Game 100: Dodgers close the gap on San Francisco by beating Cardinals.

Adrian Gonzalez

Adrian Gonzalez hit his 299th career home run in the Dodgers’ 9-6 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday, a grand slam in the first inning. (Getty Images)

The Dodgers jumped all over St. Louis Cardinals starter Mike Mayers early in his major league debut, then hung on for a 9-6 victory. The box score is here.

Through 100 games, the Dodgers are 56-44, identical to their record through 100 games last year.

Only four teams have taxed their bullpen with more innings this season than the Dodgers.

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Watch: Mike Piazza thanks Dodgers organization in Hall of Fame induction speech.

In his Hall of Fame induction speech Sunday, former Dodgers catcher Mike Piazza said he “will always be truly grateful” to the organization that drafted him and employed him from 1988 to 1998.

Piazza thanked Tommy Lasorda, his first owner, Walter O’Malley, former hitting coach Reggie Smith and former Dodgers teammate Eric Karros, among others he singled out by name.

Lasorda sat in attendance with the other Hall of Famers as Piazza rattled off some fond memories of his first manager:

“You always sent me baseball equipment when I needed it,” Piazza said, “you convinced the Dodgers to draft me, you gave me big league at-bats in spring training when I was a big wide-eyed kid out of junior college, you went to bat for me when I walked away from the game, you convinced the Dodgers to let a very popular catcher in Mike Scioscia go so that a veteran pitching staff would know I was their catcher my rookie year.”

Watch Piazza’s comments here:
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Game 99: As temperatures rise in St. Louis, Dodgers rise to the occasion.

Joc Pederson

Cardinals catcher Alberto Rosario tags out Joc Pederson during the sixth inning of the Dodgers’ 7-2 win on Saturday. (Getty Images)

Kenta Maeda and Andrew Toles beat the heat, and helped the Dodgers beat the St. Louis Cardinals 7-2. The box score is here.

Dodgers pitching coach Rick Honeycutt is working with Kenley Jansen on his mechanics after the closer’s recent bout of blown saves.

From stories to a high school yearbook, Mark Langill’s collection of Vin Scully treasures is impressive.

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Game 98: St. Louis takes two days to win its longest game ever against the Dodgers.

Justin Turner

Justin Turner hit a solo home run in the ninth inning, but the Dodgers lost to the Cardinals 4-3 in 16 innings Friday. (Getty Images)


The Dodgers and Cardinals played the longest game ever in a rivalry that spans three centuries, with St. Louis winning 4-3 in 16 innings on Matt Adams‘ home run. The box score is here.

Julio Urias will get a few days off, then pitch out of the bullpen at Triple-A Oklahoma City.

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First look: Dodgers place ad celebrating Mike Piazza’s Hall of Fame induction.

Mike Piazza, who will be inducted to the Baseball Hall of Fame this weekend, is the subject of an advertisement placed by the Dodgers in the official magazine being distributed this weekend in Cooperstown, New York:


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