Dodgers, Giants Start Critical Series that Could Decide NL West

As the 2021 MLB Trade Deadline creeps ever closer, the Los Angeles Dodgers return home for their first home stand of the second half. After taking two of three from the Rockies in Colorado, the Dodgers now face a four-game set with the NL West leading San Francisco Giants.

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Dodgers Face Rockies at Coors Field to Open Second Half

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The Los Angels Dodgers will begin their second half of the season Friday on the road against the Colorado Rockies, the same opponent which they faced in the season opener.

 Friday will be beginning of a 16-game stretch when the Dodgers will only play divisional opponents. This stretch will encompass the remainder of July. They won’t face a non division opponent until August 3 when they host the Houston Astros. 

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A Glance at NL West Division Race for Second Half of 2021

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We are currently at the 2021 All-Star break, a time when fans get to enjoy all the festivities and a select few players are recognized for their efforts over the first half of the season.

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Dodgers Face Diamondbacks in Final Series Before All-Star Break

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The Los Angeles Dodgers are finally back home after a rollercoaster 5-3 road trip. The Blue Crew swept a four-game series against the Nationals, then lost the first three games of a four-game series against the Marlins before salving Thursday’s game.

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Dodgers Visit White House, Trevor Bauer Placed on Administrative Leave

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After their 6-2 win over the Nationals in five-inning contest cut short by storms, the Los Angeles Dodgers visited President Joe Biden and the White House on Friday morning.

The 2020 World Series Champs presented President Biden with a jersey donning the number 46. Dodger reliever Joe Kelly stole the show on social media rocking the mariachi jacket he traded for a couple of days ago at Dodger Stadium.

It was also announced that Dodger right-hander Trevor Bauer was placed on the seven-day administrative leave by the MLB amid the ongoing allegations. Dodger Manager Dave Roberts had previously stated he was still planning to start Bauer on Sunday, but the skipper will have to look for another starter.

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Dodgers Set to Start Four-Game Series with Nationals

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The Los Angeles Dodgers are on a roll and are looking to take that momentum to our Nation’s Capitol.

After getting no-hit by the Chicago Cubs last Thursday, the Dodgers have gone on a six-game winning streak. They beat the Cubs the remaining three games of that series, and then edged out the San Francisco Giants in two games to gain some spots in the highly contested NL West. The Dodgers now sit at 49-31, 1.5 games out of first, while holding the second-best record in the National League. The San Diego Padres are still close with a record of 49-33, 2.5 games out of first place.

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Thoughts on Dodgers/Padres Series, Looking Ahead to Cubs Matchup

“We got outplayed.”

These words uttered by Los Angeles Dodgers Manager Dave Roberts after being swept by the Padres succinctly described what happened to his team while they were in San Diego. They got outplayed, in all facets of the game.

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Dodgers and Padres Set to Start Another Important Series

Despite continued bullpen issues, the Los Angeles Dodgers are back to their consistent winning ways.

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Dodgers Visit League Worst Diamondbacks

After a six-game homestand, the Dodgers will begin a six-game road trip, all against against division opponents. First up will be the Arizona Diamondbacks, who the Dodgers previously swept last month. 

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Dodgers Host Last Place Rangers

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The Los Angeles Dodgers are back home to face the Texas Rangers in their second straight series against a last-place team. The Dodgers swept the Pittsburgh Pirates, with a 6-3 win yesterday after the game was called in the eighth inning due to rain. The win marked the 13th straight win for the Dodgers against the Pirates.

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