Game 139: Dodgers’ latest win is a group effort for their pitching staff.

Howie Kendrick

Howie Kendrick slides under the tag of Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Chris Herrmann during the first inning of the Dodgers’ 3-1 win. (David Crane/Staff photographer)

The Dodgers tied a team record by using eight pitchers in a nine inning game, ultimately beating the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-1 to complete a three-game sweep.

The box score is here. The photo gallery is here.

Kiké Hernandez is going to be in a soap opera.

The Dodgers’ front office is having a fun time unearthing hidden gems, writes colleague Mark Whicker.

Game 138: Another short outing for an Arizona right-hander, another Dodgers victory.

Andrew Toles

Andrew Toles made a sliding catch in left field to end the seventh inning, and also went 2 for 3 with a double in the Dodgers’ 5-2 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks. (Keith Birmingham/Staff photographer)

Monday it was Zack Greinke. Tuesday it was Shelby Miller serving up runs early and often as the Dodgers beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-2. The box score is here. The photo gallery is here.

The Dodgers have 13 relief pitchers after recalling Pedro Baezone of many who could benefit from a reduced workload.

Game 107: Dodgers score 14 runs in big win but lose another starting pitcher.

Bud Norris

Starting pitcher Bud Norris faced two batters in the Dodgers’ 14-3 win over the Diamondbacks on Sunday. (Getty Images)

Bud Norris exited the Dodgers’ 14-3 win early because of a strained lat muscle behind his right shoulder. The box score is here.

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts has personal experience with an emotional deadline-day trade.


Dodgers starter Bud Norris leaves in first inning with back muscle tightness.

Bud Norris

Bud Norris threw 13 pitches against the Diamondbacks before exiting with an apparent injury. (Getty Images)

Dodgers pitcher Bud Norris faced two batters on Sunday before he was forced to leave his start against the Arizona Diamondbacks with an apparent injury.

Update (4:00 p.m.): Norris left the game with back muscle tightness, a Dodgers spokesperson announced.

Norris was seen reaching for his left side after walking the game’s first batter, Jean Segura. After a quick visit with a trainer and a few warm-up pitches, Norris stayed in to face Michael Bourn and got him to pop out.

That was Norris’ final pitch. After another short meeting with a trainer, Norris was removed from the game. Ross Stripling was summoned from the bullpen to face Paul Goldschmidt. Stripling last pitched Wednesday, throwing three innings out of the bullpen against the Tampa Bay Rays.

The Dodgers have 10 players on the disabled list. Twenty-two different players have spent time on the Dodgers’ DL this season, the most in the major leagues.

Game 104: The Dodgers lose ground, but have time to make it up.

Andrew Toles

Dodgers right fielder Andrew Toles runs into the wall while chasing a hit by Arizona Diamondbacks right fielder David Peralta in the ninth inning. Toles received treatment but stayed in the game. (John McCoy/Staff photographer)

The Dodgers did something Saturday that they haven’t done in 24 days: they lost ground in the National League West. They’ll have time to make up their two-game deficit, however, after a 4-2 loss to the Diamondbacks.

The box score is here.

The photo gallery is here.

Yasiel Puig still hasn’t figured out how to hit a fastball this season. Dodgers hitting coach Turner Ward says it’s a process that takes time, but it’s understandable why the Dodgers might run out of patience by the trade deadline.

Puig did not take questions after the game.

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