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7/27/2014 | Parental love common thread among Hall inductees

For almost all of us, it starts the same way. Mom or dad give us a bat and a ball, maybe even a glove. They send us out to play and they keep an eye on us to see what happens. You never ever know. That's the best thing about baseball, whether the players are the best in the world or the kids on your block.

7/27/2014 | Maddux's Hall speech filled with gratitude, humor

While serving as his teammate in Atlanta, Tom Glavine watched Greg Maddux prepare for more than 350 starts, many of which took place in the midst of the pressure-packed postseason. But Glavine said he had never seen Maddux nervous until Sunday afternoon, when they sat in front of approximately 50,000 folks who came to Cooperstown to watch this year's Hall of Fame induction speeches.

7/27/2014 | Dodgers have chips to deal, but won't be forced

The priority area of concern for Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti isn't trading an outfielder but acquiring a starter and reliever, and no deal is imminent.

7/27/2014 | Class of 2014 takes its place among game's legends

The big day finally arrived on Sunday for a memorable Hall of Fame Class of 2014 -- 300-game winners Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine, slugger Frank Thomas and managers Joe Torre, Bobby Cox and Tony La Russa. The Big Six were inducted during the annual ceremony held on a stage behind the Clark Sports Center before a crowd of approximately 48,000.

7/27/2014 | Dodgers', D-backs' Triple-A clubs involved in fracas

Two bench-clearing incidents occurred in Saturday's Pacific League matchup between the Triple-A clubs of the Dodgers and D-backs when Arizona affiliate, the Reno Aces, hosted Los Angeles affiliate, the Albuquerque Isotopes.

7/27/2014 | Ryu looks to spoil Peavy's Giants debut

Giants-Dodgers, prime time, a battle for first place -- Sunday night's series finale is poised to be a heavyweight fight, a playoff-like duel between two bitter rivals gearing up for the late-season stretch.

7/27/2014 | Kershaw's two-hitter puts Dodgers back in first

Clayton Kershaw's campaign for a third National League Cy Young Award continued with a two-hit shutout as the Dodgers beat the Giants, 5-0, on Saturday night, reclaiming the top spot in the NL West for the first time since the All-Star break.

7/26/2014 | Colletti says trade for top-tier pitcher is unlikely

Citing the constraints of limited supply and widespread demand five days before the Trade Deadline, Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti indicated on Saturday that he's not close to acquiring a significant pitcher.

7/26/2014 | Signs point to Puig staying in center field

One game into the Yasiel Puig center fielder experiment, and 104 games into the season, the Dodgers think they're onto something.

7/26/2014 | MLBPipeline set to unveil new Top Prospects lists

The 2014 season is more than half over, and much has happened since released its Top 100 Prospects list in January. With change being inevitable, it's time for a new set of rankings. Fans can see just how much difference a few months make when the new Top 100 is unveiled on Sunday night. prospect expert Jim Callis breaks down the top 50 players during an hour-long special at 9 p.m. ET on MLB Network and

7/26/2014 | Kershaw looks to put LA back in first place

Clayton Kershaw will try to join the National League wins leaders with No. 12 and put the Dodgers back in first place in the NL West when he squares off with Ryan Vogelsong and the Giants on Saturday night in San Francisco.

7/26/2014 | Puig triples thrice as Dodgers rout Giants

Yasiel Puig had three triples and a double to lead a rout behind Zack Greinke, who struck out 10 in seven innings of an 8-1 win over the Giants that trimmed the Dodgers' deficit in the NL West to a half-game.

7/25/2014 | Greinke records rare four-strikeout inning

Zack Greinke recorded the second four-strikeout inning of his career on Friday night. It was fifth in history recorded by a Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher. Greinke, Chuck Finley and A.J. Burnett are the only pitchers in MLB history with multiple four-strikeout innings.

7/25/2014 | LA gets Puig, Hanley back; Wild Horse to CF

All-Star outfielder Yasiel Puig and shortstop Hanley Ramirez returned to the Dodgers' starting lineup for Friday night's series opener against the Giants after missing all three starts in Pittsburgh with hand injuries.

7/25/2014 | Dodgers will use off-days to rest Haren

Struggling fifth starter Dan Haren will be skipped in the Dodgers' rotation next week, although manager Don Mattingly said it was decided before Haren's loss in Pittsburgh on Wednesday night.

7/25/2014 | Tight Dodgers-Giants race is good for baseball

Baseball is better when the Dodgers and Giants are both good. They remain two of the sport's cornerstone franchises, both playing to packed houses, both occupying large places in the hearts and minds of their local citizens.

7/24/2014 | Trick up their sleeve? Revisiting key Dodgers trades

From Manny Ramirez to Ricky Nolasco and Hanley Ramirez to the Boston Blockbuster, Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti hasn't been shy about in-season trading.

7/24/2014 | Dodgers prospect Pederson joins 20-20 club

Outfielder Joc Pederson, the Dodgers' No. 2 prospect, became the second Minor Leaguer to hit 20 home runs and steal 20 bases this season when he homered Wednesday in Triple-A Albuquerque's 8-7 victory against Fresno.

7/23/2014 | Pirates lose challenge on close play at first

The Pirates lost a challenge in the top of the eighth inning against the Dodgers on Wednesday on a safe call at first base.

7/23/2014 | Puig takes extra BP, may return on Friday

Dodgers All-Star outfielder Yasiel Puig took extra batting practice Wednesday and could return to the lineup Friday night when the Dodgers open a showdown series in San Francisco.

7/23/2014 | Mattingly plans on keeping Beckett in rotation

The Dodgers haven't announced their starting rotation beyond the weekend series in San Francisco, but manager Don Mattingly said Josh Beckett will remain in it.

7/23/2014 | Dodgers, Giants set to square off in key series

Zack Greinke will try to shut down the Giants in a key division contest on Friday night at AT&T Park. Tim Lincecum looks to increase San Francisco's lead in the NL West.

7/23/2014 | Dodgers unable to pick up shaky Haren

One night after Josh Beckett came off the disabled list with his shortest start of the season, Dan Haren lost his fourth consecutive start and the Dodgers lost the rubber game of the three-game series with the Pirates, 6-1, on Wednesday.

7/23/2014 | Ike looks to build on big night facing Haren, Dodgers

Ike Davis took the first step toward a big second half with a 3-for-5 night Tuesday, which included his sixth home run. Davis, who will likely earn his second straight start Wednesday against Dodgers right-hander Dan Haren, helped the Pirates even the series, and they'll send lefty Francisco Liriano to the hill in the rubber match.

7/22/2014 | Dodgers can't catch Pirates, drop slugfest

Josh Beckett returned from the disabled list with his shortest start of the year, while Yasiel Puig and Hanley Ramirez remained on the sidelines again Tuesday night as the Dodgers ran out of comebacks in a 12-7 loss to the Pirates.

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