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Yasiel Puig collected three singles with a run scored and an RBI in Tuesday's win against the Twins.

Puig has back-to-back multi-hit games for the first time since May 28-29, and just the third time this season. After a 3-for-22 run from July 15-23, Puig is starting to show some signs of life again at the plate. For some batters, the All-Star break is a godsend. For others, it's an interruption and it takes a while to get back on track. Chalk up Puig for the latter.
Jul 26 - 4:11 AM

Chris Taylor picked up a pair of doubles with three RBI in Tuesday's victory against Minnesota.

Taylor has been on fire, posting four straight multi-hit games, while collecting two or more hits across nine of his past 11 outings. He is hitting an incredible .523 (23-for-44) with five doubles, three triples and two homers to increase his average from .285 to .321 just since July 9.
Jul 26 - 4:07 AM

Josh Ravin worked three scoreless and hitless innings in Tuesday's game against the Twins, finishing things out for the save.

It's a rarity to see a three-inning save these days, but he certainly deserved it in the 6-2 win. He threw 22 of his 33 pitches for strikes, allowing just one walk. He is still likely to work in middle relief and low-leverage situations, but with Kenley Jansen needing a rest and the bullpen a bit tired, manager Dave Roberts trusted Ravin to finish out the win.
Jul 26 - 4:02 AM

Kenta Maeda allowed two runs - one earned - and five hits with two walks and four strikeouts over five innings in a victory against the Twins on Tuesday.

Maeda threw 62 of his 91 pitches for strikes, winning for the third consecutive outing. He also lowered his ERA for the third consecutive start, going from 4.56 to 4.09 just since July 2. That's the good news. The bad news is Maeda has lasted just five innings in each of the three starts. His next scheduled start will come next Tuesday in Atlanta.
Jul 26 - 3:59 AM

Brock Stewart will start for the Dodgers on Wednesday night against the Twins.

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said he expects to get 50-60 pitches out of Stewart, who worked as a reliever for Los Angeles in June. The 25-year-old right-hander could stick around for a while if Wednesday's outing goes well.
Jul 25 - 7:36 PM

Adrian Gonzalez (back) is expected to begin a minor league rehab assignment next week.

Gonzalez ran curves without issue on Tuesday as he continues to progress in his recovery from a herniated disc. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said the veteran first baseman will spend at least one week taking at-bats in the minors, which pegs his return for sometime in mid-August. He'll probably be a bench bat for Los Angeles down the stretch.
Jul 25 - 7:26 PM

Chris Taylor posted three singles with a run scored and an RBI across four at-bats in Monday's win against the Twins.

Taylor has been on a roll lately, posting three consecutive multi-hit games while collecting two or more hits in eight of his past 10 outings. The outfielder is hitting a ridiculous .525 (21-for-40) with three doubles, three triples and two home runs during the run to push his average from .285 to .318 just since July 9.
Jul 25 - 4:52 AM

Cody Bellinger hit the game-winning three-run homer in the bottom of the eighth inning Monday against the Twins.

Bellinger has homered in back-to-back games, and he is 15-for-46 (.326) with two doubles, a triple and four homers with 11 RBI since July 6, raising his average from .258 to .269. The rookie is back from his pre-break slump and mashing the ball again.
Jul 25 - 4:49 AM

Kenley Jansen allowed a walk with a strikeout in a hitless and scoreless ninth inning in Monday's win against Minnesota.

The All-Star Jansen nailed down his 25th save, bouncing back from his first blown chance of the season on Sunday afternoon against Atlanta. By his lofty standards, Jansen has had two shaky outings in a row. And the fact he has thrown 34 pitches over the past two days might mean he is unavailable Tuesday should a save chance arise.
Jul 25 - 4:36 AM

Hyun-Jin Ryu (foot) returned to action in Monday's no-decision against the Twins, allowing two runs, five hits and three walks with five strikeouts over five innings.

Ryu threw 50 of his 79 pitches for strikes, and it is likely his pitch count was capped somewhat since he was making his first start after a month-long layoff due to a bruised foot. His next scheduled start is tentatively set for Saturday at home against the rival Giants.
Jul 25 - 4:33 AM

Dodgers recalled RHP Josh Ravin from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Ravin has spent nearly all of the season at Oklahoma City, posting a 4.35 ERA and 49/13 K/BB ratio over 31 innings. He'll work in middle relief.
Jul 24 - 8:30 PM

Dodgers optioned OF Trayce Thompson to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Thompson has hit only .116/.208/.279 over 19 games in the majors this season. He'll return to a .211/.273/.377 line at Oklahoma City.
Jul 24 - 7:43 PM

Dodgers placed RHP Brandon McCarthy on the 10-day disabled list with a blister on his right hand.

McCarthy threw a bullpen session Sunday in hopes that his blister wouldn't keep him from starting Tuesday, but obviously it's not in good enough shape yet. Kenta Maeda will start Tuesday instead.
Jul 24 - 7:12 PM

Dodgers placed LHP Clayton Kershaw on the 10-day disabled list with a lower back strain.

Kershaw suffered the injury during Sunday's start against the Braves. FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reported earlier Monday that the initial prognosis has Kershaw missing 4-6 weeks, but more will be known after he's examined by Dr. Robert Watkins. Manager Dave Roberts said Monday that it's "not a disc issue" with Kershaw this time like he had last season, which cost him a couple months.
Jul 24 - 7:11 PM

Dodgers purchased the contract of LHP Edward Paredes from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Paredes, 30, holds a 2.23 ERA and 59/13 K/BB ratio between Double- and Triple-A this season. He'll be making his major league debut when he gets into a game.
Jul 24 - 6:57 PM


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