Game 103: Dodgers answer Arizona Diamondbacks in comeback win.

Andrew Toles

Andrew Toles scores one of the Dodgers’ nine runs in their 9-7 win Friday over the Arizona Diamondbacks. (Hans Gutknecht/Staff photographer)

The Dodgers’ bullpen collapsed in the top of the seventh inning, but the Arizona Diamondbacks were quick to return the favor. The Dodgers won, 9-7, and moved within a game of first place. The photo gallery is here. The box score is here.

Yasiel Puig was the focus of trade rumors Thursday.

Here’s what they were saying after the game:
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Game 102: Another possible trade deadline target hits Dodgers close to home.

A.J. Ellis stolen base

Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis steals second base in the second inning of the Dodgers’ 3-1 loss to Tampa Bay on Wednesday. It was the first stolen base of Ellis’ career. (John McCoy/Staff photographer)


Matt Moore piggybacked Chris Archer‘s enticing start with one of his own Wednesday as the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Dodgers, 3-1. The box score is here. The photo gallery is here.

In an interesting bit of timing, outfielder Trayce Thompson believes he might be ready to begin a minor league rehabilitation assignment one day after the trade deadline.

Unless you were Howie Kendrick, this catch was awesome:

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Game 101: Chris Archer falls, but might have left the Dodgers wanting more.

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Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Chris Archer allowed one earned run in seven innings against the Dodgers on Tuesday. (John McCoy/Staff photographer)

If the Dodgers trade for Chris Archer, the Tampa Bay right-hander offered an enticing preview in the Dodgers’ 3-2 win on Tuesday. The box score is here. The photo gallery is here.

Clayton Kershaw and Andre Ethier haven’t given up on playing this season, and Major League Baseball told Yasiel Puig not to wear his Vin Scully cleats or else face a $5,000 fine.

Kiké Hernandez, playing his final rehab game for Single-A Rancho Cucamonga tonight, played nine innings in center field and finished 2 for 4 with a double and two runs scored.

Hernandez is on the 15-day disabled list with inflammation in his left rib cage. He’ll continue his rehab assignment at Double-A Tulsa.

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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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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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