Game 111: Segedin’s historic debut, Gonzalez’s 300th home run, lift Dodgers over Sox.

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Rob Segedin batted twice with the bases loaded against David Price in his major league debut, and drove in two runs each time. (David Crane/Staff photographer)


Rob Segedin drove in four runs in his major league debut, setting a franchise record, and the Dodgers beat the Boston Red Sox 8-5 on Sunday. The box score is here. The photo gallery is here.

Clayton Kershaw is throwing again and Yimi Garcia is not.

Adrian Gonzalez hit his 300th career home run in a vintage performance, writes colleague Mark Whicker.

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Clayton Kershaw resumes playing catch from flat ground.

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Clayton Kershaw is on the 60-day disabled list with a herniated disc in his lower back. (Getty Images)


There are no big steps with Clayton Kershaw these days, only small ones. He isn’t pitching for the Dodgers this week, or next week, or even putting a timeline on a minor league rehab assignment.

Kershaw is, however, throwing a baseball again for the first time since July 10, when a fateful bullpen session didn’t go as well as the Dodgers had hoped. The left-hander played catch from flat ground for the first time in nearly a month Sunday afternoon at Dodger Stadium.

The mildly herniated disc in Kershaw’s lower back has put his season in jeopardy. Sunday’s progress, however small, gave the Dodgers another reason to hope he’ll be pitching major league games in September:
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Julio Urias, Josh Fields replace Adam Liberatore, Louis Coleman in bullpen.

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Louis Coleman has made 50 appearances out of the Dodgers’ bullpen this season, second only to Joe Blanton. (imgur.com)

The Dodgers officially recalled Brock Stewart from Triple-A Oklahoma City on Tuesday. The right-hander will start tonight’s game in Colorado, the second start of his major league career.

While that move was expected — Stewart was in Denver with the Dodgers on Monday — a couple unexpected faces showed up before today’s game. Left-handed pitcher Julio Urias and right-handed pitcher Josh Fields will be available out of the bullpen tonight. Fields, who was acquired from the Houston Astros before Monday’s non-waiver trade deadline, will wear number 46.

Two of the Dodgers’ steadiest relievers this season are going on the 15-day disabled list: Louis Coleman with right shoulder fatigue and Adam Liberatore with left elbow inflammation.

Additionally, outfielder Andrew Toles was optioned to Triple-A along with pitcher Josh Ravin. Ravin hasn’t pitched this season while serving an 80-game performance enhancing drug suspension, which expired today.

Pitcher Clayton Kershaw was transferred to the 60-day disabled list. He isn’t eligible to be activated before August 27. That doesn’t materially affect his timetable for recovery, since Kershaw hasn’t begun a throwing program. Kershaw has a mildly herniated disc in his lower back and hasn’t pitched in a game since June.

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Clayton Kershaw: Still no timeline for Dodgers’ ace to begin throwing program.

Clayton Kershaw still hasn’t picked up a baseball since his ill-fated bullpen session earlier this month. The left-hander is presently on the 15-day disabled list with a mildly herniated disc in his lower back, and there’s still no timetable for him to resume throwing.

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts updated the status of Kershaw and utility player Enrique Hernandez prior to Saturday’s game against the Arizona Diamondbacks:

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Game 101: Chris Archer falls, but might have left the Dodgers wanting more.

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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.

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