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Matt Kemp #27 of the Los Angeles Dodgers gestures after hitting a two-run home run in the sixth inning against the Houston Astros on April 21, 2012 at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Righties Van Slyke, Kemp To Start For Dodgers

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.

04/12/2014

Carl Crawford #3 of the Los Angeles Dodgers high fives Andre Ethier #16 after Ethier hit a three run home-run against the Oakland Athletics during the first inning of the spring training game at Camelback Ranch on March 10, 2014 in Glendale, Arizona. (credit: Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Ethier, Uribe Homer As Dodgers Tie A’s, 8-8

Andre Ethier hit a three-run homer and Juan Uribe added a solo shot in the first inning off Oakland’s Jarrod Parker as the Los Angeles Dodgers and A’s played to an 8-all tie Monday.

03/10/2014

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Dodgers’ Van Slyke Hits Slam On Angels, Trout Tagged Out Going For Inside-the-Park Homer

Starters C.J. Wilson of the Los Angeles Angels and Dan Haren of the Los Angeles Dodgers each pitched four shutout innings Thursday as the teams played to a 4-all, 10-inning tie.

03/06/2014

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Hernandez Throws 2 Scoreless Innings As Mariners Top Dodgers, 4-1

Felix Hernandez gave up two hits and struck out one over two scoreless innings in his first spring-training start as the Seattle Mariners beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-1 Tuesday.

03/04/2014

Matt Kemp #27 of the Los Angeles Dodgers runs for a double during the sixth inning against the Los Angeles Angels at Dodger Stadium on May 28, 2013. (credit: Harry How/Getty Images)

Dodgers Place Kemp On DL With Shoulder Trouble

The Los Angeles Dodgers placed center fielder Matt Kemp on the 15-day disabled list Monday with joint inflammation in his troublesome left shoulder.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/08/2013

Stephen Fife pitched well but he was done in by two Braves homeruns -- one by the opposing pitcher no less. (credit: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images Sport)

2 Braves Home Runs Sink Dodgers, 2-1

Stephen Fife (1-1) allowed two runs and nine hits with seven strikeouts in his third start of the season.

06/08/2013

Adrian Gonzalez #23 of the Los Angeles Dodgers hits an RBI single in the fifth inning against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Dodger Stadium on May 27, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (credit: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Dodgers Rally From 5 Run Deficit To Beat Angels 8-7

Adrian Gonzalez and Scott Van Slyke put up four doubles between them as the Dodgers rallied from a five-run deficit to beat the Angels 8-7.

05/27/2013

First base coach Davey Lopes #15 of the Los Angeles Dodgers congratulates Matt Kemp #27 with a hand slap after Kemp hit a broken bat single to center in the fifth inning during the MLB game against the Miami Marlins at Dodger Stadium on May 12, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. The hit was Kemp's 1000th hit. The Dodgers defeated the Marlins 5-3. (credit: Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

Kemp Gets Hit No. 1000, Dodgers Beat Marlins 5-3

Kemp had two singles for Los Angeles on Sunday in a 5-3 victory over the Miami Marlins, giving him 1,000 career hits and extending his hitting streak to 11 games. But manager Don Mattingly insists it’s only a matter of time before the homers come in bunches for Kemp, who hit a career-high 39 in 2011.

05/12/2013