July 1, 2012; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Dee Gordon (9) reacts after scoring in the seventh inning against the New York Mets at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-US PRESSWIRE

Dodgers Vs. Mets: L.A. Snaps 7-Game Losing Streak

The eight runs scored by the Dodgers on Sunday equaled their output in their previous eight games combined.

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Dodgers Vs. Reds: Game Time, TV Schedule, Series Pitching Matchups

The Los Angeles Dodgers snapped a seven-game losing streak on Sunday, and look to continue their winning ways when the first place Cincinnati Reds come to town for a three-game series at Dodger Stadium. Here is a look at the schedule, television broadcast information, and pitching matchups for the series.

Monday, 7:10 p.m. PDT (Prime Ticket)

Chad Billingsley (4-7, 4.18 ERA) looks to snap a personal three-game losing streak and seeks his first home win since April 11. Homer Bailey (5-6, 4.42) has allowed six runs in his last four road starts.

Tuesday, 7:10 p.m. PDT (KCAL)

Chris Capuano (9-3, 2.69) looks to take out his All-Star snub frustration on Cincinnati, facing bigger snub Johnny Cueto (9-4, 2.26), who could learn some diplomacy on how to handle not making the team.

Wednesday, 6:10 p.m. (Prime Ticket)

Aaron Harang (5-5, 3.97) gets the start on July 4 for the Dodgers, facing second-year man Mike Leake (3-5, 4.12) for the Reds.

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Dodgers Vs. Mets Final Score: Clayton Kershaw Helps Snap 7-Game Skid

The Los Angeles Dodgers finally scored some runs on Sunday, with a little help from three errors by the New York Mets. The Dodgers beat the Mets 8-3 on Sunday night to snap a seven-game losing streak, and matched their run total for their previous eight games.

Clayton Kershaw pitched seven strong innings, striking out nine for his sixth win of the year. He allowed three runs, but just one was earned. Kershaw was named to his second straight All-Star Game earlier in the day, and his manager had high praise for his ace after the game.

"I don't care what Clayton's record is. I'll take him any day of the week against anybody," manager Don Mattingly said. "If this guy isn't the best pitcher in baseball, he's right there."

Dee Gordon had two errors for the Dodgers, but he also had two hits and stole three bases.

The Dodgers welcome the Cincinnati Reds to town for a three-game series beginning Monday. Chad Billingsley starts the opener, against Homer Bailey for the Reds.

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Dodgers Vs. Mets Final Score: L.A. Shutout For 5th Time In 6 Games, 5-0

The Los Angeles Dodgers ended June on the lowest of notes on Saturday, falling 5-0 to the New York Mets for their seventh straight loss. But it is much worse than that.

Johan Santana allowed just one hit in seven scoreless innings, and Ike Davis doubled and hit a three-run home run for the Mets, who have won four straight games.

For the Dodgers, Saturday was their fifth shutout loss in their last six games. The Dodgers have not scored in their last 23 innings, scoring only in the fourth inning on Thursday night. That snapped a 33-inning scoreless streak, so the Dodgers have been held scoreless in 56 of their last 57 innings.

The Dodgers have lost 11 of their last 12 games, scoring just 15 runs during that span. That is the fewest runs scored by the Dodgers in any 12-game span since moving to Los Angeles in 1958.

Nathan Eovaldi allowed five runs in 5 1/3 innings for his fifth loss of the season. The Dodgers have scored five runs in his seven starts, including just three runs with Eovaldi in the game.

The Dodgers will try to avoid the four-game sweep on Sunday night, with Clayton Kershaw on the mound against Dillon Gee for the Mets.

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Dodgers Announce Signing Of First Round Pick Corey Seager

The Los Angeles Dodgers announced the signing of their first round selection in the 2012 MLB Draft, 18th overall pick Corey Seager. He will be a guest at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, taking batting practice with the team, meeting with manager Don Mattingly, and being introduced to the crowd.

A few details on Seager from the Dodgers:

Seager, a 6-foot-4, 205-pounder, batted .519 with 10 home runs and 37 RBI this season to earn a selection as the Gatorade North Carolina Baseball Player of the Year. He also stole 13 bases while posting a 1.062 slugging percentage and a .664 on-base percentage. The younger brother of Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager was rated by Baseball America as the top third baseman in the 2012 draft.

Seager was selected for the 2010 USA Baseball 16-and-Under National Team and earned All-Tournament honors by helping Team USA win a gold medal at the Pan-American Games, batting .514 with a home run and 12 RBI in nine games.

