San Francisco Giants (31-41, fifth in the NL West) vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (50-25, first in the NL West)
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cody Bellinger keeps getting on base, and if he's at home chances are it's via a home run.
Bellinger slugged his 24th homer — 16th at Dodger Stadium — and Los Angeles kept...
Ryu dominant again, Dodgers blank Mets 2-0
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hyun-Jin Ryu was all but untouchable in May.
His final start of the month was no different Thursday night as the left-hander pitched four-hit ball into the eighth inning...
Correction: Padres-Dodgers story
LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a story May 15 about a game between the San Diego Padres and Los Angeles Dodgers, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Alex Verdugo drove in Corey Seager with a...
Atlanta Braves (18-18, second in the NL East) vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (24-14, first in the NL West)
Fried, Braves to face Ryu, Dodgers
Atlanta Braves (18-17, second in the NL East) vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (23-14, first in the NL West)
Los Angeles; Tuesday, 10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Braves: Max Fried (4-1, 2.11...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Throwing 100 pitches for the first time this season and almost hitting 100 mph on the radar gun were only part of the reason Los Angeles Dodgers starter Walker Buehler felt more...
Kershaw gets 1st win as Dodgers beat Pirates 3-1
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three starts into his delayed season and Clayton Kershaw already appears back in his usual form.
Kershaw earned his first win, allowing one run over seven innings to...
National League West capsules
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Toles has personal matter, doesn’t report to Dodgers
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Andrew Toles was not at spring training camp for Monday's voluntary full squad reporting day because of an unspecified personal matter.
Manager Dave Roberts said there is no timeline for Toles' arrival. The mandatory reporting date is Saturday.
"We'll get Andrew here when things work out; he works through some personal things," Roberts said Monday. "He has our full support, certainly."
Martin headed back to Dodgers in trade with Blue Jays
LOS ANGELES (AP) — It's fitting that Russell Martin is returning to the Los Angeles Dodgers.
He's pining for a World Series title, too.
The Dodgers reacquired Martin in a trade with Toronto on Friday, receiving the veteran catcher in exchange for a couple minor leaguers. Los Angeles has won two straight National League pennants but lost each time in the World Series. Martin has never even played in a World Series in 13 seasons with the Dodgers, Yankees, Pirates and Blue Jays.
Van Scoyoc, 3 others join Dodgers coaching staff for 2019
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Robert Van Scoyoc has joined the Los Angeles Dodgers as hitting coach, along with Dino Ebel as third base coach, Aaron Bates as assistant hitting coach and Chris Gimenez as game planning coach.
Overmatched: Dodgers’ moves don’t work, down 2-0 in Series
BOSTON (AP) — Maybe this World Series just isn't in the cards for the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Trying to play the matchup game, manager Dave Roberts' team instead looked overmatched at Fenway Park. They staggered home after a 4-2 loss Wednesday night, down 2-0 to the do-everything-right Boston Red Sox.
"We've got to do a better job of responding," catcher Austin Barnes said.
Not even a bit of new-age strategy — and a curious sight — could save them.
World Series Game 1 to be cold one for Dodgers, Red Sox
BOSTON (AP) — Hooting and hollering, Chris Taylor and a couple of Dodgers took aim at the Green Monster. With their arms, not bats.
Standing in left field, they kept throwing balls at a small, square space in the scoreboard, shouting every time a miss clanged off the metal letters.
"I've got good aim!" Taylor shouted after he finally tossed one through, ending the contest Monday.
A lot of fun for Los Angeles, frolicking at Fenway Park during a World Series workout.
Taylor doing it all for Dodgers in World Series return
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Chris Taylor is sparking Los Angeles with his bat and his glove, just like old times.
Only this October, the do-it-all Dodger is looking to finish the job.
Taylor capped a terrific NL Championship Series when he made an outstanding catch to help Los Angeles beat the Milwaukee Brewers 5-1 in Game 7 on Saturday night. He also hit .364 (8 for 22), scored four times and played three positions as the Dodgers captured the pennant for the second straight year.
Dodgers beat Brewers in Game 7, face Red Sox in World Series
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Yasiel Puig and Cody Bellinger flexed their muscles. Chris Taylor flashed some leather.
Then the Los Angeles Dodgers got a lift from ace Clayton Kershaw out of the bullpen to finish off the Milwaukee Brewers and return to the World Series.
Puig broke open a tight contest with a three-run homer in the sixth inning, Taylor robbed Christian Yelich with a super catch and the Dodgers took Game 7 of the NL Championship Series with a 5-1 win on Saturday night.
After grandma’s death, Urias helps Dodgers to World Series
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Julio Urias pitched with a heavy heart in Game 7 of the NL Championship Series, helping the Los Angeles Dodgers advance to the World Series a night after his grandmother died.
Enrique Hernandez shared the news with teammates and asked the Dodgers to toast Urias before popping champagne following a 5-1 win against the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday night.
