LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Dodgers ended the month of May with a 19-7 record and their stellar play is bringing back memories of 2017.
That's when they won a major league-best 104 games and...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Trailing by three against an All-Star closer, Cody Bellinger and the Los Angeles Dodgers weren't fazed one bit.
Bellinger hit a tying double and came around with the...
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Dodgers manager Dave Roberts' decision to give Justin Turner a breather Saturday paid off nicely.
Not that the Pirates were putting up much of a fight.
Dodgers open 3-game series against Pittsburgh
Los Angeles Dodgers (32-18, first in the NL West) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (25-22, third in the NL Central)
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Clayton Kershaw took a shutout into the seventh inning in his first start at Tropicana Field and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Tampa Bay Rays 7-3 on Tuesday...
CINCINNATI (AP) — Cody Bellinger hit the last of Los Angeles' four homers, Rich Hill stuck out a season-high 10 and the Dodgers won their fourth in a row Friday night, 6-0 over the Cincinnati...
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...
Washington Nationals (15-23, fourth in the NL East) vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (26-15, first in the NL West)
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Everything is going all right for Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson this year.
Pederson homered twice, Kenta Maeda pitched one-hit ball over six innings and Los Angeles...
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers have scored more runs off Kirby Yates in two games than the San Diego Padres closer had allowed in his first 16 appearances.
Pittsburgh Pirates (12-13, fourth in the NL Central) vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (18-11, first in the NL West)
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...
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)
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Alex Verdugo carries himself as though he's an everyday player, and lately he's been producing like one.
The 22-year-old outfielder tied his career high with three RBIs...
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...
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Christian Yelich hit three homers, including a pair of three-run shots, and drove in a career-high seven runs to power the Milwaukee Brewers past the St. Louis Cardinals 10-7 on...
Pederson’s HR in 9th rallies Dodgers past Reds 4-3
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Yasiel Puig's homer stole the show early against his former Los Angeles teammates. But Joc Pederson had the last word for the Dodgers.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — It took 14 pitches before Jack Flaherty finally got Justin Turner to ground into a double play that ended the first inning Wednesday night.
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...
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.
Tag ’em! Opening day turns into record Home Run Derby
Bryce Harper bowed to his new fans, Mookie Betts and the World Series champion Boston Red Sox drew cheers far from Fenway Park and the great Mariano Rivera threw one more strike from the mound at...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — While one homer after another rocketed into the stands at Chavez Ravine, the Los Angeles Dodgers' dugout celebrations became increasingly incredulous.
The Latest: Dodgers chase Greinke in 4th inning
The Latest on opening day (all times EDT):
The Dodgers have chased Arizona's Zack Greinke with three homers in the fourth inning on opening day.
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...
Calhoun stars early, but Dodgers drop Angels late 8-7
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Kole Calhoun is ready for the season to start, as he showed on offense and defense in the second game of the Freeway Series.
National League West capsules
Capsules of National League West teams, listed in order of finish 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."
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.
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’ Joc Pederson becomes a dad in midst of NLCS
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson has a roster addition to his family following the birth of his first child.
Pederson and wife Kelsey welcomed a girl named Poppy on Sunday night. The team says she weighs 7 pounds and 11 ounces.
The 26-year-old slugger changed his walkup music ahead of Game 3 of the NL Championship Series on Monday night to "Big Poppa" by The Notorious B.I.G. in honor of his daughter. Pederson was batting leadoff for the Dodgers against the Brewers.
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.
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.
A capsule look at the Dodgers-Brewers playoff series
A look at the best-of-seven National League Championship Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Milwaukee 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.
Friday’s Sports in Brief
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.
The Dodgers used a nearly identical formula to win 6-0 in Game 1 behind Hyun-Jin Ryu, who allowed only four two-out singles over seven innings, and home runs by Joc Pederson, Max Muncy and Enrique Hernandez.
Kershaw allows 2 hits, Dodgers blank Braves 3-0 for 2-0 lead
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 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.
Braves, Dodgers tweak starting lineups for Game 2 of NLDS
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Right fielder Yasiel Puig will be hitting fifth in the Los Angeles Dodgers' lineup for Game 2 of the National League Division Series against the Atlanta Braves.
The Cuban slugger moved up two spots on Friday night after hitting seventh in a 6-0 victory in Game 1 at Dodger Stadium. Puig was 0 for 3 with two strikeouts and a walk on Thursday night. He also scored a run.
Dodgers top Rockies 8-2, move back into 1st in NL West
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Joc Pederson let his fist bump with a fan in the front row show just how good he was feeling Monday night.
The outfielder launched two home runs and tracked down a pair of potential extra-base hits on defense as Hyun-Jin Ryu and the Los Angeles Dodgers jumped back into first place in the NL West with an 8-2 victory over the Colorado Rockies.
Dodgers avoid season sweep by Reds with 8-1 win
CINCINNATI (AP) — Dodgers manager Dave Roberts didn't breathe a sigh of relief. He could have.
Yasmani Grandal and Justin Turner drove in three runs each, and Los Angeles beat Cincinnati 8-1 Wednesday to avoid a season sweep by the last-place Reds.
Joc Pederson homered for the Dodgers, and Grandal had three hits.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — It took 56 years for Dodger Stadium to see a game like this.
Cody Bellinger hit a grand slam, Joc Pederson and Yasiel Puig hit two homers each, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Milwaukee Brewers 21-5 on Thursday 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.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Max Muncy tuned up for next week's Home Run Derby and the Los Angeles Dodgers kept a slim hold on their lead in the NL West standings.
Muncy homered and drove in the tying run in the seventh inning, helping the Dodgers rally past the Angels 3-2 on Friday night in the resumption of the Freeway Series.
The Angels took two out of three last week in Anaheim. The series is tied 2-2 with two games remaining.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chase Utley will retire from baseball at the end of this season, capping a 16-year career that included a World Series championship with Philadelphia and an elder-statesman role with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
The six-time All-Star said he's leaving to spend more time with his wife and two young sons.
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: 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.