Tonight’s game story, on the Dodgers’ home-field disadvantage.

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Lakers coach Byron Scott waves to the crowd at Dodger Stadium before throwing the ceremonial first pitch Friday. (Hans Gutknecht/Staff photographer)


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Juan Uribe leaves game with tightness in his right hamstring.

Juan Uribe was removed in the seventh inning of the Dodgers’ game against the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday with tightness in his right hamstring.

The team said that Uribe was removed for precautionary reasons and is day-to-day. Justin Turner took over for Uribe at third base.

In three plate appearances Friday, Uribe went 1 for 3 with a single. He flied out in his final at-bat just before exiting the dugout with head athletic trainer Stan Conte.

Uribe missed 34 games in May and June with a strained right hamstring.

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Hyun-Jin Ryu on DL; Pedro Baez is up again and Kevin Correia starts Tuesday.

Hyun-Jin Ryu injury

Dodgers head athletic trainer Stan Conte talks to injured starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu (99) as catcher A.J. Ellis looks on at left, in the sixth inning of the Dodgers’ 3-2 loss to the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday. Ryu was placed on the 15-day disabled list Friday. (Associated Press photo)

The Dodgers placed Hyun-Jin Ryu on the 15-day disabled list Friday (retroactive to Thursday) after an MRI revealed a Grade 1-2 strain of the gluteus medius and piriformis muscles of his right posterior hip area. These are muscles that help stabilize the hip and leg during the throwing motion.

Ryu, who was walking with a noticeable limp Friday, will be re-evaluated in a few days to determine his progress.

“It’s very unfortunate,” Ryu said through an interpreter. “You feel regret that you didn’t take care of yourself better. You wonder what you could have done.”

There is no official timetable for Ryu’s recovery, but the pitcher said he expects to return before the end of the regular season.

“No doubt about it,” he said.

Kevin Correia will take Ryu’s start Tuesday against the San Diego Padres, and presumably five days later on August 23 against the New York Mets. Correia scattered four hits and one run over six innings in his Dodgers debut Monday in Atlanta. He was acquired from the Minnesota Twins for a player to be named later or cash on August 9.

Ryu is 13-6 with a 3.28 earned-run average in 23 starts for the Dodgers this season.

Pedro Baez will take Correia’s spot in the Dodgers’ bullpen. He was recalled from Triple-A Albuquerque on Friday to take Ryu’s spot on the active roster.

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Dodgers acquire veteran right-hander Justin Germano from Texas Rangers.

The Dodgers have acquired veteran right-hander Justin Germano from the Texas Rangers for future considerations, Rangers vice president of communications John Blake wrote on Twitter.

The 32-year-old from Claremont had started 21 games for Round Rock of the Pacific Coast League and posted a 4.51 earned-run average. Germano has been assigned from Round Rock to Albuquerque.

The Dodgers lost Triple-A right-hander Stephen Fife to Tommy John surgery on Wednesday, ruling him out for the remainder of this season and likely 2015 as well. The Dodgers can transfer Fife to the 60-day disabled list in order to make room for Germano on their 40-man roster.

Germano has pitched 96 major-league games for seven different teams in a career that began in 2004. He’s 10-30 with a 5.40 ERA in his career.

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Online auction features Sandy Koufax rookie card.

Sandy Koufax rookie card Sandy Koufax rookie card back

A Sandy Koufax rookie card from 1955, and a Jackie Robinson card from the same set, are currently up for auction at LoveOfTheGameAuctions.com.

The 1955 Topps partial mid-grade set has been broken into multiple lots. Check out the Koufax rookie (current bid: $225), the Robinson card (current bid: $110), and the rest of the lots.

The auction closes Saturday at 6 p.m. Pacific Time.

More info: info@loveofthegameauctions.com

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New San Diego Padres general manager honed his chops in Los Angeles, Vero Beach.

The San Diego Padres recently hired A.J. Preller to be their new general manager, choosing him over a list of candidates that included current Dodgers amateur scouting director Logan White and former Dodgers executive Kim Ng.

A story published today on the Padres’ website details how Preller honed his chops as a member of the Dodgers’ baseball operations department in 2001. His journey also included stops at  the Pantry Café in downtown Los Angeles and Jerry’s Famous Deli in Marina Del Ray. It’s worth a read.

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Rob Manfred, new MLB commissioner: Selected takes from around the country.

In case you missed it (I did; I was flying home from Atlanta), MLB owners elected Rob Manfred as commissioner yesterday. The 55-year-old former deputy commissioner will officially assume the job when Bud Selig retires in January.

Team president Stan Kasten and CEO Mark Walter represented the Dodgers at the election in Baltimore.

If you only read three stories about the commissioner-elect today:

1. It was a contentious process at times. Manfred didn’t have everyone’s vote when the day began, but when the day ended he vowed to be impartial toward all 30 owners. (USA Today)

2. Chicago White Sox owner Jerry Reinsdorf tried to undercut Manfred’s candidacy behind closed doors. (New York Times)

3. The Dodgers were not among the eight teams that backed Reinsdorf’s preferred candidate, Boston Red Sox co-chairman Tom Werner. (Yahoo!)

USA Today also put together this graphic of the history of the commissioner’s office (right-click to expand):

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Hyun-Jin Ryu’s injury could alter Dodgers’ rotation for upcoming homestand.

Hyun-Jin Ryu injury

Dodgers head athletic trainer Stan Conte talks to injured starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu (99) as catcher A.J. Ellis looks on at left, in the sixth inning of the Dodgers’ 3-2 loss to the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday. Ryu left the game under his own power. (Associated Press photo)

ATLANTA >> Dodgers manager Don Mattingly was hoping to use an off-day in the schedule on Monday to give his starters an extra day of rest.

Now, the possibility exists that Roberto Hernandez, Zack Greinke and Clayton Kershaw will all pitch on regular rest in the three-game series against the San Diego Padres beginning Tuesday at Dodger Stadium.

That’s because Hyun-Jin Ryu left last night’s game with a strained right gluteal muscle, putting his next start in jeopardy.

“I don’t feel like his chances are very good of pitching on his turn,” Mattingly said of Ryu. “Let’s say he can’t pitch on his turn, if we’re going to go hypothetically. He may be ready to go next time.”

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