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Southwest Mobile Storage - Best Mobile Storage & Office Containers In Los Angeles, CA

Southwest Mobile Storage is a family-owned shipping container business founded in 1995. Our strength for more than 25 years comes from the specialized knowledge and passion of our people, along with serving over 24,000 commercial, construction and residential customers. Our facility and expertise in maintaining, manufacturing, and delivering corrugated steel containers is unrivaled in the industry.

While the rental side of our business is regional with branches throughout the Southwest, our container sales and modification operations are nationwide and becoming global. Los Angeles, CA offers a wide selection of portable offices and mobile storage containers you can rent, buy or modify.

Our experts in container rental, sales and customization are committed to providing you the highest quality and best experience from service to delivery - our reputation depends on it.

Whether your need is for storage, office space, moving, multi-purpose or custom use, we've got your back. Here's how:

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We bring your storage container to you for convenient, easy access at your home, business or jobsite. Plus, you'll get more choice in storage space and better security, for a fraction of the cost of a pod or add on building, saving money and energy.


Not enough room to keep a storage container at your business, home or construction site? No problem - we can store it for you. Plus, you get 70% more space and better security, for a fraction of the cost of public storage units.


Need a permanent storage solution for your business, residence or construction? We sell new and used shipping containers in many sizes with a variety of add-ons. Or customize a container to your specific storage needs with our certified fabrication experts.


Take your time packing with our moving containers. We'll deliver to your business or home and pick it up whenever you're ready to move. So, you don't have to stress about moving or making multiple trips in one day, like if you rented a moving truck.


Our moving container solutions ensure the long-distance move of your home or business is highly efficient and affordable throughout the southwest. In fact, we usually cost 20%-40% less than full-service movers.


We understand move-in and move-out dates might be different. We can store your moving container at our highly secure facilities until you're ready to move to your new home or business location, and you can conveniently access it at any time.


Whether you need a workspace, conference room, or other office requirement, our ground-mounted mobile offices meet any and all of your business needs. Plus, it's faster and easier than building additions.


If you need your shipping container to serve multiple uses, such as office-storage combos, breakrooms and even utilities, we've got you covered. We'll modify a custom container to fit your business needs and bring your business to the next level


We'll create a custom container to fit your unique needs anywhere in the US. With our container modification expertise, we make any idea a reality. From pop-up stores to multi-story structures, our unrivaled facilities and fabrication experts do it all.

You'll get your own dedicated storage and container expert to serve as your one point of contact for easy, convenient service you can trust.
With our wide selection of intermodal containers for sale and rent, you'll find exactly what you need, from size, to type and condition.
We maintain our rental fleet to the highest standard - our integrity depends on it.
Our certified, experienced Conex container modification experts have more than 500 years combined experience modifying ISO containers.
All of our containers come with high security dual-locking system for no additional charge, so you can rest assured your stored items stay safe and that you don't have to pay extra for it.
At our unrivaled 90,000 sq ft indoor fabrication facility, ensuring your custom shipping container is made exactly to your specifications.
With our level of service, quality and expertise, you won't find a better value anywhere else.
Our portable offices include lighting and electrical outlets, internet hookups, HVAC and were crafted by our in-house steel container fabrication experts for top-quality construction.

Premium Quality - High Security

With Southwest Mobile Storage, you get much more than a POD or typical Conex box. You also get high security, unparalleled service and unmatched container modification expertise and facilities. No other company offers that much.

Shipping containers and storage containers come in a range of sizes. The most common external lengths are 20ft and 40ft with a width of 8ft. ISO Containers are typically 8ft 6in tall, but high cube containers are 9ft 6in tall. We also have steel containers in a variety of sizes from 10ft long to 45ft long to rent or buy, and we can modify shipping containers into any size you want.

