Freeway Series

The Dodgers and Angels meet in their annual preseason Freeway Series.

Kemp removed in 9th as a precaution after HBP

After getting hit by a pitch in the elbow earlier in the game, Kemp felt a numbness in his fingers that disrupted his ability to throw. Both Kemp and manager Don Mattingly think the injury is minor.

Kemp dropped to 5th in batting order

Matt Kemp, in the midst of one of the worst slumps of his career, hasn't hit as low as fifth in the batting order since Sept. 27, 2010.

Matt Kemp continues to struggle

The Dodgers center fielder on Monday struck out four times in a game for the fourth time in his career, and the first time since 2010.

Punto suffers minor bone bruise in back

With Dee Gordon headed to Albuquerque, Nick Punto and Luis Cruz will split time at shortstop until Hanley Ramirez returns, likely in the first week of June.

Greinke struggles, Dodgers not worried

Zack Greinke has allowed 11 runs and 19 hits in eight innings to his two previous teams over his last two starts. But he called it a coincidence.

Dodgers 8, Angels 7

The 11 doubles combined by both teams (six by the Dodgers) set a Dodger Stadium record.

Freeway Series Game I chat

Starting Lineups Angels Dodgers SS Aybar (S) SS Punto (S) CF Trout 2B Ellis 1B Pujols CF Kemp LF Trumbo 1B Gonzalez (L) RF Hamilton (L) RF Van...

Beckett shut down, to have MRI

Josh Beckett last pitched for the Dodgers on May 13, and is 0-5 with a 5.19 ERA on the season. He was shut down from a throwing program after experiencing numbness in his fingers.

Cruz gets chance to fight for roster spot

Cruz on Monday will make his first start in 10 days and second start in the last 22 days.

Hairston activated, Gordon optioned to Triple-A

Hairston last played on May 5, and was on the disabled list with a left groin strain. Gordon hit .175/.278/.254 in 19 games with Los Angeles.

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