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  • How Clayton Kershaw and Dodgers clinched NL West over Giants

    It was storybook time at Dodger Stadium, a Dodgers’ dream come very much to life. Clayton Kershaw, their leader all season, took the mound Wednesday and led the Dodgers to a 9-1 victory over the rival San Francisco Giants, leaving them National...
  • Dodgers find reason to smile in 9-4 victory over Padres

    Dodgers find reason to smile in 9-4 victory over Padres
    It was looking like that rare, near-perfect game for the Dodgers on Monday night -- Clayton Kershaw dominating, the offense exploding -- when they suddenly decided to add an unexpected element. Comic relief. Suddenly it was the Keystone Kops, the...
  • A comedy of errors, but Dodgers, Clayton Kershaw can laugh about it

    A comedy of errors, but Dodgers, Clayton Kershaw can laugh about it
    As Clayton Kershaw pitched his latest masterpiece in what is shaping into a season for the ages, his teammates made some history of their own Monday night in a 9-4 victory over the San Diego Padres. Only in the case of the other players, the history...
  • Dodgers' Hanley Ramirez, Roberto Hernandez struggle in loss to Padres

    Dodgers' Hanley Ramirez, Roberto Hernandez struggle in loss to Padres
    The Dodgers have waited patiently for the electric bat of Hanley Ramirez to return, while crossing fingers on his defensive liabilities. The offense may yet come around, but there’s no real hope he will suddenly turn into Ozzie Smith at shortstop,...
  • Dodgers lose a marathon, 8-5, to Nationals in 14 innings

    Baseball, such a stupid game. Such an impossible, wonderful, completely insane game. It was all that and still more on a surreal Wednesday afternoon at Dodger Stadium. It wasn’t one game, it was about seven. Had more twists than 10 Agatha Christie...
  • Dodgers blow opportunities in 8-5, 14-inning loss to Nationals

    The Dodgers' postseason fate won't be decided for another three weeks. But when it is, Manager Don Mattingly says he'll be able to point back to Wednesday's epic game with the Washington Nationals as one that helped determine his team's future. And...
  • Orioles try to stay hot at Tampa Bay after historic homestand

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Coming off their historic 9-2 homestand, the Orioles get back to playing AL East teams with a three-game series at Tropicana Field against the Tampa Bay Rays. That homestand was the Orioles' best homestand of 11 games or...
  • Dan Haren, the good starter, pitches Dodgers to 2-1 win over Arizona

    Dan Haren can be a confounding starting pitcher, which, I suppose, makes him the perfect pitcher for these Dodgers. Haren is undergoing a slightly bizarre season, going on a series of conflicting streaks. He started the year 4-0 with a 2.39 earned-run...
  • Dodgers feel a sense of relief with 2-1 win over Diamondbacks

    For Kenley Jansen, his save to close out the Dodgers' 2-1 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday night was no ordinary save. The save was not only his 40th of the season, it came in the Dodgers' first game after he blew a ninth-inning lead in...
  • Dodgers' Hyun-Jin Ryu makes strong return, beats Padres, 7-1

    Dodgers' Hyun-Jin Ryu makes strong return, beats Padres, 7-1
    There was nothing wrong with Hyun-Jin Ryu's ample posterior Sunday, which was a relief to Ryu and the Dodgers. Ryu, who was sidelined because of a strained right buttock muscle, returned from the 15-day disabled list to pitch seven dominant innings in a...
  • Dodgers can't make a move, on or off field, and lose to Nationals

    Dodgers can't make a move, on or off field, and lose to Nationals
    When the calendar switched from August to September early Monday morning, whatever intrigue was still swirling around the Dodgers roster vanished. The deadline had passed to acquire players who would be eligible for the playoffs. No relief help, no...