| Jun 22, 2009
Potential distractions were everywhere for Clayton Kershaw in the fifth inning Sunday.
Kobe Bryant was seated in the first row behind the Dodgers dugout. A fan ran onto the Angel Stadium field and decked a security guard. And, in the most worrisome...
| Jun 25, 2009
CHICAGO -- The Dodgers have come a long way from that August day in 2001, when they fielded a lineup in which the first two batters were McKay Christensen and Hiram Bocachica.
The Dodgers haven't hit too many bumps this season, but they stumbled upon...
| Jun 30, 2009
LOS ANGELES -- Andre Ethier hit another walk-off home run -- this one in the 13th inning -- to lift the Dodgers past the Colorado Rockies, 4-2, Monday night at Dodger Stadium.
Ethier's blast off Colorado reliever Joel Peralta on a 1-2 pitch came after...
| Apr 16, 2008
Anthony Gose of Bellflower is a left-handed pitcher who can throw a fastball 95 mph. There are major league teams that have paid million-dollar signing bonuses to teenagers with similar skills.
Before the season started, he was listed by Baseball America...
| May 26, 2008
| 8:57 PM
After Ryan Dempster loaded the bases with a one-run lead and one out in the sixth inning of Monday's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, a quick glance over his right shoulder revealed no one was warming up in the bullpen.
While Dempster had already...
| Jun 5, 2008
| 11:06 PM
Kerry Wood did his Wild Thing imitation Thursday night at Dodger Stadium, loading the bases in the bottom of the ninth before striking out Matt Kemp on a 95 m.p.h. fastball to preserve a 5-4 win over Los Angeles.
"Exciting game," manager Lou Pniella...
| Jun 7, 2008
| 8:10 PM
Lou Piniella was on the mound making a pitching change Saturday at Dodger Stadium when he heard a roar coming from the first base side.
"I heard all this commotion and I thought there was a wave going on," the Cubs manager said. "But there was no wave."...
| Jun 8, 2008
| 8:19 PM
Jason Marquis has been an enigma over the last two seasons in Chicago, showing great promise in one start before frittering away all the goodwill he built up in the next.
But Marquis stepped up when the Cubs needed him on Sunday, earning his second win...
| Jun 25, 2008
| 10:42 PM
If the White Sox need a wake-up call before completing this three-game series, they need only to review some of their shortcomings Wednesday night in a listless 5-0 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers.
The Sox never recovered from a first-inning deficit in...
| Jun 26, 2008
| 3:11 PM
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Nothing against John Danks. His performance at Wrigley last Friday was great, at least off the field.
But Mark Buehrle, besides being back to his old self (maybe?), is nice and efficient. In...
| Jul 7, 2009
Just as thousands in Southern California celebrated the life of a supernaturally gifted entertainer, but possible pedophile, and just as we cheer ourselves hoarse for a steroid cheat because he's a colorful savant who happens to hit the heck out of a...