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Ian Kennedy beat an NL West opponent for the first time in 12 starts this season, pitching the San Diego Padres past the San Francisco Giants 4-1 Monday.
Ricky Nolasco pitched eight innings of two-hit ball, Hanley Ramirez hit a two-run homer with two outs in the fourth and the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Boston Red Sox 2-0 Friday night in the opener of an interleague series that began as a matchup between first-place teams.
Clayton Kershaw allowed five hits in eight innings to lower his ERA to 1.72, best in the majors, and the Los Angeles Dodgers won their third game in a row by beating the Miami Marlins 6-0.
Chris Carter hit a three-run homer and drove in a career-high five runs, and Brad Peacock didn’t allow an earned run while pitching into the seventh inning of the Houston Astros’ 8-2 victory over the foundering Angels on Friday night.
Major League Baseball says it is moving ahead with plans to expand instant replay for umpires’ calls next year.
So much for Puig-mania sweeping the country.
Major League Baseball Wednesday announced that Dodger outfielder Yasiel Puig was voted the Budweiser Presents National League Player of the Month and National League Rookie of the Month for June.
Hanley Ramirez capped a six-hit day with a pair of RBI singles, Yasiel Puig homered to complete a dazzling debut in New York and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Yankees 6-0 Wednesday for a split of their day-night doubleheader.
Slumping Josh Hamilton has been dropped to seventh in the Angels’ lineup by manager Mike Scioscia for Wednesday night’s game against Seattle.
Major League Baseball issued suspensions and fines Friday to Los Angeles Dodgers and Arizona Diamondback players and coaches who were involved in a brawl during Tuesday night’s game.
Padres slugger Carlos Quentin has been suspended eight games and Los Angeles infielder Jerry Hairston Jr. suspended one game by Major League Baseball for their roles in a brawl Thursday night.
Milwaukee Brewers slugger Ryan Braun said he used the person who ran the Florida clinic under investigation by Major League Baseball only as a consultant on his drug suspension appeal last year.
Matt Kemp is leading the National League in All-Star balloting after the first update given by Major League Baseball.
The Dodgers and Angels opened their “freeway series” Monday night with both teams having a lot riding on the season.
Major League Baseball Expands Playoffs To 10 Teams