Game 64: Another one-run game in San Francisco, another loss.

Julio Urias

Julio Urias (7) stands beside Justin Turner, left, and Chase Utley (26) as he waits to be removed from the Dodgers’ 2-1 loss to the Giants on Sunday. (Associated Press photo)

A two-run home run by Brandon Belt was Julio Urias‘ only mistake in a 2-1 Dodgers loss in San Francisco. The box score is here.

Kenley Jansen‘s teammates talked to him about being accountable after he blew off the media (and blew a save) Saturday night.

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Game 63: Giants walk off the Dodgers in 10 innings.

Buster Posey's bat

A bat that slipped out of Buster Posey’s hand got stuck in the netting behind home plate in the second inning of the Dodgers’ 5-4 loss to the Giants on Saturday. (Associated Press photo)

Adrian Gonzalez‘s home run in the top of the 10th inning went for naught, as the Giants rallied for two runs off Kenley Jansen in a 5-4 loss. The box score is here.

Hyun-Jin Ryu is re-starting his rehab Sunday with Single-A Rancho Cucamonga. Brandon McCarthy started his today.

One of the Dodgers’ draft picks is a cancer survivor.

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Game 62: Justin Turner’s home run makes a winner of Clayton Kershaw.

Trayce Thompson

Trayce Thompson makes a leaping catch on a fly ball from San Francisco Giants’ Buster Posey during the ninth inning of the Dodgers’ 3-2 win Friday. (Associated Press photo)

Clayton Kershaw pitched eight strong innings, Justin Turner hit a solo home run in the ninth inning to break a 2-2 tie, and Kenley Jansen saved a 3-2 Dodgers win over the San Francisco Giants. The box score is here.

Confidence in Julio Urias is brimming on the eve of his Sunday start.

Rounds 3-10 of the draft were today. Here’s some background on the eight new Dodgers. I heard that at least one has already agreed to terms, though the team hasn’t officially announced anything yet.

Here are some eye-popping Kershaw notes from tonight. They seem to pop up every fifth day:

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Game 13: Joc Pederson’s redemption gives the Dodgers a series win.

Joc Pederson

Joc Pederson and Yasmani Grandal celebrate Pederson’s two-run home run that gave the Dodgers a 2-1 lead Sunday. (Associated Press photo)

Joc Pederson followed his poor game Saturday with a great one Sunday, giving the Dodgers a series win and putting his off-season hitting work into sharp focus. The box score is here.

Kenley Jansen had a great week, and is living in the moment rather than focusing on his impending free agency..

Sunday’s game was the first this season that wasn’t blacked out to non-TWC/Charter subscribers in Southern California. The Dodgers’ TV deal might create a lost generation of young fans, writes David Montero.

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Dodgers activate Chris Hatcher, option Austin Barnes to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Austin Barnes

Dodgers catcher Austin Barnes had two hits in six games this season. (David Crane/Staff photographer)

The Dodgers will carry eight men in their bullpen for the foreseeable future and play the San Francisco Giants tonight with one fewer catcher than they had last week.

Austin Barnes was optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City and Chris Hatcher was activated from the paternity list one day after his wife gave birth.

That means Adam Liberatore, who was recalled from Oklahoma City Thursday, will remain in the Dodgers bullpen as one of two left-handers along with veteran J.P. Howell. Manager Dave Roberts said he liked the idea of having two left-handed options against the San Francisco Giants and into next week against the Atlanta Braves as well. The Dodgers begin a three-game series in Atlanta on Tuesday.

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