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 ...

Dodgers optimistic Kershaw will be back soon

Jul 15, 2016

Dodgers optimistic Kershaw will be back soon

The Dodgers got some encouraging news on the eve of resuming play after the All-Star break, with word that injured ace Clayton Kershaw could soon return to the starting rotation. After Kershaw played catch Thursday at Dodger Stadium, manager Dave Roberts said the left-hander ...

Maeda dominant as Dodgers earn third straight victory

Jul 11, 2016

Maeda dominant as Dodgers earn third straight victory

Right-hander Kenta Maeda struck out a career-high 13 as the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the San Diego Padres 3-1 for their third straight victory on Sunday. The 28-year-old Maeda, who joined the Dodgers on an eight-year deal this season, recorded his first double-digit strikeout ...

Dodgers capitalize on costly error

Jun 23, 2016

Dodgers capitalize on costly error

Yasiel Puig was wearing his “Make Baseball Fun Again” cap after Wednesday night’s game. Did he ever. Puig raced home for the winning run on his own single after center fielder Michael Taylor let the ball skip by him for a three-base error, and ...

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 ...

Giants pick up eighth straight win

Jun 20, 2016

Giants pick up eighth straight win

The way the San Francisco Giants are playing lately, even a sloppy defensive performance couldn’t cool off the NL West leaders. Brandon Belt homered and Joe Panik snapped an eighth-inning tie with an RBI single, helping the Giants extend their winning streak to a ...

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 ...

Maeda hit by line drive in Dodgers' victory

Jun 15, 2016

Maeda hit by line drive in Dodgers' victory

Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts watched from the dugout as rookie right-hander Kenta Maeda writhed in pain after being hit by a line drive. The Dodgers’ pitching staff had already endured more than its share of injuries and it appeared as if they ...

Five Rockies team up to blank Dodgers

Jun 9, 2016

Five Rockies team up to blank Dodgers

It took Chris Rusin some time to adjust from the bullpen to the starting rotation this season. On Wednesday night, the Colorado Rockies left-hander finally broke through for the win he had been desperately seeking. Chris Rusin combined with four relievers on a four-hitter ...

Utley, Maeda carry Dodgers to win over Mets

May 29, 2016

Utley, Maeda carry Dodgers to win over Mets

After the New York Mets missed, Chase Utley connected twice. Utley hit a grand slam and a solo homer after Noah Syndergaard threw a 159-kph fastball behind his back, and the Los Angeles Dodgers went deep a season-high five times in routing New York ...

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 ...