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SMS Mobile Storage Containers have these high quality features:

1/8" thick steel plate bottom side rails
High strength steel supporting cross members
1 1/8" thick hardwood floor with galvanized self-tapping screws
16-gauge corrugated steel walls
16-gauge roof
270-degree swing cargo door(s)
High security dual-locking system*
Spot-grinded, primed & repainted with a beige high-grade water reducible alkyd direct-to-metal enamel*
* Comes standard on all rental units

SMS portable workspace containers have these structural features:

High security window bars, lever & deadbolt set with lock box
Studs & R-19 Insulation covered with wood paneling
1 1/8" marine board floor is covered with a durable single part gray epoxy coating
Dual pane low-E horizontal sliding windows with screens and miniblinds
18 Gauge steel polystyrene core 3-hour fire rated personnel door
All of our workspaces are manufactured in-house and arrive new or restored to factory specifications
Exterior load center operating on 100 Amp single phase 230 Volt power
Light switch, receptacles and 4' light fixtures; all wiring is Romex 12/2
CAT-6 voice and data lines with electrical junction box
HVAC units ranging from 1 ton to 2 ton on rentals; ability to customize up to 10 tons of cooling

Having flexible storage containers options is important, but security is crucial to protect your peace of mind and your possessions.

At Southwest Mobile Storage, we don't believe in leaving things to chance. We want you to rest easy knowing your inventory, documents, tools, equipment and other items are safe 24/7. That is why we equip SMS high-security slide bolt locking systems and lockboxes on our entire fleet of rental freight containers.


High-security slide-bolt locking system and extra-long lock box, giving you twice the security and peace of mind.
No holes to ensure your rental shipping container is wind and water-tight.
No rust for your safety.
14-gauge corrugated steel for strength and reinforcement.

Contact us to speak with a helpful, friendly representative to better understand our full range of capabilities. We are happy to answer any questions you have, go over pricing and set up a time and place to deliver your Conex box. Our quotes are 100% free and you are under no obligation to pay for your consultation.


When you own a business or manage one, it's crucial to have efficient, affordable ways to store inventory and supplies, whether it's to grow your business or adapt to changes in the market, like the many caused by the pandemic.

Renting storage containers to keep at your business eliminates the cost and hassles of sending your staff to offsite storage facilities. Steel containers with roll up doors make storing and retrieving items faster and easier. Auto repair shops and other businesses that need easy access throughout the workday to secure storage for tools, parts, equipment or supplies find renting shipping containers to be the best solution for their business storage needs. Southwest Mobile Storage has your back.

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Renting portable offices gives your business more workspace, breakrooms, pop up stores, security booths and more, without the cost and red tape associated with constructing building additions. Plus, a steel storage container fits neatly into one parking space and provides much stronger security than Pods and way more convenience than self-storage units.

If you have a specific need, we can modify shipping containers to build whatever you need to grow your business. Whether it's a portable workspace to run your business, like a pop-up container bar, or a durable facility for scientific research, like a container laboratory, or even a container gym, our unrivaled fabrication facility and modification experts got you covered. Our full-time, in-house staff of certified welders, engineers, electricians, carpenters and painters have over 500 years combined experience modifying thousands of container projects for just about any business use you can imagine.


Offsite storage alternatives cause a mess of hassles and headaches. Expanding office space and storage capacity at your location saves time, money and hassle of making multiple trips offsite.
We offer more choice in security, size and features in steel Conex boxes or ISO shipping containers than a public storage unit or Pod for less cost and far greater service.
We offer flexible, month-to-month rental agreements and prorate by the day after your first 28-day billing cycle.
With us, you get a dedicated account manager you can rely on, so you can focus on running your business than waste time with a different person every time you call that doesn't know or care as much.
While other companies may have some staff for modifying containers, most outsource the work, so you don't know who is actually doing the modifications or how much they're marking up the price.
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When you modify a shipping container for your business, you won't have to worry about expensive, lengthy and complicated construction.
We have modified thousands of containers nationwide and internationally for more than 25 years for NASA, US Navy, GCP Applied Technologies, Helix and Sundt to name a few. And rent containers to Amazon, Walmart and many of other nationally recognized brands.
Our extensive staff makes it possible to custom build multiple projects simultaneously and our 90,000 sq ft indoor fabrication facility prevents contaminants from interfering with fabrication, which delivers better quality and precision.


With an extensive in-house staff and 90,000 sq ft container modification facility, we're able to deliver consistently high quality and work on multiple projects simultaneously for a fast turnaround.

Other companies don't have the facility, staff or resources to modify shipping containers and will outsource the work to various shops who may not have the special experience or tools needed to modify the right way.

