Dodgers complete three-game sweep of Diamondbacks

Baseball / MLB Oct 10, 2017

Dodgers complete three-game sweep of Diamondbacks

Led by a big Japanese right-hander and a rookie from just down the road, the Los Angeles Dodgers are headed back to the NL Championship Series. Cody Bellinger homered, drove in two runs and flipped over a dugout railing to steal an out for a ...

D-Backs pound Maeda, slumping Dodgers

Baseball / MLB Sep 1, 2017

D-Backs pound Maeda, slumping Dodgers

Kenta Maeda was rocked for seven runs over just three innings as the Los Angeles Dodgers fell 8-1 to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Thursday for their fifth straight defeat. The Dodgers were swept for the first time this season and former teammate Zack Greinke was ...

Giants land Samardzija in free agency

Baseball / MLB Dec 6, 2015

Giants land Samardzija in free agency

The San Francisco Giants landed a top-tier starter to complement ace Madison Bumgarner, agreeing with free agent Jeff Samardzija on a $90 million, five-year contract Saturday, a day after losing out on Zack Greinke. The club said the deal will be formally announced once Samardzija ...

Diamondbacks land Greinke

Baseball / MLB Dec 5, 2015

Diamondbacks land Greinke

Zack Greinke will still pitch in the NL West. But surprise — with the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Diamondbacks unexpectedly won the Greinke sweepstakes, beating out the rival Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants for the free agent ace Friday night. He reached agreement on ...

Greinke leads Dodgers past Giants

Baseball / MLB Sep 2, 2015

Greinke leads Dodgers past Giants

Nothing the San Francisco Giants did fazed Zack Greinke. It was a hole on the mound where he pushes off with his right ankle that bothered him. It grew bigger as the game went on, causing Greinke to tweak his ankle and draw a visit ...

Greinke shutout streak ends at 45 2/3 innings

Baseball / MLB Jul 27, 2015

Greinke shutout streak ends at 45 2/3 innings

Thanks to another exquisite performance from Jacob deGrom and a big hit by newcomer Juan Uribe, the New York Mets did more than just stop Zack Greinke's streak. Greinke's shutout string ended at 45⅔ innings when the Mets scored the first of two scratch runs ...

Baseball / MLB Jul 24, 2015

Expecting dad Greinke's shutout streak on hold

Zack Greinke's shutout streak is on hold while the Los Angeles Dodgers ace and his wife await the birth of their first child. Greinke has pitched 43⅔ scoreless innings, and was set to start Friday night against the New York Mets at Citi Field. He ...

Greinke extends scoreless streak

Baseball / MLB Jul 10, 2015

Greinke extends scoreless streak

Zack Greinke's personality dictates that he doesn't pound his chest over his current shutout streak — or his chances of starting in next week's All-Star Game. All he concentrated on Thursday night were the things that helped him navigate another near-flawless outing against the Philadelphia ...

Dodgers take NL West lead

Baseball / MLB 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 the ...