Los Angeles aims for series sweep over Pirates
Los Angeles Dodgers (34-18, first in the NL West) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (25-24, third in the NL Central)
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...
Washington Nationals (14-22, fourth in the NL East) vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (25-14, first in the NL West)
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers can't play all their games at home, surely a relief to the rest of the majors.
Enriqué Hernández, Max Muncy and Justin Turner went deep to help Los...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Atlanta's Max Fried left his start against the Los Angeles Dodgers after getting hit by a comebacker from Alex Verdugo.
Fried was struck in his left hand with no outs in...
Los Angeles Dodgers (22-13, first in the NL West) vs. San Diego Padres (18-16, third in the NL West)
San Diego; Sunday, 4 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Dodgers: Kenta Maeda (3-2, 4.41...
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.
Barnes, Muncy help Dodgers edge Padres 4-3
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Clayton Kershaw gave up a monster two-run homer to former teammate Manny Machado and then a solo shot to Ian Kinsler that put him behind 3-0 after three innings against the...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cody Bellinger helps the Los Angeles Dodgers with power and a refined plate approach, too.
Bellinger hit his 14th home run of the season in the fourth inning, then rolled...
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...
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.
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...
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) — 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...
National League West capsules
Capsules of National League West teams, listed in order of finish last year:
- Tribune-ReviewBraves stop Dodgers, cut NLDS deficit to 2-1October 13, 2018
- Norfolk Daily NewsJoe's Morning Sports-Monday, October 8, 2018October 8, 2018
- Norfolk Daily NewsJoe's Morning Sports-Tuesday, October 2, 2018October 3, 2018
- Sentinel & EnterpriseDodgers, Brewers Claim TiebreakersOctober 2, 2018
- The Washington TimesBryce Harper beats Freddie Freeman, advances in Home Run DerbyJuly 17, 2018
Dodgers stocked for another run at elusive World Series win
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A loaded starting rotation. Solid hitters who can play multiple positions. An All-Star closer. The Los Angeles Dodgers are once again stocked for a successful run.
So what's wrong?
They haven't won a World Series championship since 1988. Two straight years of the World Series champion celebrating in Los Angeles has left plenty of unfinished business for a team that is built to win titles.
Dodgers win Late, Late Late Show, cut Red Sox lead to 2-1
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Brian Dozier swung bananas from a rope over the dugout railing.
How appropriate. The longest game in World Series history was bananas.
Twenty-three players on each team, including nine pitchers.
Eighteen innings — four more than any of the previous 662 World Series games.
Seven hours, 20 minutes — 1:39 longer than any Series game played before and 15 minutes more than all four games of the 1939 World Series combined.
Wow! Dodgers top Boston in 18th inning, longest Series game
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Exhausted yet exhilarated, the Dodgers headed home for a catnap. The Red Sox may well toss and turn thinking about one that got away.
Max Muncy's home run leading off the bottom of the 18th inning finally ended the longest World Series game in history early Saturday and gave Los Angeles a 3-2 victory over Boston that drew the Dodgers to 2-1 in the best-of-seven matchup.
Everyday Eovaldi turns in Series performance for the ages
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nathan Eovaldi seemed to have a rubber arm. Maybe that second Tommy John surgery turned him into a bionic pitcher.
Until the 97th pitch of an outing that was among the most unusual in World Series history, until the 561st pitch of an epic endurance test that sprawled across the night for 18 innings, he finally got beat.
Out of seats, into spotlight, Buehler delivers for Dodgers
LOS ANGELES (AP) — From upper-deck spectator to October ace.
Walker Buehler looked nothing like the rookie he is, giving the Los Angeles Dodgers the pitching performance they desperately needed in Game 3 of the World Series.
Column: Sox go all in _ and it may come back to haunt them
You would've thought the Boston Red Sox were in a must-win situation.
They put everything they had into one of the greatest games — really, two games — in World Series history.
Now, even though Boston is still ahead, it feels like the Los Angeles Dodgers have all the momentum.
In an epic marathon that lasted a staggering 7 hours and 20 minutes, stretching from Friday night well into Saturday morning, the Red Sox put all their cards on the table and still came away with a losing hand.
The Latest: Muncy homer in 18th lifts Dodgers past Boston
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the World Series (all times local):
Max Muncy ended the longest World Series game ever with a leadoff home run in the 18th inning and the Los Angeles Dodgers outlasted the Boston Red Sox 3-2 early Saturday to pull within 2-1.
Muncy connected off Nathan Eovaldi, who was in his seventh inning of relief. It took seven hours and 561 pitches to settle this.
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.
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.
World Series: How the Dodgers and Red Sox match up
A position-by-position look at the Los Angeles Dodgers and Boston Red Sox going into the World Series, starting Tuesday night at Fenway Park:
A capsule look at the World Series
A look at the best-of-seven World Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Boston Red Sox:
Schedule: (All times EDT) Game 1, Tuesday, at Boston, 8:09 p.m.; Game 2, Wednesday, at Boston, 8:09 p.m.; Game 3, Friday, at Los Angeles, 8:09 p.m.; Game 4, Saturday, at Los Angeles, 8:09 p.m.; x-Game 5, Sunday, Oct. 28, at Los Angeles, 8:15 p.m.; x-Game 6, Tuesday, Oct. 30, at Boston, 8:09 p.m.; x-Game 7, Wednesday, Oct. 31, at Boston, 8:09 p.m. (All games on FOX).
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.
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 his best, pitching the Dodgers past the Milwaukee Brewers 5-2 Wednesday for a 3-2 lead in the NL Championship Series.
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.
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.
From castoff to playoffs: Max Muncy bashes for Dodgers
LOS ANGELES (AP) — With all the high-priced talent on the Los Angeles Dodgers' roster, Max Muncy had to find a way to stand out. He has done it with his bat, coming from the minors to lead the team in home runs.
He slugged 35 homers in the regular season, propelled by a first-half tear that landed him in the Home Run Derby.
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.
Thursday’s Sports in Brief
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Mike Moustaksas scored MVP front-runner Christian Yelich with a two-out single in the 10th inning, and the Milwaukee Brewers bounced back to beat the Colorado Rockies 3-2 to open their NL Division Series on Thursday.
After giving up two runs in the ninth that made it 2-all, the Brewers regrouped and soon celebrated. Making their first postseason appearance since 2011, they won their ninth straight game overall.
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.
Dodgers rout Giants, head to NL West tiebreaker vs Rockies
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers want no part of a wild-card game or the long flight that would come with it.
The plan: another NL West crown.
Max Muncy and his free-swinging Dodgers mates are headed for a one-game showdown against Colorado to determine the division winner back home, jumping on the San Francisco Giants from the start Sunday in a 15-0 win for a weekend sweep.