Dodgers Rally Late, Tie World Series with Convincing Game 4 Win

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With the entirety of baseball still thinking about Game 3 of the World Series, it was time to play ball once again.

Going into Game 4, with Alex Wood on the mound, Dave Roberts sent the same lineup to the field as he had in Game 3. Though Cody Bellinger has had his struggles recently, he stayed in the cleanup spot, and Joc Pederson remained the DH.

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Dodgers Shakeup NLCS Roster by Adding Charlie Culberson, Joc Pederson

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While many thought the NLCS roster of the Dodgers would be almost identical to the squad which captured the Division Series in a three-game sweep over the Diamondbacks, the club announced several changes on Saturday morning, most notably the exclusion of shortstop Corey Seager, who has been suffering from back problems.

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Dodgers Playoff Roster Notes: Adrián González, Joc Pederson, Kyle Farmer & More

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The Dodgers have finally clinched the division, and are one win away from reaching 100 wins this season. Their PECOTA projections was 98 wins, so in that respect they have exceeded expectations. What was not expected, however, is the makeup of the roster heading into the playoffs.

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Better Playoff Roster Option: Joc Pederson, Andre Ethier or Curtis Granderson?

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In just a little under three weeks, the Dodgers will embark on yet another postseason journey, with this year’s aspirations the highest they’ve been in recent years. The Los Angeles management crew will certainly have a difficult task in store when assembling the club’s prospective playoff roster, as a number of different factors will come into play for the squad selected to begin the NLDS on October 6.

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Some of These Starting Lineups Are Downright Ugly

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Being that the San Francisco Giants have resided in the cellar of the National League West for almost the entirety of the season, coupled with the fact that they are only a few games away from the Philadelphia Phillies for having the worst record in all of baseball, one would have presumed that a three-game series at AT&T Park was just what the doctor ordered to ease the Los Angeles Dodgers out of perhaps one of their worst team slumps in decades.

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Will Dodgers Benefit from Keeping Yasiel Puig Higher in Batting Order?

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While there’s been very heavy speculation lately about the effectiveness of the Dodgers‘ most common batting orders, there’s little guarantee that moving around several regular pieces will make a huge difference in the overall potency of the offense. The same can be said about moving up right fielder Yasiel Puig in the lineup—he’s definitely thrived in the lower part of the order, but when given the chance to hit in the middle, hasn’t made much of a notable difference at all.

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Dodgers Add Trayce Thompson, Joc Pederson to Expanded Roster

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The Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday afternoon recalled outfielders Joc Pederson and Trayce Thompson from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

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Dodgers 25-Man Roster: Granderson and Paredes Replace Pederson and Darvish

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The Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday activated outfielder Curtis Granderson and recalled left-handed pitcher Edward Paredes from Triple-A Oklahoma City, while optioning outfielder Joc Pederson to OKC and placing right-hander Yu Darvish on the 10-day DL with lower back tightness. Darvish’s stint on the disabled list can be retroactive to August 17, if needed.

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Dodgers Lineups: Cody Bellinger Could Benefit from a Little More Protection

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During the middle contest of a three-game series against the Padres last weekend, we noted a statistic on Twitter about how the No. 5 hole in the Dodgers lineup has been the least productive of all the spots in the batting order this season, excluding the No. 9 slot.

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Dodgers Roster: How Exactly Does Adrián González Fit In?

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A lot has happened since veteran first baseman Adrian Gonzalez played his last big league game for the Dodgers on June 11.

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