Seager was the 30th of the Dodgers 40 draft picks to sign with the team.

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MLB Trade Rumors: Carlos Lee Possibly Heading To Los Angeles Dodgers

Could the Dodgers swing a deal to land the veteran first baseman?

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Dodgers Vs. Mets Final Score: R.A. Dickey, Daniel Murphy Deliver 6th Straight Loss To L.A.

The Los Angeles Dodgers can't seem to find anything to go their way lately, and on Friday night they matched up against R.A. Dickey of the New York Mets. That almost doesn't seem fair.

Dickey pitched eight shutout innings, striking out 10, as the Mets bludgeoned the Dodgers 9-0 at Dodger Stadium, the sixth straight loss for the Dodgers.

The Dodgers have lost 10 of their last 11 games and have been shutout in four of their previous five contests. The Dodgers snapped a 33-inning scoreless streak on Monday with a two-run explosion, but since then have gone scoreless in their last 14 innings.

Aaron Harang took the loss for the Dodgers, allowing five runs on seven hits in 5 2/3 innings.

Dickey won his 12th game of the year and saw his ERA drop to 2.15. "It's what we've been watching for pretty much the whole first half," Mets manager Terry Collins said after the game.

The Dodgers, who have scored 17 runs in their last 12 games, try to stop the bleeding on Saturday, with Nathan Eovaldi facing off with Johan Santana.

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Dodgers Vs. Mets Starting Lineups: Andre Ethier Out For Second Straight Game

The Los Angeles Dodgers look to snap out of their slump that has seen them lose five straight games and nine of their last 10 contests. The Dodgers host the New York Mets on Friday night in the second game of a four-game series at Dodger Stadium.

Andre Ethier is out of the lineup for the second straight game after straining his left oblique on Wednesday in San Francisco. Ethier was able to avoid a trip to the disabled list, and is listed as day-to-day by the Dodgers. Aaron Harang gets the start for the Dodgers on Friday, facing the amazing knuckleball of R.A. Dickey, looking for his 12th win of the season for the Mets.

Here are the Ethier-less lineups for Friday night from Dodger Stadium:

Mets (41-36)

Torres CF
Tejada SS
Wright 3B
Davis 1B
Duda RF
Murphy 2B
Niewenhuis LF
Thole C
Dickey P

Dodgers (43-34)

Gordon SS
Herrera 3B
Hairston 2B
Abreu LF
Ellis C
Loney 1B
Van Slyke RF
Gwynn CF
Harang P

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Stan Kasten: Dodgers Will Be Active At MLB Trade Deadline

When it comes to the trade deadline, the Los Angeles Dodgers have been staying pretty quiet over the past few seasons. But with the new ownership group in place and already making a splash by signing 21-year old Cuban defector Yasiel Puig to a $42 million contract, the Boys in Blue are ready to do more than just observe at this year's trade deadline, according to team President Stan Kasten:

"I promise you we'll explore everything. Look, as candid as we can be, we're the Dodgers. We're supposed to be big. We intend to be big. Will we look at big things? You bet."

When asked about the lack of top-quality players in their farm system, a key to making trade deadline acquisitions, Kasten was not too worried, knowing that he can put up cash where other teams put up a body:

"I wish we were deeper in that regard," Kasten said. "But if the resources involve money, we'll be very flexible."

As the Dodgers look to remain in contention, they could be one of the most active teams at the deadline this summer. Lord (and Stan Kasten) knows they have the money to do so.

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Dodgers Vs. Mets Final Score: 5th Inning Double Sends L.A. To 5th Straight Loss, 3-2

The Los Angeles Dodgers returned home on Thursday, hoping for some better results. But the New York Mets proved to be rude guests, taking the opener of a four-game weekend series 3-2 at Dodger Stadium. The loss was the fifth straight for the Dodgers, who are now in second place in the National League West for the first time since April 11.

The Dodgers have lost nine of their last 10 games, though they did at least score on Thursday night. The Dodgers were held scoreless in three games in San Francisco and extended their streak to 33 straight scoreless innings before scoring a pair of runs in the fourth inning.

Elian Herrera snapped an 0-for-19 skid with an RBI triple to score the first run, then he scored on an RBI single by Juan Rivera, who had two hits in the game. Unfortunately for the Dodgers that was all the damage they would inflict upon Chris Young, who won his second game of the season for the Mets by pitching into the seventh inning.

