Dodgers take NL West lead

Jul 4, 2014

Dodgers take NL West lead

Zack Greinke challenged baseball’s hottest hitter. The Los Angeles right-hander won the battle with Troy Tulowitzki and the Dodgers went on to win the game. Greinke pitched eight solid innings, Juan Uribe hit the go-ahead single in the ninth inning and Los Angeles beat ...

Kershaw fans 15, no-hits Rockies

Jun 19, 2014

Kershaw fans 15, no-hits Rockies

Clayton Kershaw pitched his first no-hitter Wednesday night, striking out a career-high 15 and allowing his only baserunner on a throwing error by shortstop Hanley Ramirez in the Los Angeles Dodgers’ 8-0 victory over the Colorado Rockies. Kershaw’s gem gave the Dodgers the only ...

Howard belts game-winning homer in ninth against Rockies

May 29, 2014

Howard belts game-winning homer in ninth against Rockies

Ryan Howard is starting to look like a former MVP. Howard hit a three-run homer with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning to lift the Philadelphia Phillies to a 6-3 win over the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday night. Chase Utley hit ...

Pence, Sandoval, Crawford blast Giants past Rockies

May 22, 2014

Pence, Sandoval, Crawford blast Giants past Rockies

Even when the San Francisco Giants pick up a rare win at Coors Field, they still lose. In this case, two pitchers — starter Matt Cain and reliever Santiago Casilla, who both strained their right hamstrings and will undergo MRIs to determine the severity. ...

D-Backs stop skid on Montero's walk-off home run in 10th

May 1, 2014

D-Backs stop skid on Montero's walk-off home run in 10th

Miguel Montero took two mighty swings, trying to end the game on both. He failed, so for the third, he shortened up, trying to protect the plate. That ball ended up going out and, boy, did the Arizona Diamondbacks need it. Montero hit a ...

Sanchez's bat seals victory

Apr 24, 2014

Sanchez's bat seals victory

Backup catcher Hector Sanchez played a starring role in a wild win. He could get used to this. Sanchez hit two of San Francisco’s six homers, including a grand slam in the 11th inning Wednesday that gave the Giants a thrilling 12-10 victory over ...

Blackmon fuels victory

Apr 5, 2014

Blackmon fuels victory

So maybe going 6-for-6 isn’t quite enough for his manager to award Charlie Blackmon the everyday job in centerfield. Still, Walt Weiss did promise his platoon outfielder this much: “He’ll be in there tomorrow.” That’s good enough for Blackmon. He tied a team record ...