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Yasiel Puig and Hanley Ramirez pour Patorade on teammate Scott Van Slyke after his walk-off home run against Arizona.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA SEPTEMBER 13, 2013-Dodgers hitter Scott Van Slyke falls to rhe ground after swinging and missing a pitch against the Giants in the 4th inning at Dodger Stadium Friday. (Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times)

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

Brian Wilson stretches before a game with the Giants.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

Magic Johnson speaks with Brian Wilson before a game with the Giants.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

Hanley Ramirez walks through the dugout before a game with the Giants.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

Evening sky above Dodger Stadium.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Right fielder Yasiel Puig celebrates at second base after hitting a stand-up double against the Padres.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Relief pitcher Brian Wilson warms up before the game against the Red Sox.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

"Star Wars" Night at Dodger Stadium.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Fans wait for player autographs before a game against the Boston Red Sox.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Fans try to catch a batting practice home run by Red Sox slugger David Ortiz before a game against the Red Sox.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Outfielder Matt Kemp clowns around in the dugout before the start of a game against the Cubs.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Third baseman Nick Punto is brushed back by a pitch from Cubs starter Jake Arrieta. Punto subsequently doubled to put the Dodgers up 5-3.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Right fielder Yasiel Puig throws his batting helmet in frustration after popping up for the final out in a 3-2 loss to the Cubs.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Outfielder Matt Kemp works out before a game against the Red Sox.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Pitching ace Clayton Kershaw heads to the clubhouse after the Dodgers beat the Cubs, 4-0.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Fans line up for player autographs before a game against the Chicago Cubs.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Right fielder Yasiel Puig has the sun directly in his eyes in the first inning against the Red Sox.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Outfielder Andre Ethier hangs out by the batting cage before a game against the Chicago Cubs.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Shortstop Hanley Ramirez is congratulated by teammate Juan Uribe after hitting a solo home run against the Cubs.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Shortstop Hanley Ramirez prepares for an at-bat against the Cubs.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Left fielder Carl Crawford prepares to go to bat against the Cubs.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Bats in the dugout.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

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What started as a nightmare season for the Dodgers is turning into something special. Less than three months ago, the most expensive team ever assembled in the history of baseball looked as if it was doomed to failure. The low point came on June 21, when the Dodgers dropped a 5-2 decision to the under-funded and under-talented San Diego Padres.

Ravaged by injuries to key players early in the season, the Dodgers dropped to an unthinkable 9 1/2 games out of first place. They were firmly entrenched in last place and Manager Don Mattingly’s job was in jeopardy. Then, suddenly, everything changed.

Yasiel Puig, a 22-year-old physical specimen who fled Cuba just last year, was called up from the minor leagues and became an overnight sensation. Former batting champion Hanley Ramirez returned from the disabled list. Pitcher Zack Greinke found his rhythm, which he lost after fracturing his collarbone in a bench-clearing incident in April. Kenley Jansen solidified his place as the Dodgers’ closer, which stabilized the entire bullpen. The Dodgers couldn’t lose.

Now they are on the verge of becoming the first team to clinch a spot in the playoffs. The Dodgers haven’t won a World Series in 25 years. That could change this year.

-Dylan Hernandez, Los Angeles Times

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