Game 57: Offense shines as Dodgers complete 3-day weekend cleanse.

Kiké Hernandez

Kiké Hernandez slides into home plate for one of the Dodgers’ 12 runs Sunday against the Atlanta Braves. (Getty Images)


Corey Seager hit two more home runs and the Dodgers routed the Atlanta Braves, 12-6, completing a three-game sweep. The box score is here.

Carl Crawford was designated for assignment, an expensive concession that the 34-year-old left fielder no longer had the skills needed to help the Dodgers.

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Game 56: Why Clayton Kershaw didn’t need his best to win Saturday.

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Clayton Kershaw threw six shutout innings in the Dodgers’ 4-0 win over the Atlanta Braves on Saturday. (Keith Birmingham/Staff photographer)

Clayton Kershaw picked a good time for his shortest start of the season Saturday, a 4-0 Dodgers win. The box score is here. The photo gallery is here.

Julio Urias‘ next major league start will be Tuesday against the Colorado Rockies.

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Game 55: Rookies power Dodgers to victory over Atlanta Braves.

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Kenta Maeda throws to first base during the Dodgers’ 4-2 win on Friday. (Keith Birmingham/Staff photographer)

Corey Seager is a rookie in the traditional sense. Kenta Maeda is not. Both contributed to a 4-2 win over the Atlanta Braves on Friday; the box score is here. The photo gallery is here.

By default, Julio Urias might be the Dodgers’ fifth starter for another week, while Yasiel Puig was placed on the 15-day disabled list.

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Dodgers will place Alex Wood on disabled list and recall Julio Urias. Update.

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Julio Urias pitched 2 2/3 innings in his major league debut Friday night against the New York Mets. (Getty Images)

CHICAGO — The Dodgers will place left-hander Alex Wood on the disabled list and recall Julio Urias from Triple-A Oklahoma City. Urias, 19, the consensus top pitching prospect in baseball, is expected to make his second major league start this weekend at home against the Atlanta Braves.

Update (6 p.m.): Wood has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with left posterior elbow soreness. Urias is en route to Chicago, where he will join the Dodgers tonight.

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Dodgers manager Dave Roberts calls Turner Field turf ‘shoddy,’ ‘unacceptable.’

Dave Roberts called the Turner Field turf “shoddy” and “unacceptable” in a radio interview Friday after the Dodgers and Braves combined to make 10 errors in three games in Atlanta.

Funky hops and tricky bounces were the norm in the series, and Roberts commended his players for making the most of the situation. The Dodgers won two of three games in the series.

The manager was on SiriusXM’s MLB Network Radio channel with hosts Cliff Floyd and Casey Stern and talked a bit more about the quality of the field at Turner Field in Atlanta.

“Yeah, I was extremely disappointed” in the field conditions, Roberts said. “And it’s no surprise that those (Braves) players are complaining about it because imagine playing 81 games there.  This is Major League Baseball.  There are going to be some important games played in that ballpark this year and to have a shoddy surface dictate outcomes is unfortunate.  We had some errors there and the players, our guys, will own it.  But I think that the playing surface, you know, no one wants extra work there because the field gets beat up and you see Corey Seager lose his footing.  It’s almost, I mean, I think that we get spoiled up here but it’s the Major Leagues and it should be the best of the best.  And it’s a little unacceptable to me.”

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