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Dodgers got a way with the Giants, 9-5

Seager slide

By Jon Weisman

Early in tonight’s Dodgers-Giants showdown, Dodger Stadium organist Dieter Ruehle played Billy Joel’s “Pressure.”

Funnily enough, the Dodgers played as if they felt no pressure at all.

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González blasts three HR, Dodgers seven in 18-9 romp

Adrián González hits the first of his three home runs at Cincinnati. (Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Adrián González hits the first of his three home runs at Cincinnati. (Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

By Jon Weisman

An offensive onslaught unlike any by the Dodgers in 10 years was unleashed in Cincinnati today, and Adrián González was at the forefront.

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Beyond Sunday, Urías has been good for a while

Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images

Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images

By Cary Osborne

Even with the sky was supposedly falling on the Dodgers again, 20-year-old Julio Urías was never rattled. He never showed any emotion. And he never gave in to the hot Cincinnati Reds on Sunday.

Urías, with the Dodgers obviously needing a strong start after back-to-back short outings from Bud Norris and Brett Anderson, came through with likely the best game of his young career.

The left-hander went six innings, allowed six hits and struck out six while allowing no walks and no runs in the Dodgers’ 4-0 win in Cincinnati, breaking their three-game losing streak.

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González provides sock, Dodgers’ lead hops

Adrian Gonzalez connects for a three-run home run in the fourth inning. (Tom Mihalek/AP)

Adrian Gonzalez connects for a three-run home run in the fourth inning. (Tom Mihalek/AP)

By Jon Weisman

Just like Tuesday, the Dodgers erased a 1-0 midgame deficit tonight with one swing of the bat.

It’s a fine formula.

Tonight’s hero was Adrián González, who — doing his best Howie Kendrick — hit a lead-changing homer in the fourth inning, and then — doing his best Chase Utley — hit his second homer of the night in the seventh inning of the Dodgers’ 7-2 victory over Philadelphia.

Los Angeles now leads the National League West by 1 1/2 games, their biggest margin since April 26. The Dodgers have gained 9 1/2 games on the Giants in 52 days.

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Big hits betray Dodgers in loss to Phillies

By Jon Weisman

Nothing reverses fortunes like baseball.

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Injury wave has spared Dodger infield (knock on wood)

BOSTON RED SOX VS LOS ANGELES DODGERS

By Jon Weisman

In addition to completing their 110th game Sunday, the Dodgers also played their 1,000th inning.

With 49 players appearing in a game this season and 26 spending time on the disabled list, there’s been quite a diverse distribution of those 9,000 defensive frames.

But there has also been an interesting pocket of stability — in the infield.

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Milestones for Gonzalez, Segedin in Dodger win

Screen Shot 2016-08-07 at 8.47.39 PMBy Jon Weisman

Adrian Gonzalez hit his 300th career home run, while Rob Segedin drove in a club-record (for an MLB debut) four runs, in the Dodgers’ 8-5 victory over Boston tonight.

It’s important to relay the note from the Dodgers’ public-relations department that the previous franchise mark for RBI in a debut of  three was set by Packy Rogers, on July 12, 1938 vs. the Giants.

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Man of the People: Adrián González gives his all to L.A.

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By Jon Weisman

Since his much publicized two starts off June 26-27 in Pittsburgh, Adrián González’s production has been on the rise. Over his past 27 games, the 34-year-old first baseman has a .421 on-base percentage, .500 slugging percentage and .921 OPS.

At the same time, González’s power in the Dodger community is as high as ever. That’s the thrust of Cary Osborne’s cover story for the most recent Dodger Insider magazine. Hall of Fame broadcaster Jaime Jarrín explains why:

“Not since the days of Fernando Valenzuela have we had somebody who makes an impact … like Adrian has,” Jarrín said. “It took him just a few weeks for the community to get behind him because he’s a professional. The baseball fans respect his responsibility — the way he prepares himself to play. And outside the diamond he’s a real gentleman. He goes out to the community. I am so glad to see that because the community needs heroes, and he has become, after Fernando, the hero that we expected of him.”

Read the entire story by clicking here.

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The Dodgers and baseball’s unbreakable streaks

Photo by Harry How/Getty Images

Harry How/Getty Images

By Cary Osborne

Fifty-six. Fifty-nine. Eighty-four. Twenty-six thirty-two.

They might as well be the winning lottery numbers, because the chances of anyone in baseball surpassing any of those is just as probable.

Those numbers represent four of baseball’s most unbeatable streaks — Joe DiMaggio’s hitting streak, Orel Hershiser’s scoreless-innings run, Eric Gagné’s consecutive saves record and Cal Ripken’s consecutive games-played streak.

What did it take to set them? Can they be broken? How can they be broken?

We can answer those questions.

Orel?

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Dodger hitting update: Guys are hitting

28 days

By Jon Weisman

You can almost hear those kids in the back of the Dodger van: “Are we there yet? Are we there yet?”

From a batting standpoint, they might be.

Over the past four weeks, the Dodgers have starters at 6 1/2 positions OPSing above .800. Los Angeles is 16-7 (.696) in that time, which is tied with the Giants for the best record in the National League.

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