Dodgers beat writer for the LA Times.

Pitching struggles, but Jimmy Rollins delivers Dodgers win against his former team

latimes.com — KEY MOMENT: Jimmy Rollins said this game was like any other, but, of course, it wasn't. The game marked the first time Rollins played against the Phillies, with whom he spent the previous 15 seasons. It so happened that with the score tied, 7-7, in the bottom of the seventh inning, Rollins came to the plate with runners on second and third base.

Dodgers' rotation needs a bit of a turnaround

latimes.com — Jimmy Rollins smiled when he was asked whether he has spoken to Cole Hamels about pitching for the Dodgers. "Maybe," Rollins said, "maybe not." The question was bound to be asked. Rollins' former team, Philadelphia, was at Dodger Stadium for the start of a four-game series.

Yimi Garcia to start for Dodgers against Phillies

latimes.com — Right-handed reliever Yimi Garcia will start for the Dodgers on Monday night in their series opener against the Philadelphia Phillies. The Dodgers' previously scheduled starter, Carlos Frias, landed on the disabled list Sunday because of lower-back problems. Garcia has posted a 3.89 earned-run average in 39 relief appearances this season.

Zack Greinke extends scoreless streak in Dodgers' 4-3 win over Mets

baltimoresun.com — As Zack Greinke was asked about a career-long scoreless streak that reached 27 2/3 innings Saturday in the Dodgers' 4-3 victory over the New York Mets, he thought back to the last time he did something similar. That was six years ago.

Dodgers start fast, then hold off Mets, 4-3

latimes.com — KEY MOMENT: The game was turned into something uncomfortable by the Dodgers bullpen, which inherited a 4-0 lead from starter Zack Greinke . The Dodgers' advantage was cut to 4-2 in the eighth inning, as Yimi Garcia , Adam Liberatore and Pedro Baez combined to give up two runs on four hits.

Zack Greinke extends scoreless streak in Dodgers' 4-3 win over Mets

latimes.com — As Zack Greinke was asked about a career-long scoreless streak that reached 272/3 innings Saturday in the Dodgers' 4-3 victory over the New York Mets, he thought back to the last time he did something similar. That was six years ago.

Dodgers uncertain if Carlos Frias can make next start

latimes.com — The Dodgers are uncertain if Carlos Frias will make his scheduled start Monday against the Philadelphia Phillies since the rookie right-hander is dealing with lower back problems that limited him in his last appearance. "He was OK today," Manager Don Mattingly said.

Clayton Kershaw is again sharp but Dodgers lose to Mets, 2-1

latimes.com — The Dodgers are halfway through their 162-game schedule and Clayton Kershaw has a losing record. Similar to many of the other games Kershaw failed to win this season, the Dodgers' 2-1 defeat to the New York Mets on Friday night was more a reflection of the team than it was of him.

Mets defeat Dodgers, 2-1, by scoring a run off Kenley Jansen

latimes.com — KEY MOMENT: With the game tied, 1-1, closer Kenley Jansen gave up a double to Lucas Duda to start the ninth inning. Jansen then failed to field a weak comebacker by Wilmer Flores , resulting in an infield hit that advanced Duda to third base.

Brandon League designated for assignment by Dodgers

latimes.com — Brandon League never made it back. The sidelined reliever was designated for assignment by the Dodgers, who removed him from their 40-man roster Thursday. The transaction will probably mark the end of League's tenure with the Dodgers. League didn't pitch in a single game for the Dodgers this season, but they still owe him what remains of his $7.5-million salary.
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Billingsley welcomed by PA announcer as he takes the mound. Fans applauded. "Thanks, Chad," flashed on the video scoreboards.

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Chad Billingsley starting for Phillies at Dodger Stadium today. Nervous about fan reception? "I’m interested to see what it’s going to be."

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#Dodgers lineup: Pederson CF, Kendrick 2B, Turner 3B, Gonzalez 1B, Grandal C, Puig RF, Ethier LF, Rollins SS, Anderson P.

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