ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Christian Vazquez hit a sacrifice fly in the 11th inning, and the Boston Red Sox completed an uplifting three-game sweep of the AL East-leading Tampa Bay Rays with a...
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Cody Bellinger saved a run with his glove and nailed down a series-clinching win for the Los Angeles Dodgers with his bat.
Kershaw scheduled to start for Dodgers at Brewers
Los Angeles Dodgers (14-9, first in the NL West) vs. Milwaukee Brewers (13-9, second in the NL Central)
Milwaukee; Sunday, 2 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Dodgers: Clayton Kershaw (0-0,...
Los Angeles Dodgers (14-8, first in the NL West) vs. Milwaukee Brewers (12-9, second in the NL Central)
Milwaukee; Saturday, 7 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Milwaukee enters the game as losers...
Los Angeles Dodgers (13-8, first in the NL West) vs. Milwaukee Brewers (12-8, first in the NL Central)
Milwaukee; Friday, 8 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Dodgers: Ross Stripling (1-1,...
Bellinger, Muncy, Urias lead Dodgers past Brewers 3-1
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Cody Bellinger and Christian Yelich chatted in the outfield after batting practice ended. Once Thursday's game started, the bats of the National League home run co-leaders kept...
Dodgers ride 4-game win streak into matchup with Brewers
Los Angeles Dodgers (12-8, first in the NL West) vs. Milwaukee Brewers (12-7, first in the NL Central)
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A remarkable baseball streak ended Wednesday when Joey Votto innocuously popped out to first base.
The slugger somehow had made 6,827 plate appearances over 13 seasons...
Struggling Reds look to break 3-game losing streak
Cincinnati Reds (5-11, fifth in the NL Central) vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (11-8, first in the NL West)
Cincinnati to visit Los Angeles Tuesday
Cincinnati Reds (5-10, fifth in the NL Central) vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (10-8, second in the NL West)
Los Angeles; Tuesday, 10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Reds: Tyler Mahle (0-0, 0.82...
Dodgers’ Bellinger leaves after hit on knee by pitch
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cody Bellinger was drilled on the right kneecap by a pitch in the third inning, forcing the Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder out of the game.
DENVER (AP) — Cody Bellinger has been doing plenty of damage with his bat. He showed his defense is pretty good, too.
The 2017 NL Rookie of the Year homered again and made two big plays in...
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Cody Bellinger and the Los Angeles Dodgers are on a home run rampage, hitting a whopping 21 in their first eight...
DENVER (AP) — Cody Bellinger couldn't offer up a deep explanation on why the Los Angeles Dodgers are going deep so often.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers capped a successful homestand Wednesday night by doing something they haven't had to do often the first week of the season: rally to win.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cody Bellinger can't miss at the plate.
His offense has helped the Dodgers win four of six and jump out to first place in the NL West. Bellinger has hit safely in every...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — After every unusual thing that had already happened between the Dodgers and the Diamondbacks this week, two catchers taking the mound wasn't even the height of wackiness for...
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Joc Pederson and Enrique Hernandez each hit two of the Los Angeles Dodgers' eight home runs Thursday in a 12-5 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The spring training finale showed just how much the Los Angeles Angels could miss slugger Justin Upton.
The outfielder will begin the season on the injured list with a...
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GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Cody Bellinger and the Los Angeles Dodgers have agreed to a one-year contract that pays a $605,000 salary in the major leagues, a $20,000 raise from last year.
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."
Bellinger cuts down Kinsler, making up for gaffe on bases
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ian Kinsler headed home, trying to get his 200-pound frame to the plate with the go-ahead run before Cody Bellinger's throw from center field.
Bellinger caught Eduardo Nunez's drive 275 feet from home for the second out of the 10th inning, planted his right foot and heaved.
It was quite a play, keeping the Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers tied at 1 in Game 3 of the World Series.
The Latest: Pederson leads off as LA gets lefties in lineup
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the World Series (all times local):
Joc Pederson will return to the top of the Dodgers' batting order in Game 3 as manager Dave Roberts restores some left-handed pop to what had been a one-sided lineup.
Dodgers go cold in Boston, then fall behind 2-0 to Red Sox
BOSTON (AP) — The San Gabriel Mountains shimmering in the distance will be a welcome sight for the Los Angeles Dodgers after two chilly, failed nights at Fenway Park.
No team has overcome a 2-0 World Series deficit in 22 years, but that is the tall task the Dodgers face after crumbling before the 37-foot-high Green Monster.
"It's going to be warmer, and hopefully our bats get hot, too," Cody Bellinger said after Wednesday night's 4-2 defeat to the Boston Red Sox.
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.
LEADING OFF: Kershaw, Sale set for Game 1 of World Series
A look at what's happening around the major leagues today:
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 challenges for newcomers, but Kershaw says he's focusing on Mookie Betts, J.D. Martinez and the lineup of a team that won 108 games.
Cody Bellinger wins NLCS MVP award for Dodgers
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Cody Bellinger is the MVP of the NL Championship Series.
All it took was a couple of big swings.
Bellinger hit a two-run homer to help the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Milwaukee Brewers 5-1 in Game 7 on Saturday night. Last season's NL Rookie of the Year also singled home the winning run in the 13th inning of a 2-1 victory in Game 4.
