Yasiel Puig is back in Dave Roberts’ doghouse after not sliding into second |Sep 24, 2017

LOS ANGELES >> Dodgers manager Dave Roberts assured reporters that Yasiel Puig’s ankle was not keeping the right fielder out of Sunday’s lineup. Puig was caught stealing second base to end Saturday night’s game, a 2-1 loss.

Padres at Dodgers: Monday game time, TV channel and starting pitchers |Sep 24, 2017

PADRES AT DODGERS When: Today, 7 p.m. Where: Dodger Stadium TV: SportsNet LA THE PITCHERS DODGERS RHP YU DARVISH (9-12, 3.96) vs. Padres: 1-1, 5.29 At Dodger Stadium: 0-2, 6.

Clayton Kershaw cruises to his 18th victory as Dodgers beat Giants |Sep 24, 2017

LOS ANGELES >> For a brief moment Sunday, it appeared Clayton Kershaw had entered an obstacle course. When the Giants’ Gorkys Hernandez inadvertently flung his bat toward the mound on a swing-and-miss in the eighth inning, Kershaw could only go up to avoid the projectile.

Dodgers at Phillies (Wednesday): Wood vs. Thompson, TV, time & more |Sep 19, 2017

DODGERS at PHILLIES When: 4:05 p.m. TV: SportsNet LA (where available) Where: Citizens Bank Park THE PITCHERS DODGERS LHP ALEX WOOD (15-3, 2.69 ERA) Vs. Phillies: 3-3, 3.

Pedro Baez’s latest meltdown costs Dodgers again in loss to Phillies |Sep 19, 2017

PHILADELPHIA >> It is roughly 2,400 miles from Philadelphia’s Citizens Bank Park to the Dodgers’ training complex in Glendale, Ariz. But Pedro Baez might have covered that distance with 36 mostly errant pitches in the seventh inning Tuesday night.

Yasmani Grandal’s slump has tested Dave Roberts’ patience |Sep 19, 2017

PHILADELPHIA >> Dave Roberts must be a patient man. But the ongoing slumps of Yasmani Grandal and Curtis Granderson are surely trying that patience – the .053 average (2 for 38) in September that Grandal took into Tuesday’s game, in particular.

Dodgers at Phillies: Monday game time, TV channel and starting pitchers |Sep 17, 2017

DODGERS at PHILLIES When: Today, 4:05 p.m. TV: SportsNet LA Where: Citizens Bank Park THE PITCHERS DODGERS LHP CLAYTON KERSHAW (17-3, 2.12) Vs. Phillies: 3-4, 2.

Things could get ‘a little weird’ for Chase Utley if Dodgers clinch in Philadelphia |Sep 17, 2017

WASHINGTON >> With their magic number shrinking daily now, the Dodgers could very well celebrate the clinching of their fifth consecutive NL West title during this week’s four-game series at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia.

Hyun-Jin Ryu pitches well but not deep and Dodgers bullpen takes heat in loss |Sep 17, 2017

WASHINGTON >> Hyun-Jin Ryu is a troublemaker. The left-hander continues to pitch well enough to give the Dodgers pause when thinking about the makeup of their postseason pitching staff – but probably not well enough to change that thinking.

Dodgers at Nationals (Sunday): Ryu vs. Strasburg, TV, time & more |Sep 16, 2017

DODGERS at NATIONALS When: Today, 5 p.m. TV: ESPN Where: Nationals Park THE PITCHERS DODGERS LHP HYUN-JIN RYU (5-7, 3.59) Vs. Nationals: 0-1, 5.14 At Nationals Park: Has never pitched there before Hates to face: Anthony Rendon, 2 for 3 (.

Dodgers at Nationals (Saturday): Hill vs. Cole, TV, time & more |Sep 15, 2017

DODGERS at NATIONALS When: Saturday, 10:05 a.m. Where: Nationals Park TV: Fox/11 THE PITCHERS DODGERS LHP RICH HILL (9-8, 3.67) vs. Nationals: 1-1, 4.34 At Nationals Park: 0-0, 3.

Dodgers land KO blow early for third consecutive win |Sep 15, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C.>>There was something very familiar about one of the teams at Nationals Park on Friday night. Not the one in red, the one wearing blue. “That felt more like us,” said Corey Seager, whose three-run shot was one of three home runs the Dodgers hit in the first three innings, putting the Nationals away early in a 7-0 win.

