Game 160: Giants treat Brandon McCarthy like a flower child in the outfield.

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Brandon McCarthy faced six San Francisco Giants batters without recording an out; all six scored in the Dodgers’ 9-3 loss. (Getty Images)

SAN FRANCISCO — Brandon McCarthy‘s odds of making the postseason roster as a reliever took a dive in the Dodgers’ 9-3 loss to the San Francisco Giants. The box score is here.

Dave Roberts is stressing the positives against left-handed pitchers.

There are Vin Scully Awards in Los Angeles and New York City. Cooperstown should follow suit, writes colleague Tom Hoffarth.

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Activists rush field during Dodgers-Giants game, raising awareness of Angel Pagan. Update.

SAN FRANCISCO — Two activists who rushed the field during the fourth inning of Friday’s Giants-Dodgers game did little to raise awareness of animals, but at least one of them raised awareness of Angel Pagan‘s WWE-caliber takedown prowess. See for yourself:

A closer look reveals the man extending a white flower to Pagan, the Giants’ left fielder, who for a moment appears ready to receive the “gift,” then changes his mind:

#bodyslam #pagan #dodgers #giants

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Dodgers’ rotation for final six games leaves as many questions as answers. Update.

Julio Urias

Julio Urias has thrown a career-high 119 innings this season between the majors and Triple-A. He will move out of the bullpen to start Thursday in San Diego. (Getty Images)

SAN DIEGO — The Dodgers announced their starting rotation for the final six games of the season:

Tuesday at San Diego: Kenta Maeda
Wednesday: Jose De Leon
Thursday: Julio Urias
Friday at San Francisco: Rich Hill
Saturday: Clayton Kershaw
Sunday: Maeda

Update (6:20 p.m.): Roberts said that Kershaw, Hill and Maeda will start Games 1, 2 and 3 of the National League Division Series against the Washington Nationals in that order. The starting assignment for Game 4 is to be determined. Maeda wanted two starts before the regular season ends, not one, which is why he’s starting tonight and not tomorrow.

Roberts discussed his season-ending rotation Tuesday afternoon:

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Game 152: Yasiel Puig and the Dodgers push the Giants further to the brink.

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Yasiel Puig makes an over-the-shoulder catch in right field in the Dodgers’ 9-3 win over the Giants on Wednesday. (John McCoy/Staff photographer)

Yasiel Puig and the Dodgers exorcised their demons against left-hander Matt Moore in a 9-3 win over the San Francisco Giants.

The box score is here.

The photo gallery is here.

Veteran left-handers Brett Anderson and Scott Kazmir will have a chance to audition for a playoff start down the stretch.

Looking ahead to the postseason is only natural, writes columnist Jeff Miller, while the Dodgers take it one game at a time.

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Game 151: No magic in the Dodgers’ numbers against San Francisco Giants.

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Dodgers left fielder Andrew Toles leaps at the wall in failed pursuit of a home run by the Giants’ Eduardo Nunez. (John McCoy/Staff photographer)

The Dodgers had no answer for a technically-outside-the-park home run in a 2-0 loss to the San Francisco Giants. The box score is here. The photo gallery is here.

Kenta Maeda has been quietly consistent for the Dodgers this season, writes Mark Whicker. Maeda starts Wednesday night.

Brandon McCarthy threw a simulated game and could figure into the Dodgers’ plans this year.

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