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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...
  • 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...
  • Exactly as ugly as it sounds: Dodgers pounded by Rockies, 16-2

    Exactly as ugly as it sounds: Dodgers pounded by Rockies, 16-2
    Ol' Blue Eyes had nothing on these Dodgers. Riding high in April, shot down in May? Try riding high Monday, shot down by Wednesday. That’s some serious maneuvering. That’s life for the Dodgers at the moment. Feeling like they’re on the...
  • Odd, ugly performance for Cubs

    Odd, ugly performance for Cubs
    Manager Rick Renteria delicately acknowledged many of the shortcomings that transformed the Chicago Cubs’ three-run lead Thursday night into a humbling 8-4 loss to the National League West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers. The first of two errors by...
  • Erlin leads Padres over Phillies 7-3

    Erlin leads Padres over Phillies 7-3
    By Bill Center, The Sports Xchange SAN DIEGO — San Diego Padres left-hander Robbie Erlin held the Philadelphia Phillies to one run on five hits over six innings in his first major league start since May 17, and Alexi Amarista and Will Venable...
  • Dodgers bail out shaky start by Zack Greinke with late rally to beat Cubs

    The Dodgers won a game started by Zack Greinke, which, on the surface, probably doesn't sound surprising. Only this wasn't an ordinary start for Greinke. Greinke was spared a deserved defeat Wednesday night, as the Dodgers did everything but turn on...
  • Padres down Phillies, take third in a row

    Padres down Phillies, take third in a row
    San Diego Padres starter Robbie Erlin felt he was just rounding into form last May 18 when he awoke following his eighth start of the season with pain in his left elbow. "I didn't know what it was, but I didn't think it was serious," said the 23-year-...