Dodgers Game Previews

Beckett vs. Lincecum in SF opener

Josh Beckett starts for the Dodgers on Tuesday night in San Francisco against Tim Lincecum and the Giants. The Dodgers have lost their last three series against the Giants, dating back to 2013.

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Celebrate the 1988 Dodgers Championship

Almost every baseball fan has seen the video of an injured Gibby rounding the bases and pumping his fist after hitting a homer to win Game 1 of the 1988 World Series. It was the signature moment in the Dodgers’ improbable run to a championship.

Ethier starts in left on getaway day

Sunday marks Andre Ethier's 162nd career start in left field, but just his eighth in the last six seasons. Ethier bats sixth behind center fielder Matt Kemp as the Dodgers go for a weekend sweep of the Diamondbacks.

Greinke has shut down the NL West

Zack Greinke has excelled within the division since joining the Dodgers, especially outside of Coors Field. Then again, he has been pretty good against everybody.

Hanley heating up

Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez has a six-game hitting streak, including six extra-base hits. He hit .500 (11-for-22) last season in five games at Chase Field.

Beckett, Sanchez face off in finale with Tigers

Josh Beckett is expected to make his first start of 2014 on Wednesday night as the Dodgers and Tigers finish off their two-game set. Anibal Sanchez, traded for Beckett in November 2005, starts for Detroit.

Dodgers stack right-handers vs. Bumgarner

The Dodgers start Justin Turner at second base and an all-right-handed outfield of Scott Van Slyke, Matt Kemp and Andre Ethier against left-handed Madison Bumgarner and the Giants on Saturday afternoon at Dodger Stadium.

Dodgers look for more from heart of the order

The Dodgers are 4-1 on the season, but 3-4-5 hitters Hanley Ramirez, Adrian Gonzalez and Andre Ethier are a combined 8-for-55 (.145).

Haren gets the call in Petco finale

Dan Haren after a shaky final spring tuneup gets the start for the Dodgers in their series finale against the Padres on Wednesday night at Petco Park. The last time the Dodgers lost a series at Petco Park was September 2010.

Greinke makes 2014 debut

Greinke, who was briefly sidelined during spring training with a strained right calf, gets the call for his 2014 debut on Tuesday against the Padres.


Ryu starts opener in San Diego

Hyun-jin Ryu gets the start for the Dodgers opening a three-game series against the Padres at Petco Park in San Diego. The Dodgers were 11-8 against the Padres in 2013, including 6-4 in San Diego.

Gordon ready to 'seize' opportunity

Dee Gordon is ready for another chance, this time at second base: "I just want an opportunity. They've given it to me, and I'm going to seize it this time. I didn't sieze it in the past, I was too immature, didn't know myself."

Greinke starts Freeway Series opener

Zack Greinke, who will start the second game of the series in San Diego on Tuesday, starts the opener tonight against the Halos.

Dodgers turn to Ryu in Game 2

The Dodgers look for their third 2-0 start in the last four seasons, sending Hyun-jin Ryu to the mound in their second game against the Diamondbacks at Sydney Cricket Ground in Australia.

Clayton Kershaw and the Opening Day streak

In his three previous Opening Day starts, the Dodgers ace has pitched 19 scoreless innings. Clayton Kershaw gets the start against the Diamondbacks in Game 1 down under.

Kershaw vs. Wacha, round 2

The Dodgers are 4-9 all-time in Games 6 in the postseason, including 0-2 in the NLCS (1985, 1988). They hope Clayton Kershaw can change that on Friday night in St. Louis.

Greinke looks to extend Dodgers' season

The seven runs scored by the Dodgers are their fewest in the first four games of a postseason series since scoring two runs in the 1966 World Series.

NLCS Game 4 preview: In search of offense

Both Hanley Ramirez and Andre Ethier are back in the Dodgers' lineup for Game 4. Perhaps they can add some offense to an NLCS that has seen only nine total runs in three games.

NLCS Game 3: Ryu, offense needed

Ryu is 7-4 with a 2.61 in 16 starts at Dodger Stadium this season, including 14 quality starts.

Kershaw vs. Wacha in NLCS Game 2

Once again runs figure to be at a premium in Game 2 of the NLCS between the Dodgers and Cardinals.

NLCS Game 1 preview: Hanley on the big stage

Dodgers manager Don Mattingly told shortstop Hanley Ramirez, "I want the whole world to see how good you are." He'll get that chance in the National League Championship Series against the Cardinals.

Clayton Kershaw to start Game 4 on short rest

The Dodgers ace left-hander will make his first career start on three days rest on Monday night against the Braves.

Game 3 a battle of rookie pitchers

Rookie hurlers face off in Game 3 of the NLDS on Sunday night at Dodger Stadium, with Hyun-jin Ryu matching up with Julio Teheran. Ryu has eight walks in his last 11 starts. Teheran had 16 strikeouts and no walks in his final three starts.

Zack Greinke takes the mound in Game 2

Zack Greinke makes his first postseason start as a Dodger, and has allowed 19 runs in his last 16 starts. Both teams are using the same starting lineups as Thursday night.

Game 1 preview: Hanley, Kershaw the difference

The Dodgers' best pitcher and best hitter make their first starts against the Braves this season on Thursday night in Atlanta in Game 1 of the 2013 National League Division Series.

Young at SS, Ryu starts finale

Michael Young starts at shortstop and Hyun-jin Ryu tries to keep his ERA under 3.00 as the Dodgers conclude their regular season on Sunday against the Rockies at Dodger Stadium.

Greinke gets final tuneup start vs. Rockies

Dodgers right-hander Zack Greinke on Saturday night looks to match 2009 and 2011 with his career-high 16th win, facing the Rockies at Dodger Stadium.

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