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LOS ANGELES -- Dan Haren got honest with himself last season with Washington. Haason Reddick Jersey . He wasnt throwing in the mid-90 mph range anymore and realized he needed a new identity. Hes found it this season with the Los Angeles Dodgers, and after a July swoon, Haren is proving to be a reliable fourth starter. He tossed seven sharp innings to give the Dodgers four pitchers with 13 wins for the first time in 19 years in a 4-0 victory over the San Diego Padres on Wednesday night. Haren (13-10) allowed four hits, struck out five and walked one. "I swallowed my pride when it comes to velocity a long time ago," he said. "I just try to get outs. Ive minimized my mistakes and located better. Ive stayed the course." Haren joined Clayton Kershaw, Hyun-Jin Ryu and Zack Greinke as the first quartet with at least 13 wins since Orel Hershiser, Fernando Valenzuela, Jerry Reuss and Bob Welch in 1985. "Hes pitching like he did early in the season," Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said. "He was getting the ball where he wants and it looks like it had late life. When youre throwing 88, 89, you got to have late life, and if you dont have late life youre going to get hit." Haren and J.P. Howell combined to retire nine consecutive San Diego batters before Kenley Jansen came on in the ninth. "Ive got two or three starts left and if theyre good ones Ill be in a good place," Haren said. "I treat every game from here on out like its a playoff game. I put a lot of pressure on myself." Carl Crawford had a season-high four hits, including three doubles, and Hanley Ramirez and Juan Uribe added RBI singles as the Dodgers finished 12-7 against San Diego this season. "Hes hot. We made good pitches, and he still hit them," Padres catcher Rene Rivera said. Crawford drove in the Dodgers first run in the second and their last run in the eighth on doubles. His three doubles tied a career best, and equaled the clubs single-game record. He is batting .434 since Aug. 10. "Ive been struggling the last few years with injuries," he said. "This has been one of the most positive years for me. It gives you confidence going into the next game." Ian Kennedy (10-13) gave up three runs and 10 hits in six-plus innings. The right-hander struck out five and walked one but is winless in his last nine starts against the Dodgers, dropping to 0-5 since the start of last season. "He pitched well enough to win," Padres manager Bud Black said. "He threw pitches in the seventh inning in a pitchers duel, just got outpitched by their guy." The Padres turned three double plays behind Kennedy, but advanced just one runner to third base -- and he reached on an error by second baseman Justin Turner. The Dodgers committed six errors in the three-game series, including three on one play Monday. Haren has allowed no more than one earned run in each of his last four starts and has gone 5-1 in his past seven starts since Aug. 6 after going through the worst stretch of his career with five consecutive losses from July 5 to Aug. 1. "Maybe he struggled a little bit, but he found himself and hes back," Rivera said. "He pitched well and kept us off-balance." Crawford, Uribe and Matt Kemp, who extended his hitting streak to 16 games with a single, continued on their offensive tear. Yasiel Puig, however, was hitless in four at-bats with two strikeouts in the leadoff spot after recently being dropped to seventh in an attempt to spark some offence. TRAINERS ROOM Padres: CF Will Venable left because of a back strain in the fifth and could be out a few days. ... Relief pitcher Joaquin Benoit (right shoulder soreness) played catch and could return by this weekend. ... RHP Blaine Boyer (shoulder fatigue) is a few days behind Benoit. ... OF Abraham Almonte (sprained ankle) took batting practice and ran in the outfield for the first time since getting hurt last weekend. He is expected to play in the upcoming series at Arizona. Dodgers: Relief pitcher Paco Rodriguez (elbow) had a bullpen session and told Mattingly that he threw at 100 per cent velocity. Mattingly said Rodriguez will be evaluated over the next couple of days. UP NEXT Padres: They are off Thursday before continuing their trip at Arizona, with left-hander Eric Stults (6-16, 4.55 ERA) on the mound. Dodgers: After taking Thursday off, they head to San Francisco with Ryu (14-6, 3.16) starting in a crucial series. The left-hander is 2-0 with a 2.08 ERA in two starts at AT&T Park this season. Budda Baker Youth Jersey . Assistant coach Glen Gulutzan said Thursday that Edler, who played Tuesday in Nashville, is out indefinitely. Budda Baker Womens Jersey . -- Stanley Johnson scored all 18 of his points in the second half, T. . Wheeler scored at 4:58 of overtime, with Scheifele getting an assist, and the Jets beat the slumping Colorado Avalanche 2-1 on Sunday night.ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Buffalo Bills president Russ Brandon sees no reason why last years stalemate in contract talks with Pro Bowl safety Jairus Byrd would prevent the two sides from reaching a long-term deal this off-season. "Its a process and theres no carryover. You start over again and you try to get something done," Brandon told The Associated Press on Monday. "We just werent able to come up with a solution that worked for both parties, so you reset it and start again." Brandon said the team maintains "great communication" with Byrd and his agent, Eugene Parker, and said there are no lingering hard feelings from talks last year. "We all are hoping to get a deal done," Brandon said. "And were going to do the exact same thing this time, work our tails off to try to get another one done." Byrd is the Bills most high-profile player not under contract this off-season. He spent last year playing under a $6.9 million franchise tag after the sides were unable to reach a long-term deal by a mid-July deadline. The stalemate in talks led to Byrd waiting until the final day of training camp to accept the contract. He then missed the first five games of the season because of plantar fasciitis. Despite the missedd time, the fifth-year player was selected to his third Pro Bowl after he tied for the team lead with four interceptions, and added a sack and a forced fumble. Dorian Johnson Youth Jersey. General manager Doug Whaley said the Bills are in the midst of putting together contract offers to pending free agents, including Byrd. Whaley wouldnt rule out using the franchise tag one last time on Byrd in order to retain his rights. The price of this years tag would jump to over $8 million for Buffalo. Byrd did not return after hurting his back in the first quarter of the Pro Bowl on Sunday. Byrd posted a message on his Twitter account that hes OK. Whaley had no update on the injury. He said Byrd was expected to return to the teams headquarters for evaluation. Brandon provided an update on another front. Without going into detail, he said hes had discussions with Rogers Communications regarding the teams concerns about its annual "Bills In Toronto" series. Brandon questioned the benefits of the series following a 34-31 overtime loss to Atlanta at Toronto on Dec. 1. He wondered about the Bills possibly giving away a home-field edge by playing indoors. Brandon has not ruled out the possibility of the Bills pulling out of the remaining four years of the series. Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

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