Alex Verdugo learns about big league expectations |Sep 15, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C.>> Alex Verdugo arrived from the minor leagues this month with an outside shot to play his way onto the Dodgers’ postseason roster. This won’t help. Verdugo was late arriving at the ballpark Friday before the Dodgers opened a three-game series with the Washington Nationals.

Dodgers at Nationals (Friday): Wood vs. Jackson, TV, time & more |Sep 14, 2017

DODGERS at NATIONALS When: Friday, 4:05 p.m. Where: Nationals Park TV: SportsNet LA (where available); MLB Network (out of market only) THE PITCHERS DODGERS LHP ALEX WOOD (14-3, 2.81 ) Vs.

Dodgers’ Ethier believes there is more baseball left in his body |Sep 14, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO>> After 12 years in the big leagues, Andre Ethier shouldn’t have been surprised by anything when he stepped into the batter’s box at Petco Park for a pinch-hit at-bat on Sept.

Yasmani Grandal’s slump is opening door for Austin Barnes’ role to increase |Sep 13, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO >> Yasmani Grandal started 103 of the Dodgers’ first 145 games this season. Austin Barnes started his 43rd game behind the plate Wednesday night. But Dodgers manager Dave Roberts opened the door to a possible change in that relationship with Grandal in a six-game slump that has shaved more than 50 points off his OPS.

Yu Darvish pitches seven scoreless as Dodgers win second in a row |Sep 13, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO >> Like riders wobbling away from a roller coaster, the Dodgers began to find their legs again Wednesday. Manager Dave Roberts did not underplay the release provided by Tuesday night’s win, ending an 11-game plummet and 1-16 freefall after a historically-successful summer rise.

Dodgers at Giants (Wednesday): Darvish vs. Moore, TV, time & more |Sep 12, 2017

DODGERS at GIANTS When: 7:15 p.m. Where: AT& T Park TV: SportsNet LA; ESPN THE PITCHERS DODGERS RHP YU DARVISH (8-12, 4.25) Vs. Giants: Has never faced them before At AT& T Park: 12-4, 1.

Curtis Granderson’s slump has made him popular scapegoat |Sep 12, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO >> With the Dodgers in an epic descent from unbeatable to hapless, the search for scapegoats is on. Curtis Granderson has been a popular choice. Acquired from the New York Mets on Aug.

Dodgers end 11-game losing streak, clinch playoff spot |Sep 12, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO >> Breathe. In. Out. The Dodgers’ 17-game out-of-body experience finally came to an end Tuesday night – they hope – with a white-knuckler of a 5-3 victory over the San Francisco Giants.

Rockies at Dodgers (Sunday): Chatwood vs. Hill, TV, time & more |Sep 9, 2017

ROCKIES at DODGERS When: Sunday, 1:10 p.m. TV: SportsNet LA; TBS Where: Dodger Stadium THE PITCHERS DODGERS LHP RICH HILL (9-7, 3.67) Vs. Rockies: 0-2, 8.

Struggling Pedro Baez getting ‘tough love’ from Dodgers fans |Sep 9, 2017

LOS ANGELES >> Dave Roberts recognizes your right to boo whenever – and whoever – you want. But just as you criticize the timing of his pitching changes, the Dodgers manager thinks he can criticize the timing – and direction – of those boos.

Dodgers’ freefall continues with 9th consecutive loss, 14 out of last 15 |Sep 9, 2017

LOS ANGELES – The Dodgers’ season has become that carton of milk you keep forgetting to throw out. Each day, you reach into the refrigerator, pull it out and take a swig only to be reminded that it went sour days ago.

Suddenly quiet Dodgers try silent approach |Sep 8, 2017

LOS ANGELES >> The Dodgers prepped in eerie and total silence Friday afternoon, their clubhouse so quiet you could hear a win drop. Maybe that was the idea, this team is that desperately desperate, so wanting to drop a win somewhere, anywhere, on or off the field.

Rockies at Dodgers (Saturday): Bettis vs. Wood, TV, time & more |Sep 8, 2017

ROCKIES at DODGERS When: Saturday, 6 p.m. Where: Dodger Stadium TV: SportsNet LA THE PITCHERS DODGERS LHP ALEX WOOD (14-2, 2.57 ERA) vs. Rockies: 4-2, 5.

