Cubs reach World Series

Oct 23, 2016

Cubs reach World Series

Cursed by a Billy Goat, bedeviled by Bartman and crushed by decades of disappointment, the Chicago Cubs are at long last headed back to the World Series. Kyle Hendricks outpitched Clayton Kershaw, Anthony Rizzo and Willson Contreras homered early and the Cubs won their ...

Utley comes through as Dodgers stay alive

Oct 12, 2016

Utley comes through as Dodgers stay alive

Clayton Kershaw was out of the game, his head down in the dugout, the Los Angeles bullpen faltering and the season slipping away. Chase Utley plucked the Dodgers from the brink, singling home the tiebreaking run with two outs in the eighth inning. Suddenly, ...

For Dodgers southpaw star Kershaw, surgery 'a possibility'

Jul 21, 2016

For Dodgers southpaw star Kershaw, surgery 'a possibility'

The Los Angeles Dodgers’ pitching injury woes aren’t likely to go away any time soon. Manager Dave Roberts said surgery “is more of a possibility” for Clayton Kershaw after a setback with the herniated disk in his back, and left-hander Alex Wood will miss ...

Kershaw shines, Jansen sets mark as Dodgers top Nats

Jun 21, 2016

Kershaw shines, Jansen sets mark as Dodgers top Nats

After Kenley Jansen became the Los Angeles Dodgers’ franchise leader with the 162nd save of his career, he made sure to compliment the pitcher whose dominance constantly puts him in position to slam the door. Jansen thinks he wouldn’t be the pitcher he is ...

Kershaw dominates as Dodgers beat Diamondbacks

Jun 16, 2016

Kershaw dominates as Dodgers beat Diamondbacks

These days, it’s news when Clayton Kershaw walks a batter. He did that on Wednesday — walking one — while striking out 11 in the Los Angeles Dodgers’ 3-2 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks. Kershaw earned his 10th victory and acknowledged that a pitcher’s ...

Stanton's three-run homer leads Marlins past Kershaw, Dodgers

Apr 27, 2016

Stanton's three-run homer leads Marlins past Kershaw, Dodgers

Giancarlo Stanton is heating up, and carrying the Miami Marlins with him. Stanton homered for the third straight game, hitting a go-ahead, three-run shot off Clayton Kershaw, and the Marlins rallied to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 6-3 on Tuesday night for their third ...

Kershaw leads Dodgers to Opening Day victory

Apr 5, 2016

Kershaw leads Dodgers to Opening Day victory

Dave Roberts took a moment to soak up the atmosphere before his first game as manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Then it was time to play ball. The Dodgers did that quite well Monday, getting a brilliant seven innings from Clayton Kershaw in ...

Kershaw comes up big to force NLDS Game 5

Oct 14, 2015

Kershaw comes up big to force NLDS Game 5

Short rest has never been the issue for Clayton Kershaw in October. Winning when he couldn’t afford to lose, that was the problem. Kershaw finally came through with the season on the line Tuesday night, saving Los Angeles from another early playoff exit by ...

Kershaw fans 14 as Dodgers salvage split

Jul 19, 2015

Kershaw fans 14 as Dodgers salvage split

Clayton Kershaw injected some normalcy into what had been a strange 24 hours at Nationals Park. Kershaw continued his mastery of the Nationals, striking out a season-high 14 in eight shutout innings and the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated Washington 4-2 to earn a split ...

Jul 13, 2015

Dodgers' Kershaw named to NL All-Star team

Clayton Kershaw is going to the All-Star Game in Cincinnati despite a .500 record in the first half for the NL West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers. The current National League MVP and Cy Young Award winner wasn’t elected by his peers and he finished third ...

Ichiro ends career-worst hitless streak after 29 at-bats

Jul 9, 2015

Ichiro ends career-worst hitless streak after 29 at-bats

The Miami Marlins’ Ichiro Suzuki finally snapped his career-worst hitless streak on Wednesday, hitting a single in his second plate appearance during his team’s 6-3 defeat to the Boston Red Sox. Ichiro hit a flare off Rick Porcello (5-9) to short center in the ...