Game 102: Another possible trade deadline target hits Dodgers close to home.

A.J. Ellis stolen base

Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis steals second base in the second inning of the Dodgers’ 3-1 loss to Tampa Bay on Wednesday. It was the first stolen base of Ellis’ career. (John McCoy/Staff photographer)


Matt Moore piggybacked Chris Archer‘s enticing start with one of his own Wednesday as the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Dodgers, 3-1. The box score is here. The photo gallery is here.

In an interesting bit of timing, outfielder Trayce Thompson believes he might be ready to begin a minor league rehabilitation assignment one day after the trade deadline.

Unless you were Howie Kendrick, this catch was awesome:

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Game 101: Chris Archer falls, but might have left the Dodgers wanting more.

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Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Chris Archer allowed one earned run in seven innings against the Dodgers on Tuesday. (John McCoy/Staff photographer)

If the Dodgers trade for Chris Archer, the Tampa Bay right-hander offered an enticing preview in the Dodgers’ 3-2 win on Tuesday. The box score is here. The photo gallery is here.

Clayton Kershaw and Andre Ethier haven’t given up on playing this season, and Major League Baseball told Yasiel Puig not to wear his Vin Scully cleats or else face a $5,000 fine.

Kiké Hernandez, playing his final rehab game for Single-A Rancho Cucamonga tonight, played nine innings in center field and finished 2 for 4 with a double and two runs scored.

Hernandez is on the 15-day disabled list with inflammation in his left rib cage. He’ll continue his rehab assignment at Double-A Tulsa.

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Game 28: The Dodgers were pretty good, except for the fact that they lost.

Alex Wood

Dodgers pitcher Alex Wood wasn’t expecting to be removed after allowing his third home run of the game Wednesday at Tropicana Field. (Getty Images)

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Alex Wood allowed three home runs, staining his pitching line like spaghetti sauce and staining what he felt was an otherwise good performance in an 8-5 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays. The game story is here. The box score is here.

Howie Kendrick showed signs of life at Tropicana Field and is encouraged that he can emerge from a season-long slump.

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Adrian Gonzalez and Howie Kendrick among the Dodgers’ designated hitters in Toronto.


ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Justin Turner is the Dodgers’ designated hitter today, the finale of a two-game mini-series against the Tampa Bay Rays, and Dave Roberts has a couple more possible DHs lined up for the Dodgers’ three-game series in Toronto this weekend.

“The DH, also some off-days, and also the depth — we’ve used a lot of players, given them at-bats and spread them out — the bodies feel good,” Roberts said. “The DH is really nice. Kiké yesterday. JT as a DH today. (Adrian Gonzalez) will DH most likely the last day. Most likely Howie (Kendrick) will DH in Toronto.”

Here are the lineups for both teams for the 4:10 p.m. (PT) game:

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Game 27: Dodgers’ offense breaks out of slumber against Tampa Bay Rays.

Trayce Thompson

Trayce Thompson lines a two-run single off Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Matt Moore during the fifth inning of the Dodgers’ 10-5 win. Thompson had a career-high four RBIs. (Associated Press photo)

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Dodgers scored 10 runs on 13 hits to break out of their offensive funk in a victory over the Tampa Bay Rays. Three of the hits were home runs and one never landed. The game story is here. The box score is here.

Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman returned to the city where his career in baseball took off.

 

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