May 23, 2016

Padres under fire for gay chorus flub

The San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus is criticizing the San Diego Padres for mishandling the group’s scheduled performance of the national anthem. The chorus said on its Facebook page that 100 of its members gathered to perform the song before the game Saturday against ...

Dodgers outlast Padres in epic; Maeda gets no-decision

May 23, 2016

Dodgers outlast Padres in epic; Maeda gets no-decision

It took 17 innings, nearly six hours and pretty much everyone on the roster for Yasiel Puig and the Los Angeles Dodgers to beat the San Diego Padres 9-5 on Sunday. Kenta Maeda blew up after four no-hit innings and was not involved in ...

Pujols, Trout ignite Angels as Maeda struggles again

May 17, 2016

Pujols, Trout ignite Angels as Maeda struggles again

Led by Albert Pujols and Mike Trout, the Los Angeles Angels’ offense is starting to come around. Now if only they could preserve their injury-plagued rotation. Pujols and Trout combined to drive in six runs and the Angels beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-6 ...

Maeda tastes defeat for first time in MLB

Apr 29, 2016

Maeda tastes defeat for first time in MLB

Kenta Maeda got the better of his first matchup with Ichiro Suzuki, but suffered his first big league defeat on Thursday, when he allowed four runs as the Los Angeles Dodgers lost 5-3 to the Miami Marlins, who completed a four-game series sweep. Maeda ...

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 ...

Maeda off to sensational start for Dodgers

Apr 25, 2016

Maeda off to sensational start for Dodgers

Kenta Maeda is pitching out of this world. No surprise to Dodgers manager Dave Roberts, who jokingly said the right-hander could effectively throw “on the moon” given his pinpoint control. That was after Maeda conquered the closest thing major league baseball has to a ...

Maeda shuts down Rockies

Apr 24, 2016

Maeda shuts down Rockies

Kenta Maeda tamed a notorious hitter’s park about as well as any pitcher can. So much for being intimidated in his first start at Coors Field. Maeda held Colorado hitless into the sixth inning, A.J. Ellis connected on a two-run homer and the Los ...

MLB teams honor Robinson

Apr 16, 2016

MLB teams honor Robinson

As cities across the country honored Jackie Robinson’s pioneering baseball career, one also apologized for its racist treatment of Major League Baseball’s first black player nearly 70 years ago. When Robinson’s Brooklyn Dodgers played the Philadelphia Phillies in 1947, he was told to “go ...

Dodgers bullpen blows Maeda's lead in defeat to D-Backs

Apr 13, 2016

Dodgers bullpen blows Maeda's lead in defeat to D-Backs

Kenta Maeda threw six scoreless innings but the bullpen could not preserve the rookie’s lead as the Los Angeles Dodgers lost 4-2 to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday. Maeda, the first Japanese pitcher to start a Dodgers home opener since Hideo Nomo in 2004, ...

Dodgers give up on no-hitter, lose in 10th

Apr 9, 2016

Dodgers give up on no-hitter, lose in 10th

Ross Stripling was pulled with a no-hitter in progress during the eighth inning of his major league debut, and new Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts was willing to take all the criticism for yanking him. “No-brainer,” Roberts insisted. Stripling went 7⅓ innings, then ...

Maeda enjoys eventful debut

Apr 7, 2016

Maeda enjoys eventful debut

So much joy and so much agony in one game. Pitcher Kenta Maeda homered in the second at-bat of his major league debut with the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday night and beat the Padres 7-0, making San Diego the first team in major ...