The 7 Biggest Differences Between the 2016 and 2017 Los Angeles Dodgers

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While many fans of the Dodgers couldn’t be happier with the remarkable script of the first half of the season, there’s still plenty of baseball to be played in the second half — 72 games, to be exact. And as there are quite a few similarities between last year’s club and the 2017 version, there are indeed a handful of favorable differences which could eventually propel Los Angeles to an even more successful campaign by season’s end.

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Bellinger Impresses, but Falls Short in 2017 Home Run Derby

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In his first-ever MLB Home Run Derby on Monday evening, Dodgers‘ rookie sensation Cody Bellinger advanced to the second round, but eventually came up short against the juggernaut that is Aaron Judge.

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How the Dodgers Became the Best Team in Baseball at the All-Star Break

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We have reached the All-Star break, and suffice it to say, we can all be very pleased  with the first half of the 2017 season. The Dodgers are sole owners of the best record in baseball, at 61-29, and are more games over .500 than games they’ve actually lost.

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Dodgers Injury Notes: González, Ryu, Liberatore, Hatcher & More

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It’s really not that difficult to inadvertently overlook the injuries of the Dodgers considering the club’s most recent string of success; however, looking ahead, the overall health of the squad could become a critical factor during the stretch run of the regular season and into the playoffs.

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Dodgers Activate Brandon McCarthy, Option Scott Van Slyke to Oklahoma City

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The Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday reinstated right-handed pitcher Brandon McCarthy from the 10-day disabled list and optioned utility man Scott Van Slyke to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

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Dodgers Bullpen: Brock Stewart Settling into New Relief Role Nicely

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When pitcher Brock Stewart was initially recalled to the major league roster this year on June 18, many fans of the Dodgers believed that the 25-year-old righty was merely an extra body in the perpetual carousel of the Los Angeles bullpen, setting the stage for yet another roster move when the next Dodger regular became healthy.

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Dodgers Prospect Watch: Edwin Rios, Yaisel Sierra Rising Quickly

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The management crew of the Dodgers made a few more notable minor league promotions on Friday, moving both corner infielder Edwin Rios and reliever Yaisel Sierra from Double-A Tulsa to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

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Alex Wood Named to National League All-Star Squad

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Late Friday morning, Major League Baseball announced the selections of seven players to the active All-Star rosters as replacements for previously selected players unable to participate in Tuesday’s affair.  Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Alex Wood joins the National League Team, while newly-named American League All-Stars include Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Chris Archer, Seattle Mariners second baseman Robinson Canó, Houston Astros reliever Chris Devenski, Minnesota Twins reliever Brandon Kintzler, Toronto Blue Jays reliever Roberto Osuna and Detroit Tigers outfielder Justin Upton.

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Team Effort & Little More Magic Help Dodgers Take Control of NL West

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This team. Every time you think a game’s over, it’s not. There’s always something happening, someone else stepping up to do the damage. Thursday night was another wild ending that resulted in a walkoff win for the Dodgers.

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Dodgers Recall Scott Van Slyke, Place Grant Dayton on Disabled List

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The Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday afternoon recalled infielder/outfielder Scott Van Slyke from Triple-A Oklahoma City and placed left-handed reliever Grant Dayton on the 10-day disabled list with neck stiffness.

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