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  • Clayton Kershaw does it again in victory over Nationals

    Clayton Kershaw does it again in victory over Nationals
    Sandy Koufax made a rare visit to Dodger Stadium on Tuesday and you couldn't blame him if he felt as if he was looking into a mirror. Because there on the mound was Koufax's real-life doppelganger, Clayton Kershaw. Sure, it's become a well-worn theme to...
  • It's fun time: The stretch arrives for Dodgers

    It's fun time: The stretch arrives for Dodgers
    Now to get serious. Really, really serious. Not to imply those Boys of Summer weren’t before, but for teams in contention for the playoffs, September brings heightened pressure and significance. The Dodgers are definitely in contention, definitely...
  • MLB slightly adjusts home plate collision rule

    After all the angst, all the confusion, all the outrage over the new rule designed to make collisions at home plate extinct, baseball officials responded Tuesday with one little change. "If a runner is out by 30 feet," Angels General Manager Jerry...
  • Dodgers beat Giants, 9-1, to clinch NL West title

    Dodgers beat Giants, 9-1, to clinch NL West title
    It might not always have been the smoothest of rides, but it offered the desired finish: the National League West title. The Dodgers won their second consecutive division title Wednesday night, fittingly behind the impressive pitching of Clayton...
  • Clayton Kershaw applies the clincher for Dodgers

    Clayton Kershaw applies the clincher for Dodgers
    The closer the Dodgers moved to the division title Wednesday night, the louder the fans at Dodger Stadium chanted. "M-V-P! M-V-P!" By the time Clayton Kershaw walked off the field in the eighth inning with a four-run lead, the call of the crowd was...
  • Inside the party in the Dodgers' clubhouse

    I’m wet and I’m sticky and I’m cold in this press box, wishing for one night I covered a good losing team. Or a very quotable one. It’s well after 1 a.m. The Dodgers clinched their division title hours ago, sprinted around the...
  • A look at what the Dodgers' postseason roster might look like

    A look at what the Dodgers' postseason roster might look like
    And now, on to other things. Besides the post-celebration laundry. As the playoff schedule so thoughtfully provided, the Dodgers are off today, giving them a full day to drink grandpa’s secret hangover concoction and begin to focus on the...
  • Dodgers defeat Braves, 3-2, in 10 innings

    Dodgers defeat Braves, 3-2, in 10 innings
    KEY MOMENT: Matt Kemp singled in the game-winning run in the 10th inning, lifting the Dodgers to their fifth consecutive victory. Kemp had three hits on Wednesday and is batting .486 in his last nine games. AT THE PLATE: Kemp hit his third home run in...
  • Dodgers hope Matt Kemp is going all retro on them

    Ah, go ahead. Dream a little. Let yourself get all fanciful and imagine the current Matt Kemp is not some temporary incarnation but the new and improved version. Or at least, the new/old version. Has Kemp looked just a tad familiar the past few games?...
  • Ramirez's 3-run HR wins it for LA in extras

    Ramirez's 3-run HR wins it for LA in extras
    LOS ANGELES --The sight of rain Saturday night at Dodger Stadium seems to be the only occurrence more rare than a three-game winning streak by the Chicago Cubs. Light showers started to fall in the bottom of the ninth inning and persisted, as did the...
  • Ole, ole, ole, ole: Are Dodgers feeling hot, hot, hot?

    Are they steaming hot? Sizzling like you always knew they would? The Dodgers are on a roll, having swept their last two series against the Giants and Braves to win six consecutive games. For a team that took 107 games to finally even win four...