For Dodgers’ Rob Segedin, tests come on and off the field |Sep 8, 2017

LOS ANGELES >> Dodgers infielder Rob Segedin had no more control over the date his Predictive Analytics project was due than the day he would return to the major leagues, but this was the life he chose.

Yu Darvish unravels, Dodgers’ search for momentum continues |Sep 8, 2017

LOS ANGELES >> The Dodgers had a 100 percent chance of qualifying for the postseason on Aug. 25, according to the website Their odds are still 100 percent today. On paper, the last two weeks have changed nothing.

Rockies at Dodgers: Marquez vs. Darvish, Friday’s TV, time & more |Sep 7, 2017

ROCKIES AT DODGERS When: Friday, 7 p.m. Where: Dodger Stadium TV: SportsNet LA THE PITCHERS DODGERS RHP YU DARVISH (8-11, 4.09 ERA) vs. Rockies: He has never faced them before.

Clayton Kershaw bears brunt of latest nightmare; Dodgers drop 12 of last 13 |Sep 7, 2017

LOS ANGELES — Clayton Kershaw received some of his loudest applause Thursday when he grounded out to third base. As metaphors for the Dodgers’ malaise go, this was a good one. Still, it wasn’t the defining moment of the Dodgers’ latest nightmare.

Dodgers’ Edward Paredes is an unlikely success story |Sep 7, 2017

LOS ANGELES >> Edward Paredes remembers pitching in a Double-A game four years ago for the Akron Aeros, a Cleveland Indians affiliate. As he recalled, the bases were loaded with one out when he was summoned from the bullpen.

Rockies at Dodgers (Thursday): Gray vs. Kershaw, TV, time & more |Sep 6, 2017

ROCKIES at DODGERS When: Today, 7 p.m. Where: Dodger Stadium TV: SportsNet LA THE PITCHERS DODGERS LHP CLAYTON KERSHAW (16-2, 1.95 ERA) Vs. Rockies: 21-6, 3.

Walker Buehler’s rapid rise culminates in first MLB call-up with Dodgers |Sep 6, 2017

LOS ANGELES >> From the time he was drafted, Walker Buehler’s arrival at Dodger Stadium felt like a question of “when,” not “if.” Tuesday was the day. Hanging in a corner clubhouse locker next to pitcher Rich Hill, a No.

Kenta Maeda rebounds, but Diamondbacks hand Dodgers 11th loss in 12 games |Sep 6, 2017

LOS ANGELES — The last Dodgers starting pitcher to win a game besides Clayton Kershaw is Kenta Maeda. That was back on Aug. 25, back when the Dodgers were threatening the all-time record for most wins in a regular season.

Diamondbacks at Dodgers: Maeda vs. Walker, TV, time & more |Sep 5, 2017

DIAMONDBACKS at DODGERS When: Wednesday, 7 p.m. Where: Dodger Stadium TV: SportsNet LA THE PITCHERS DODGERS RHP KENTA MAEDA (12-6, 4.19) vs. Diamondbacks: 3-3, 5.

Dominican Summer League teams celebrate rare accomplishment together |Sep 5, 2017

LOS ANGELES >> For months they lived together, trained together and prayed together. So it only made sense that when the Dodgers’ two teams in the Dominican Summer League played each other for the championship Sunday, they celebrated the win together.

Walks costly for Dodgers in loss to gaining Diamondbacks |Sep 5, 2017

LOS ANGELES >> The Dodgers found a new way to lose Tuesday. For a team that has lost 10 of its past 11 games, it was no small feat. In the 10th inning of a tie game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Dodgers pitcher Pedro Baez walked the first two batters he faced.

Diamondbacks at Dodgers (Tuesday): Greinke vs. Ryu, TV, time & more |Sep 4, 2017

DIAMONDBACKS at DODGERS When: 7:10 p.m. TV: SportsNet LA; KTLA Where: Dodger Stadium THE PITCHERS DODGERS LHP HYUN-JIN RYU (5-7, 3.71 ERA) Vs. Diamondbacks: 3-3, 4.

Dodgers top pitching prospect Walker Buehler getting called up |Sep 4, 2017

LOS ANGELES >> The Dodgers’ two most valued prospects will be in Los Angeles this month. Outfielder Alex Verdugo, the team’s top-ranked position player prospect,  joined the Dodgers when rosters expanded on Friday and started all four games in San Diego over the weekend.

