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...
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Dodgers' potent offense got rolling right away, leaving Rich Hill a chance to get a win. The left-hander dominated with a throwback effort.
Los Angeles to visit Cincinnati Friday
Los Angeles Dodgers (29-16, first in the NL West) vs. Cincinnati Reds (20-24, fifth in the NL Central)
Cincinnati; Friday, 7 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Dodgers: Rich Hill (0-1, 4.20...
Washington Nationals (15-22, fourth in the NL East) vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (25-15, first in the NL West)
Washington Nationals (14-22, fourth in the NL East) vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (25-14, first in the NL West)
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hyun-Jin Ryu is showing what he can do on the mound when he isn't hurt.
Ryu tossed a four-hit shutout, Justin Turner homered three times and the Los Angeles Dodgers routed...
Los Angeles Dodgers (21-13, first in the NL West) vs. San Diego Padres (18-15, third in the NL West)
San Diego; Saturday, 8 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Dodgers: Rich Hill (0-0, 1.50...
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 (AP) — Ross Stripling pitched as though he had somewhere else to be.
The former All-Star threw 88 pitches in a career-high eight innings to rescue an overworked bullpen, inducing...
Los Angeles opens 2019 campaign against Arizona
Arizona Diamondbacks (82-80, third in the NL West in 2018) vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (92-71, first in the NL West in 2018)
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Rich Hill's accelerated spring training plan is on schedule, which might be even more significant than anticipated given the uncertainty of the Los Angeles Dodgers' starting...
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Clayton Kershaw has not yet been ruled out for opening day by the Los Angeles Dodgers despite all the time he's missed at spring training with a sore left...
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 to decide whether to opt out of the last two years and $65 million of his contract.
Dodgers’ Hill: President’s focus should be on nation
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dodgers pitcher Rich Hill didn't appreciate President Donald Trump's tweet criticizing manager Dave Roberts for taking him out of Game 4.
Hill told reporters on Sunday that he believes the president's focus should be elsewhere.
"There was a mass shooting yesterday," the pitcher said. "The focus, in my opinion, of the president is to be on the country, and not on moves that are made in a World Series game."
Chris Sale’s shouts rally Red Sox to brink of title
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chris Sale stood in the back of the dugout as the World Series was slipping away and started screaming.
"He's got two pitches!" the Boston Red Sox ace hollered to his left among a stream of profanities, referring to Los Angeles Dodgers starter Rich Hill.
Then he shouted to his right.
And then straight ahead, pointing with his pitching hand and extending his ring and middle fingers for emphasis.
Trump assails Roberts’ moves in Dodgers’ 9-6 loss to Red Sox
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Working on a one-hitter with a 4-0 lead, Rich Hill had just set down Eduardo Nunez swinging for the first out of the seventh inning.
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts had seen enough. Walking to the mound, he signaled to the bullpen and Hill was gone.
"Big mistake!" President Donald Trump tweeted.
It was the beginning of another troubled outing for Los Angeles' bullpen in the World Series.
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.
Brewers, Dodgers tied after 12 innings in NLCS Game 4
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers and Los Angeles Dodgers are tied 1-1 after 12 innings in Game 4 of the NL Championship Series.
With the Brewers leading 2-1 in the best-of-seven series, the defending NL champion Dodgers went ahead when Brian Dozier singled home a run in the first inning off Gio Gonzalez.
Milwaukee, seeking its first World Series appearance since 1982, tied the score in the fifth when pinch-hitter Domingo Santana hit an RBI double against Rich Hill.
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.
Division on the line, Dodgers make switch, turn to Rich Hill
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — With the NL West title still on the line, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts swapped starting pitchers to go with left-hander Rich Hill in Sunday's scheduled regular-season finale against the Giants.
The five-time reigning division champions began the day in a first-place tie with Colorado, with the Rockies set to host the Nationals in Game No. 162. If the teams finish even, a one-game tiebreaker would be held Monday at Dodger Stadium.
Turner’s 4 hits lift Dodgers past NL West-leading Rox 9-6
DENVER (AP) — Rich Hill broke his own personal rule: He peeked at the standings before mid-September.
