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.

Don Mattingly to the Miami Marlins? Dodgers manager addresses rumor.

Amid reports that the Miami Marlins will be looking for a new manager after the season, Dodgers manager Don Mattingly was asked Wednesday about a report linking him to the not-yet-vacant job currently occupied by Dan Jennings.

“I have no idea where that comes from,” Mattingly said.

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Game 131: Joc Pederson’s home run lifts the Dodgers in an urgent moment.

Joc Pederson homer

The Dodgers’ Joc Pederson and Adrian Gonzalez celebrate Pederson’s home run in the seventh inning off Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner in the Dodgers’ 2-1 win Tuesday. (John McCoy/Staff photographer)

Joc Pederson hit the game-winning home run and got lost in the moment. The Dodgers are getting contributions from everybody while the Giants are running out of healthy players, writes colleague Mark Whicker.

The box score is here. The photo gallery is here.

The Dodgers expanded their roster by five on September 1.

Chicago Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta received the Dodger Stadium pitching rubber.

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Chicago Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta received the pitching rubber at Dodger Stadium after his no-hitter here on Sunday. (Getty Images)

When Hideo Nomo no-hit the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field in 1996, he received the baseball that he threw on the game’s final pitch. Mitch Poole, now the Dodgers’ clubhouse manager, painted the ball to suitably commemorate the occasion.

When Chicago Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta threw a no-hitter at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, he received a much larger memento: the actual pitching rubber from the Dodger Stadium mound.

The gesture is beginning to border on tradition.

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