You can rest assured knowing your custom container is safe in our hands. Our certified weld and quality control inspectors ensure everything is structurally sound and built to your specifications through every step of the process.

Renting a moving container from us makes your move much less stressful because you won't have to rush to pack your whole house into a moving truck in one day. Instead, you can take your time packing over the course of a month.

Our ISO shipping containers are weatherproof and come with vault-like security, so you don't have to worry about theft or damage to your belongings.

You won't get that level of security from U-Haul or other moving truck companies.

Renting a storage container at your home keeps your belongings close and gives you convenient 24/7 access, so you're always able to retrieve the contents of your container when you need to.

We know move in and move out dates don't always line up. We can store your packed rental container at our secure facility until your new home is ready.

With our mobile storage containers for rent in Los Angeles, CA, you can save up to 40% when compared to full-service long-distance movers, while gaining more flexibility in your schedule.


We know your needs may change suddenly. With our extensive inventory and variety of sizes of portable offices and shipping containers to rent, buy or modify in Los Angeles, CA, we provide fast service and the best value possible so it's easy for you to get whatever you need when you need it.

Renting storage containers and portable offices from us gives you more flexibility when it comes to your schedule and options. If you don't have enough space at your current location or simply would prefer offsite storage, you can keep your rental storage and office containers at your location or ours - whichever is most convenient for you. You also get more options to choose from when it comes to size and features, like portable offices with divided rooms for private meetings or office/storage combos for storage and office space in one container. All while costing a fraction of the price of a pod or self-storage facility.

You can also buy new or used freight containers from us and choose from a variety of add-ons, including lights, electricity, doors and windows. Or fully customize a shipping container to save time, money and energy by skipping the expensive, lengthy process of constructing building additions. We can modify a Conex box into whatever you can imagine for any use you need, from construction tool cribs to office buildings, monitoring stations, mobile communication towers and much more. The possibilities are endless.


You'll never face hidden fees or surprises with us. We give you transparent billing up front at the best prices.

With us, you get a reliable, dedicated point of contact, who keeps you updated every step of the way. You can rest assured knowing you'll always get what you need, when you need it.

No other company has the breadth and depth of staff and experience that we do when it comes to modifying shipping containers. Our certified welders, engineers, electricians, plumbers, carpenters and painters have more than 500 years of combined experience in fabricating custom steel containers.

We prorate your rent by the day after the first 28-day billing cycle, so you don't have to pay for a full month when you only have your mobile containers and offices for a few days.

While other companies may be able to do small container modifications, most don't have an in-house fabrication staff or 90,000 sq ft fabrication facility like we do. As a result, they outsource the work on your custom container, so you don't know who's actually building it.

Rest assured knowing your modified shipping container will be built to the highest quality standards. Our certified weld and quality control inspectors check every step of the fabrication process to ensure everything is structurally sound and built to your specifications.


Whether you're in need of a storage container for your commercial business, a portable office for your construction site, or a moving container for your home, our process is simple and straightforward.

Choose Your Container

Choose the mobile storage solution that works best for your needs. In this step, you will let us know the number of containers you need, their sizes and what types of doors to equip.

Choose Your Options

Let us know if you would like to add any of our rental options, like a folding table or shelving.

Choose Your Security

Choose from padlocks, puck locks and other enhanced security options. All of our storage containers come standard with dual-locking, vault-like security.

Choose Your Delivery Timeframe

You can expect standard delivery within 3-5 days of your order. If you need expedited delivery, we will do everything in our power to accommodate your needs.

Pick-Up Planning

Do you need to keep your shipping container at our location? Prefer to have our team deliver your packed container to a location of your choice? Let us know, and we'll be by your side to work out the logistics.




Let our team know where we should deliver your mobile storage container for rent in Los Angeles, CA. Be sure to let us know if there are any special conditions that might prevent our drivers from entering your chosen destination. Before you schedule your delivery, let us know which direction you would like the doors of your container to face.



Our drivers can deliver your storage container Monday-Friday, between the hours of 6AM and 2PM local time. Our two-hour delivery window is the most precise in the industry. If you desire another delivery time outside of our standard delivery options, we will do our best to accommodate your needs. As a courtesy, our driver will call you at least 30 minutes before they arrive at your drop-off destination.



