Game 98: St. Louis takes two days to win its longest game ever against the Dodgers.

Justin Turner

Justin Turner hit a solo home run in the ninth inning, but the Dodgers lost to the Cardinals 4-3 in 16 innings Friday. (Getty Images)


The Dodgers and Cardinals played the longest game ever in a rivalry that spans three centuries, with St. Louis winning 4-3 in 16 innings on Matt Adams‘ home run. The box score is here.

Julio Urias will get a few days off, then pitch out of the bullpen at Triple-A Oklahoma City.

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Game 97: Dodgers hand Stephen Strasburg his first loss.

Justin Turner

Justin Turner hit two home runs in the Dodgers’ 6-3 win over the Washington Nationals on Thursday. (Getty Images)

Justin Turner’s two home runs were enough to lift the Dodgers over Stephen Strasburg and the Washington Nationals, 6-3. The box score is here.

The San Francisco Giants didn’t play Thursday, so the Dodgers moved within four games of first place in the National League West for the first time since June 11.

Julio Urías’ fate, in the short term at least, is up in the air.

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Game 96: Washington Nationals add insult to multiple injuries.

On the same day the Dodgers learned Clayton Kershaw might need back surgery, his replacement (Bud Norris) was roughed up by the Washington Nationals in an 8-1 loss to the Nationals. The box score is here.

Pitcher Alex Wood is expected to miss another eight weeks too following an arthroscopic procedure on his elbow.

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Game 95: Life without Clayton Kershaw rolls on as Dodgers top Nationals.

Chase Utley

Chase Utley hit a home run in the Dodgers’ first at-bat Tuesday against Washington Nationals starter Reynaldo Lopez, who was making his major league debut. (Getty Images)

The Dodgers roughed up Washington Nationals rookie Reynaldo Lopez, and moved 4 ½ games out of first place with an 8-4 win over the Washington Nationals. The box score is here.

Hyun-Jin Ryu joined Clayton Kershaw on the 15-day disabled list, and Kershaw is no closer to coming off the DL. Columnist Jeff Miller contemplates life without Kershaw.

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Game 94: Dodgers’ offense stalls in another loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Yasiel Puig

Center fielder Yasiel Puig smothers a single by Jake Lamb in the Dodgers’ 6-5 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday. (Getty Images)

The Dodgers scored too little, too late in a 6-5 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday. The box score is here.

“Win for Vin” didn’t happen, but at last Yasiel Puig’s shoes were interesting.

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