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  • Dodgers' best bullpen might be no bullpen at all

    Dodgers' best bullpen might be no bullpen at all
    The Dodgers’ best bet for a playoff bullpen might be one that doesn’t ever see the field. On Tuesday night, two games away from clinching the National League West title, the Dodgers took a look at the setup issues that have chased them...
  • Yasiel Puig's temper could cost Dodgers big in the playoffs

    Yasiel Puig's temper could cost Dodgers big in the playoffs
    One of the Dodgers' biggest postseason worries showed up Tuesday night, clearing benches, raising tempers, risking everything. As long as Yasiel Puig continues to struggle with his emotions, the Dodgers will awkwardly struggle to dodge their flames....
  • Clayton Kershaw has a date with MLB history as Dodgers try to clinch

    Job 1 for Clayton Kershaw on Wednesday: pitch the Dodgers to the National League West championship. He wins, and they clinch, with the San Francisco Giants on hand to witness the party. Win or lose, Kershaw can etch his name in baseball's record book,...
  • Dodgers beat Giants, 9-1, to clinch NL West title

    Dodgers beat Giants, 9-1, to clinch NL West title
    Yasiel Puig hit the go-ahead home run, and the Los Angeles Dodgers captured their second consecutive National League West title with a 9-1 rout of the San Francisco Giants at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday night. Clayton Kershaw struck out 11 as the Dodgers...
  • Dodgers could face a familiar foe in playoff opener

    Now that the Dodgers have officially clinched their second consecutive National League West title, it appears likely they will start this year’s postseason the same way they ended last year’s playoffs: with Clayton Kershaw on the mound against...
  • Dodgers balance momentum versus rest going into final series of season

    Dodgers balance momentum versus rest going into final series of season
    The Dodgers scored 44 runs over their last six games, which is two more than opponents scored against Clayton Kershaw this season. Sustaining that momentum could be critical for the Dodgers as they head into the playoffs, first baseman Adrian Gonzalez...
  • Dodgers go from Down Under to up-and-down to the top

    Dodgers go from Down Under to up-and-down to the top
    The playoff chase began in late March, 7,500 miles from home, on a cricket ground masquerading as a baseball diamond, in a country that really didn't care, with a team whose sanity was quickly pushed to the brink. Star pitcher Clayton Kershaw's first...
  • Initially sitting, Chris Davis enters game after Manny Machado's injury

    Initially sitting, Chris Davis enters game after Manny Machado's injury
    Chris Davis, who was batting .193 in 99 games through Sunday, didn’t start Monday against New York Yankees left-hander Chris Capuano. But after third baseman Manny Machado injured his right leg during an at-bat in the bottom of the third inning,...
  • It's fun time: The stretch arrives for Dodgers

    It's fun time: The stretch arrives for Dodgers
    Now to get serious. Really, really serious. Not to imply those Boys of Summer weren’t before, but for teams in contention for the playoffs, September brings heightened pressure and significance. The Dodgers are definitely in contention, definitely...
  • Clayton Kershaw applies the clincher for Dodgers

    Clayton Kershaw applies the clincher for Dodgers
    The closer the Dodgers moved to the division title Wednesday night, the louder the fans at Dodger Stadium chanted. "M-V-P! M-V-P!" By the time Clayton Kershaw walked off the field in the eighth inning with a four-run lead, the call of the crowd was...
  • Dodgers' first step toward fall glory is a beauty

    Dodgers' first step toward fall glory is a beauty
    This being Hollywood, the Dodgers didn't just attain their magic number, they knocked it out, set it ablaze, and shot it brilliantly into the sky. This being Chavez Ravine, the largest crowds in baseball didn't just sit under its glow, they danced and...