Before we deliver your Conex box, prepare your delivery area by ensuring that there are no low overhangs, arches, wires, trees or any other obstacles that could interfere with your delivery. It's a good idea to mark the space where you would like your steel container placed.



When our driver arrives, they will back our truck into the space where you would like your shipping container placed. Once we arrive, we will ensure that your container is delivered safely and securely. If placed on asphalt or pavement, we will use wood dunnage pads to make sure your ground surface is protected and the container is level.


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Miller lights up radar gun (101.2!) in season debut

Two things are officially back in Triple-A: Bobby Miller strikeouts and triple-digit readings on radar guns.The flamethrowing right-hander and No. 21 overall prospect per MLB Pipeline made his long-awaited season debut Saturday night for Triple-A Oklahoma City -- and he was throwing gas.In 3 1/3 innings of work, Miller fanned two...

Two things are officially back in Triple-A: Bobby Miller strikeouts and triple-digit readings on radar guns.

The flamethrowing right-hander and No. 21 overall prospect per MLB Pipeline made his long-awaited season debut Saturday night for Triple-A Oklahoma City -- and he was throwing gas.

In 3 1/3 innings of work, Miller fanned two, while allowing one run on one hit. A stat line that does not give you the whole story.

Miller was sidelined for Spring Training and the first month of the season due to shoulder soreness, but the velocity on his fastball Saturday suggested his shoulder was feeling just fine. Miller said he is satisfied with his performance, but still has places he can improve.

“Physically, I felt really good,” Miller said. “I was happy about getting back out here again, I missed having some real season games. Not my best stuff today, but I got out of there with only one run and felt like my pitch count was pretty good.”

If this was not his best stuff, then the baseball world should be on notice for when that comes.

Miller’s only hit and run allowed came in the first inning. After striking out the first batter he faced, the Illinois native plunked the Giants’ No. 20 prospect Heliot Ramos and then let up a single to Matt Beaty, plating a run.

After the Beaty single, Miller settled in, getting Gary Sánchez to strike out looking and then setting down the next seven batters he faced.

According to Statcast, the Dodgers’ No. 2 prospect threw eight pitches at or over 100 mph in, the first inning, reaching a max velocity of 101.2 mph.

Bobby Miller brought the heat in his first inning of the year for the @okc_dodgers, throwing eight pitches at 100+ mph.The second-ranked @Dodgers prospect averaged 99.5 mph over his outing, earning seven called strikes + whiffs on his fastball:

— MLB Pipeline (@MLBPipeline) April 30, 2023

The 2020 first-round pick credits his gas to some mechanical changes he made last season.

“Right before the season started last year was when I started getting that jump [in velocity],” Miller said. “I started focusing on moving better on the mound.”

In addition to his 70-grade fastball working, the 24-year-old's curveball also had crazy movement. Statcast credits Miller with the top five breaking pitches in the game, all with his curve and all between 54 and 61 inches of vertical break. He says this is a pitch that can be a game changer when he throws it for strikes.

“The changeup felt really good,” Miller said. “That was a pitch I struggled with last year, but I think it’s a really important pitch for me to have on. ... The curveball is a big separator for me, I didn’t throw too many of those tonight, I thought I could have thrown a little bit more of those, but I’ll build off that and keep mixing all my pitches.”

The run in the first inning would be the only one that Oklahoma City allowed, propelling them to a 5-1 victory.

The outing is a good starting point for the 6-foot-5 righty, who hopes that he can continue the success he had in 2022.

“Just keep going further in games, not walking guys,” Miller said. “I feel like I’ve done a pretty good job of that in the past few years, keeping all of my pitches there and landing the offspeeds early.”

Last season, Miller split time between Double-A Tulsa and Triple-A, posting a 4.25 ERA through 24 games while striking out 145 batters and posting an 11.62 K/9 rate -- that’s impressive in 112 1/3 innings of work and should be fun to watch this season.

Formation Association transforms series of buildings for Phillips Los Angeles

Formation Association transforms series of buildings for Phillips Los AngelesLos Angeles architecture studio Formation Association has turned an assemblage of buildings in West Hollywood into a new home for London-based auction house Phillips.The West Coast headquarters for ...

Formation Association transforms series of buildings for Phillips Los Angeles

Los Angeles architecture studio Formation Association has turned an assemblage of buildings in West Hollywood into a new home for London-based auction house Phillips.

