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  • Baseball playoffs are a lucky break for the viewer

    October is the month of triple-crown TV viewing. It's playoff time. Nothing better than a couch, a beer and a big-screen TV. To steal from the long-ago "Saturday Night Live" eloquence of Chico Escuela, "Baseball been berry, berry good to us." Sure,...
  • Dodgers come home for a joy ride

    Dodgers come home for a joy ride
    It's called a Ravine, but on this night it was an ocean, thousands of flapping blue towels washing over the visiting Southerners in giant roaring waves of Dodger. Hanley Ramirez blasting, Carl Crawford tumbling, Chris Capuano dealing, Yasiel Puiging,...
  • Dodgers show off their firepower in 13-6 rout of Braves in Game 3

    Dodgers show off their firepower in 13-6 rout of Braves in Game 3
    What initially looked like an unfolding crisis quickly turned into the Dodgers' loudest statement of the postseason — even louder than the fans at Dodger Stadium who mocked the Atlanta Braves on Sunday night by mimicking the Tomahawk Chop. In...
  • Dodgers' Matt Kemp is shut down for playoffs

    Dodgers' Matt Kemp is shut down for playoffs
    When the Dodgers open the playoffs in Atlanta on Thursday, center fielder Matt Kemp will be on crutches. If they reach the World Series, he'll be limited to waving a towel in the dugout. Kemp's injury-plagued season came to an abrupt end Sunday when a...
  • Reds' speed leaves Dodgers with 4-3 loss and a 3-game losing streak

    Reds' speed leaves Dodgers with 4-3 loss and a 3-game losing streak
    And now presenting those loooosing Dodgers. That’s right, the Dodgers -- destroyers of worlds -- are in a funk. They fell, 4-3, in 10 innings to the Cincinnati Reds, leaving them with their first three-game losing streak in three months. Three...
  • There's no one formula as Dodgers weigh how best to use final days

    There's no one formula as Dodgers weigh how best to use final days
    Hmm, what to do, what to do? I would love to tell you exactly what the right thing is for Manager Don Mattingly to do over the season’s final eight games, but I don’t know. Neither do you nor Mattingly nor anyone else on this planet. It&...
  • Rest assured, the Dodgers can mix it up

    DENVER — Don Mattingly won't say it, but the Dodgers are already starting to look ahead to October. The proof was in the lineup the manager fielded in the Dodgers' 7-4 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday at Coors Field. Yasiel Puig, who...
  • Dodgers' Dee Gordon insists he was safe on stolen base attempt

    Dodgers' Dee Gordon insists he was safe on stolen base attempt
    ATLANTA — Dee Gordon was adamant: When he attempted to steal second base in the ninth inning of the Dodgers' 4-3 defeat to the Atlanta Braves Friday night, he was safe. "I'm not going to harp on what he called, but I thought I was safe," Gordon...
  • Dodgers' Don Mattingly's margin for error just got smaller

    Dodgers' Don Mattingly's margin for error just got smaller
    ATLANTA — He stared sullenly from the dugout as thousands of red-foam tomahawks were shaking above him. He quietly shook his head at the field as ominous chanting echoed around him. Later, in a cramped and still interview room, he spoke slowly...
  • Splitting is a headache for the Dodgers

     Splitting is a headache for the Dodgers
    ATLANTA -- This was a game the Dodgers could have won. They could have boarded their charter flight to Los Angeles on Friday night with a commanding lead over the Atlanta Braves in the National League division series. Instead, the Braves' 4-3...
  • There's some rest, some rust in Dodgers' loss to Arizona

    There's some rest, some rust in Dodgers' loss to Arizona
    Go ahead and order the Floyd Mayweather Jr. fight Saturday. The Dodgers won't be spraying champagne that night. After a 4-1 defeat to the Arizona Diamondbacks at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday night, the Dodgers' magic number to win the National League...
  • Hanley Ramirez leaves game with sore hamstring in Dodgers' 3-2 win

    Hanley Ramirez leaves game with sore hamstring in Dodgers' 3-2 win
    On a night when shortstop Hanley Ramirez left the game with hamstring tightness, the Dodgers managed to put together at least one highlight. Adrian Gonzalez lined a single into center in the 10th inning Thursday to lift the Dodgers to a 3-2 victory...