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  • There's enough blame to go around for this Dodgers debacle

    There's enough blame to go around for this Dodgers debacle
    The failure ended with baseball's best pitcher turning his back to home plate, dropping his hands to his knees and his head toward the ground, shadowed by a Gateway Arch that hovers over the Dodgers like a pendulum over a pit. The failure happened here,...
  • Cardinals knock out Clayton Kershaw and Dodgers again, 3-2

    Cardinals knock out Clayton Kershaw and Dodgers again, 3-2
    Clayton Kershaw was dumbfounded. How could this happen again? "I can't really put it into words right now," Kershaw said. "Bad deja vu, all over again." The Dodgers' season ended with a defeat to the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium —...
  • 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....
  • Yasiel Puig benched, Andre Ethier to start for Dodgers in Game 4

    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • No breathers from playoff pressure — just ask Dodgers' Mark McGwire

    No breathers from playoff pressure — just ask Dodgers' Mark McGwire
    Mark McGwire has advice he plans to share with every Dodger before Friday's playoff opener: Don't forget to breathe. "The pressure of the playoffs, everything is magnified," the Dodgers hitting coach said. "Guys tend to tighten up, and the reason why...