Mets’ deGrom gets Cy with record-low wins; Snell takes AL
NEW YORK (AP) — After a season marred by narrow defeats, Jacob deGrom became a runaway winner.
The New York Mets ace easily won the National League Cy Young Award on Wednesday night, a reward for a historically fruitless season in Flushing. The right-hander had just 10 victories, the ...
NEW YORK (AP) — Washington outfielder Bryce Harper and Boston closer Craig Kimbrel were among just seven free agents who received $17.9 million qualifying offers from their former clubs Friday, when Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw agreed to a $93 million, three-year ...
Kershaw gets $93M deal, leaving Harper, Machado atop market
NEW YORK (AP) — Washington outfielder Bryce Harper and Boston closer Craig Kimbrel were among just seven free agents who received $17.9 million qualifying offers from their former clubs Friday, when Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw agreed to a $93 million, three-year contract rather ...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clayton Kershaw has heard the chatter that he’s in decline. He’s eager to prove the doubters wrong while wearing a Los Angeles Dodgers uniform.
The ace agreed to a $93 million, three-year contract Friday after initially opting out of his previous deal and choosing free ...
Deadline nears for Kershaw to choose Dodgers or free agency
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Dodgers are in ongoing negotiations with ace Clayton Kershaw, and they still need to resolve the future of manager Dave Roberts, too.
According to president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman, the talks with Kershaw’s camp are “ongoingly pleasant.”
Dodgers, Kershaw extend deadline on his opt-out decision
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clayton Kershaw and the Los Angeles Dodgers want some more time to consider their possible future together.
The three-time NL Cy Young Award winner and the team agreed to extend the deadline on his opt-out decision by 40 hours until 1 p.m. PDT Friday.
The team made ...
Talk of rule changes, Harper, Machado dominate offseason
NEW YORK (AP) — The World Series was baseball 2018 in a microcosm.
Half the 44 runs scored by the champion Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers came across the plate on home runs. That’s the second-highest percentage in baseball history, according to the Elias Sports Bureau, behind only ...
Dodgers face winter of decisions on some big names
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Having lost in the World Series for the second straight year, the Dodgers enter an offseason filled with decisions about some of the franchise’s biggest names, including Clayton Kershaw, Manny Machado and manager Dave Roberts.
First up is Kershaw, who has until Wednesday ...
Red Sox top Dodgers for 4th World Series title in 15 seasons
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chris Sale’s final pitch for this Boston juggernaut triggered a celebration on the Dodger Stadium infield, among thousands of fans who made their way to California — and even outside ...
The Latest: Red Sox win 4th World Series title in 15 years
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the World Series (all times local):
The Boston Red Sox won their fourth World Series championship in 15 years, beating the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-1 in Game 5 Sunday night behind David Price’s pitching and Steve Pearce’s power.
Alex Cora ...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Boston Red Sox won their fourth World Series championship in 15 years, beating the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-1 in Game 5 Sunday night behind David Price’s pitching and Steve Pearce’s power.
Alex Cora became the first manager from Puerto Rico to guide a ...
October to forget: Kershaw, Dodgers lose World Series again
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clayton Kershaw couldn’t rescue the Dodgers from the brink of World Series elimination, and now the pitcher regarded as the best of his generation might be on his way out of Los Angeles.
Down 3-1 to the Boston Red Sox, the Dodgers turned to their three-time NL Cy Young ...
The Latest: Red Sox take commanding 3-1 Series lead over LA
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on Game 4 of the World Series (all times local):
Steve Pearce hit a tying homer in the eighth and a three-run double in the ninth, and the Boston Red Sox rallied from a four-run deficit in the seventh inning for a 9-6 win over the Los Angeles ...
Aces out: Sale, Kershaw chased early in Series opener
BOSTON (AP) — Aces were out early in the World Series, where four-plus innings for starters is becoming the new norm.
The outings of the Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw and Boston’s Chris Sale turned into
Red Sox beat Dodgers 8-4 at Fenway in World Series opener
BOSTON (AP) — The Fenway Funhouse proved too tricky, too cold and just too much for the beach boys.
Andrew Benintendi, J.D. Martinez and the Boston Red Sox came out swinging in the World Series opener, seizing every advantage in their quirky ballpark to
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Lefties, not left out in Red Sox 8-4 Game 1 World Series win
BOSTON (AP) — Red Sox manager Alex Cora didn’t want his lefties to feel left out.
Even as Los Angeles loaded its lineup with right-handed batters to face Boston lefty Chris Sale, Cora stayed with Andrew Benintendi and Rafael Devers against left-handed Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw in Game 1 ...
