Game 73: Justin Turner is settling into a new, bigger role.

CHICAGO — Justin Turner said he doesn’t consider himself a prototypical number-three hitter, but he did a prototypical number-three hitter thing in the Dodgers’ 5-2 win over the Cubs. The box score is here.

Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman has his eye on starting pitching as the trade deadline approaches.

Here are a few interviews from after the game:

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Report: Dodgers are the favorites to sign Cuban pitcher Yadier Alvarez.

The Dodgers are reportedly the favorites to sign 19-year-old Cuban pitcher Yadier Alvarez, who will be a free agent and eligible to sign with major league teams on July 2.

That’s been reported by various outlets before today, but MLB.com just posted a more complete scouting report of the right-handed pitcher while re-affirming the Dodgers’ status as favorites. Click here for the full blurb; here’s an excerpt:

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