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Dodgers even series with win over Padres

Dodgers even series with win over Padres SAN DIEGO -- When starting pitchers Zack Greinke and Ian Kennedy were last paired last June 11 at Dodger Stadium, pitches hit batters and tempers boiled over into one of the uglier brawls of the 2013 season. When the right-handers were paired again Tuesday afternoon before 35,033 at Petco Park, cooler heads -- and Greinke -- prevailed as the Dodgers held onto a 3-2 win to knot the best-of-three series at a game apiece.

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RHP Ross Stripling, one of the Dodgers' top-rated pitching prospects, began experiencing discomfort in his elbow about a week ago but did not say anything to Dodgers' trainers or coaches. After a two-inning appearance in the Dodgers' second Cactus League game, however, Stripling, 24, admitted to the pain and was sent for a contrast MRI on his elbow. The preliminary diagnosis is a strained ligament with the MRI expected to provide more specifics.

Dodgers keep faith with Nolasco to start Game Four

By Mark Lamport-Stokes LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly resisted the temptation to change his rotation for Tuesday's Game Four against the St. Louis Cardinals and have ace Zack Greinke pitch on just three days' rest. Mattingly has instead kept faith with Ricky Nolasco, who will start for the Dodgers as scheduled, with Greinke set to pitch in Wednesday's Game Five in the best-of-seven National League Championship Series which the Cardinals lead 2-1.

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RF Yasiel Puig was out of the lineup against the Rockies on Saturday, a night after fouling a ball of his shin. Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Puig was fine by Saturday afternoon -- Puig also came out clean on X-Rays after Friday's game -- and that he was just playing it safe. Puig is expected to play Sunday.

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RF Yasiel Puig returned to the starting lineup Friday after straining his right knee during Monday's win at Colorado. He played right field and batted second. "We wouldn't put him out there if we didn't think he was good to go," said manager Don Mattingly. "He says he's good to go. Training staff says he's okay. So, he's back." Puig is hitting .350 with 14 homers and 32 RBIs in 81 games. Mattingly said he didn't expect the injury to linger.

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RF Yasiel Puig returned to the starting lineup Friday after straining his right knee during Monday's win at Colorado. He played right field and batted second. "We wouldn't put him out there if we didn't think he was good to go," said manager Don Mattingly. "He says he's good to go. Training staff says he's okay. So, he's back." Puig is hitting .350 with 14 homers and 32 RBIs in 81 games. Mattingly said he didn't expect the injury to linger.

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RF Yasiel Puig has slumped lately, but he busted out with yet another three-hit game, falling a triple short of the cycle against Chicago on Monday. It was his 31st multi-hit game and his 11th outing with three or more hits in just 74 games. LF Carl Crawford extended his hitting streak to eight games with an RBI double, and he's now batting .313 during the spurt. Crawford also drove in a run with a sacrifice fly.

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MLB Team Report - Los Angeles Dodgers - INSIDE PITCH For a team winning as regularly as the Dodgers, it's hard for any one player to stand out. Zack Greinke, however, made himself noticed on the mound and at the plate Monday, continuing a season-long trend. Greinke (13-3) was one strike away from shutting out the Cubs at Dodger Stadium before allowing a two-run double to Brian Bogusevic in the ninth. Brian Wilson came on to get the last out, sealing the win.

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RF Yasiel Puig has slumped lately, but he busted out with yet another three-hit game, falling a triple short of the cycle against Chicago on Monday. It was his 31st multi-hit game and his 11th outing with three or more hits in just 74 games. LF Carl Crawford extended his hitting streak to eight games with an RBI double, and he's now batting .313 during the spurt. Crawford also drove in a run with a sacrifice fly.

Dodgers bounce back behind Greinke

Dodgers bounce back behind Greinke LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Dodgers expected big things out of Zack Greinke when they signed him to the largest-ever contract for a right-handed pitcher during the offseason. Perhaps not this big. Greinke struck out nine and smacked an RBI single to raise his average to .340 as he held down the reeling Chicago Cubs in a 6-2 win Monday night at Dodger Stadium.
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