playoff preview? Joe Maddon downplays Cubs-Dodgers series

    ESPN.com Aug 27 (yesterday)
    Playoff preview? Joe Maddon downplays Cubs-Dodgers series
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  • Two good! Bryant's HRs in 8th, 10th carry Cubs in LA

    Two good! Bryant's HRs in 8th, 10th carry Cubs in LA

    MLB.com Aug 27 (yesterday)
    Kris Bryant made yet another addition to his MVP case as he hit home runs in the eighth and 10th innings to power a 6-4, comeback win for the Cubs over the Dodgers at Dodger Stadium.
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  • DeSclafani Throws 4-Hitter; Schebler, Reds Beat D'backs 13-0

    DeSclafani Throws 4-Hitter; Schebler, Reds Beat D'backs 13-0

    nytimes.com Aug 27 (yesterday)
    Anthony DeSclafani threw a four-hitter and Scott Schebler homered twice to lift the Cincinnati Reds over the Arizona Diamondbacks 13-0 on Saturday night.
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  • Gonzalez Earns 100th Win as Nationals Beat Rockies

    Gonzalez Earns 100th Win as Nationals Beat Rockies

    nytimes.com Aug 27 (yesterday)
    Jayson Werth and Daniel Murphy hit solo homers and drove in two runs each, and Gio Gonzalez earned his 100th career victory as the Washington Nationals beat the Colorado Rockies 8-5 on Friday night.
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  • Video - Kershaw Struck By Liner, Loses Part Of Tooth 00:29

    Kershaw Struck By Liner, Loses Part Of Tooth

    Mar 20
    Clayton Kershaw was hit by Andy Parrino's broken-bat liner in the bottom of the third inning in the Dodgers' 3-2 loss to the A's. Kershaw remained in the game.
  • Video - Leaving San Francisco Was Easy Call For Sandoval 01:46

    Leaving San Francisco Was Easy Call For Sandoval

    Mar 9
    ESPN SweetSpot blogger David Schoenfield discusses Pablo Sandoval's comments about feeling disrespected by the Giants.
  • Video - Yasiel Puig Puts On A Big Head 01:06

    Yasiel Puig Puts On A Big Head

    Mar 9
    While signing autographs during spring training, Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig decided to have some fun by putting on a giant head of himself.
  • Video - Matt Kemp Conversation 03:19

    Matt Kemp Conversation

    Mar 7
    Padres outfielder Matt Kemp talks to Josina Anderson about moving on from the Dodgers' organization, preparing to play in a San Diego Padres uniform and addresses durability questions.