Chris Capuano came off the disabled list to hold the Yankees to three hits over six strong innings, and Yasiel Puig took his rampage to Interleague Play as the Dodgers salvaged a split of their Wednesday doubleheader in the Bronx with a 6-0 win in the nightcap.
Baseball's most electric rookie met the game's oldest active player from a distance of 60 feet and six inches late on Wednesday afternoon, and this intriguing battle between Yasiel Puig and Mariano Rivera did not disappoint.
The Dodgers activated pitcher Chris Capuano to start the second game of Wednesday's doubleheader and made room by optioning outfielder Alex Castellanos to Triple-A Albuquerque.
Watching Ichiro Suzuki and Yasiel Puig play right field and swing their bats on Wednesday at Yankee Stadium was like jumping inside a time machine and revisiting masters of previous generations.
For the opener, Don Mattingly switched Hanley Ramirez from shortstop to designated hitter, moved Nick Punto from third base to short, started Juan Uribe at third base, rested Mark Ellis, moved Skip Schumaker from left field to second base and started Alex Castellanos in left field.
The Dodgers are looking at Ted Lilly's most recent injury as one that he should be able to return from relatively soon, manager Don Mattingly said.
Manager Don Mattingly still wouldn't say on Wednesday night who will be called up to start for the Dodgers on Sunday. But Triple-A Albuquerque's Matt Magill was yanked from his start on Wednesday night after only two innings, making him the most likely candidate.
Legendary Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully reached the masses through a new medium -- Twitter -- during a takeover of the team's @Dodgers account on his first Tweetcast on Wednesday.
The Dodgers ruined manager Don Mattingly's emotional return to the Bronx, committing four errors while getting beat by the Yankees and former teammate Hiroki Kuroda, 6-4, in the first game of Wednesday's day-night doubleheader.
The Dodgers are going back to San Diego on Thursday for the first time since their melee with the Padres at Petco Park in April as they begin a four-game series.
At the risk of jumping the starter's gun, Yasiel Puig has the tools to become the greatest Major Leaguer his homeland, Cuba, has produced. As he alighted in Yankee Stadium on Tuesday for a postponed game that will be made up in a day-night doubleheader on Wednesday, Puig is in the middle of a start with few precedents in the game's history.
Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw fielded fans' questions Tuesday on the Edward Jones Chatting Cage on MLB.com.
Don Mattingly had just told the media that his Dodgers were healthier than they've been in a while when Tuesday night's game was rained out, to be made up as part of a day-night doubleheader on Wednesday.
After aggressive running drills on the warning track on Tuesday afternoon before the series opener with the Yankees was postponed by rain, Matt Kemp reported that his strained right hamstring is improved and that he might try to run the bases on Wednesday.
Skip Schumaker was handed a two-game suspension for "aggressive actions" in the benches-clearing incident with Arizona, but he said replays will show that he was playing peacemaker.
Here's what outsiders saw: Mike Piazza hit more home runs than any catcher in baseball history. Here's what Piazza saw: a world that questioned whether he was good enough.
Don Mattingly is a Yankees icon. But he won't be wearing his old pinstripes when he returns to Yankee Stadium on Tuesday with his struggling Dodgers club.
Al Downing was a major factor in the Yankees' run to the 1963 AL title, 50 years ago. And he had a front-row seat as Dodgers' pitchers dominated the Bombers in a historic World Series.
Juan Uribe was a late scratch from the Dodgers' starting lineup Sunday due to tightness in his back, but was still available off the bench.
The Dodgers' offense has performed well below expectations this season, and so has outfielder Andre Ethier.
Jerry Hairston, Jr. recalls his father Jerry Sr., who played 14 Major League seasons, pitching to him in the backyard, saying if he can't get his son out, then no Little Leaguer can.
Naturally, people want to hear from Yasiel Puig. In just 13 games, he's been one of baseball's biggest stories. Because of all the media attention he's received in his young career, Puig, a Cuban defector, has decided to decline most interviews.
A tiebreaking three-run homer by Pedro Alvarez proved to be the decisive blow against Zack Greinke and the Dodgers in Sunday's 6-3 loss to the Pirates at PNC Park.
Juan Uribe drove in Andre Ethier with an RBI single and Nick Punto followed with a run-scoring double in the 11th inning to spark the Dodgers to a 5-3 win at a sold-out PNC Park.
Adrian Gonzalez said he would rather face the best pitcher in baseball than a young arm making a spot start. But that's exactly what the Dodgers did on Saturday when the Pirates' Brandon Cumpton made his big league debut against Los Angeles.
Dodgers manager Don Mattingly batted rookie outfielder Yasiel Puig in the No. 2 spot for the first time in his very young career in order to group him, Adrian Gonzalez, Hanley Ramirez and Andre Ethier together in the order.
Hanley Ramirez returned to the Dodgers lineup Friday night, and he said he didn't feel any pain afterward. But still, with an injury as delicate as a hamstring strain, he has some limitations.
Of the eight Dodgers on this year's All-Star ballot, only first baseman Adrian Gonzalez and outfielder Andre Ethier have made it this far without being on the disabled list or losing their starting jobs. Fans can acknowledge their contributions by voting for the Dodgers pair for this year's All-Star Game,
Stephen Fife allowed just two runs over five solid innings, but the Dodgers were unable to get anything going offensively in a 3-0 loss to the Pirates on Friday at PNC Park.
Whether Scott Van Slyke becomes the ballplayer his dad was, he's just as determined to be the father to his son that Andy has been to him.