Adrian Gonzalez homered for the fourth consecutive game and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 8-6 on Sunday to complete a three-game sweep.
Dodgers manager Don Mattingly will give Scott Van Slyke at LF, Matt Kemp at C and Justin Turner 2nd the start over lefty hitters Andre Ethier, Carl Crawford and Dee Gordon.
Yasiel Puig will be back in the lineup for the first time in four games Friday night when the Dodgers open a three-game series in Arizona.
Matt Kemp hit his first two home runs at Dodger Stadium since late in 2012 and Hanley Ramirez slugged his first two homers this season, helping Los Angeles beat the San Francisco Giants 6-2 Sunday night to avoid a three-game sweep.
Michael Morse keyed a six-run first inning with a two-run single, and the San Francisco Giants beat Los Angeles 8-4 on Friday, spoiling a Dodgers’ home opener played nearly two weeks after they began the season in Australia.
Dodgers slugger Matt Kemp is expected to make his season debut Friday after rehabbing from left ankle and shoulder operations. He’s eager to return after being limited to 279 games over the last two seasons because of injuries.
The Los Angeles Dodgers placed pitcher Josh Beckett and outfielder Matt Kemp on the 15-day disabled list Friday in paring their active roster to 25 players for the season opener against the Arizona Diamondbacks in Australia.
Zack Greinke allowed three runs and six hits over two innings Wednesday in his first start since straining his right calf nearly two weeks ago, and the Los Angeles Dodgers lost 9-2 to an Arizona Diamondbacks split squad.
Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp is scheduled for an MRI of his surgically-repaired left ankle on Friday.
Apparently Yasiel Puig has spent his off season eating too many Dodger Dogs.
Matt Kemp isn’t in a rush to get back. Not this time. “Me rushing back hasn’t helped me any the last two years,” he said. “So I need to take a different approach.”
Led by LHP Clayton Kershaw, the Dodgers have one of baseball’s best rotations.
The agent for Matt Kemp says the Los Angeles Dodgers are not trading the All-Star outfielder.
Dodgers manager Don Mattingly has a pretty good problem: finding playing time for four star outfielders.
The chances the Los Angeles Dodgers will trade former All-Star centerfielder Matt Kemp seem to be increasing.