Game 121: Bud Norris’ return leaves Dodgers waiting for Clayton Kershaw, Rich Hill.

Bud Norris returned from the 15-day disabled list Friday, only to get shelled by the Cincinnati Reds for six runs in a 9-2 Dodgers loss. The box score is here.

A successful 78-pitch simulated game left Rich Hill feeling ready to make his Dodgers debut on Wednesday against the San Francisco Giants. Clayton Kershaw will try throwing off a mound Saturday for the first time since July.

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Game 119: Adrian Gonzalez goes off for two home runs in Philadelphia

Adrian Gonzalez hit two home runs as the Dodgers beat the Philadelphia Phillies, 7-2. The box score is here.

Dodgers right fielder Josh Reddick is confident that his numbers will perk up. Reddick is batting .170 since he was acquired from the Oakland A’s.

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Game 118: Chase Utley is first in Philadelphia’s heart; Dodgers are first in NL West.

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Chase Utley hit two home runs for the Dodgers in his first game ever in Philadelphia as a visiting player. (Getty Images)

Chase Utley hit two home runs Tuesday, including a grand slam, in his first game as a visiting player in Philadelphia. The Dodgers beat the Phillies 15-5 and took over first place later in the day when the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the San Francisco Giants. The box score is here.

Utley, 37, said he wants to play next year.

The latest adjustment to the Dodgers’ starting rotation will see Ross Stripling start Thursday in Philadelphia, followed by Bud Norris Friday in Cincinnati and Brett Anderson on Saturday.

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