Dodgers remain mired

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It’s bad enough that the Dodgers (15-19) are off to a slow start, but now they’ve lost shortstop Corey Seager for the rest of the season.

Seager, a two-time All-Star, had Tommy John surgery last Friday on his elbow.

The Blue Crew ended a three-team, 11-game road trip by losing two of three to San Diego in games played this past weekend in Monterrey, Mexico.

On Sunday, a day in which pitcher Clayton Kershaw, a three-time Cy Young winner and one-time National League Most Valuable Player, was placed on the 10-day disabled list because of biceps tendinitis, Eric Hosmer’s two-run homer sunk the Dodgers 3-0.

This is the third consecutive season in which Kershaw has been placed on the disabled list, the two previous were for lower back problems.

Hosmer belted a two-run shot on Saturday as the Padres won 7-4, offsetting Chris Taylor (three hits), who drove in two for the Boys of Summer.

Walker Buehler went six no-hit innings and three relievers worked one inning without yielding a hit in a 4-0 victory over the Padres on Friday.

Buehler (2-0) struck out eight with three walks, Tony Cingrani fanned one with two walks, Yimi Garcia whiffed two and Adam Liberatore struck out two.

The Dodgers rallied for four runs in the eighth inning of a 5-2 win on Thursday against Arizona at Chase Field.

Austin Barnes (two runs) sliced a solo homer, Cody Bellinger (double) had a sacrifice fly and Kyle Farmer added a run-tallying single.

The Dodgers edged the Diamondbacks 2-1 on Wednesday as Bellinger (two hits) and Yasmani Grandal each drove in a run.

On Tuesday, the Blue Crew lost 4-3 to the Diamondbacks after Daniel Descalso (two hits) sliced a two-run triple and A.J. Pollock lined a solo homer.

Bellinger clubbed a two-run bomb and Max Muncy had a run-tallying grounder for the Dodgers.

Pollock paced Arizona to an 8-5 triumph on Monday after blasting three solo homers.

Joc Pederson walloped a run-scoring triple and a sacrifice fly for the Dodgers.

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The Sports Department Rick Assad has written about sports for the Pasadena Star-News and Los Angeles Times. Contact him at richsports5@sbcglobal.net.

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