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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.

Former Spokane Indians standout Bill Buckner dies at 69

Bill Buckner, whose 2,715 career hits rank second only to Carlos Beltran among former Spokane Indians who played in the major leagues, has died after a long battle with Lewy body dementia, his family said in a statement.

Dodgers’ Julio Urias reinstated from administrative leave

Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Julio Urias was reinstated from administrative leave by Major League Baseball. Urias was placed on leave while MLB officials looked into his May 13 arrest for investigation of misdemeanor domestic battery. Police said Urias was taken into custody in the parking lot of a Los Angeles shopping mall but didn’t release details.

Dodgers put Kenta Maeda on injured list

The Dodgers put Kenta Maeda on the 10-day injured list with an injured left thigh, costing them one of their best starters in May. Maeda gave up only three hits in 6 2/3 innings of a 2-0 win over the Padres.

Dodgers’ Julio Urias arrested in domestic battery case

Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Julio Urias has been placed on administrative leave by Major League Baseball following his arrest for investigation of misdemeanor domestic battery. Los Angeles police say Urias was arrested in the parking lot of a shopping mall. No details were released. MLB subsequently placed the left-hander on administrative leave while it looks into the arrest. The leave was effective Tuesday and can last up to seven days.

Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw to make season debut Monday vs Reds

Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw is scheduled to make his season debut on Monday at home against the Cincinnati Reds. The 31-year-old left-hander, troubled by left shoulder inflammation since early in spring training, made his second minor league injury rehabilitation start on Tuesday. He gave up two solo home runs and five hits over six innings for Double-A Tulsa against Springfield. He struck out six, walked none and threw 59 of 81 pitches for strikes.

Dodgers place Hyun-Jin Ryu on 10-day injured list with strained groin

The Los Angeles Dodgers have placed left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu on the 10-day injured list with a strained left groin. The same injury sidelined Ryu for more than half of last season, but he said Monday night that this injury did not feel as serious. Ryu left with two outs in the second inning of a loss to the St. Louis Cardinals. Manager Dave Roberts said Ryu did not undergo an MRI and that Ryu “did feel a little better” on Tuesday.

Dodgers haven’t ruled out Clayton Kershaw for opening day yet

Clayton Kershaw has not yet been ruled out for opening day by the Los Angeles Dodgers despite all the time he’s missed at spring training with a sore left shoulder. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts says that, for now at least, Kershaw remains scheduled to start March 28 for the two-time defending NL champions even though it seems unlikely based on the progress the three-time Cy Young Award winner would need to make in the next few weeks.