Game 101: A gray day in L.A.

Carl Crawford

Carl Crawford is the Dodgers’ de facto fourth outfielder, and also the highest-paid outfielder on the team. (Getty Images)

Sonny Gray dealt the Dodgers their third straight loss, though they remained a half-game up on the San Francisco Giants in the National League West. The photo gallery is here.

The Dodgers’ fourth outfielder has two years and $43,464,000 remaining on his contract after this season.

Third base coach Tim Wallach discussed the strengths (Howie Kendrick, Joc Pederson, Jimmy Rollins) and limitations (sometimes they lose double plays to The Shift) of the Dodgers’ defense with colleague Mark Whicker.

Dodgers option Brandon Beachy to Triple-A to make room for Carl Crawford.

Carl Crawford

Carl Crawford was activated from the 60-day disabled list Tuesday. (John McCoy/Staff photographer)

ATLANTA — If you’re a struggling pitcher with a minor-league option in your contract, long postgame meetings with the manager rarely bode well. Such was the case for Brandon Beachy, who was ticketed for Triple-A Oklahoma City to make room for outfielder Carl Crawford.

Crawford was officially activated from the 60-day disabled list Tuesday. The Dodgers cleared a spot for him on the 40-man roster by designating Preston Guilmet for assignment. Guilmet had made three relief appearances for Oklahoma City since the Dodgers claimed him off waivers from Tampa Bay on July 10.

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Game 93: Zack Greinke stymies the Washington Nationals.

Zack Greinke

Outside of the All-Star Game, Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke hasn’t allowed a run in his last 43 2/3 innings on the mound. (Associated Press photo)

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Zack Greinke was untouchable for eight innings as the Dodgers finished off a series win against the Nationals. The box score is here.

Carl Crawford is about to rejoin a crowded Dodgers outfield, and Yasmani Grandal got a health scare in the form of a foul ball to his mask.