Curiosity simply got the better of him. It was appropriate, too, since this game had a playoff feel.
Freese, Barnes homer as Dodgers rally to beat Mets 11-4
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Committed to the defensive side of his game this year, even while his offense floundered, Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Austin Barnes was finally rewarded for his patience.
Barnes hit just his second home run of the season and first since May 3, while also helping starting pitcher Rich Hill turn his night around as the Dodgers erased an early four-run deficit to defeat the New York Mets 11-4 on Tuesday.
Hill sparkles for Dodgers in 11-1 rout of last-place Padres
LOS ANGELES (AP) — In the early going, Rich Hill was perfect. Only he didn't feel that way.
He didn't like the way the ball was coming out of his hand, even though he wasn't letting anyone on base.
"Around the third inning, the feel started coming around," Hill said. "The big thing was getting ahead and throwing strikes."
Rich Hill pitches Dodgers past his former A’s club 4-2
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Rich Hill played just long enough for the Oakland Athletics two years ago to get a feel for how they can come back when it's close and win in the late innings, a signature of his former club this season.
Hill pitched effectively into the sixth inning to beat his old team for the first time, while the offense manufactured runs to lead the Los Angeles Dodgers past the A's 4-2 on Tuesday night to snap Oakland's six-game winning streak.
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Clayton Kershaw and the Los Angeles Dodgers will look to keep up their domination of the Atlanta in the second game of their weekend series at SunTrust Park.
The Dodgers won the series opener Thursday night, routing the Braves 8-2 behind seven dominant innings from Rich Hill and Manny Machado's first homer with his new team.
ATLANTA (AP) — Manny Machado took care of that first homer with his new team.
Rich Hill handled the rest.
Machado homered for the first time since being acquired by Los Angeles, Hill blanked Atlanta over seven dominant innings and the Dodgers routed the Braves 8-2 on Thursday night.
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.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — After launching 10 home runs in their first two games against the Pirates, the Dodgers kept it in the park and still won their fourth in a row.
Rich Hill earned his first victory in three months, Yasmani Grandal and Chris Taylor drove in three runs apiece, and Los Angeles beat Pittsburgh 6-4 on Wednesday night to sweep the Pirates for the second straight year.
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dodgers starter Walker Buehler has been pulled from a start with rib soreness, another blow to an injury-depleted Los Angeles pitching staff.
The Dodgers announced Buehler's injury Friday night. Buehler was perfect through four innings against the Atlanta Braves and still cruising with one out in the sixth when manager Dave Roberts and trainer Nathan Lucero went to the mound. After a lengthy discussion, Buehler was pulled. He didn't show any obvious signs of injury.
DENVER (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers have claimed left-hander P.J. Conlon from the New York Mets and assigned him to Triple-A Oklahoma City.
Los Angeles announced the move Saturday before a game against the Colorado Rockies.
Dodgers activate LHP Kershaw from DL
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw is back, making for quite a birthday for manager Dave Roberts.
Kershaw is slated to start against Philadelphia on Thursday night after he was activated from the 10-day disabled list. The three-time NL Cy Young Award winner was sidelined with left biceps tendinitis.
"That's the perfect gift I could ask for," said Roberts, who turned 46 on Thursday. "I know he's been chomping at the bit and he's back in that Kershaw game-day mode today, so that's good."
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers placed right-hander Kenta Maeda and infielder Chase Utley on the 10-day disabled list on Wednesday.
Maeda was diagnosed with a mild left hip strain while Utley has a sprained left thumb. Right-hander Carlos Santana and ambidextrous pitcher Pat Venditte were recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City on Wednesday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dodgers right-hander Kenta Maeda left a start Tuesday night against the Philadelphia Phillies in the second inning with a right hip strain.
Maeda was twice visited by a Los Angeles trainer, including after he struck out Jake Arrieta for the second out of the second inning. Left-hander Scott Alexander then replaced Maeda and allowed a two-run single to Odubel Herrera that made it 3-0 Philadelphia.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kenta Maeda dominated Colorado's hitters, retiring 10 of his final 14 batters on strikeouts.
