| Jul 18, 2013
| 4:41 PM
1. Cardinals (1 last ranking): They might not be the best team but they're the toughest one, with the playoff wars in 2011 and '12 behind them. Key second-half guy: David Freese.
2. Tigers (2): Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder have stored up a lot of...
| Aug 10, 2013
| 3:46 PM
With seven weeks left in the season, we're about to round the quarter pole and head for home. Here is some of what I have come to believe:
•The most likely World Series outcome is Tigers over Dodgers in a terrific matchup, with Detroit favored only...
| Aug 11, 2013
The most likely World Series outcome is Tigers over Dodgers in a terrific matchup, with Detroit favored only because it would have home-field advantage.
No team has been better the last couple of months than the Dodgers, who turned things around in...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 8:22 PM
ST. LOUIS -- A.J. Ellis' three-run home run and Hyun-Jin Ryu's strong pitching led the Dodgers past the St. Louis Cardinals, 5-1, on Thursday night.
The first-place Dodgers won three of the four games against the Cardinals at Busch Stadium, and the...
| Aug 11, 2013
| 10:37 PM
The Dodgers had just toyed with the Tampa Bay Rays, in front of a sellout crowd and a national television audience. The Dodgers rarely lose anymore, and so a television reporter asked Adrian Gonzalez if they felt unbeatable.
"Definitely not unbeatable,"...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 6:26 PM
Hanley Ramirez, the lighting rod that really ignited the Dodgers offense, remains on the shelf because of a sore shoulder. And there should be absolutely no hurry to get him off it.
Ramirez took infield and batting practice for the second consecutive...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 11:08 PM
With apologies to Cincinnati, the Dodgers are beginning to resemble a big blue machine.
The Dodgers might not have the top-to-bottom firepower of the 1970s Reds, but the Dodgers' winning ways are becoming so consistent they're starting to have a...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 10:49 PM
PHILADELPHIA -- Charlie Manuel was fired as manager of the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday, with his team way out of the pennant race and in a tailspin since the All-Star break.
Manuel, the winningest manager in franchise history, was replaced by Hall...
| Aug 17, 2013
| 10:57 PM
When the Orioles sent outfielder-designated hitter Henry Urrutia back to Triple-A Norfolk after Friday night's loss to the Colorado Rockies, it ended the Cuban defector's first stint in major league baseball.
After batting .365 in the minor leagues,...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 9:27 PM
It has been awhile since the Dodgers took on a top club. Lately they’d been beating up on the New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies and, most recently, the green-corn Miami Marlins.
But Friday brought the Boston Red Sox to Dodger Stadium, a...
| Aug 10, 2013
| 12:22 AM
Baseballs given away during a Los Angeles Dodgers promotion are tossed onto the field by upset fans during a game against the St. Louis Cardinals....