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  • Matt Kemp a swing shifter for Dodgers in 3-2 win over Cardinals

    Matt Kemp a swing shifter for Dodgers in 3-2 win over Cardinals
    At this stage of the season last year, Matt Kemp was on crutches, calling himself the Dodgers' head cheerleader. In the wake of the Dodgers' 3-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 2 of their National League division series, Kemp can call...
  • Dodgers confident Hyun-Jin Ryu can do the job against Cardinals

    Dodgers confident Hyun-Jin Ryu can do the job against Cardinals
    Game 4 starter Dan Haren will be ready in case Hyun-Jin Ryu falters in Game 3 — Their season essentially down to a three-game series against the St. Louis Cardinals, the Dodgers will start a pitcher Monday who threw his last competitive pitch more...
  • Yasiel Puig mostly rides the bench in Dodgers' final game

    Yasiel Puig mostly rides the bench in Dodgers' final game
    Yasiel Puig was an All-Star this year. But Puig was largely a spectator Tuesday evening in what turned out to be his team's final game of the season. With the Dodgers trailing the St. Louis Cardinals two games to one, Manager Don Mattingly decided...
  • Clayton Kershaw hopes Dodgers' plans include bringing back A.J. Ellis

    Clayton Kershaw hopes Dodgers' plans include bringing back A.J. Ellis
    Shortly after the Dodgers' season ended, Clayton Kershaw imagined a future without his longtime catcher. As Kershaw started talking about the possibility, his voice cracked. "I don't know what I'm going to do if he's not back," Kershaw said. A.J....
  • Dodgers using Scott Elbert in key spot is one for the birds

    Dodgers using Scott Elbert in key spot is one for the birds
    The richest sports payroll in history is now one loss from a second consecutive postseason elimination after trying to win a game with a $240-million question. Scott Elbert? In the seventh inning of a tie score in a tied division series with the St....
  • Wong's homer gives Cardinals 2-1 series lead over Dodgers

    ST. LOUIS -- Kolten Wong now has a much better postseason memory to keep him awake at night. The St. Louis second baseman cracked a tiebreaking, two-run homer in the bottom of the seventh inning Monday, lifting the Cardinals to a 3-1 win over the Los...
  • Yasiel Puig benched, Andre Ethier to start for Dodgers in Game 4

    Now Manager Don Mattingly makes the move. Not back in the middle of September when Yasiel Puig had hit .209 without a home run since July 31. Right now, Game 4 of the National League division series and the Dodgers' season on the line. If it feels a tad...
  • Kirk Gibson fired by Arizona Diamondbacks

    The Arizona Diamondbacks fired Manager Kirk Gibson on Friday, one day after hiring Dave Stewart as their new general manager. The decision to fire Gibson -- and bench coach Alan Trammell -- was announced not by Stewart but by Tony La Russa, the...
  • Media banned -- banned I say! -- from today's Dodgers workout

    Shhh, it’s me up in the foothills behind Dodger Stadium. In the trees, reliving my days watching Neil Diamond at the Greek. The view’s not great, but what’s an intrepid reporter to do? See, the Dodgers have banned the media from...
  • Do Dodgers have the postseason's deepest lineup?

    Do Dodgers have the postseason's deepest lineup?
    Think it’s just a repeat, same ol' Dodgers, same ol' Cardinals? Just saw this movie last fall? Had a rather disappointing ending. If the Dodgers mostly appear the same lineup as they had last postseason, the one the Cardinals dispatched in six...
  • Cardinals rally against Clayton Kershaw to stun Dodgers, 10-9

    Cardinals rally against Clayton Kershaw to stun Dodgers, 10-9
    It was such a nice little dream for the Dodgers. The timely hitting, Clayton Kershaw dominating, the jumping out to a five-run lead. And then came the other kind of dream, the nightmare variety. The kind that haunt and linger, and if a team’s...