| Aug 23, 2014
| 8:15 AM
The Dodgers needed a spark plug. They were so desperate for a leadoff hitter they planned on using Yasiel Puig. Their No. 1 plan for a second baseman was a Cuban shortstop who had never played a lick of American baseball.
And then they discovered an old...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 9:58 PM
What to make of Dan Haren?
Smart, effective pitcher who has enough stuff and guile to still be a very effective major-league pitcher? Or a soft-tossing over-the-hill right-hander clinging to a rotation spot?
These days the answer almost depends on...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 11:51 AM
All-Stars Robinson Cano, Adam Jones, Yasiel Puig and Albert Pujols lead the Major League roster that will travel to Japan in November for a five-game series against Samurai Japan, the country's National Team, in All-Star Series 2014.
| Aug 21, 2014
| 8:55 AM
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EditorsNote: November exhibition hosted by Japan Puig, Cano, Pujols to play in All-Star series
All-Stars Robinson Cano, Adam Jones, Yasiel Puig and Albert Pujols lead the Major League roster that will travel to Japan in November for a...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 5:27 PM
The Dodgers clubhouse was sleepy and mostly empty when Juan Uribe bounded in early Sunday, wearing a smile above a ridiculously bright red outfit.
It was an ensemble chosen more for satirical than sartorial reasons and it quickly had the desired effect,...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 10:53 PM
Sometimes they’re not gems, they’re just really, really good.
Clayton Kershaw did not throw one of his best games of the season Wednesday night in Phoenix, at least by his lofty standards.
But most pitchers would take a Kershaw performance...
| Aug 17, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Clayton Kershaw and Mike Trout are already in the conversation when Dodger and Angel fans talk about the best pitcher and postition player in the history of their respective teams. But if fans had to choose and All-Star team of the best L.A. Dodgers and...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 10:18 PM
In this crazy week, when trade rumors are amplified and dissected with every passing second, the Dodgers commanded the attention of their fans Tuesday with two words: "BREAKING NEWS."
On the public address system. On the video board. In the second...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 5:13 PM
Three players from each of the American and National leagues were named Tuesday to participate in the Home Run Derby.
American League captain Jose Bautista of the Toronto Blue Jays added Yoenis Cespedes of the Oakland Athletics, Brian Dozier of the...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 5:42 PM
The rosters for the Home Run Derby are set.
Colorado Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau was added to the National League team and Oakland Athletics third baseman Josh Donaldson was selected to complete the American League lineup on Thursday....
| Jul 14, 2014
| 6:07 PM
MINNEAPOLIS — The Cuban contingent is taking center stage at this year's All-Star Game, with White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu and shortstop Alexei Ramirez joining the Reds' Aroldis Chapman, the Dodgers' Yasiel Puig and the A's Yoenis Cespedes....
| Jul 14, 2014
| 5:06 PM
Add this to the list of sentences you never thought would be written: Fox would kill to have ratings for Tuesday's All-Star Game comparable to those for U.S. soccer.
Back in the 1970s and into the '80s, the Midsummer Classic routinely attracted 30...