- The Washington TimesChris Taylor leads players in World Series with local tiesOctober 23, 2018
- Wisconsin State JournalBrewers bullpen falters as Dodgers pull out 4-3 win in Game 2 of NLCSOctober 14, 2018
- Norfolk Daily NewsJoe's Morning Sports-Monday, October 8, 2018October 8, 2018
- The SunNear No-hitter, Then ControversyJuly 30, 2018
- Wisconsin State JournalSlide extends to 7 as Brewers fall to Dodgers to start second halfJuly 22, 2018
Bellinger hitting leadoff for Dodgers vs Brewers in Game 5
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cody Bellinger is leading off for the Dodgers in Game 5 of the NL Championship Series on Wednesday, hours after his game-winning single pulled Los Angeles into a 2-all tie with Milwaukee in the best-of-seven series.
Bellinger singled home the winning run with two outs in the 13th inning of a 2-1 victory Tuesday night that lasted more than five hours. The Dodgers primarily have been using Chris Taylor in the leadoff spot.
Brewers, Dodgers tweak lineups for Game 4 of NLCS
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Infielder Jonathan Schoop is getting his first start for the Milwaukee Brewers in Game 4 of the NL Championship Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
He is hitting sixth on Tuesday. Schoop replaces Travis Shaw, who started the previous two games.
The Brewers lead the best-of-seven series 2-1.
Brewers catcher Manny Pina is getting his first start since the opener and will hit seventh, replacing veteran Erik Kratz.
Gusty winds sweep Dodger Stadium for Game 3 of NLCS
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Strong wind gusts are raking Dodger Stadium ahead of Game 3 in the National League Championship Series.
The first fall Santa Ana winds arrived on Monday. The warm, sustained gusts blow from the desert to the ocean, but rarely affect the stadium on the northern edge of downtown Los Angeles.
During batting practice, the flags in center field blew in with the temperature around 80 degrees (26 Celsius).
Pederson replaces Taylor leading off for Dodgers in NLCS
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Outfielder Joc Pederson is leading off for the Dodgers in Game 3 of the National League Championship Series. He replaces Chris Taylor, who is out of the lineup.
Yasmani Grandal is back in the lineup and hitting seventh for Los Angeles against the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday night.
Grandal made two errors and had two passed balls in a Game 1 loss. Austin Barnes replaced Grandal behind the plate for Game 2 in Milwaukee.
Dodgers’ Freese hitting 3rd in NLCS vs. familiar Brewers
MILWAUKEE (AP) — David Freese is hitting third for the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 1 of the NL Championship Series against the Milwaukee Brewers, returning to a city where he enjoyed postseason success in 2011.
Freese was the 2011 NLCS MVP after hitting .545 with three homers and nine RBIs for St. Louis in the Cardinals' six-game series victory over the Brewers.
Muncy, Pederson return to Dodgers lineup for Game 4
ATLANTA (AP) — Max Muncy is starting at first base and Joc Pederson is in left field for the Los Angeles Dodgers against Atlanta Braves right-hander Mike Foltynewicz in Monday's Game 4 of the NL Division Series.
Each sat in Game 3 when manager Dave Roberts started David Freese at first and Chris Taylor in left against left-hander Sean Newcomb on Sunday night.
Yasiel Puig is in right field and Matt Kemp returns to the bench for the Dodgers, who lead the best-of-five series 2-1.
Dodgers tweak lineup to adjust to Braves left-hander Newcomb
ATLANTA (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers put left fielder Chris Taylor in the leadoff position and sat Yasiel Puig as manager Dave Roberts adjusted his lineup to face Atlanta Braves left-hander Sean Newcomb in Game 3 of the National League Division Series on Sunday night.
The right-handed hitting Taylor is taking the spot of the left-handed hitting Joc Pederson in the lineup.
Escobar’s homer lifts D-Backs over Dodgers, tightens NL West
PHOENIX (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers surged into the NL West lead with a superb September, yet have struggled to shake the Colorado Rockies.
Eduardo Escobar homered off Kenta Maeda leading off the ninth inning, and the Arizona Diamondbacks tightened the NL West race with a 4-3 victory over the Dodgers on Tuesday night.
Taylor HR in 10th, Dodgers top Rockies 3-2, pad NL West lead
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chris Taylor couldn't have picked a better time to launch his first career walk-off home run.
He hit a high-arching, two-strike solo shot to left field in the 10th inning, lifting the Dodgers to a 3-2 victory over the Colorado Rockies that extended Los Angeles' NL West lead to 1 ½ games on Tuesday night.
"In this tight division race that was big," said the soft-spoken outfielder who has struggled with his swing this season.
Gennett, Votto help Reds improve to 5-0 against Dodgers
CINCINNATI (AP) — If the Los Angeles Dodgers fall short in the competitive NL West, they can blame Scooter Gennett and the Cincinnati Reds.
Gennett snapped out of an 0-for-9 slump with four hits and three RBIs, Joey Votto hit a two-run double on his birthday and the Reds improved to 5-0 against the Dodgers this season with a 10-6 victory Monday night.
NL West-leading D-backs beat Dodgers 3-1 in series opener
LOS ANGELES (AP) — It had been nearly four months since the Diamondbacks and Dodgers played each other.
