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Kenley Jansen got into a ninth inning jam and escaped, converting his 14th save in Monday's 10-7 victory over the Phillies.

Jansen walked Carlos Ruiz and allowed a single to Cody Asche to bring the tying run to the plate with no outs. He struck out Domonic Brown, got Jeff Francoeur to fly out, and struck out Andres Blanco to end the game. Jansen had allowed runs in each of his previous three performances. The hard-throwing right-hander is 14-for-15 in save chances with a 1.83 ERA and a 34/2 K/BB ratio in 19 2/3 innings.
Jul 7 - 2:44 AM

Yimi Garcia, making his first major league start, gave up two runs in two innings but got a no-decision as the Dodgers eventually overcame the Phillies on Monday.

Garcia allowed a two-run home run to Freddy Galvis in the second inning, accounting for the damage. It was one of four hits he allowed while walking none and striking out two. The Dodgers were hurting for rotation help, but Garcia will likely head back to the bullpen after this.
Jul 7 - 2:41 AM

Jimmy Rollins knocked in the game-winning hit against his former team, going 2-for-4 with a pair of RBI and a pair of runs scored in Monday's win over the Phillies.

With the game knotted at 7-7 in the seventh inning, Rollins drove a two-run single to left-center. He later scored on Joc Pederson's double. The veteran shortstop has not been productive in his first year with the Dodgers, batting .212/.266/.324 with seven home runs and 26 RBI. Even his speed has waned, as he's been successful in only six of 13 stolen base attempts.
Jul 7 - 2:36 AM

Yasmani Grandal clubbed a three-run home run and walked in five plate appearances, helping the Dodgers outslug the Phillies in Monday's win.

Grandal, named to the 2015 National League All-Star roster on Monday, hit a game-tying three-run home run to right-center in the fifth inning against Sean O'Sullivan. The backstop has homered three times and knocked in eight runs in his last six games. As a result, he is now hitting .271/.384/.507 with 13 home runs and 34 RBI.
Jul 7 - 2:32 AM

Adrian Gonzalez homered and walked in five plate appearances on Monday as the Dodgers topped the Phillies.

Gonzalez made it a 2-0 game with a solo home run off of Sean O'Sullivan in the first inning. It's his third home run in five July games, giving him 16 on the season with 51 RBI and a .291/.368/.526 batting line. It was announced on Monday that Gonzalez made the National League's 2015 All-Star Game roster as a reserve.
Jul 7 - 2:29 AM

Howie Kendrick went 4-for-5 with a double, a triple, an RBI, and two runs scored as the Dodgers outlasted the Phillies for a win on Monday.

It's his third four-hit game in his last 10 games. He tripled in the first inning and scored the Dodgers' first run, then led off the fifth inning and came around to score on Yasmani Grandal's three-run home run. He added an RBI single in the sixth, finishing a home run short of the cycle. Kendrick is hitting .300/.349/.432 with seven home runs, 37 RBI, and 40 runs scored on the year.
Jul 7 - 2:27 AM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Cubs are expected to target Howie Kendrick over the offseason.

They'll have to free up the logjam on their infield first, which likely would involve trading Starling Castro. Rosenthal notes that the Dodgers could attempt to re-sign Kendrick, and the Yankees would be a possible landing spot, as well. Kendrick, who will turn 32 on Sunday, is batting .292/.342/.416 with seven homers and 36 RBI this season.
Jul 6 - 9:11 PM

Adrian Gonzalez (hand) is back in the Dodgers' lineup Monday.

Gonzalez had to exit Sunday's game after being hit on the right hand by a pitch, but he escaped with merely a bruise. The first baseman sports a .291/.366/.518 batting line with 15 homers and 50 RBI this season.
Jul 6 - 6:19 PM

Dodgers transferred LHP Paco Rodriguez from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for Eric Surkamp. Rodriguez is out until at least September after surgery to remove loose bodies in his pitching elbow.
Jul 6 - 5:34 PM

Dodgers purchased the contract of LHP Eric Surkamp from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Surkamp had been expected to get a spot start Monday, but instead he's expected to be the first out of the bullpen. He seems likely to be designated for assignment after the game.
Jul 6 - 5:33 PM

Dodgers optioned LHP Daniel Coulombe to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Coulombe allowed one run over two relief innings in his most recent stint with the big club. He'll return to a 4.03 ERA at Oklahoma City.
Jul 6 - 5:32 PM

Yimi Garcia will start Monday's game versus the Phillies.

Eric Surkamp had been expected to get the call, but he'll instead follow Garcia in what will be a bullpen game. Garcia hasn't started a game since 2011 in rookie ball.
Jul 6 - 5:24 PM

Dodgers SS prospect Corey Seager launched his eighth homer for Triple-A Oklahoma City on Sunday.

That gives him 13 blasts across two minor league levels this season. With Byron Buxton and Kris Bryant both in the bigs, Seager might be the most intriguing prospect left in the minor leagues. He's hit just .265 since June 1 but is still batting .306 for the year with 44 RBI. Even when the hits aren't falling, the 21-year-old doesn't have to worry about making contact. He's struck out just 43 times in 307 at-bats (14 percent). At this point, it would be an upset if Seager doesn't make his Dodgers debut in 2015.
Source: MILB.com
Jul 6 - 4:27 PM

Dodgers 2B prospect Willie Calhoun drove in a career-high five runs Sunday in a win for Rookie-level Ogden.

Despite being listed at a Dustin Pedroia-like 5'9 and 177 pounds, Calhoun has already belted five home runs in 17 contests this season. It's been feast or famine for the 20-year-old. He has four multi-hit games in his last nine appearances but has somehow managed just a .256 average over that stretch. The Dodgers snagged Calhoun in the fourth round of this year's draft after hitting .432 in 63 games for Yavapai Junior College in Arizona.
Source: MILB.com
Jul 6 - 4:09 PM

Yasiel Puig went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in Sunday's loss to the Mets.

The Dodgers managed just three hits as a team, with Puig managing zero of them. He has played in just 36 games this season while dealing with various injuries and his lack of consistency is understandable. Should he find a way to stay on the field for an extended amount of time, we like him to improve on his current .278/.368/.444 triple-slash. It should at least be noted, though, that after a world-beating debut in 2013, his slash numbers dropped in 2014 and have further dipped over the first half of his 2015 campaign. We'll see if he can reverse that trend in the second half of the season.
Jul 5 - 7:24 PM


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