Adams blasts HR off Kershaw as Cardinals eliminate Dodgers

Oct 8, 2014

Adams blasts HR off Kershaw as Cardinals eliminate Dodgers

Matt Adams could barely contain his enthusiasm — and he didn’t really try, either. He thrust both arms in the air while still in the batter’s box and added a couple of big hops to his home run trot as he approached first base. ...

Cardinals up 2-1 in NLDS

Oct 7, 2014

Cardinals up 2-1 in NLDS

John Lackey was as advertised for the St. Louis Cardinals. Their postseason power surge, on the other hand, has been a big surprise. Kolten Wong hit a two-run homer to snap a seventh-inning tie, Matt Carpenter went deep for the third straight game and ...

Dodgers win to even series

Oct 5, 2014

Dodgers win to even series

Matt Kemp skipped down the first base line, watching his drive fly while calling out to the ball, trying to coax it to stay fair. Once it sailed inside the foul pole and landed in the lower left field seats, he had salvaged a ...

Cardinals stage stunning rally

Oct 4, 2014

Cardinals stage stunning rally

Matt Carpenter and the St. Louis Cardinals won a slugfest no one saw coming. Carpenter hit a go-ahead, three-run double off a wilting Clayton Kershaw in an eight-run seventh inning, and the Cardinals rallied for a 10-9 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers in ...

Dodgers use down time to get healthy before playoffs

Oct 1, 2014

Dodgers use down time to get healthy before playoffs

The Dodgers are heading into the postseason healthier than they were a year ago, and they hope it holds up. The NL West champions have some question marks on their roster, most notably involving 14-game winner Ryu Hyun-jin and second baseman Dee Gordon. They’re ...

Dodgers capture NL West

Sep 25, 2014

Dodgers capture NL West

Clayton Kershaw strode into the Los Angeles Dodgers clubhouse with a rare demand. “Give me some,” he yelled, making a beeline for an icy tub of champagne and beer. The probable NL Cy Young Award winner and MVP candidate grabbed a bottle of bubbly ...

Kershaw nabs 20th victory

Sep 20, 2014

Kershaw nabs 20th victory

Clayton Kershaw had his usual velocity, and that was about it. The rest of his considerable repertoire appeared in brief flashes during one of the shortest outings of his brilliant year. A.J. Ellis and company took care of the rest. Kershaw became the majors’ ...

Cubs stumble down stretch in loss to Dodgers

Sep 19, 2014

Cubs stumble down stretch in loss to Dodgers

The also-ran Chicago Cubs learned a valuable lesson from the playoff-hopeful Los Angeles Dodgers: Don’t take anything for granted in a pennant race. The Cubs held a three-run lead on Thursday night before they came apart in an 8-4 loss that snapped their three-game ...

Bumgarner, Giants pummel Dodgers

Sep 13, 2014

Bumgarner, Giants pummel Dodgers

Madison Bumgarner pitched himself into the San Francisco record book, took a share of the major league lead for wins and, most important to the soft-spoken southpaw, moved his team one step closer in an NL West race that could go down to the ...

Kershaw sails to 18th victory

Sep 9, 2014

Kershaw sails to 18th victory

Clayton Kershaw toyed with yet another opponent. Kershaw became the major leagues’ first 18-game winner, Yasiel Puig ended a 60 at-bat RBI drought, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Padres 9-4 on Monday night. Hanley Ramirez tied a season high with four hits ...

Sep 6, 2014

Scully presented prestigious award

Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully received the Commissioner’s Historic Achievement Award for his record 65 years of calling Dodgers games, first when the team was based in Brooklyn and since 1958 in Los Angeles, on Friday. Retiring commissioner Bud Selig gave Scully the ...

LaRoche lifts Nats in 14th

Sep 4, 2014

LaRoche lifts Nats in 14th

The Los Angeles Dodgers fought back time and time again on Wednesday. In the end, they couldn’t overcome Adam LaRoche and the Nationals. LaRoche came off the bench in the ninth inning and drove in five runs, including a tying homer and a go-ahead ...