Not much has changed. Arizona remains the dominant team.
David Peralta hit a three-run homer in the fifth inning and the NL West leaders won 3-1 on Thursday night in the opener of a pivotal series.
"This is a tight division right now and to be able to start out like this and put a little bit more of a gap between us is huge," winning pitcher Robbie Ray said.
Hill sparkles for Dodgers in 11-1 rout of last-place Padres
LOS ANGELES (AP) — In the early going, Rich Hill was perfect. Only he didn't feel that way.
He didn't like the way the ball was coming out of his hand, even though he wasn't letting anyone on base.
"Around the third inning, the feel started coming around," Hill said. "The big thing was getting ahead and throwing strikes."
Taylor, Dozier homer in ninth as Dodgers beat Rockies 8-5
DENVER (AP) — A well-pitched, crisp game by the starters suddenly turned into a late-inning slugfest.
It became a race to see which bullpen would hold a lead first. Los Angeles prevailed on a night when its best reliever was not at the park.
Chris Taylor and Brian Dozier homered off closer Wade Davis in the ninth inning and the Dodgers exploited Colorado's shaky bullpen to beat the Rockies 8-5 on Thursday night.
Column: What is the punishment for offensive tweets?
Sean Newcomb had enough problems explaining the pitch he threw to Chris Taylor when he was within a strike of throwing a no hitter against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Then he had to call reporters back to the locker room Sunday in Atlanta to offer something even more difficult to explain — racist, homophobic tweets from his teenage years that Newcomb says do not reflect the man he is now.
ATLANTA (AP) — Sean Newcomb came within one strike of pitching the first no-hitter by the Atlanta Braves since 1994, denied when Chris Taylor sharply singled in a 4-1 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday.
Newcomb had a 2-2 count with two outs in the ninth inning when Taylor hit a hard grounder beyond the reach of diving third baseman Johan Camargo. That came on the career-high 134th and final pitch by the 25-year-old lefty.
ATLANTA (AP) — Braves left-hander Sean Newcomb has lost his no-hit try with two outs in the ninth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Newcomb was one strike away when Chris Taylor singled sharply past diving third baseman Johan Camargo on a 2-2 pitch.
Newcomb threw 134 pitches. He was pulled after the hit with the Braves ahead 4-0.
Kershaw does it all in Dodgers’ 4-1 win over Braves
ATLANTA (AP) — Clayton Kershaw had everything working his way, even delivering a big moment with his bat.
Kershaw pitched 7 2/3 strong innings, added a two-run single and reached a career-high four times, helping the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Atlanta Braves 4-1 on Friday night.
Dodgers hit 4 homers in 7-6 win over Phillies
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Power got the Los Angeles Dodgers started. Patience gave them a win.
Max Muncy, Yasmani Grandal, Chris Taylor and Joc Pederson hit solo homers and Alex Verdugo scored the tiebreaking run on a wild pitch in the top of the ninth inning, lifting Los Angeles to a 7-6 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies in a matchup of division leaders Monday night.
Maikel Franco hit a pair of solo homers and Rhys Hoskins and Odubel Herrera also went deep for the Phillies.
Kemp goes deep twice, Dodgers blow out Brewers 11-2
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers are a hit at the plate with new shortstop Manny Machado.
Matt Kemp could be the biggest beneficiary in what was already a potent lineup.
Kemp hit two solo homers and Machado drove in his first run since joining the Dodgers, who pounded out 15 hits in an 11-2 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday.
Dodgers beat Astros 3-1, force World Series to Game 7
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Joc Pederson sliced a drive over the left-field wall, pounded his chest and danced around the bases , taking as many twists and turns as this World Series itself.
Of course, the Los Angeles Dodgers forced the Houston Astros to Game 7.
The Latest: Dodgers rally against Verlander, force Game 7
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on Game 6 of the World Series between the Houston Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers (all times local):
Chris Taylor, Corey Seager and the Los Angeles Dodgers sent this twist-and-turn World Series to Game 7, rallying against Justin Verlander to beat the Houston Astros 3-1 Tuesday night.
Teams find it hard to rebound from tough Series losses
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dodgers reliever Ross Stripling was confident as the World Series headed back to California.
"If we can just hold them to less than 12 runs, we'll get some wins," he said playfully.
Los Angeles players seemed dazed after Sunday night's 13-12, 10-inning loss to the Astros, which gave Houston a 3-2 Series lead.
Astros felt ecstatic and energized, Dodgers drained and dispirited after 5 hours, 17 minutes that resembled Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots transferred from a ring to a diamond.
The Latest: Astros get first ever Series victory at home
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on World Series Game 3 between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Houston Astros (all times local):
The Houston Astros broke out their bats in a four-run second inning, beating the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-3 Friday night for a 2-1 World Series lead.
Yuli Gurriel homered to begin the four-run burst off loser Yu Darvish that also included run-scoring singles by Marwin Gonzalez and Brian McCann plus Alex Bregman's sacrifice fly.