Column: Over-managing costs Dodgers in Game 1 of Series
Sometimes, in the pressure cooker of a World Series, a manager gets distracted by all those indecipherable charts and the trove of analytics he has at his fingertips.
Sometimes, he spends too much time flailing around in search of the perfect matchup instead of just watching what’s ...
Dodgers’ bullpen can’t stop bleeding after Kershaw exit
BOSTON (AP) — The first delivery from Ryan Madson was a changeup that bounced past catcher Austin Barnes for a wild pitch, allowing two baserunners to advance.
Things hardly got better from there for the previously dependable Dodgers bullpen.
Madson and three other relievers failed ...
The Latest: Red Sox come out swinging, beat Dodgers 8-4
BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the World Series (all times local):
Andrew Benintendi, J.D. Martinez and the Boston Red Sox came out swinging in the World Series opener, seizing every advantage in their quirky ballpark to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-4 on a chilly Tuesday ...
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Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw will pitch at Fenway Park for the first time when he starts Game 1 of the World Series against the Red Sox. The oldest park in the majors has a lot of quirks that can present many ...
BOSTON (AP) — Chris Sale would rather talk about the ring he can win as a World Series champion instead of the almost certainly nonexistent navel ring that — he maintains with a straight face — scratched him from a start in the last round.
The Red Sox left-hander will belly up to the mound ...
Kershaw works out in shorts on chilly night at Fenway
BOSTON (AP) — Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw got an early look at Fenway Park, working out in shorts in the bullpen ahead of Tuesday night’s World Series opener.
The Dodgers arrived in Boston on ...
Dodgers-Red Sox: Rich histories, but little crossover
Sandy Koufax, Jackie Robinson and the Boys of Summer. Ted Williams to Yaz and the Impossible Dream.
Manny Ramirez. Pedro Martinez. Bill Buckner.
Fenway Franks and Dodger Dogs. Ebbets Field, the Green Monster. “Sweet Caroline” or “I Love L.A.”
Yet for all their rich history — ...
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 ...
Dodgers ace Kershaw available in ’pen vs Brewers in Game 7
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Clayton Kershaw will be available in relief for the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 7 of the NL Championship Series against the Milwaukee Brewers.
The winner of Saturday night’s game plays the Red Sox in the World Series, which starts Tuesday in Boston.
Kershaw would be ...
Even before he took the mound to twirl a playoff masterpiece, the talk was it could be the last time Clayton Kershaw — who has an opt-out clause in the contract that will pay him $65 million the next two years — wears the Dodgers home whites.
That would be bad for the Dodgers on two ...
HOUSTON (AP) — Left fielder Andrew Benintendi made a diving catch with the bases loaded for the final out, and the Boston Red Sox held off the Houston Astros 8-6 on Wednesday night to take a 3-1 lead in the AL Championship Series.
Boosted by a questionable fan interference ...
Kershaw dominant, Dodgers beat Brewers 5-2, lead NLCS 3-2
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clayton Kershaw put his previous flop behind him and pushed the Los Angeles Dodgers forward — one victory from a return trip to the World Series.
With so much at stake, the three-time Cy Young Award winner bounced back from one of his worst postseason starts with one of ...
In midst of NLCS, Kershaw mum on future with Dodgers
LOS ANGELES (AP) — If Clayton Kershaw is pitching his final games for the Los Angeles Dodgers, the three-time NL Cy Young Award winner isn’t saying.
Kershaw can opt out of the last two years and $70 million remaining on his contract after the World Series ends. Dodgers ownership has made ...
Rookie Buehler looks to eat some innings for Dodgers in NLCS
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dodgers manager Dave Roberts came into the postseason willing to let his starters go deeper into games.
He has yet to find someone who can stick around.
Hyun-Jin Ryu lasted 4 1/3 innings in Game 2 against the Milwaukee Brewers. Ace Clayton Kershaw managed just ...
Reliever Woodruff’s homer stuns Kershaw, Brewers take Game 1
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The high-five at the plate from Brandon Woodruff nearly took out Lorenzo Cain.
It’s not often that reliever hits a home run.
Batting left-handed. Off lefty Clayton Kershaw. In the playoffs.
Woodruff stunned the ace with an early home run and Milwaukee’s ...
Kershaw struggles, Dodgers fall to Brews 6-5 in NLCS opener
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Clayton Kershaw pounded his glove over and over, yelling “Let’s go!” as he walked off the mound.
Pretty soon, he was gone.
