Game 131: Corey Seager dodges a pair of bullets; Dodgers can’t dodge a loss.

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Kenta Maeda allowed two runs in five innings Monday against the Colorado Rockies. (Getty Images)


A close game got away from the Dodgers late, and Corey Seager got good news on his postgame x-rays following an 8-1 loss to the Colorado Rockies. The box score is here.

Justin Turner got the day off Monday, and that’s become a rare thing in a season of remarkable health for the Dodgers’ third baseman.

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What’s next for Clayton Kershaw after Tuesday’s sim game at Dodger Stadium?

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Clayton Kershaw will throw to Single-A hitters Tuesday at Dodger Stadium. (Getty Images)

DENVER — The only things missing from Dodger Stadium on Tuesday will be the simulated fans, simulated tickets, simulated pregame pomp and circumstance with the volume turned to 11, and the simulated rush of traffic entering and exiting the park.

Otherwise, there will be simulated baseball games for Clayton Kershaw, Brandon McCarthy and Brett Anderson. Single-A Rancho Cucamonga will supply the simulated hitters.

For Kershaw, the sim game follows a 60-pitch bullpen session Friday at Dodger Stadium. It’s the first time he has faced live hitters since re-starting his throwing program as he tries to come back from a mild disc herniation in his lower back. Kershaw was 11-2 with a 1.79 earned-run average when he pitched his last game for the Dodgers in June.

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Dodgers option Brock Stewart to Double-A Tulsa, recall Kenta Maeda.

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Kenta Maeda is 2-1 in three starts against the Colorado Rockies this season. (Associated Press photo)

The Dodgers optioned Brock Stewart to Double-A Tulsa to make room for Kenta Maeda, tonight’s starting pitcher, on the 25-man roster.

The Tulsa Drillers’ season ends Sept. 5 — a week from today — so Stewart will be eligible to rejoin the Dodgers after that day.

Stewart pitched the best game of his brief major league career Sunday at Dodger Stadium, pitching five scoreless innings in a 1-0 win over the Chicago Cubs.

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Game 129: Julio Urias takes a step forward in win over Chicago Cubs.

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Julio Urias earned his fifth win of the season in the Dodgers’ 3-2 win over the Chicago Cubs. (John McCoy/Staff photographer)

Julio Urias looked nothing like he did the first time he saw the Chicago Cubs, back in his second major league game, in the Dodgers’ 3-2 win on Saturday. The box score is here. The photo gallery is here.

Outfielder Trayce Thompson is hopeful he can return this season from the stress fractures in his back.

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