Game 81: Dodgers’ offense steps up in support of battered rotation.

Pitcher Kenta Maeda benefited from three home runs in the Dodgers’ 8-1 rout of the Milwaukee Brewers. The box score is here.

The Dodgers acquired pitcher Bud Norris from the Atlanta Braves to take Clayton Kershaw‘s spot in the starting rotation.

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Game 80: Brock Stewart’s debut is undone early.

Brock Stewart‘s rapid ascent to the Dodgers’ rotation went better than expected Wednesday — save the second inning, when the Milwaukee Brewers tagged Stewart for five runs in a 7-0 win. The box score is here.

Clayton Kershaw received an epidural injection in his back and was placed on the 15-day disabled list.

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Game 79: As Julio Urias’ first win arrives in Milwaukee, Clayton Kershaw departs for L.A.

Julio Urias‘ first major league win finally arrived Tuesday in Milwaukee, sealed by an impressive Joc Pederson catch in the eighth inning. The box score is here.

Clayton Kershaw flew to Los Angeles to have his back examined.

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Game 77: Dodgers can’t bail out Clayton Kershaw after one bad inning.

Chad Kuhl

Pirates pitcher Chad Kuhl beat the Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw in his debut Sunday. (Getty Images)

PITTSBURGH — One bad inning doomed Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers to a 4-3 loss Sunday in Pittsburgh. The box score is here.

Adrian Gonzalez was benched.

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