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Dodgers streak: It starts with Manny Ramirez but doesn't end with him

May 5, 2009 |  6:26 pm

Manny Ramirez stands with his Dodger teammates during the 7th inning stretch.

The Dodgers are maturing around Manny Ramirez, which, oddly enough, makes him seem more mature. That's Tim Brown's take for Yahoo Sports.

He was at Monday night's game at Dodger Stadium, where the home team hasn't lost this season. He writes that they could have the weak National League West wrapped up by Father's Day.

"They won’t always pitch, but they are for the moment,'' he wrote. "And that means the Dodgers are a daunting team, because it looks like they’re going to hit all summer long, the reason they’ve already swept home series against the San Francisco Giants, Colorado Rockies and San Diego Padres, and are a win Tuesday night (behind Jeff Weaver's first start) from getting the Arizona Diamondbacks too, which would tie the 1911 Detroit Tigers' 12-0 at Bennett Park for the best home start ever."

-- Randy Harvey

Photo: Manny Ramirez stands with his Dodger teammates during the playing of "God Bless America" during the seventh-inning stretch. Credit: Kirby Lee / US Presswire