DENVER (AP) — The baseballs were flying in a — surprise, surprise — slugfest at Coors Field and the results were all too familiar.
PHOENIX (AP) — Major league batting leader Cody Bellinger is sitting out the Los Angeles Dodgers' series opener against the Diamondbacks in Arizona.
New York Mets (26-27, third in the NL East) vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (36-18, first in the NL West)
Los Angeles; Tuesday, 10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Mets: Steven Matz (3-3, 3.63...
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...
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.
Dodgers pull away from Pirates in 5-2 to reach 90 wins
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Yasmani Grandal and Adrian Gonzalez hit back-to-back home runs in the eighth inning and the Los Angeles Dodgers pulled away from the Pittsburgh Pirates for a 5-2 victory Thursday, their 90th win of the season.
Oh the drama: Puig lifts Dodgers to 5-4 win over White Sox
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Dodgers won in — what else — dramatic fashion, scoring three runs in the bottom of the ninth inning for their major league-leading 10th walk-off victory of the season.
Trailing 4-2, Yasiel Puig's two-run double drove in the tying and go-ahead runs to beat the Chicago White Sox 5-4 on Wednesday night for the Dodgers' second comeback win in two games.
Turner, Hernandez help Dodgers hold off Diamondbacks 8-6
PHOENIX (AP) — Yu Darvish wasn't always sharp in his second start as a Los Angeles Dodger, but a slow curve ball he introduced toward the end of his outing helped him make it through five innings and get another win.
So did plenty of run support from his new teammates. National League batting average leader Justin Turner and Kike Hernandez drove in a combined five runs, and the Dodgers picked up an 8-6 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Thursday night.
CHICAGO (AP) — While the Chicago White Sox are looking to the future as their top prospect made his debut with the club, the Los Angeles Dodgers are just fine in the present.
The MLB-best Dodgers slugged their way to a 9-1 victory Wednesday night in a rain-shortened game, winning their 11th straight and spoiling the White Sox debut of Yoan Moncada.
CHICAGO (AP) — Kike Hernandez had two home runs to lead the surging Los Angeles Dodgers to a 9-1 victory Wednesday night in a rain-shortened game, spoiling the Chicago White Sox debut of top prospect Yoan Moncada.
Hernandez broke out of a 1-for-23 slump with home runs in his first two at-bats, lifting the Dodgers to their 11th straight win and 31st victory in 35 games.
The game was called in the top of the eighth inning after a 37-minute delay.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland relief ace Andrew Miller wore a shocked expression after giving up a tiebreaking home run to Los Angeles pinch-hitter Kike Hernandez in the eighth inning Wednesday night.
Miller was still in a state of disbelief following the Dodgers' 6-4 win over the Indians.
"Home run never even crossed my mind when he hit it," he said. "I didn't think it was even going to threaten the warning track, to be honest with you. I obviously misread the swing."
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two aces with three World Series titles, three Cy Young Awards and 10 All-Star nods between them struggling on the same day?
If it hadn't happened to Jon Lester and Clayton Kershaw, Joe Maddon wouldn't have believed it.
"It sounds like fiction to me," the Cubs manager said.
Stanton, Straily lead Marlins past Dodgers 10-6
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Giancarlo Stanton and his Miami Marlins teammates seemed right at home in Los Angeles.
And for Stanton, this actually is home. The star outfielder, who went to high school at Notre Dame in nearby Sherman Oaks, hit three doubles in a game for the first time in his career and Dan Straily didn't allow a hit until the fifth inning as the Marlins snapped a five-game skid with a 10-6 victory over the Dodgers on Saturday night.
Dodgers make lineup changes vs Cubs for Game 5 of NLCS
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Dodgers have changed their lineup for Game 5 of the NL Championship Series against the Chicago Cubs.
The series is tied 2-all heading into Thursday night's game at Dodger Stadium.
Leading off for the Dodgers is second baseman Kike Hernandez instead of Chase Utley, who has been benched by manager Dave Roberts.
Rookie Corey Seager was dropped to third and Justin Turner will hit second against Cubs starter Jon Lester.
Dodgers start Kike Hernandez at 2B in NLCS Game 1
CHICAGO (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers added Kike Hernandez to their NL Championship Series roster and started him at second base in Game 1 against the Chicago Cubs on Saturday night.
Left-hander Alex Wood also made the roster, while infielder Charlie Culberson and catcher Austin Barnes were left off for this round. Los Angeles opted for 12 pitchers in the best-of-seven series.
Dodgers to carry 3 catchers for NLDS against Nationals
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Dodgers will carry three catchers on their 25-man roster in the National League Division Series against Washington.
Manager Dave Roberts said Tuesday he likes rookie Austin Barnes' versatility, while Carlos Ruiz will back up starter Yasmani Grandal behind the plate.