Pirates pitcher Chad Kuhl beat the Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw in his debut Sunday. (Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH — One bad inning doomed Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers to a 4-3 loss Sunday in Pittsburgh. The box score is here.
Adrian Gonzalez was benched.
Kenta Maeda allowed four runs in five innings Saturday in the Dodgers’ 6-1 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates. (Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH — Kenta Maeda gave up two home runs to Andrew McCutchen and the Dodgers didn’t collect a hit for the first five innings of a 6-1 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates. The box score is here.
Joe Blanton went ape on a Gatorade cooler:
The newest Dodger, Chris Taylor, has a unique connection to third base coach Chris Woodward.
Here’s a sampling of what they were saying in the clubhouse after the game:
Nick Tepesch meets with Yasmani Grandal during the Pittsburgh Pirates’ 8-6 win over the Dodgers on Friday. (Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH — Spot starter Nick Tepesch and the Dodgers’ strained bullpen could not sustain a six-game winning streak despite 13 hits in an 8-6 loss to the Pirates. The box score is here.
Andrew Friedman said that Frankie Montas has a chance to return this season from a stress reaction in his rib.
Here’s what they were saying after tonight’s game:
Yasiel Puig slides head-first into home plate after rounding the bases in the bottom of the ninth inning of the Dodgers’ 4-3 win over the Washington Nationals. Howie Kendrick, who scored the tying run, celebrates in the background. (Keith Birmingham/Staff photographer)
With one out in the bottom of the ninth inning and Howie Kendrick on first base, Yasiel Puig rounded the bases on a single and three-base error, walking off the Washington Nationals to complete a 4-3 win. The box score is here. The photo gallery is here.
The Kendrick experiment in left field is going well.
Yasmani Grandal shouts as he heads for second base after hitting a 3-run home run in the eighth inning. (John McCoy/Staff photographer)
Yasmani Grandal‘s three-run home run off Tanner Roark gave the Dodgers all the runs they would need in their fifth straight win, 3-2 over the Washington Nationals.
The Dodgers maintained their 5 ½-game deficit in the National League West behind the San Francisco Giants, who beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 15-4. The Dodgers visit Pittsburgh on Friday.
The box score is here.
Eric Gagne passed the best-closer-in-franchise-history torch to Kenley Jansen, and only one of them wanted to be a closer at first.
Here’s what they were saying after the game: