Single Lane Closures On I-74 Begins Saturday

first_imgDEARBORN COUNTY, Ind. – Bridge construction will close single lanes for several miles along I-74 beginning Saturday.INDOT officials say work is for bridge deck overlays at structures over Johnson Fork Road and White’s Hill Road.The lane closures will be between mile markers 167 and 170 on alternating lanes in both directions.A single lane will remain open to traffic in either direction at all times and there will be no exit closures.Operations are expected to continue for two weeks with no travel restrictions on Fridays.Officials say weather could alter scheduled work times.last_img read more

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Dodgers end May days with four home runs in win over Phillies

first_imgThe Dodgers started May with a 20-12 record and a two-game lead in the National League West. They ended it with the best record in the NL this season (39-19), the most runs scored in the league (314), the best run differential (plus-85) and an 8½-game lead in the NL West that threatens to turn the division race into a summer-long regatta with the Dodgers sailing away from the pack.A little more than a third of the way in, they are on pace for a 109-win season.“That’s a lot,” shortstop Corey Seager said to the number, blinking and pulling his head back. “We’re kind of clicking on all cylinders. Starting pitching has been great. Bullpen picks us up when we need it. Offense has been scoring a bunch of runs.“Yeah, we’re just kind of playing really, really good baseball.”Whether they might slip back to one “really” at some point remains to be seen. But Seager is right – about the starting rotation and the offense. PreviousLos Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Kenley Jansen gestures after the Dodgers defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 6-3 in a baseball game Friday, May 31, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)The Dodgers’ Joc Pederson, right, congratulates teammate Max Muncy after scoring on Muncy’s two-run home run during the third inning of Friday’s game at Dodger Stadium. Pederson added a towering home run of his own a few innings later. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Kenta Maeda, of Japan, throws to the plate during the first inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Friday, May 31, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsPhiladelphia Phillies starting pitcher Jake Arrieta throws to the plate during the first inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Friday, May 31, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Max Muncy, center, hits a two-run home run as Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Jake Arrieta, left, and catcher J.T. Realmuto watch during the third inning of a baseball game Friday, May 31, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Max Muncy hits a two-run home run during the third inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies Friday, May 31, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Max Muncy, left, hits a two-run home run as Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Jake Arrieta, second from left, and catcher J.T. Realmuto, second from right, watch along with home plate umpire Tripp Gibson during the third inning of a baseball game Friday, May 31, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Max Muncy rounds first after hitting a two-run home run during the third inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies Friday, May 31, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES, CA – MAY 31: Pitcher Kenta Maeda #18 of the Los Angeles Dodgers reacts during the fourth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Dodger Stadium on May 31, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)The Dodgers’ Max Muncy, center, is congratulated by Joc Pederson after hitting a two-run home run during the third inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies Friday, May 31, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES, CA – MAY 31: Cody Bellinger #35 of the Los Angeles Dodgers is caught stealing as Scott Kingery #4 of the Philadelphia Phillies puts the tag at second base during the second inning Dodger Stadium on May 31, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)Phillies third baseman Scott Kingery, center, waits for the call after tagging out the Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger, right, as Bellinger was trying to steal second as second baseman Cesar Hernandez watches during the third inning of a baseball game Friday, May 31, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Philadelphia Phillies’ Andrew McCutchen, left, runs to first as he hits a solo home run while Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Kenta Maeda, center, of Japan, watches along with catcher Will Smith during the fourth inning of a baseball game Friday, May 31, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Philadelphia Phillies’ Andrew McCutchen, right, rounds third as he hits a solo home run while Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Kenta Maeda, of Japan, grimaces during the fourth inning of a baseball game Friday, May 31, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES, CA – MAY 31: Bryce Harper #3 of the Philadelphia Phillies congratulates Andrew McCutchen #22 hitting a solo home run agains pitcher Kenta Maeda #18 of the Los Angeles Dodgers during the fourth inning Dodger Stadium on May 31, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CA – MAY 31: Pitcher Jake Arrieta #49 of the Philadelphia Phillies hits base hit to score teammate Cesar Hernandez #16 of the Philadelphia Phillies from third base to tie the game against Los Angeles Dodgers during the fifth inning at Dodger Stadium on May 31, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CA – MAY 31: Joc Pederson #31 of the Los Angeles Dodgers is congratulated by Cody Bellinger #35 after hitting a one run home run to break a tie game against pitcher Jake Arrieta #49 of the Philadelphia Phillies during the fifth inning at Dodger Stadium on May 31, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Corey Seager, right, hits a two-run home run as Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Jake Arrieta, left, and catcher J.T. Realmuto watch during the fifth inning of a baseball game Friday, May 31, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES, CA – MAY 31: Corey Seager #5 of the Los Angeles Dodgers is congratulated by teammates after hitting a two-run home run against pitcher Jake Arrieta #49 of the Philadelphia Phillies during the fifth inning at Dodger Stadium on May 31, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Kenta Maeda, of Japan, throws to the plate during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies Friday, May 31, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)The Dodgers’ Kiké Hernandez, left, is congratulated by Justin Turner, center, after hitting a solo home run as acting manager Bob Geren watches during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies Friday, May 31, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Kenley Jansen gestures after the Dodgers defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 6-3 in a baseball game Friday, May 31, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)The Dodgers’ Joc Pederson, right, congratulates teammate Max Muncy after scoring on Muncy’s two-run home run during the third inning of Friday’s game at Dodger Stadium. Pederson added a towering home run of his own a few innings later. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)NextShow Caption1 of 21The Dodgers’ Joc Pederson, right, congratulates teammate Max Muncy after scoring on Muncy’s two-run home run during the third inning of Friday’s game at Dodger Stadium. Pederson added a towering home run of his own a few innings later. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)ExpandLOS ANGELES — The Dodgers are playing so well they can win on auto-pilot.With Manager Dave Roberts attending his son’s high school graduation (and bench coach Bob Geren moving over to the first seat on the bench), the Dodgers did what they did throughout May – they hit four home runs and handed the Philadelphia Phillies a 6-3 defeat Friday night.The win was the Dodgers’ 19th in 26 games in May, the best record in the National League during the month and only a tick behind the New York Yankees (20-7) for the best in MLB over that time.“I still think if we get a few things tightened up we’d be even better,” Geren said after the game, secure in his unblemished record this season. “But I think anybody would take that. It’s a great record and that pace is something where nobody could catch us if we kept playing like that.” “You know, when you miss that much time, it takes a little time to get everything back feeling right,” Geren said. “He’s really a ‘feel’ hitter. He likes to feel everything he’s doing. He’s very in sync with his swing. I think you’ve seen now for two or three weeks it’s been coming and starting to look like what you expect from Corey Seager.”Seager has grown weary of the frequent questions about when he will be himself again and they have grown increasingly to sound like a cell phone commercial – how about now? Now?But he acknowledged this stretch has been reassuring.“I’m feeling better at the plate, for sure,” he said. “It was kind of hit or miss in the beginning.“Just kind of got comfortable and was able to repeat it and keep repeating it and not kind of lose it. It’s just from reps, for sure.”Hernandez hit his 432-foot solo home run in the eighth inning, the Dodgers’ 40th homer in May and the last of their 12 hits in the game.Max power. 💪 pic.twitter.com/SCFNJ4YnaD— MLB (@MLB) June 1, 2019 This sound never gets old. pic.twitter.com/zGLqd3gwIq— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) June 1, 2019 Bob Geren offers his post-game thoughts on Kenta Maeda’s outing, @coreyseager_5 finding his rhythm and his day managing. pic.twitter.com/DePJ989Zmu— SportsNet LA (@SportsNetLA) June 1, 2019 Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season center_img Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start Dodgers starting pitchers had the lowest ERA (2.50) and WHIP (0.93) in the majors during May while averaging 6-1/3 innings per start (best in the majors). And the offense seems to get deeper all the time.“Same attitude too,” Seager said when asked if the lineup reminded him of his last healthy season, the 104-win team of 2017. “Kind of grind ABs out, pass the baton. You don’t have to be the guy. Everybody has kind of understood. It’s been very good team plans as opposed to individual plans.”Kenta Maeda took his turn Friday, allowing a solo home run to Andrew McCutchen and a two-out RBI single to the opposing pitcher, Jake Arrieta, but only one other hit in his six innings.Since April 25, Dodgers starting pitchers are 19-2 with a 2.38 ERA.Meanwhile, Max Muncy, Joc Pederson, Seager and Kiké Hernandez hit the latest home runs to power the offense.“The home runs were huge,” Geren said of the three they hit off of Arrieta. “I mean, he’s an elite pitcher and he’s had a really good season so far. … I think a couple pitches he tried to come in and leaked back over. He made very few mistakes but when he did we got him.”Muncy’s two-run homer in the third inning got the Dodgers on the board. Pederson’s solo shot in the fifth was crushed 445 feet into the back of the right field pavilion and broke a 2-2 tie. Two batters later, Seager hit a two-run home run that put the Dodgers in charge.For Seager, it also continued an awakening that might be the best sign of all from the month of May. Over his past 16 games, Seager is 18 for 59 (.305) with four doubles, five home runs and 17 RBIs – the most sustained stretch of production he has put together since returning from last year’s surgeries.Related Articles Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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