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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,...
  • Call-up's pinch hit lifts Giants past Diamondbacks

    Call-up's pinch hit lifts Giants past Diamondbacks PHOENIX -- With manager Bruce Bochy expressing support at a critical time, San Francisco Giants reserve Matt Duffy said he could not help but feel capable in a pinch-hitting situation. It showed again...
  • 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...
  • Giants lose to Diamondbacks, fall 4 games back in N.L. West

    PHOENIX Coming off their most intense series of the season, the San Francisco Giants looked flat against a team playing out the string. A third-inning grand slam by Mark Trumbo off Ryan Vogelsong pushed the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 6-2 win Monday at...
  • Preview: Dodgers at Cubs

    The Los Angeles Dodgers are saving their biggest bullets for a looming series with the rival San Francisco Giants and hoping they don't suffer any self-inflicted wounds in the process. The visiting Dodgers try to take three of four from the last-place...
  • Erlin strong as Padres down Phillies

    Erlin strong as Padres down Phillies SAN DIEGO -- 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...
  • Preview: Giants at Padres

    Failing to beat the San Diego Padres could prevent the San Francisco Giants from winning the National League West. San Francisco is just 6-8 against San Diego this season and looks to salvage the finale of a three-game set against the host Padres on...
  • Cubs 8, Dodgers 7

    (Updated: RECASTS sentence 1 in graph 3 to UPDATE Dodgers standing) Cubs 8, Dodgers 7: Chris Coghlan homered twice among four hits, including a go-ahead two-run blast in the eighth inning, as host Chicago rallied past Los Angeles. Coghlan went 4-for-...