| Jun 21, 2014
| 10:14 PM
Josh Beckett, the Reinvented Man, was at it again Saturday.
He was back throwing blanks, back dropping that curveball from the heavens and back looking like a very different pitcher from the guy who used to sneer and simply overpower hitters.
| Jun 23, 2014
| 12:55 PM
The Cubs have eaten Alfonso Soriano's contract, is there a chance they'd do the same in getting rid of Edwin Jackson? And let's see what a stable lineup looks like for a couple of months, and then we know what the team really needs in the offseason -...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 10:51 PM
The most significant development regarding the Dodgers on Wednesday might not have happened here. It might have happened in Florida, where David Price walked off the mound in the ninth inning and waved to the fans of the Tampa Bay Rays.
"If this is my...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 11:01 PM
KEY MOMENT: With no outs and men on the corners in the fourth inning, Adrian Gonzalez flied out to left field. Dee Gordon tagged up from third base but was thrown out at the plate. As Gordon was running home, Yasiel Puig tried to go from first to second....
| Jul 5, 2014
| 4:41 PM
Theo Epstein was giddy a couple of weeks ago after reading a Sports Illustrated article imagining a 2017 World Series between the Cubs and Astros.
A buzz-killer quickly pointed out the writer had the Astros beating the Cubs.
"OK, they didn't get...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 9:57 PM
The Oakland Athletics' starting rotation boasted the best earned-run average in the American League. No matter. The A's just traded for two starting pitchers.
The Dodgers' starting rotation boasts the best ERA in the National League. No matter. The...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 10:16 PM
ON THE MOUND: Clayton Kershaw's scoreless streak ended at 41 innings on a sixth-inning solo home run by Chase Headley, but the Dodgers ace was otherwise nearly flawless in a complete-game victory. Kershaw won his eighth consecutive start by limiting the...
| Jul 12, 2014
Hanley Ramirez wasn't in the Dodgers' lineup again Friday, this time because he was only a day removed from receiving a cortisone injection on his troublesome right shoulder.
Ramirez's absence is expected to be a short-term problem. When he feels...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 11:21 PM
AT THE PLATE: Matt Kemp's run-scoring single in the first inning moved the Dodgers in front, 1-0. But they didn't score again until the seventh, when Yasiel Puig doubled in a run and Adrian Gonzalez had a sacrifice fly — a play on which Puig was...
| Jul 12, 2014
| 10:31 PM
Catcher A.J. Ellis lifted the Dodgers to a walk-off, 1-0 victory over the San Diego Padres on Saturday night, driving in Adrian Gonzalez with a bases-loaded sacrifice fly to right field in the bottom of the ninth inning.
The win moved the Dodgers back...
| Jul 12, 2014
| 10:42 PM
KEY MOMENT: The Dodgers moved back into sole possession of first place in the National League with their second walk-off victory of the season, this one courtesy of a sacrifice fly by A.J. Ellis. Adrian Gonzalez led off the ninth inning with a double to...