The West Coast headquarters for Phillips opened in October 2022 and includes three showrooms, a patio and offices created from a set of disparate structures on Santa Monica Boulevard.

Formation Association preserved many of the existing architectural elements of the eclectic collection of buildings, ensuring that each section retained its identity.

"We started with idiosyncratic conditions and buildings layered with history," said studio co-founder John K Chan, who led the project. "We wanted to keep that sensibility. The building is a varied palimpsest, with traces of the past appearing within the new facade."

The entrance to the 3,182-square-foot (296-square-metre) showroom is on an acute street corner, beneath a curved canopy clad in grey stucco.

"This rounded marquee, punctuated by an overhead oculus, evokes the automobile-oriented Streamline Moderne era," said Formation Association.

The textured stucco is contrasted by smooth trowelled plaster that covers adjacent surfaces, intended to add a Southern California identity to the building.

On the east elevation, the team retained the sheet metal siding and an old doorway of a historic facade.

This side of the building also includes a tall, narrow window through which Phillips can move large artworks in and out.

Along the south facade, the architects added recessed windows cut at angles into the thickened perimeter wall, which allow more light into the galleries.

Inside, the three gallery spaces are laid out in sequence. Upon entry is Showroom A, which features a soffit ceiling and wide baseboards to evoke a residential space.

A second oculus punctures the ceiling, exposing wooden beams painted silver as a nod to the work of Californian architect Richard Neutra.

The smallest gallery, Showroom B, is accessed through an open portal, and Showroom C is reached through a similar threshold.

With a ceiling over 15 feet (4.5 metres) tall, this gallery is used for displaying larger artworks and sculptures.

All three spaces feature oak floors that match those found in all of Phillips' international locations.

"With the interplay of light and oak wood floors across the three subsequent showrooms, we were thinking about the cadence of an irregular enfilade," said Chan. "Each of the three galleries has a distinct proportion that we wanted to leverage."

From Showroom C, a couple of steps and a ramp lead up to a small office used for client meetings.

At the back of the building is the covered patio, enclosed by walls made from plywood that was stained grey to match the exterior stucco.

The opening of Phillips Los Angeles follows over a decade of continual growth for the city's arts scene, which has seen galleries like Hauser & Wirth and The Future Perfect set up shop, and an annual edition of the Frieze Art Fair introduced.

Formation Association is led by Chan and partner Grace U Oh. As well as completing a variety of institutional, residential and commercial projects, the studio has contributed several times to a program organised by the Architects for Animals charity that asks LA-based architects to design shelters for the city's homeless cats.

The photography is by Eric Staudenmaier.

Project credits:

Design team: John K Chan, Nick Miuccio, Carlo 'CJ' Guzman, Jay Lee, Colin JacobsStructural engineer: Nous EngineeringMEP engineer: Engineous GroupLighting designer: Fisher Marantz StoneLandscape designer: Ochre

3 Keys: Kings at Oilers, Game 6 of Western 1st Round

(P2) Oilers at (P3) KingsWestern Conference First Round, Game 6Edmonton leads best-of-7 series 3-2 10 p.m. ET; TBS, BSSC, SN, TVAS, CBCLOS ANGELES -- The Edmonton Oilers expect a high level of desperation from the Los Angeles Kings in Game 6 of the Western Conference First Round at Arena on Saturday.With a win, Edmonton will eliminate Los Angeles in the first round for the second consecutive season."They're going to be a desperate team, but we need...

(P2) Oilers at (P3) Kings

Western Conference First Round, Game 6

Edmonton leads best-of-7 series 3-2

10 p.m. ET; TBS, BSSC, SN, TVAS, CBC

LOS ANGELES -- The Edmonton Oilers expect a high level of desperation from the Los Angeles Kings in Game 6 of the Western Conference First Round at Arena on Saturday.

With a win, Edmonton will eliminate Los Angeles in the first round for the second consecutive season.

"They're going to be a desperate team, but we need to be able to match it," Oilers forward Ryan Nugent-Hopkins said Saturday. "We have to match their energy level, especially at the start. I thought Game 4 down here (a 5-4 overtime win for Edmonton), they came out and pushed us and got us back on our heels, and we can't let that happen tonight."

