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  • Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw could finish on winning note yet

    Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw could finish on winning note yet
    The baseball team at Highland Park High, just outside of Dallas, needed some fresh talent for the coming season. It was the fall of 2002 when the coach wandered over to football practice, curious to see whether any freshmen might be athletic enough to...
  • Daily Dodger in Review: J.P. Howell, the one reliable middle reliever

    Daily Dodger in Review: J.P. Howell, the one reliable middle reliever
    J.P. HOWELL, 32 in April, relief pitcher. Final 2014 stats: 2.39 earned-run average and 3-3 in 68 games, with a 1.14 WHIP, .183 batting average, team-high 27 holds and 8.8 strikeouts per nine innings. Contract status: Second of two-year deal at $4...
  • Cardinals await news on Molina, hope to carry on without him

    ST. LOUIS — Yadier Molina's availability for the remainder of the postseason was in doubt Sunday night when he suffered a strained left oblique. Molina, the St. Louis Cardinals' All-Star catcher, bent over in pain in the sixth inning of Game 2...
  • Icing: It's not just for hockey anymore ... it's an ethical quandary

    Icing: It's not just for hockey anymore ... it's an ethical quandary
    Reader Patrick Gallagher of Long Beach demands more notes columns. Statistics say we'd better respond. In a recent scientifically inconclusive Los Angeles Times readership poll of 200 nuns, 47 ex-felons and 622 out-of-work lawyers, my regular readership...
  • Kolten Wong's walk-off home run lifts Cardinals past Giants, 5-4

    Silence fell over Busch Stadium, ominous in its omnipresence. The best fans in baseball, as they like to call themselves, sensed that they might be seeing their last home game this year. It was bad enough that the St. Louis Cardinals had needed only two...
  • Jake Peavy still pushing for postseason breakthrough

    ST. LOUIS — This would've been as good a time as any for Jake Peavy to prove he's a big-game pitcher. With free agency beckoning and a second straight chance under the October spotlight, the Giants right-hander went into Game 2 of the National...
  • Cardinals even up series with Kolten Wong's walkoff HR

    Cardinals even up series with Kolten Wong's walkoff HR
    ST. LOUIS -- On a night when they might have lost their perennial All-Star catcher, the St. Louis Cardinals rallied to tie the National League Championship Series. Second baseman Kolten Wong led off the bottom of the ninth Sunday with St. Louis'...
  • There's enough blame to go around for this Dodgers debacle

    There's enough blame to go around for this Dodgers debacle
    The failure ended with baseball's best pitcher turning his back to home plate, dropping his hands to his knees and his head toward the ground, shadowed by a Gateway Arch that hovers over the Dodgers like a pendulum over a pit. The failure happened here,...
  • Matt Kemp a swing shifter for Dodgers in 3-2 win over Cardinals

    Matt Kemp a swing shifter for Dodgers in 3-2 win over Cardinals
    At this stage of the season last year, Matt Kemp was on crutches, calling himself the Dodgers' head cheerleader. In the wake of the Dodgers' 3-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 2 of their National League division series, Kemp can call...
  • Clayton Kershaw's next Dodgers playoff start still up in the air

    Clayton Kershaw didn't set foot on a mound at the Dodgers' voluntary workout Sunday at Busch Stadium, choosing to play catch with Dan Haren on flat ground instead of throwing a bullpen session. Considering Kershaw typically throws off a mound three days...
  • Matt Kemp pulls Dodgers out of a ditch in 3-2 win over Cardinals

    Matt Kemp pulls Dodgers out of a ditch in 3-2 win over Cardinals
    It was a swing for the memories. It was a swing for their lives. Moments after another dreadful Dodgers pitching collapse against the St. Louis Cardinals Saturday night, Matt Kemp lifted all of Dodger Stadium at the end of a stick with an eighth-...