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  • Trusting instincts proved costly for Cardinals in Game 2

    Trusting instincts proved costly for Cardinals in Game 2
    Baseball isn’t about thinking. It’s about instincts and learned reactions. That’s why hitters take hundreds of swings a week in batting practice and pitchers throw dozens of pitches a week in the bullpen. But on Saturday, in one of...
  • Hyun-Jin Ryu scheduled to start for Dodgers in Game 3 at St. Louis

    Hyun-Jin Ryu scheduled to start for Dodgers in Game 3 at St. Louis
    So far, the Dodgers can’t complain much about how things are shaping up for their division series against the St. Louis Cardinals. They are pretty healthy, and on Thursday, they got a little healthier. Manager Don Mattingly said Hyun-Jin Ryu...
  • Relief pitchers may become a factor for Dodgers to advance in playoffs

    Relief pitchers may become a factor for Dodgers to advance in playoffs
    Brian Wilson in the eighth inning, Kenley Jansen in the ninth. That was the late-inning formula the Dodgers used last year. And that was the formula they had in mind when they re-signed Wilson to a contract that could pay him $18.5 million over two...
  • Clayton Kershaw shanks it again for Dodgers in 10-9 loss to Cardinals

    Clayton Kershaw shanks it again for Dodgers in 10-9 loss to Cardinals
    His back against a wall in a hallway outside the Dodgers clubhouse, Clayton Kershaw couldn't offer an explanation for what happened Friday night. In his most important start of the season, the best pitcher on the planet failed. Again. The playoffs...
  • Dodgers' Hanley Ramirez gets another playoff shot at Cardinals

    Dodgers' Hanley Ramirez gets another playoff shot at Cardinals
    The Dodgers' season ended last year when a fastball struck Hanley Ramirez and fractured his ribs in the opening game of the National League Championship Series. That's what Ramirez believes. That's what the Dodgers believe. With the Dodgers set to...
  • Dodgers and Cardinals would be smart to make it all about baseball

    Dodgers and Cardinals would be smart to make it all about baseball
    It's a short series. It's only five games. There shouldn't be enough time for tired stereotypes and weak generalizations. But when it comes to the Dodgers and Cardinals, things can get real silly, real quick, so prepare for the worst. Based on the...
  • Dodgers' Dee Gordon steels himself against Cardinals challenge

     Dodgers' Dee Gordon steels himself against Cardinals challenge
    Dee Gordon led the majors with 64 stolen bases this season, most by a National League player in six years. And that speed has become a big part of the Dodgers' offense. But Gordon has never had much success running against St. Louis and catcher Yadier...
  • Media banned -- banned I say! -- from today's Dodgers workout

    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...
  • It wasn't too much belief in Clayton Kershaw but not enough in bullpen

    It wasn't too much belief in Clayton Kershaw but not enough in bullpen
    Legacies are made in the postseason. It’s where memories are formed, images are permanently etched and moments become eternal. Clayton Kershaw longs to create such a memory on baseball’s grandest stage. He’s a player who’s done...
  • Dodgers, Zack Greinke in must-win Game 2 against Cardinals

    Dodgers, Zack Greinke in must-win Game 2 against Cardinals
    A couple of questions into his Friday news conference, Zack Greinke offered a reminder of how bluntly he speaks. "Are these questions going to get better?" Greinke asked. Greinke also talked candidly about his past success against the St. Louis...
  • Dodgers stay quiet about Clayton Kershaw pitching on three days' rest

    Dodgers stay quiet about Clayton Kershaw pitching on three days' rest
    Clayton Kershaw pitched Game 4 of a National League division series last year on three days' rest. Could Kershaw do the same again this year? Kershaw and the Dodgers wouldn't say. "Anything like that, we wouldn't talk about now," Manager Don...