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  • Matt Kemp, among others, is man in middle of Dodgers' win over Giants

    Matt Kemp, among others, is man in middle of Dodgers' win over Giants
    Matt Kemp has been where Yasiel Puig was Tuesday night, screaming at opponents and forcing teammates to restrain him as benches cleared. Kemp knows better now. So here he was, on his 30th birthday, standing between Puig and Madison Bumgarner, who...
  • 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...
  • Dodgers make it six straight as Clayton Kershaw edges Braves, 2-1

    Dodgers make it six straight as Clayton Kershaw edges Braves, 2-1
    That probably wasn’t real fair. The Dodgers are on their first actual hot streak of the season and then send Clayton Kershaw to the mound. The results were somewhat predictable, even if Atlanta starter Julio Teheran pitched nearly as well as...
  • Clayton Kershaw remains the ace in Dodgers' hand

    Clayton Kershaw remains the ace in Dodgers' hand
    If the inability to complete a deal before the non-waiver trade deadline on Thursday drew attention to the Dodgers' perceived shortcomings, a 2-1 victory over the Atlanta Braves that night offered a reminder of the team's greatest advantage. The Dodgers...
  • 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,...