The Japanese right-hander is coming up big at a time when the Los Angeles Dodgers are down three starters: ace Clayton Kershaw, Rich Hill and Hyun-Jin Ryu.
Maeda tossed two-hit ball into the seventh inning and struck out a season-high 12 to help the Dodgers beat the NL West-leading Rockies 3-0 on Wednesday night and win consecutive series for just the second time this season.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Rich Hill went back on the Los Angeles Dodgers' disabled list, a day after a blister burst on his left middle finger, and ace Clayton Kershaw threw a bullpen session for the first time since getting hurt.
Hill lasted just two pitches when he started the second game of a doubleheader against Washington on Saturday.
"Four weeks is fair to get back on a major league mound," manager Dave Roberts said Sunday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Blisters on the middle finger of his pitching hand are nothing new for veteran Dodgers left-hander Rich Hill, but the latest one is worse than usual and he doesn't know how to solve the problem.
Hill threw just two pitches against the Washington Nationals on Saturday night before he was pulled with a recurrence of the blister problem that has already put him on the disabled list twice this season.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Matt Kemp had a pinch-hit, two-run double in the ninth inning, and the Los Angeles Dodgers survived a sterling performance by Max Scherzer to beat the Washington Nationals 5-4 on Saturday night and sweep a day-night doubleheader.
Scherzer struck out 13 in seven innings, and Washington led 4-3 entering the ninth. But closer Sean Doolittle (1-2) allowed singles to Austin Barnes and Logan Forsythe, and Kemp then hit a line drive to the wall in left field to score them both.
Dodgers in early hole amid mounting injuries
At this time last season, the Dodgers were in third place, so it's not as though Los Angeles needs to panic about an even slower start in 2018.
Still, the defending National League champions are having their depth tested.
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START HIM UP
Prized Dodgers prospect Walker Buehler makes his first big league start, taking on visiting Miami. The 23-year-old righty reached the majors last September and had a 7.71 ERA in eight relief appearances. Buehler was a first-round draft pick in 2015. He's getting this chance because starter Rich Hill is on the disabled list with a cracked fingernail.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The opener of the Dodgers-Giants weekend series scheduled for Friday night was rained out.
With heavy rains forecast in the Bay Area all weekend, the Giants postponed the game more than seven hours before the scheduled first pitch. The game has been rescheduled as part of a day-night doubleheader on April 28.
Saturday's game was also pushed back by two hours to a 3:05 p.m. PDT.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — After a slow start at the plate this season, the Los Angeles Dodgers are getting into the swing of things.
Cody Bellinger hit the Dodgers' first home run of the year and Rich Hill threw six spotless innings to lead Los Angeles to a 9-0 victory Sunday and a series split with the rival San Francisco Giants.
All four games in the season-opening set were shutouts.
McCullers is ready to throw the Los Angeles Dodgers a curve
HOUSTON (AP) — Lance McCullers Jr. is ready to throw the Los Angeles Dodgers a curve.
He ended Game 7 of the AL Championship Series last weekend by throwing 24 consecutive curveballs to retire the New York Yankees' final five batters in order. The 23-year-old All-Star right-hander will be back on the mound for the Houston Astros on Friday night when the World Series resumes with Game 3 at Minute Maid Park after a split in Los Angeles.
Declaration of independents: Hill rises, makes Series start
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Out of the majors, Rich Hill never believed he was out of chances. It only looked that way.
Unwanted by a single big league organization, and already in his mid-30s, Hill found himself pitching for the Long Island Ducks in the summer of 2015.
Yep, the same guy who will be starting Game 2 of the World Series for the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday night.
"A couple years ago, I was using a bucket in independent ball as a toilet," he recalled last weekend.
Aces low: Lots of top pitchers getting pounded in playoffs
Clayton Kershaw, raked for four home runs. Corey Kluber, clubbed. Chris Sale, swatted. Luis Severino, slammed.
This is October, right? The time when All-Star aces excel?
"I mean, I really don't know. You kind of have seen it with every game," Arizona lefty Robbie Ray said Friday.