Last season, Edmonton trailed 3-2 in the series before winning Game 6 at Arena and Game 7 at Rogers Place. Now, Los Angeles will be looking to do the same.

"Backs are against the wall, so obviously we've got to bring it," Kings captain Anze Kopitar said. "We will be playing with the puck, try to play with the puck, and try to keep them in their zone for as long as we can."

Kings center Blake Lizotte is expected to return after missing the past three games with a lower-body injury.

Oilers forward Mattias Janmark, who sustained a foot injury in Game 1, participated in morning skate. However, neither Janmark or coach Jay Woodcroft would confirm if he would return to the lineup.

[RELATED: Complete Oilers vs. Kings series coverage]

The Oilers have been playing with 11 forwards and seven defensemen since Game 2.

"It's getting better, so it's nice to be out there skating," Janmark said. "I got a couple of shots (off his foot). I'm just trying to get back."

Here are 3 keys to Game 6:

1. All hands on deck

The Kings will have a complete lineup for the first time in the series with the expected return of Lizotte. Los Angeles started the series without forwards Kevin Fiala, who had 72 points (23 goals, 49 assists) in 69 regular-season games, and Gabriel Vilardi, who had 41 points (23 goals, 18 assists) in 63 regular-season games. Vilardi returned in Game 2, and Fiala was back for Game 4. Lizotte had 34 points (11 goals, 23 assists) in 81 games during the regular season.

"We can talk about lines, we can talk about (defense) pairs. We're looking for high-end performances from 20 individuals that work together collectively and put their best on the line, and there's no other way to put it," Kings coach Todd McLellan said. "There's no magic. That's what we're looking for. We've worked real hard all year, the past few years, to give ourselves an opportunity to win this type of game, and we're going to take a swing at it, a real good swing at it and see what we have."

2. Road warriors

The Oilers are 8-1-0 in their past nine games away from home dating to the regular season. In the 5-4 overtime win at Arena in Game 4, they battled back from a 3-0 deficit in the first period and fell behind 4-3 in the third before tying it again.

Road teams are 27-17 in the 2023 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

"I don't think it necessarily matters for our group, we try to play the same game whether we're at home or on the road," Edmonton forward Leon Draisaitl said. "Tonight is a big one for us, we're looking to bring our best game. We're well aware they're going to bring their best game, so we have to make sure we bring ours."

3. Killer power plays

The Oilers had the best power play in NHL history during the regular season at 32.4 percent and are leading the NHL again in the playoffs at 57.1 percent. Edmonton is 8-for-14 with the man-advantage, and Los Angeles is 5-for-18 (27.8 percent). A key for both teams is to stay out of the penalty box.

"Just try to keep as much 5-on-5 hockey as we can," Kings defenseman Drew Doughty said. "We want to be physical, good defensively. I think 'Korpi' (goalie Joonas Korpisalo) has played really well this series, so take some pressure off him and dominate in their zone. We haven't done that enough, especially for a full game this series."

Oilers projected lineup

Evander Kane -- Connor McDavid -- Leon Draisaitl

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins -- Nick Bjugstad -- Zach Hyman

Warren Foegele -- Ryan McLeod -- Kailer Yamamoto

Klim Kostin -- Derek Ryan

Darnell Nurse -- Cody Ceci

Mattias Ekholm -- Evan Bouchard

Brett Kulak -- Vincent Desharnais

Philip Broberg

Stuart Skinner

Jack Campbell

Scratched: Devin Shore

Injured: Mattias Janmark (lower body), Ryan Murray (back)

Kings projected lineup

Viktor Arvidsson -- Anze Kopitar -- Adrian Kempe

Trevor Moore -- Phillip Danault -- Alex Iafallo

Kevin Fiala -- Quinton Byfield -- Gabriel Vilardi

Carl Grundstrom -- Blake Lizotte -- Rasmus Kupari

Mikey Anderson -- Drew Doughty

Vladislav Gavrikov -- Matt Roy

Sean Durzi -- Sean Walker

Joonas Korpisalo

Pheonix Copley

Scratched: Alexander Edler, Zack MacEwen, Jaret Anderson-Dolan, Arthur Kaliyev, Alex Laferriere

Injured: None

Status report

Kane did not participate in Edmonton's morning skate but will play. … The Kings held an optional skate Saturday.

