| Sep 29, 2013
| 9:34 PM
While the Dodgers were on their way to dropping a 2-1 decision to the Colorado Rockies in their regular-season finale Sunday at Dodger Stadium, they learned whom they face in the National League division series.
The St. Louis Cardinals secured the...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 2:08 PM
It took until the final day of the regular season, but the Dodgers finally learned their playoff opponent — the Atlanta Braves.
The Dodgers and Braves open the National League division series Thursday in Atlanta, with the series returning to Los...
| Aug 18, 2013
| 5:54 PM
Julio Teheran's ability to work through trouble impressed manager Fredi Gonzalez, who said it's more proof of the young right-hander's added maturity in his breakout season.
Teheran made it through six scoreless innings and a tired Atlanta bullpen held...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 8:19 PM
Jason Heyward singled and Justin Upton doubled in a three-run eighth inning Wednesday night in the Atlanta Braves’ sweep-capping 6-3 win over the Washington Nationals, a game played nicely by both sides one night after a fastball to Bryce Harper&...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 4:56 PM
1. Tigers (4): Acquired closer Jose Veras from the Astros at a time Detroit hadn't had a blown save in 40 games. The bullpen has been much better since Joaquin Benoit took over as the closer.
2. Cardinals (1): They kicked the tires on Alexei Ramirez but...
| Jul 13, 2013
| 1:34 PM
Starlin Castro is 23. Ditto Anthony Rizzo. They're not exactly going to be old men when the Cubs' best-in-baseball wave of amateur talent starts rolling into Wrigley Field, although they might feel like it.
With University of San Diego slugger Kris...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 7:59 PM
Kris Medlen outpitched the Royals' Ervin Santana over seven innings, Jason Heyward hit a go-ahead homer, and the Atlanta Braves' bullpen hung on for a 4-3 victory Tuesday night in the team's first visit to Kansas City.
Medlen (5-7) limited the Royals...
| Jun 11, 2013
Last week's ranking in parentheses.
1. Cardinals (1): Only the Rockies can match their lineup. Nobody can match their balance, with Adam Wainwright right back where he was in 2009-10 as a Cy Young candidate.
2. Braves (4): Julio Teheran and Kris...
| Jun 9, 2013
| 10:00 AM
Stephen Fife threw two bad pitches on an otherwise impressive night Saturday.
Unfortunately for the Dodgers, those two pitches -- a hanging curve to Braves second baseman Dan Uggla to lead off the fifth inning and a meaty fastball to pitcher Kris Medlen...
| Jun 8, 2013
| 10:25 PM
And then there are those games when it all comes flooding back. The nice but not good enough starting pitching. The weak offense. Another loss.
The Dodgers dropped a tad deeper into last place Saturday, falling to the Atlanta Braves, 2-1, before a...
| Jun 8, 2013
| 7:34 PM
On Friday night, Yasiel Puig etched his name in the Major League Baseball record book with his fourth home run in the fifth game of his career. Only he and Mike Jacobs (2005, Mets) have accomplished that feat.
But no rookie has ever cranked five...
| May 2, 2013
| 8:35 PM
Dan Haren had been waiting to prove he belonged in Washington’s vaunted starting rotation.
After winning his last two starts, Haren is feeling a little better, and that’s mostly because he’s not overthrowing his fastball.