Ike Davis took the first step toward a big second half with a 3-for-5 night Tuesday, which included his sixth home run. Davis, who will likely earn his second straight start Wednesday against Dodgers right-hander Dan Haren, helped the Pirates even the series, and they'll send lefty Francisco Liriano to the hill in the rubber match.
Josh Beckett returned from the disabled list with his shortest start of the year, while Yasiel Puig and Hanley Ramirez remained on the sidelines again Tuesday night as the Dodgers ran out of comebacks in a 12-7 loss to the Pirates.
Yasiel Puig and Hanley Ramirez missed another start Tuesday night nursing left hand injuries, so manager Don Mattingly had Matt Kemp back in right field and Justin Turner at shortstop. Kemp, in fact, impressed Mattingly so much with his natural play in right field Monday night that Mattingly said he is considering trying Puig in center field.
Dodgers reliever Paco Rodriguez was optioned back to Triple-A Albuquerque to make room for the activation of Tuesday night's starting pitcher Josh Beckett.
The Los Angeles Lakers have signed Ed Davis.
New Lakers forward Ed Davis took some time after his introductory press conference and various media obligations to answer fan questions
In honor of Nick Young's return to the purple and gold, we asked
The Los Angeles Lakers have signed free agent forward Ryan Kelly, it was announced today by General Manager Mitch Kupchak. Per team policy, terms of the agreement were not released.