J.D. Martinez hits 4 of the Diamondbacks’ 6 HRs; Dodgers blanked |Sep 4, 2017

LOS ANGELES >> Magical things are happening at Dodger Stadium again. The Dodgers just aren’t doing them anymore. J.D. Martinez hit four of the Arizona Diamondbacks’ six home runs Monday as they brought their hot streak to Los Angeles and handed the Dodgers a 13-0 beating.

Dodgers lose to Padres as slump continues |Sep 3, 2017

SAN DIEGO >> The Dodgers are no longer living life as the 1 percent. “We’re such a statistics-based team. I think it’s a statistical improbability to go an entire season without getting punched in the face at any time,” Dodgers left-hander Alex Wood said after their latest defeat, a 6-4 loss to the San Diego Padres on Sunday afternoon.

Dodgers’ Dave Roberts says the slumping team will be ‘just fine’ |Sep 3, 2017

SAN DIEGO >> Dave Roberts is not panicking and he doesn’t think you should either. “It’s the same team,” the Dodgers manager said before that team lost for the eighth time in the past nine games Sunday.

Diamondbacks at Dodgers: Monday game time, TV channels and starting pitchers |Sep 3, 2017

DIAMONDBACKS at DODGERS When: Today, 5:10 p.m. TV: SportsNet LA Where: Dodger Stadium THE PITCHERS DODGERS LHP RICH HILL (9-6, 3.71) Vs. Diamondbacks: 1-4, 5.

Yu Darvish roughed up as Padres complete doubleheader sweep of Dodgers |Sep 2, 2017

SAN DIEGO >> In the dugout before Saturday’s doubleheader at Petco Park had started, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts assured reporters that they had not seen the best of Yu Darvish as a Dodger yet.

Dodgers at Padres (Sunday): Wood vs. Chacin, TV, time & more |Sep 2, 2017

DODGERS at PADRES When: Sunday, 1:40 p.m. TV: SportsNet LA Where: Petco Park THE PITCHERS DODGERS LHP ALEX WOOD (14-1, 2.41) Vs. Padres: 3-1, 2.09 At Petco Park: 2-0, 1.

Cody Bellinger matches Mike Piazza rookie home run record |Sep 2, 2017

SAN DIEGO >> Jerry Seinfeld and Mike Piazza were both big in the ‘90s. Cody Bellinger has heard of one of them. “I heard of Piazza. I know about him,” laughed Bellinger who couldn’t identify Seinfeld during a TV interview earlier this season.

Dodgers at Padres (Saturday): Starting pitchers, TV, times & more |Sep 1, 2017

DODGERS at PADRES, Game 1 When: Saturday, 12:40 p.m. Where: Petco Park TV: SportsNet LA THE PITCHERS DODGERS RHP BROCK STEWART (0-0, 3.38 ERA) Vs. Padres: 0-0, 0.

Dodgers’ top prospect Alex Verdugo arrives for audition |Sep 1, 2017

SAN DIEGO >> Opportunity knocked Thursday morning and Alex Verdugo almost slept through it. Triple-A Oklahoma City manager Bill Haselman had to call twice to give Verdugo the news that he would be called up to the Dodgers when rosters expanded on Friday.

Clayton Kershaw dominates in return; Dodgers end losing streak |Sep 1, 2017

SAN DIEGO >> Get together with old friends for the first time in awhile and everyone falls back into their familiar roles as if no time has passed. It was just like that. Starting a big-league game for the first time since July 23, Clayton Kershaw looked very much like the same Clayton Kershaw he was before walking off the mound with a lower back strain that day.

Dodgers calling up Alex Verdugo, not Joc Pederson yet |Aug 31, 2017

PHOENIX — A center fielder from Triple-A Oklahoma City will be joining the Dodgers in San Diego when rosters expand this weekend. And it won’t be Joc Pederson. Alex Verdugo, the Dodgers’ top-rated position player prospect and the 28th-rated prospect in the minors overall, will be one of the team’s first September call-ups.

Dodgers swept for first time this season, drop 5th straight |Aug 31, 2017

PHOENIX >> The Dodgers were swept for the first time this season, losing 8-1 to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Thursday afternoon at Chase Field. The sweep was the first of the Dodgers since they lost the last three games of the 2016 regular season to the San Francisco Giants.