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  • Yasiel Puig's temper could cost Dodgers big in the playoffs

    Yasiel Puig's temper could cost Dodgers big in the playoffs
    One of the Dodgers' biggest postseason worries showed up Tuesday night, clearing benches, raising tempers, risking everything. As long as Yasiel Puig continues to struggle with his emotions, the Dodgers will awkwardly struggle to dodge their flames....
  • Clayton Kershaw has a date with MLB history as Dodgers try to clinch

    Job 1 for Clayton Kershaw on Wednesday: pitch the Dodgers to the National League West championship. He wins, and they clinch, with the San Francisco Giants on hand to witness the party. Win or lose, Kershaw can etch his name in baseball's record book,...
  • 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 balance momentum versus rest going into final series of season

    Dodgers balance momentum versus rest going into final series of season
    The Dodgers scored 44 runs over their last six games, which is two more than opponents scored against Clayton Kershaw this season. Sustaining that momentum could be critical for the Dodgers as they head into the playoffs, first baseman Adrian Gonzalez...
  • Dodgers go from Down Under to up-and-down to the top

    Dodgers go from Down Under to up-and-down to the top
    The playoff chase began in late March, 7,500 miles from home, on a cricket ground masquerading as a baseball diamond, in a country that really didn't care, with a team whose sanity was quickly pushed to the brink. Star pitcher Clayton Kershaw's first...
  • 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...
  • Yasiel Puig, four-run sixth inning propel Dodgers to 9-1 victory

    Yasiel Puig, four-run sixth inning propel Dodgers to 9-1 victory
    KEY MOMENT: Yasiel Puig ended a 1-1 stalemate by sending a sixth-inning offering from starter Tim Hudson over the right-field wall for a home run. Later in the inning, Carl Crawford doubled in two runs against left-hander Javier Lopez to extend the...
  • Imagining a 'bullpen' start for Dodgers in the stretch

    “We are not desperate!” Ah, yes, you are. “We are not panicking.” No, but you are making everybody else damn nervous. Manager Don Mattingly said the Dodgers are considering a “bullpen” start, and after Carlos...
  • Hanley Ramirez to return to Dodgers lineup; rotation still a mystery

    After starting the last two games on the bench with a strained right elbow, Hanley Ramirez was penciled into the Dodgers' lineup Thursday for their series opener against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. Manager Don Mattingly warned Ramirez could be a...
  • Dodgers bail out shaky start by Zack Greinke with late rally to beat Cubs

    The Dodgers won a game started by Zack Greinke, which, on the surface, probably doesn't sound surprising. Only this wasn't an ordinary start for Greinke. Greinke was spared a deserved defeat Wednesday night, as the Dodgers did everything but turn on...
  • Is Don Mattingly's frustration with Hanley Ramirez injuries rising?

    Reading between the lines, don’t you love it? Can be dangerous. Fraught with trouble if you get it wrong, very insightful if you get it right. These skills become required when the subject, for whatever reason, is hesitant to come straight out and...