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  • 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...
  • Dodgers close to activating Matt Kemp [Updated]

    Dodgers close to activating Matt Kemp [Updated]
    This post has been updated. See details below. And then up on the horizon, outlined by a blazing sun, came Hanley Ramirez, Andre Ethier, Carl Crawford and Matt Kemp to the rescue! OK, would you settle for Yasiel Puig? And Kemp in a reserve role? The...
  • Dodgers are feeling some heat and it's not even October

    PHOENIX — The clinching is slowly becoming a clenching. The Dodgers are going to win a game that puts them in the playoffs, and it will probably happen this week, but at this rate the sounds of cork popping will be drowned out by teeth grinding....
  • Cardinals' Joe Kelly had the biggest hit of this series

    Cardinals' Joe Kelly had the biggest hit of this series
    ST. LOUIS — The plan worked to perfection, through the first round of the playoffs. Then the plan was fractured. The eighth rib of Hanley Ramirez was fractured. So, too, was the Dodgers' season. As it turned out, the National League Championship...
  • It's meltdown-and-out for Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers in 9-0 NLCS defeat

    It's meltdown-and-out for Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers in 9-0 NLCS defeat
    ST. LOUIS — The Dodgers' season was suddenly over and Clayton Kershaw couldn't explain why. "I don't have an answer," he said. "I just wasn't good enough." Baseball's consensus No. 1 pitcher unexpectedly fell apart Friday night at Busch Stadium,...
  • This year's Dodgers proved that money CAN buy happiness

    This year's Dodgers proved that money CAN buy happiness
    ST. LOUIS — Designer suitcases were hurriedly snapped, cartons of soiled equipment rolled out the door. The Dodgers clubhouse was in full escape mode. It had been an hour since their season was wretchedly ended by the St. Louis Cardinals at...
  • Numb kind of ending for Dodgers

    Numb kind of ending for Dodgers
    ST. LOUIS — They came as close to the World Series as any collection of Dodgers players in the last 25 years. That won't make it any easier to scrape themselves off its threshold. Two wins from the Fall Classic, the Dodgers suffered a classic...
  • 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' Clayton Kershaw tunes up for playoffs with 4-0 victory over Padres

    Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw tunes up for playoffs with 4-0 victory over Padres
    SAN DIEGO — It would have been arrogant to say so at the time, so Don Mattingly kept it to himself.¬† But the Dodgers manager admitted Saturday that winning a division championship wasn't the only thing on his to-do list heading into the season. To...
  • It's a successful return for Zack Greinke in Dodgers' 3-1 victory

    It's a successful return for Zack Greinke in Dodgers' 3-1 victory
    Zack Greinke did his job, even a tad more. Then the rest of the Dodgers did just enough of theirs to emerge with a 3-1 victory over the Washington Nationals on Wednesday night before a Dodger Stadium crowd of 36,721. Greinke, making his first start...