Kershaw was hit hard in the shortest start of his spotty playoff career, and the shaky Los Angeles Dodgers lost 6-5 to the Milwaukee Brewers in ...
Brewers relief pitcher Woodruff homers off Kershaw in NLCS
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Brewers right-hander Brandon Woodruff has connected against Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw, becoming the third reliever in major league history to homer in a postseason game.
Woodruff led off the third inning with a long drive to right-center, tying Game 1 of the NL ...
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Clayton Kershaw starts for the Dodgers in Game 1 of the NL Championship Series against Brewers left-hander Gio Gonzalez and — more notably — Milwaukee’s deep bullpen. Josh Hader and the rest of the club’s lights-out ...
What a relief: Dodgers next up for Brewers’ lights-out ’pen
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Build an early lead, get five good innings out of the starter and bring in the bullpen.
The Milwaukee Brewers used that formula to win 11 straight games going into the NL Championship Series against ...
Brewers going with lefty Gio Gonzalez in Game 1 of NLCS
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Gio Gonzalez will start for the Milwaukee Brewers in Game 1 of the NL Championship Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night.
Brewers manager Craig Counsell announced his rotation on Thursday. Gonzalez was 3-0 with a 2.13 ERA in five starts for the Brewers ...
October staffing: Sale, Kershaw, aces become bullpen aces
Chris Sale is all set to start Game 1 at Fenway Park. If the Boston Red Sox later need him for middle relief, he’s ready. Or a setup spot, sure.
“I mean, it’s postseason baseball. You have to be prepared for anything,” the All-Star lefty said.
Especially when it comes to pitching, ...
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 ...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clayton Kershaw tossed eight innings of two-hit ball in the Dodgers’ second straight playoff shutout, and Manny Machado slugged a two-run homer as Los Angeles beat the Atlanta Braves 3-0 on Friday night for a 2-0 lead in their NL Division Series.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — With Sandy Koufax sitting in the front row, Clayton Kershaw pitched the best postseason game of his career, motivated partly by being passed over as the Dodgers’ Game 1 starter.
He responded with a postseason career-high eight innings of two-hit ball in his team’s second ...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Dodgers made a surprising and much dissected decision to start Hyun-Jin Ryu over Clayton Kershaw in Game 1 of the NL Division Series.
The South Korean left-hander pitched seven dominant innings and Los Angeles launched three home runs to beat the ...
Kershaw: No gut punch in not starting Game 1 of NLDS
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clayton Kershaw says he accepts the reasons he was given for not starting Game 1 of the National League Division Series.
Whether the three-time NL Cy Young Award winner agrees with them may be altogether different.
The Los Angeles Dodgers chose to go with Hyun-Jin ...
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The Brewers will begin their NL Division Series against the Rockies with a bullpen game at Miller Park. Manager Craig Counsell said Wednesday he had not decided on the order of his relievers. The group will ...
Dodgers look to Ryu, not Kershaw, to set tone in opener
LOS ANGELES (AP) — These aren’t the same Dodgers that won 104 games, ran away in the NL West, and fell one victory short of a World Series title last year.
Example A: After a slow start, they won 92 games and needed Game 163 to earn their sixth straight division title.
Example B: ...
Dodgers to start Ryu in Game 1 of NLDS against Braves
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hyun-Jin Ryu will start for the Los Angeles Dodgers at home in Game 1 of the NL Division Series against the Atlanta Braves on Thursday.
The defending National League champions said ace Clayton Kershaw will take the ball Friday in Game 2.
Mike Foltynewicz (13-10, ...
NEW YORK (AP) — Last year’s World Series between the Astros and Dodgers was a thriller, ending in Houston’s Game 7 victory for its first championship.
Might they have an encore in store? Perhaps one with a Hollywood ending this time?
Time to find out. After two tight NL division ...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — What a day for Walker Buehler. The rookie with the preternatural calm pitched the Los Angeles Dodgers to a record sixth consecutive NL West title.
Buehler tossed one-hit ...
Dodgers seal 6th straight playoff trip, tie for NL West lead
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The deep, slugging Los Angeles Dodgers took a far more challenging road on their sixth straight trip to the playoffs. Despite it all, they still believe they’re the team to beat for a World Series title.
A surprising 16-26 start and injuries to some of their biggest ...
Turner, Dodgers beat Giants 3-1, move closer to playoff spot
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Justin Turner and his teammates want to win their way back into the playoffs, no help necessary during the season’s final weekend.
Turner hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the fifth inning and the Los Angeles Dodgers moved to the brink of securing baseball’s final ...