| May 4, 2014
| 1:58 PM
Nobody would say so, but it was set up as something of a sacrifice, the Dodgers reaching down into the minors and asking Stephen Fife to go up against Marlins phenom Jose Fernandez.
But in a tense, back-and-forth affair ultimately decided after both...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 10:37 PM
Maybe it just had to be a taxing loss.
In a game that took nearly five hours, went 12 innings and used 15 pitchers, the Giants kept wasting scoring opportunities until they finally found their way to Dodgers reliever Brandon League.
| May 10, 2014
| 7:41 PM
Since 2006 there has been a kaleidoscope of Andre Ethiers -- varied, complex, often unpredictable. He could be so clutch one moment, irritated over seemingly nothing the next, life of the clubhouse and then sulking. He could be a clever, terrific...
| May 4, 2014
| 2:36 PM
The Dodgers lost a game and a player Sunday.
Outfielder Nick Buss, designated for assignment Wednesday when the Dodgers had to call up Red Patterson to start the second game of a doubleheader, was claimed on waivers by the A’s.
The Dodgers liked...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 9:15 PM
It was a good night for numbers, if your baseball leanings tend toward the Dodgers.
There were the numbers of the day, the ones that showed them dropping the Twins, 6-4, on a cold, rainy Wednesday night in Minneapolis.
There were ones spanning the...
| May 14, 2014
| 11:03 PM
There are going to be some ugly ones. That’s understood. Play 162 games a season and you’re going to take part in a few you hope mom wasn’t watching.
It felt as if the Dodgers got enough ugly in their 13-3 loss to the Marlins on a...
| May 16, 2014
| 11:00 PM
ON THE MOUND: Zack Greinke was brilliant, pitching eight shutout innings to improve to 7-1. With the Dodgers ahead by seven runs, Manager Don Mattingly called on a slumping Brian Wilson to pitch the ninth inning. Wilson walked the leadoff batter, Martin...
| May 17, 2014
| 9:51 PM
It’s Tony La Russa, baseball genius!
Hey, it’s no more a reach than any other explanation for Clayton Kershaw’s incredible meltdown.
The Diamondbacks hired La Russa as their new Big Enchilada of Baseball earlier Saturday, and then...
| May 17, 2014
| 9:47 PM
Kevin Baxter ranks the 30 teams. Last week's ranking in parentheses, statistics are through Friday:
1. DETROIT: Tigers starters have given up more than three runs in a game only twice since April 18 (1)
2. OAKLAND: Athletics have outscored opponents...
| May 20, 2014
| 8:37 PM
It was supposed to be one of the Dodgers’ great strengths this season. They had an impressive-looking group in the bullpen.
A rising star in closer Kenley Jansen. Three former closers -- Brian Wilson, Chris Perez and Brandon League -- behind him....
| Apr 16, 2014
| 4:14 PM
SAN FRANCISCO – In a statement issued by his agent Wednesday, Yasiel Puig said he won’t be saying anything about the recent Los Angeles Magazine article detailing his escape from Cuba.
“I’m aware of the recent articles and new...
| May 6, 2014
| 9:39 PM
KEY MOMENT: After the Dodgers loaded the bases in the sixth inning on an error and two infield hits, Hanley Ramirez, Andre Ethier and Juan Uribe unloaded them, driving in a run each with a single, a fielder's choice and a single to break open a...