Game 105: Andre Ethier walks off the Angels in the 10th inning.

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Andre Ethier hit two home runs Sunday, including the game-winning blast in the bottom of the 10th inning to complete the Dodgers’ 5-3 win over the Angels. (Walt Mancini/Staff photographer)

Andre Ethier walked off the Angels, completing a three-game sweep at Dodger Stadium. The photo gallery is here. The box score is here.

Newly acquired pitcher Jim Johnson is the ultimate journeyman, playing for his fifth team in 20 months.

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Game 104: Clayton Kershaw goes streaking.

Clayton Kershaw

Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw scattered two hits over eight scoreless innings against the Angels on Saturday. (Keith Birmingham/Staff photographer)

Clayton Kershaw ran his scoreless streak to 37 innings as the Dodgers beat the Angels 3-1 on Saturday night. The box score is here. The photo gallery is here.

Joc Pederson sat out his second straight game.

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Game 103: Zack Greinke, Dodgers overcome a big game by Mike Trout.

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Mike Trout was a thorn in the Dodgers’ side, but the Dodgers had more thorns for Hector Santiago and the Angels on Friday. The box score is here. The photo gallery is here.

Only three of the eight players the Dodgers acquired before the trade deadline were in the building Friday, and none appeared in the game against the Angels, but the roster moves kept coming.

Prior to the game, the Associated Press reported that the Dodgers’ luxury-tax payroll climed to $297 milllion, which would lead to a $43 million luxury tax at the end of the year. The Dodgers are also responsible for $16 million remaining on Hector Olivera‘s $28 million signing bonus.

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Clayton Kershaw swaps starting assignments with Zack Greinke.

Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw will start Saturday against the Angels, swapping spots in the starting rotation with Zack Greinke, who will start tonight.

Manager Don Mattingly stopped short of saying Kershaw had any setback, or even that he couldn’t start tonight.

“He threw yesterday before his event,” Mattingly said, referring to Kershaw’s annual charity ping pong tournament. “We knew he was feeling good but we wanted to make sure and give him an extra day.”

Kershaw declined an interview, saying only that he feels good.

Kershaw has had hip issues in the past. This one “is nothing different from what we’ve dealt with in the past,” Mattingly said, “so we feel good.”

Left-hander Hector Santiago is starting for the Angels tonight. Left-hander Andrew Heaney — whom the Dodgers traded to the Angels last December to get Howie Kendrick — is starting tomorrow.

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How the Dodgers became a footnote to the Josh Hamilton trade.

The Dodgers were apparently a footnote to one of the biggest salary dumps in MLB history.

According to CBSsports.com, the Dodgers were involved in discussions with the Angels and Rangers regarding Josh Hamilton “to pay some money while gathering prospects,” before Hamilton was ultimately traded to the Rangers on Monday.

That same day, Angels general manager Jerry Dipoto said “we’ve had a variety of talks through the last month or so revolving around a number of different possible outcomes. Some of them were more serious than others, but this is the one that always made the most sense for everybody.”

In the end, by not involving the Dodgers in the Hamilton trade, the Angels merely spared us all “old friend alerts” from Eric Stephen on Twitter every time Hamilton did something noteworthy.

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