Betts and Muncy, both new dads, power Dodgers past Cards 7-3

LOS ANGELES -- — New fathers Mookie Betts and Max Muncy powered the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 7-3 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday night.Betts hit a leadoff homer and Muncy had a go-ahead double in the third i...

LOS ANGELES -- — New fathers Mookie Betts and Max Muncy powered the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 7-3 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday night.

Betts hit a leadoff homer and Muncy had a go-ahead double in the third inning as Los Angeles won the opener of a six-game homestand after losing consecutive games at Pittsburgh. Betts spent two days on the paternity list last week, and Muncy returned to the lineup Friday.

Dodgers starter Dustin May (3-1) rebounded from a bumpy first inning to give up two runs on three hits over five innings with four walks and four strikeouts. Jason Heyward drove in two runs for Los Angeles, and rookie Miguel Vargas had a two-run homer.

“I would definitely like to get more than five (innings), but at that point and time I wasted a lot of throws, throwing a lot of balls,” said May, who threw a career-high 104 pitches. “It was good to get through five and help the guys out.”

Cardinals right-hander Jack Flaherty, who grew up in the Los Angeles area, allowed a season-high five runs over 4 2/3 innings while throwing 110 pitches — his most since 2019. He permitted seven hits and two walks with seven strikeouts.

“Jack did a nice job. His pitch count got up there,” Cardinals manager Oliver Marmol said. “But overall, when you look at what actually happened, there was a lot of soft balls put in play, found holes and cost a couple of runs. But his curveball got a lot of swings and misses today.”

Flaherty (2-3) was staked to an early 2-0 lead as the Cardinals began the game with a walk to Lars Nootbaar and a double by Paul Goldschmidt. Nootbaar scored on a wild pitch before May had even recorded an out.

St. Louis scored its second run of the first inning when Goldschmidt came home on a sacrifice fly from Willson Contreras.

The Dodgers mounted a quick response with Betts’ fourth home run of the season on Flaherty’s fifth pitch. Freddie Freeman followed with a single, Muncy walked with one out and Heyward singled to tie the game.

Los Angeles took the lead for good in the third. Freeman led off with a single and scored on a one-out double by Muncy, who missed the previous three games against the Pirates while on the paternity list. Heyward followed with his own double just inside third base to score Muncy.

The Dodgers loaded the bases in the fifth when Heyward reached on catcher’s interference. James Outman was hit by a pitch to make it 5-2.

“A game like this, when a team like St. Louis is always going to fight to the end, it's nice to add on,” said Heyward, who also made a sliding catch in right field that saved at least one run in the third inning. “It's not easy to get runners in scoring position. So when you get guys up there in that situation, it's nice to cash in a couple of times.”

Vargas added some insurance with a two-run homer in the seventh, his first.

Flaherty is winless in four career starts at Dodger Stadium. The Cardinals are 2-6 on a 10-game West Coast trip that ends Sunday.

“(Goldschmidt) is about to get hot. The swings he is taking right now are really good,” Marmol said. “Nolan (Arenado) is looking a lot better, so that's a plus. ... There are several things pointing (up) but at the end of the day, you're paid to win."

After the Pirates stole 12 bases against the Dodgers in three games this week, the Cardinals had three more steals with Austin Barnes behind the plate.


Cardinals: LF Tyler O’Neill was a late scratch with mid-back tightness.

Dodgers: C Will Smith was activated from the concussion list, while Muncy and RHP Brusdar Graterol came off the paternity list. In corresponding moves, INF Luke Williams and LHP Justin Bruihl were optioned to the minors, and DH J.D. Martinez (back tightness) was placed on the injured list.


Cardinals: LHP Jordan Montgomery (2-3, 3.81 ERA) takes the mound after a hard-luck loss at San Francisco when he gave up just an unearned run.

Dodgers: LHP Clayton Kershaw (4-1, 2.32) has given up one run over his last two starts.


