| Aug 5, 2013
| 8:35 PM
Major League Baseball suspended Alex Rodriguez, the game's highest-paid player and active career home run leader, for using performance-enhancing drugs, reflecting Commissioner Bud Selig's determination to root out cheaters and impose stiff penalties as a...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 10:08 PM
NEW YORK — Barry Bonds was here.
His is the name that evokes all that went right, and so very wrong, for baseball during the steroid era. His spirit was here Monday, the day before the All-Star game, when baseball's premier slugger declared Bonds'...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 8:10 PM
In the end, Ryan Braun cut himself a pretty good deal.
So he's tainted now, as a baseball player who used performance-enhancing substances? He's been tainted for two years. Nothing new there.
His thumb is injured. He's getting married in the fall. His...
| Aug 4, 2013
| 10:19 PM
CHICAGO — When Hanley Ramirez disappeared headfirst into the stands at Wrigley Field on Sunday, the Dodgers' chances of winning the World Series might have vanished with him.
Ramirez, who tumbled into the seats down the left-field line after...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 9:28 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — There are days when it looks as if none of it ever happened — the shoulder injury late last season, the operation that followed, the early-season slump this year, the three stints on the disabled list that cost him 79 games....
| Sep 22, 2013
| 6:38 PM
SAN DIEGO — If the Dodgers are to go far in October, they're going to have to start winning in September. At least that has been the trend recently, with three of the last five World Series winners posting the best record in the last full month of...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 7:00 AM
With two out and the bases loaded, the Dodgers needed a clutch hit to take the lead. Only one problem — the pitcher was up next.
Clayton Kershaw stepped to the plate looking tall and lanky, his stance slightly open.
"Obviously," he would later...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 7:32 PM
ST. LOUIS — Yasiel Puig had nothing to show for the day. Neither did the Dodgers.
That could have changed, for Puig and for the Dodgers, with one swing in the ninth inning. The count was full.
Puig did not swing. He moved tentatively toward...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 6:08 PM
Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis will be offering his analysis throughout the World Series. Ellis, 32, recently completed his second full season as a starter for the Dodgers by batting .333 in a National League division series against the Atlanta Braves and...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 3:51 PM
People who follow the endless saga of doping in sports know there's one hard-and-fast rule: Any time a big name gets whacked, the quality of public debate on the issue plummets.
That's certainly true of the case of Yankees third-baseman Alex Rodriguez,...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 2:39 PM
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NEW YORK -- Chris Davis of the Baltimore Orioles leads the major leagues with 37 home runs. He is on pace to hit 62, which would set a new single-season record.
According to him, anyway.
"In my opinion, 61 is...