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Dodgers Notes: Clayton Kershaw, Yu Darvish each take steps toward rejoining rotation

PITTSBURGH — Clayton Kershaw should be happy. His back injury was less serious than might have been feared when he left his July 23 start. He has returned to health relatively quickly. And his team is so far out front that it can afford to take it slowly with him, giving him a long runway […]

Dodgers' Yu Darvish is expected to miss his next start because of back tightness

The Dodgers plan to skip Yu Darvish’s start next week in Pittsburgh because of lingering concern about the tightness in his back. Darvish exited his Dodger Stadium debut on Wednesday after his back locked up, and manager Dave Roberts indicated the team wanted to be cautious about Darvish’s condition....

Dodgers put eyes on next Japanese phenom: Shohei Ohtani

A few weeks after acquiring Yu Darvish, the Dodgers sent a sizable contingent of executives, including president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman along with broadcaster Orel Hershiser, to Japan to see the country’s newest phenom: 23-year-old pitcher/outfielder Shohei Ohtani. Ohtani recorded...

As a befuddled batter, Dodgers right-hander Darvish sticks out like a sore thumb

Yu Darvish began his fifth-inning at-bat Wednesday against Carlos Rodon with one of the most unusual swings ever seen in a major league game, only lightly moving his bat as a low fastball arrived at the plate. Two pitches later, he struck out looking. In his last two starts as a Dodger, Darvish...

Miller: Yu Darvish’s Dodger Stadium debut takes one pitch to go slightly sideways

LOS ANGELES — They’ve already provided so many moments, memories and nights that the Dodgers owe their fans nothing. Nothing, at least, until October, when they owe their fans the same thing they owe themselves – a World Series run that cements their place in baseball forever. Still, on Wednesday, this team that simply refuses to […]

Yu Darvish has the benefit of strong bullpen with Dodgers

Yu Darvish gained more than a few places in the standings when he was traded to the Dodgers. Over the last couple of weeks, the Japanese right-hander has spoken of what it’s like to be on a team with a lineup as potent as the Dodgers’. Or how he looked forward to pitching in a home stadium where...

Yasiel Puig's walk-off double lifts Dodgers over White Sox

Halfway through the two-minute, 20-second break between Wednesday’s sixth and seventh inning, Yu Darvish emerged from the stairway that leads to Dodger Stadium’s home clubhouse. He ambled out to the mound, threw five leisurely warm-up pitches, and then welcomed a visit from Dodgers trainer Nate...

Yasiel Puig caps late rally, gives Dodgers MLB-best 10th walk-off win

In the home debut of Yu Darvish, the Dodgers’ pitcher hardly figured into the final outcome on his 31st birthday. Trailing by two runs when the bottom of the ninth inning began, the Dodgers (85-34) used a one-out rally to sweep their 16th series of the season.

Yu Darvish mysteriously removed before 7th inning in Dodger Stadium debut

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Yu Darvish’s highly anticipated first home start as a Dodger ended amid some mystery as he left the game in the top of the seventh.        

12 years ago, Lasorda pitched a half-Iranian, half-Japanese pitcher on L.A. Today, Darvish debuts at Dodger Stadium

The visitor from Los Angeles arrived in Osaka a dozen years ago, as Yu Darvish pondered leaving home for Major League Baseball. Darvish was a senior in high school, but his talent induced a fleet of baseball lifers to board planes bound for Japan. One of them represented the beating heart of the...

Turner, Hernandez help Dodgers hold off Diamondbacks 8-6

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NL batting average leader Justin Turner and Kike Hernandez drive in a combined five runs, helping Yu Darvish pick up his second win in as many starts for the Los Angeles Dodgers in their 8-6 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks    ...

Dodgers defeat Diamondbacks despite the struggles of Yu Darvish

Yu Darvish did not dominate the Arizona Diamondbacks the way he had the New York Mets in his Dodgers debut. Against Arizona on Thursday, he repeatedly struggled to locate his fastball within the strike zone, staking 10 Diamondbacks to advantageous 2-and-0 counts. What Darvish displayed at Chase...

Yu Darvish not as sharp in second start but Dodgers beat Diamondbacks anyway, 8-6

PHOENIX — The Dodgers have done everything they can to make Yu Darvish’s transition to a new team easy, showering him with good will and run support. It was Darvish who made things hard on himself Thursday night. The right-hander was far from sharp and threw 106 pitches in just five innings. But the Dodgers […]

Dodgers at Diamondbacks: Thursday game time, TV channel and starting pitchers

The Dodgers and Diamondbacks wrap their series with Yu Darvish squaring off against Arizona's Anthony Banda.

Dodgers right-hander Yu Darvish is skilled as a southpaw as well

2 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Two days after his Dodgers debut, Yu Darvish ventured outside to throw on Sunday afternoon. There was only one catch: He was pitching with his left hand. The Dodgers acquired Darvish, in part, to serve as a right-handed complement to the team’s left-handed starting trio of Clayton Kershaw, Rich...

Yu Darvish's dominant debut showcases Dodgers' playoff reality: 'Pick your poison'

2 weeks agoNews : USAToday: News

Yu Darvish gives the Dodgers an imposing playoff punch - and his NL debut was nothing short of dominant - and daunting.        

Yu Darvish’s Los Angeles Dodgers, Mets Debut? Has Iranians Cheering

Yu Darvish joining the Los Angeles Dodgers might make many fans in Orange County happy, but his relocation from the Texas Rangers will be particularly special to the Iranian community in Southern California. Currently, Yu Darvish is impressing new fans at his debut Los Angeles Dodgers game. Show More Summary

Yu Darvish's smashing debut has Dodgers dreaming of October

Can’t we skip the next two months? Can’t the postseason start, like, now? Because if you watched Yu Darvish dominate the New York Mets on Friday night in his first start for the Dodgers, how could you not think ahead to October? It wasn’t only the sight of Darvish doing pretty much whatever he...

Yu Darvish dazzles against Mets in Dodgers debut

2 weeks agoNews : USAToday: News

Darvish struck out 10 over seven shutout innings as the Dodgers won 6-0 in his first game with Los Angeles.        

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