Chargers Draft 4 Players on Day 3 of 2023 NFL Draft

The Chargers selected TCU wide receiver Derius Davis in the fourth round (No. 125 overall) of the 2023 NFL Draft on analyst Lance Zierlein offered the following breakdown of Davis:TCU found ways to get the ball into Davis' hands in an efficient manner, allowing him to make explosive plays with his speed. While he still carries that value on the pro level, his ability to slip press and cut with quickness could foreshadow a more robust opportunity as an NFL slot receiver. He is capable of running a more compl...

The Chargers selected TCU wide receiver Derius Davis in the fourth round (No. 125 overall) of the 2023 NFL Draft on Saturday. analyst Lance Zierlein offered the following breakdown of Davis:

TCU found ways to get the ball into Davis' hands in an efficient manner, allowing him to make explosive plays with his speed. While he still carries that value on the pro level, his ability to slip press and cut with quickness could foreshadow a more robust opportunity as an NFL slot receiver. He is capable of running a more complex route tree in the future and should offer immediate competition as a punt returner.

Davis is the second Chargers wide receiver selection in this draft (Quentin Johnston No. 21 overall). In five years with TCU, Davis returned five punts and one kickoff return for touchdowns.

The 22-year-old Davis is listed at 5-foot-8 and 165 pounds. In 14 games for the Horned Frogs last season, he had 42 catches for 531 yards and five touchdowns.

Davis, who ran a 4.36 in the 40-yard dash, was the 2022 Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Year.

The Chargers selected Clemson offensive lineman Jordan McFadden in the fifth round (No. 156 overall) of the 2023 NFL Draft on Saturday. analyst Lance Zierlein offered the following breakdown of McFadden:

Three-year starter and team captain with experience at both tackle spots. McFadden lacks the height/length to stay at tackle in the NFL, but he has the broad frame and run-blocking acumen to fit as a guard. He's firm and accurate into blocks using good footwork to drive and turn opponents. He lacks ideal mass and will get dumped by twitchy run defenders at times. His protection experience at tackle is a big plus in his favor, but he still needs to fire his hands with better efficiency and from a tighter track. McFadden is a reliable prospect lacking desired measurables but has the chance to become a good backup with eventual starter potential.

The selection of McFadden gives the Chargers extra depth along their offensive line.

The 23-year-old McFadden is listed at 6-foot-2 and 303 pounds. He offers value as a swing tackle since he made 27 starts at left tackle and 12 at right tackle in college, but could also move inside to guard.

McFadden earned First-Team All-ACC honors in 2022 and also won the Jacobs Blocking Trophy as the ACC's top blocker.

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The Chargers selected Boise State defensive tackle Scott Matlock in the sixth round (No. 200 overall) of the 2023 NFL Draft on Saturday. analyst Lance Zierlein offered the following breakdown of Matlock:

Matlock might fit best as a 4i or five-technique, where he can avoid interior blockers a little more often while activating his motor and athleticism. He's not going to be a consistent block-beater or take on double teams unless he's able to get bigger and stronger, but he does show flashes as a rusher and as a penetrator against the run. He could have late-round value.

The selection of Matlock gives the Chargers more depth along the interior of their defensive line.

The 22-year-old Matlock is listed at 6-foot-4 and 296 pounds. He recorded 19.5 career tackles for loss and 11.5 career sacks at Boise State while adding two passes defensed and a forced fumble.

Matlock was also a two-time Second-Team All-Mountain West honoree at Boise State.

The Chargers selected TCU quarterback Max Duggan in the seventh round (No. 239 overall) of the 2023 NFL Draft on Saturday. analyst Lance Zierlein offered the following breakdown of Duggan:

Scrappy quarterback possessing the attitude, toughness and leadership that teams love. Duggan has proven himself to be capable of overcoming adversity and finding ways to help his team win with his arm or legs. However, he has limited arm strength and frequently forces receivers to break stride on deep balls and crossing routes. Duggan's intangibles give him a chance to become an NFL backup but his limitations as a passer cap his ceiling.

The selection of Duggan gives the Chargers another arm and potential long-term backup option behind Justin Herbert.

The 22-year-old Duggan is listed at 6-foot-1 and 207 pounds. He helped lead TCU to the National Championship Game in 2022 — along with Chargers 2023 draft picks Quentin Johnston and Derius Davis — and was a Second-Team All-American.

Duggan threw for 3,689 yards with 32 touchdowns and eight interceptions in 2022, while also rushing for 432 yards and nine scores.


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