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 92: Chris Taylor makes his mark in the desert.

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The Dodgers acquired Chris Taylor (center) from the Seattle Mariners in June for Zach Lee. (Getty Images)


Chris Taylor had six RBIs, including a grand slam for his first major league home run, in the Dodgers’ 13-7 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks. The box score is here.

Andre Ethier‘s fractured right tibia hasn’t completely healed, and the veteran outfielder has no timetable to begin a minor league rehab assignment. Clayton Kershaw might return as early as Thursday against the Washington Nationals.

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Andre Ethier is jogging lightly, Dodgers targeting August 2 return.

Andre Ethier, who hasn’t played this season because of a broken right leg, has been cleared to do light jogging and could return to the Dodgers in early August.

Ethier figures to need a minor league rehab assignment before he’s cleared to return. Here’s what manager Dave Roberts said about Ethier’s outlook on Wednesday:
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Game 65: Zack Greinke wins round one.

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Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Zack Greinke allowed two runs in seven innings in his first game against the Dodgers on Monday night. (Getty Images)

It took 119 pitches out of his right arm, but Zack Greinke got the better of his former team in the Arizona Diamondbacks’ 3-2 win over the Dodgers.

The box score is here.

Andre Ethier‘s recovery from a fractured right fibia remains stalled.

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Andre Ethier has CT scan on right tibia.

Andre Ethier is in Los Angeles this week for a CT scan on his fractured right tibia. Ethier said he had the scan this morning but is still waiting for team physician Dr. Neal ElAttrache to read the results.

Potentially, Ethier could begin weight-bearing exercises on an Alter-G machine soon if the results of the scan allow. But that’s getting a bit ahead of ourselves. For now, Ethier can put weight on his right leg while walking with crutches. He said he’s been able to do that for about two weeks.

Ethier was given a 10-to-14 week timetable for recovery when he fouled a ball of his leg March 22.

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