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Dodgers' starting rotation has been the focal point of success, but can it also be their undoing?

PHOENIX - It's been all sunshine, rainbows and lollipops in Los Angeles Dodgers camp.

There's a presumption of success here and it's justified. The Dodgers reached the World Series last year and played in the National League Championship Series the year before that. Most of the key players are back. So is the manager. The once-skeptical fan base is now convinced the front office knows what it's doing.

The widespread assumption is the Dodgers will cruise to a sixth consecutive National League West championship,

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