The Los Angeles Dodgers acquired Scott Kazmir during the off-season and he started his first National League game against the San Diego Padres yesterday. Kazmir followed Clayton Kershaw and shut out the Padres.
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The Los Angeles Dodgers have overtaken the San Francisco Giants for the NL West lead. The Dodger defeated the Cleveland Indians, 1-0, behind an excellent pitching performance by Dan Haren.
The Los Angeles Dodgers continued their hot streak, landing in a tie for first place in the NL West. While the Dodgers have been playing well, the San Francisco Giants have also done their part by going 7-15 over their past 22 games.
Dee Gordon has had an up-and-down season for the Los Angeles Dodgers. After a hot start, Gordon endured a 27-game slump in which he hit .191, though his production has returned and he is again serving as an offensive spark.
Hanley Ramirez is out of the Los Angeles Dodgers lineup for the fifth straight game. The Dodgers may be better of placing Ramirez on the 15-day DL, even if he is listed as day-to-day.
Scott Van Slyke has had an impressive year for the Los Angeles Dodgers while filling an important role. Van Slyke has been used mostly against left-handers, but his OBP has made him useful against righties as well.
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Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly has allowed Brian Wilson to work through his early-season struggles while retaining his role as setup man. While the former closer has only allowed a single run over his last 19 appearances, there is still cause for concern.