About J.P. Hoornstra

J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.

Game 77: Zack Greinke’s undeserved wait is over.

MIAMI >> A great thing happened on a couple fronts Sunday. Zack Greinke won a game, and the reporters who covered him were able to stop asking when he would ever win a game and put his season into context. The box score is here.

Before the game Don Mattingly openly questioned whether Yasiel Puig, who batted cleanup Sunday, would evolve as a hitter.

Prior to the game, it was reported that the Dodgers are interested in New York Mets pitcher Jon Niese.

Brandon League throws scoreless inning in penultimate rehab Triple-A game.

Brandon League faced five batters in a scoreless inning for Triple-A Oklahoma City on Saturday night. The right-hander allowed a single, double and struck out one in what’s expected to be his penultimate rehab game.

League is scheduled to pitch Monday for the Dodgers’ top affiliate before he is activated from the 60-day disabled list. He hasn’t pitched this season due to a shoulder injury.

Game 76: Two errors loom large in 3-2 loss to Miami Marlins.

Clayton Kershaw

Clayton Kershaw allowed three runs on two errors and a wild pitch on Saturday. (Associated Press photo)

MIAMI — The outfield at Marlins Park was an unforgiving place Saturday, and defense cost the Dodgers in a 3-2 lossClayton Kershaw didn’t get too hung up on an unfortunate factoid, that he’d never lost three straight games before in his career.

The box score is here.

The Giants’ win over the Rockies means the Dodgers are 1 game up in the National League West. The Dodgers have been in sole possession of first place 64 of the last 65 days.