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.
Freese leads off for Dodgers with Brewers LHP Miley on mound
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Left-hander Wade Miley will have to face to a right-handed hitter right away in Game 6 as the Milwaukee Brewers try to stave off elimination in the NL Championship Series.
First baseman David Freese is leading off for the Los Angeles Dodgers after hitting third in Game 5.
Take two: Miley back to NLCS hill, Brews try to deny Dodgers
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Wade Miley, take two.
And this time, the Milwaukee Brewers left-hander figures to seeing more than one batter in his next start in the NL Championship Series.
It comes on Friday night when Miley will try to help the Brewers stave off elimination, down 3-2 to the Los Angeles Dodgers.
After Counsell uses Miley as decoy, Brewers ’pen cracks late
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Wade Miley threw just five pitches in Game 5 of the NL Championship Series before Milwaukee manager Craig Counsell emerged from the Dodger Stadium dugout and abruptly removed his starter.
Oddly enough, five innings after this extraordinary bit of subterfuge, Counsell probably waited a bit too long to go to his bullpen again.
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.
Bellinger lifts Dodgers over Brewers 2-1 in 13 to tie NLCS
LOS ANGELES (AP) — By the time Manny Machado rounded third base, the Los Angeles Dodgers had already started streaming out of the dugout.
After more than five hours of tension-filled baseball, they were certainly eager to celebrate.
Power outage: Brewers’ bats struggle in 13-inning loss
LOS ANGELES (AP) — For the first time since the Milwaukee Brewers began their incredible late-season surge, their bats went cold enough to lose.
The Brewers managed just eight hits over 13 innings in their 2-1 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday night, evening the NL Championship Series at 2 games apiece.
C Grandal out of Dodgers lineup after rough NLCS Game 1
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal is out of the starting lineup for Game 2 of the NL Championship Series against the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday.
Grandal committed two errors and had two passed balls in Los Angeles' Game 1 loss Friday night. Austin Barnes replaced Grandal behind the plate.
Cedeno joins Brewers bullpen for NLCS; Dodgers add Urias
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers put Xavier Cedeno on their roster for the NL Championship Series against Los Angeles, adding another left-hander to their deep bullpen for the matchup with the Dodgers' power-packed lineup.
Cedeno had a 1.13 ERA in eight innings over 15 games after he was acquired in a trade with the Chicago White Sox on Aug. 31. Cedeno replaces slick-fielding outfielder Keon Broxton, who homered in Game 3 of the NLDS sweep against Colorado.
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.
Monday’s Sports in Brief
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rookie Walker Buehler tossed one-hit ball into the seventh inning, Cody Bellinger and Max Muncy launched two-run homers, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Colorado Rockies 5-2 in a tiebreaker to earn their record sixth consecutive NL West title.
The defending NL champion Dodgers became the first major league team to win six straight division crowns since the Yankees captured nine AL East titles in a row from 1998-2006.
Buehler, Dodgers top Rockies 5-2; 6th straight NL West title
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 ball into the seventh inning, and Cody Bellinger and Max Muncy launched two-run homers to beat the Colorado Rockies 5-2 in a tiebreaker on Monday.
The Latest: Dodgers take NL West, Rockies to face Cubs in WC
The Latest on the Major League Baseball's final day heading into the postseason (all times Eastern):
Rookie Walker Buehler tossed one-hit ball into the seventh inning, Cody Bellinger and Max Muncy slugged two-run homers, and the Los Angeles Dodgers routed the Colorado Rockies 5-2 to earn a record sixth consecutive NL West title in a tiebreaker game.
The Latest: Astros take wild Game 5, take 3-2 lead to LA
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on Game 5 of the World Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Houston Astros (all times local):
Alex Bregman hit a game-ending single off Kenley Jansen with two outs in the 10th inning Monday morning, and the Houston Astros outslugged the Los Angeles Dodgers 13-12 to take a 3-2 World Series lead.
Houston — Cody Bellinger pulled into second base with his first World Series hit and said: "It's a miracle!"
With the Dodgers three innings from falling into a deep deficit, the rookie slugger sparked a late comeback that stopped the Houston Astros' surge.
Bellinger, Dodgers top Astros 6-2 to tie World Series 2-all
HOUSTON (AP) — Cody Bellinger pulled into second base with his first World Series hit and said: "It's a miracle!"
With the Dodgers three innings from falling into a deep deficit, the rookie slugger sparked a late comeback that stopped the Houston Astros' surge.
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.
World Series: How the Astros and Dodgers match up
A position-by-position look at the Houston Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers going into the World Series, starting Tuesday evening at Dodger Stadium:
Astros: Yuli Gurriel. The 33-year-old rookie from Cuba has made a pretty smooth transition to the majors after signing a $47.5 million, five-year contract. A right-handed hitter with pop, he's solved a problem spot for Houston at first base and provided a clutch bat in October, batting .366 in the AL playoffs.
Dodgers rookie Bellinger wants his own postseason memories
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Although Cody Bellinger is making his playoff debut this week for the Los Angeles Dodgers, the 22-year-old rookie is already a veteran of ticker-tape parades.