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National League Championship Series

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  • Red Sox get special win in their special ballpark

    Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis offered his analysis throughout the World Series. Ellis, 32, recently completed his second full season as a starter for the Dodgers by batting .333 in a National League division series against the Atlanta Braves and .316 in...
  • Hyun-Jin Ryu leads Dodgers to 3-0 victory over Cardinals in Game 3

    Hyun-Jin Ryu leads Dodgers to 3-0 victory over Cardinals in Game 3
    Truth is, the Dodgers could not be certain what to expect when Hyun-Jin Ryu took the mound to start Game 3. Not after his disastrous previous outing in the playoffs, and then there was the concern he was hiding an injury. They just knew they needed a...
  • Albert Pujols, that suit would fit a sport's needs

    Albert Pujols needs to come through in the clutch, and we're not talking home runs or RBIs here. Pujols needs to pursue his lawsuit against Jack Clark. Call it slander. Call it defamation of character. But don't call it off. Last week, Pujols was...
  • Old-fashioned playing by Cardinals trumps brash posturing by Dodgers

    Old-fashioned playing by Cardinals trumps brash posturing by Dodgers
    Columnists and reporters from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch have shared their views with Times readers during the National League Championship Series. Reality-TV America might not have liked it much, but the St. Louis Cardinals sent Mickey Mouse, the...
  • 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,...
  • Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw, Cardinals' Michael Wacha find common ground

    Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw, Cardinals' Michael Wacha find common ground
    ST. LOUIS — Clayton Kershaw and Michael Wacha have a lot in common. Both were first-round draft picks, Kershaw by the Dodgers in 2006 and Wacha by the St. Louis Cardinals six years later. Both played high school baseball in Dallas, both pitched in...
  • Dodgers give Don Mattingly some job security

    Dodgers give Don Mattingly some job security
    The next questionable decision Don Mattingly makes will be nothing more than a questionable decision. He'll be able to explain his thought process and move on without wondering if it will cost him his job. Mattingly has agreed to a new three-year...
  • Hyun-Jin Ryu gets big win, and save, in Dodgers' 3-0 NLCS Game 3 victory

    Hyun-Jin Ryu gets big win, and save, in Dodgers' 3-0 NLCS Game 3 victory
    Only four starting pitchers in Dodgers history have thrown seven or more scoreless innings in a postseason game and allowed three or fewer hits: Don Drysdale, Sandy Koufax, Orel Hershiser and, most recently, Hyun-Jin Ryu. Ryu recovered from the worst...
  • Clayton Kershaw faces the biggest start of his Dodgers' career

    Clayton Kershaw faces the biggest start of his Dodgers' career
    Nick Punto sat at his locker, surrounded by media fresh after the Dodgers’ 6-4 victory over the Cardinals in Game 5 of the National League Championship Series, but his mind raced ahead. The Dodgers will face their second consecutive elimination...
  • Rookie shows his fast learning curve against Dodgers

    Columnists and reporters from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch will be sharing their views with Times readers during the National League Championship Series. ST. LOUIS — Dodgers Manager Don Mattingly accorded Michael Wacha the supreme postseason...
  • Dodgers left to answer for Don Mattingly's mistake in 3-2 loss

    Dodgers left to answer for Don Mattingly's mistake in 3-2 loss
    ST. LOUIS -- The most respected team members are the ones that hold themselves accountable for their mistakes. Don Mattingly did not do that Friday night. The players had to answer for the manager’s mistake. That is no way for any manager to start...
  • 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...