Game 63: A happy ending to a ‘sloppy series.’


SAN DIEGO — Joc Pederson‘s spectacular crashing catch, and Adrian Gonzalez‘s 12th-inning RBI single, ended a “sloppy series” on a high note for the Dodgers.

Before the game, Don Mattingly explained why Justin Turner seized the third baseman’s job ahead of Alex Guerrero.

The box score is here.

Dodgers rookie Joc Pederson “worn down,” will sit tonight vs. Diamondbacks.

Joc Pederson

Joc Pederson isn’t starting against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday night. (Getty Images)

Joc Pederson is getting a rare day off against the Arizona Diamondbacks and left-hander Robbie Ray on Tuesday.

Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said he spoke to Pederson yesterday, and the rookie center fielder felt a little “worn down.” Pederson has appeared in all 58 games for the Dodgers this season, starting 55. No other player has appeared in every game this season.

With Justin Turner missing the game because of a stiff left knee, Pederson might be one of only four position players available off the bench, along with Andre Ethier, A.J. Ellis and Kiké Hernandez.

Coincidentally, tonight is Joc Pederson T-shirt Night at Dodger Stadium.

Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez drops to second in All-Star Game fan voting.

Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez is second to the Arizona Diamondbacks’ Paul Goldschmidt in the latest fan voting update for the 2015 All-Star Game. Gonzalez — who had been in the lead since the first votes were released to the public — now has 1,882,725 votes to Goldschmidt’s 2,010,049.

After a scorching start to the season, Gonzalez now trails Goldschmidt in all of the most widely used statistical categories: home runs (16 to 11), RBIs (47 to 39), batting average (.340 to .329), on-base percentage (.466 to .407) and slugging percentage (.650 to .589). Goldschmidt even has a better WAR (3.8 to 2.7)

The next vote tallies will be released June 23 and June 30. The game is July 12.

Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal moved into fifth place among National League catchers, while Howie Kendrick is fourth among second basemen. Joc Pederson is 10th among outfielders.