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Stephen Strasburg vs. Walker Buehler as Nats, Dodgers decide NLDS in Game 5

Stephen Strasburg’s 2012 shutdown is a distant memory by now. This sort of setting and stakes – Game 5 against the Los Angeles Dodgers, with the outcome of the NL Division Series on the line – is exactly why the Washington Nationals protected the pitcher they drafted No. 1 overall all those years ago.

Seven 2-out runs in sixth inning lift Dodgers past Nationals

Justin Turner’s homer capped a startling and record-setting seven-run rally in the sixth inning as the Dodgers roughed up starter-turned-reliever Patrick Corbin, and Los Angeles beat Washington 10-4 for a 2-1 lead in their NL Division Series.

MLB capsules: Jonathan Villar hits record-setting HR, O’s beat Dodgers 7-3

Jonathan Villar hit a tiebreaking, record-setting three-run homer in the seventh inning, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-3 Wednesday night to end a six-game losing streak. Villar’s drive was the 6,106th in the majors this season, breaking the previous mark of 6,105 in 2017.

MLB roundup: Dodgers beat Orioles 7-3, clinch 7th straight NL West title

BALTIMORE – The Los Angeles Dodgers clinched their seventh consecutive NL West title in fitting fashion, using two home runs by Corey Seager and a masterful pitching performance by Walker Buehler to beat the Baltimore Orioles 7-3 on Tuesday night. After the final out, the first team to clinch a playoff spot this season gathered at the mound for a subdued celebration that included a wardrobe change for a pending champagne celebration in the clubhouse.

Dodgers’ Julio Urias to serve 20-game domestic violence penalty

Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Julio Urias has accepted a 20-game suspension by MLB for a domestic violence incident and is expected to return in September. The league gave him credit for serving five games while he was on unpaid leave in May, leaving 15 remaining.

Dodger Stadium to get $100 million renovation for 2020

The Los Angeles Dodgers plan to welcome the All-Star Game back to Dodger Stadium with a $100 million renovation of their historic ballpark. The Dodgers unveiled the logo for next year’s Midsummer Classic and their latest renovation plans at their 57-year-old home, the majors’ third-oldest park. The primary addition will be a Centerfield Plaza area spanning nearly 2 acres behind the outfield fences.

Dodgers’ Dave Roberts surprised Kenley Jansen changed mind on injury

Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts says it’s “a little bit tough to swallow” that closer Kenley Jansen changed his mind about the severity of a foot injury after blowing a save against the Philadelphia Phillies. Jansen was struck in the foot by Adam Haseley’s grounder in the ninth inning but told Roberts he was OK to continue pitching. After blowing the lead in Philadelphia’s 9-8 victory, Jansen told reporters he should have come out of the game. He was limping in the clubhouse postgame.

Padres beat Dodgers 3-2 in game played amid earthquake

Hunter Renfroe hit a tiebreaking homer in the eighth inning, Eric Lauer threw two strikes in the midst of a strong earthquake that rattled the stadium, and the San Diego Padres edged the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2 Friday night.

Dodgers transfer pitcher Rich Hill to 60-day injured list

Dodgers starting pitcher Rich Hill has been transferred to the 60-day injured list with a left forearm strain. The 39-year-old left-hander went on the IL June 20. He is 4-1 with a 2.55 ERA in 10 starts this season.

Dodgers looking at Julio Urias or Ross Stripling to fill Rich Hill’s spot

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts is optimistic that pitcher Rich Hill will be back before the end of the season. But with the left-hander out for at least four weeks, Roberts still needs to fill a spot in his rotation. Roberts said he is looking at either Julio Urias or Ross Stripling to plug that hole after Hill was placed on the 10-day injured list Thursday with a left forearm strain. Hill left Wednesday’s game before the second inning after retiring the side in the first.

L.A. city attorney defers prosecution of Dodgers pitcher Julio Urias

Los Angeles city prosecutors have decided to defer prosecution of Dodgers pitcher Julio Urias for a May 13 domestic violence arrest. The Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office says Urias will instead be summoned to a hearing and told no action will be taken as long as he doesn’t commit acts of violence against anyone for a year. The Los Angeles Times reports that city prosecutors also said Urias must successfully complete a 52-week domestic violence counseling program.