Vin Scully ranks No. 5 on list of L.A.’s most powerful in sports.

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Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully smiles as he makes his way to the stage during the Dodgers’ fourth annual FanFest in January. (Keith Birmingham/Staff photographer)

Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully ranks fifth on our annual list of the 50 Most Powerful in Southern California Sports. Scully moved up from sixth on our 2015 list.

The other Dodger folks on our list (last year’s rank in parentheses):
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Game 40: Clayton Kershaw, Joc Pederson star in Dodgers’ win.

Clayton Kershaw pitched eight typically strong innings and Joc Pederson hit his team-leading seventh and eighth home runs of the season in a 5-1 win over the Angels. The box score is here.

Trayce Thompson got his second consecutive start against a right-handed pitcher Tuesday and he’s making the most of his opportunities.

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Game 35: Clayton Kershaw makes it look easy.

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Chase Utley led off the first inning and hit a home run in the second inning in the Dodgers’ 5-0 win Thursday. (Getty Images)

Clayton Kershaw threw his second shutout in his last three starts, and also set a team record by striking out at least 10 batters for the fifth straight game (he finished with 13), in the Dodgers’ 5-0 win over the New York Mets. The box score is here.

Tomorrow’s starting pitching matchup features two college roommates.

Kershaw spoke at some length after the game about going the distance, pitching 250 games in the majors, and his ridiculous 77-to-4 strikeout-to-walk ratio, among other things:
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Clayton Kershaw sets a new team record with 10 strikeouts against New York Mets.

Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw has 10 strikeouts through eight innings tonight against the New York Mets, marking his fifth straight game with double-digit strikeouts — a new team record.

The major league record for consecutive games with 10 or more strikeouts is eight.

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Game 30: Clayton Kershaw puts an end to another losing streak.

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Blue Jays pitcher R.A. Dickey holds up the ball after tagging Chase Utley at home plate during the third inning of the Dodgers’ 6-2 win on Saturday. Utley was initially called out, but the call was challenged and overturned. (Canadian Press photo via AP)

TORONTO — A three-run third inning, highlighted by an overturned call at home plate, was all the support Clayton Kershaw needed in the Dodgers’ 6-2 bounceback victory over the Blue Jays. The story is here. The box score is here.

The Dodgers have bullpen questions, sure. Are Julio Urias and Casey Fien the answers?

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