Bobby Parnell pitched a perfect ninth inning for his first save of the season for New York.

Chris Capuano pitched seven innings for the Dodgers and allowed three runs, suffering his third loss of the season. He has the only win for the Dodgers in their last 10 games.

"I knew it was going to be a tough night, but as tough as it was I felt we were going to break through at some point," he said.

It doesn't get any easier for the Dodgers on Friday night, as they have to face R.A. Dickey, he of the 11 wins and the shiny 2.31 ERA. Aaron Harang gets the call for the Dodgers.

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Andre Ethier Avoids Disabled List, Day-To-Day With Left Oblique Strain

In an unexpected move, Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Andre Ethier avoided the 15-day disabled list. His strained left oblique, suffered in Wednesday's loss to the San Francisco Giants, showed no swelling and is listed as day-to-day. Ethier hurt himself on a check swing in the first inning against Tim Lincecum, and left the game in the middle of the first inning.

"Yesterday we kind of assumed that we would have a DL situation," said manager Don Mattingly. "The docs looked at it and didn't see any swelling. It couldn't be any better."

Ethier is hitting .291/.357/.491 with 23 doubles, 11 home runs, and 55 RBI in 75 games this season for the Dodgers, who have been without Matt Kemp for 40 of their last 42 games and he isn't expected back until after the All-Star break. The Dodgers were just swept in San Francisco without scoring a run in three games and they have scored 15 runs in their last 10 games.

The Dodgers recalled outfielder Scott Van Slyke from Triple A Albuquerque on Thursday, but not to replace Ethier. Instead, infielder Ivan De Jesus was optioned to Triple A. Van Slyke was hitting .326/.404/.576 with 14 doubles and 10 home runs in 48 games in Triple A this year, and hit .194/.219/.355 earlier this season in 17 games with the Dodgers.

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Dodgers Vs. Mets Starting Lineups

The Los Angeles Dodgers welcome the New York Mets to Dodger Stadium for a four-game series beginning Thursday night. The Dodgers look to snap a four-game losing streak, facing a team that snapped their own four-game losing streak on Wednesday.

The Mets scored 17 runs in a win on Wednesday, which is two more runs than the Dodgers have scored in their last 10 games combined.

Chris Capuano gets the start for the Dodgers on Thursday night, looking to build on the success that has seen him allow just two runs in 14 innings in his last two starts, with one walk and 16 strikeouts. Chris Young gets the call on the mound for the Mets, making his fifth start of the season.

Here are the starting lineups for Thursday's opener at Dodger Stadium:

Mets (40-36)

Torres CF
Tejada SS
Wright 3B
Duda RF
Hairston LF
Davis 1B
Murphy 2B
Nickeas C
Young P

Dodgers (43-33)

Gordon SS
Herrera 3B
Rivera LF
Loney 1B
Van Slyke RF
Kennedy 2B
Treanor C
Gwynn CF
Capuano P

Thursday's 7:10 p.m. PDT game will be televised by Prime Ticket.

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Dodgers Vs. Mets: Series Pitching Matchups, Game Times, TV Info

The Los Angeles Dodgers return home a battered team. Eight losses in nine games on their road trip dropped them into a first place tie with the San Francisco Giants in the National League West. The Dodgers just got swept in a three-game series in San Francisco and they didn't score a single run in the series. They will try to put runs on the board at Dodger Stadium in a four-game series against the New York Mets. Here is a look ahead at the pitching matchups for this four-game weekend series.

Thursday, 7:10 p.m. PDT (Prime Ticket)

Chris Capuano looks for his team-high 10th win of the season as he looks to snap a four-game Dodgers losing streak for the second straight start. Chris Young makes his fifth start of the season for the Mets, more starts than he has made in a season since 2009.

Friday, 7:10 p.m. PDT (Prime Ticket)

R.A. Dickey gets the start for the Mets, looking for his 12th win as he continues to build his resume for a possible All-Star Game start. Aaron Harang gets the start for the Dodgers, coming off a quality start no-decision on Sunday against the Angels in Anaheim.

Saturday, 4:15 p.m. PDT (Fox)

A battle of the man with a no-hitter (Johan Santana) against a man with no run support (Nathan Eovaldi). The Dodgers have scored five total runs in Eovaldi's six starts.

Sunday, 5:05 p.m. PDT (ESPN)

Clayton Kershaw gets the start for the Dodgers on ESPN Sunday Night Baseball in the series finale, while the Mets will counter with right-hander Dillon Gee.

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