Andrew Toles hit a home run and a double in two plate appearances Tuesday night against the Giants. (Sarah Reingewirtz/Staff photographer)
The Dodgers’ offense continued to roll, this time through Madison Bumgarner
, and their lead in the National League West grew to two games with a 9-5 win over the San Francisco Giants
. The box score is here
. The photo gallery is here
Clayton Kershaw and Andre Ethier are suddenly on the Dodgers’ short list of September call-ups.
Here’s what they were saying after the game:
Andre Ethier (right) has been taking part in baseball activities in Arizona in recent days. (Getty Images)
The Dodgers expect Andre Ethier to return from his fractured right tibia “sometime in September,” manager Dave Roberts said, and the outfielder could be headed out on a minor league rehab assignment soon.
Roberts stopped short of saying that Ethier’s leg is 100 percent healed, but the manager said “it’s improved.”
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.
The Dodgers acquired Chris Taylor (center) from the Seattle Mariners in June for Zach Lee. (Getty Images)
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.
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: