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  • 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...
  • 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 vs. Cardinals: How the NL division series opponents match up

    Dodgers vs. Cardinals: How the NL division series opponents match up
    The Dodgers have a big advantage on offense and with a rotation topped by the best pitcher in baseball, who will be available to start twice in the five-game series if needed. Add in a deeper, more versatile bench and a bullpen that finally began to hit...
  • Dodgers-Cardinals Game 1 was a tale of two emotions for winners

    Dodgers-Cardinals Game 1 was a tale of two emotions for winners
    If you ask the St. Louis Cardinals, there were two at-bats in the first game of their National League division series with the Dodgers that defined their team. One carried with it a note of caution, the other they wore like a badge of honor following...
  • Matt Kemp makes Dodgers' pain go away with game-winning homer, 3-2

    Matt Kemp makes Dodgers' pain go away with game-winning homer, 3-2
    Maybe there are only so many heartbreaks a team is allowed, so many times they can appear to have a game safely in hand just to be kicked in the gut so hard all they can do is fall to the ground in disbelief. The Dodgers saw their two-run lead evaporate...
  • Cardinals Manager Mike Matheny is sea of tranquillity amid clamor

    Cardinals Manager Mike Matheny is sea of tranquillity amid clamor
    In the bottom of the sixth inning Saturday, 54,000 fans rose as one in full-throated cheer as the Dodgers' Zack Greinke stepped to the plate with the bases loaded in a game his team already led, 2-0. St. Louis Cardinals starter Lance Lynn was laboring...
  • Cardinals say hitters, not spies, deserve credit in win over Kershaw

    Cardinals say hitters, not spies, deserve credit in win over Kershaw
    For the first six innings of Friday's opening game of the National League division series, Clayton Kershaw never pitched from the stretch. And he dominated the St. Louis Cardinals, striking out eight batters and giving up just two hits, both solo home...
  • Yankees' Jeter heads All-Star selections

    Derek Jeter will be in the spotlight for perhaps the final time when he starts at shortstop for the American League in the All-Star Game. The New York Yankees captain, who is retiring following the season, heads the AL squad for the July 17 game in...
  • With chance to sweep St. Louis Cardinals, Orioles struggle in 8-3 loss Sunday

    With chance to sweep St. Louis Cardinals, Orioles struggle in 8-3 loss Sunday
    Buck Showalter has been frustrated by the ambiguity of baseball’s new replay review system, so when a call was overturned against the Orioles in the seventh inning of the club’s 8-3 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday afternoon, the...
  • Wednesday's recap: Cubs 3, Cardinals 1

     Wednesday's recap: Cubs 3, Cardinals 1
    The summary The Cubs tossed autographed baseballs to selected fans before finishing with a 41-40 record at Wrigley Field, their first home winning record since 2009. Jake Arrieta led the way with seven innings of two-hit ball in which he struck out 10...
  • St. Louis' Michael Wacha in bullpen, Mark Ellis not activated

    St. Louis' Michael Wacha in bullpen, Mark Ellis not activated
    Former Dodger Mark Ellis was left off the St. Louis Cardinals’ postseason roster while right-hander Michael Wacha, who beat the Dodgers twice in last fall’s National League Championship Series, will pitch out of the bullpen, Manager Mike...