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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...