Colorado Rockies vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
Los Angeles; Tuesday, 10:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Rockies: Ryan Feltner (3-9, 6.01 ERA, 1.43 WHIP, 80 strikeouts); Dodgers: Julio Urias (17-7, 2.17 ERA, .96 WHIP, 162 strikeouts)
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clayton Kershaw went six scoreless innings in his next-to-last start before the playoffs and the Los Angeles Dodgers had an eight-run fourth inning in a 10-1 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Friday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chris Taylor has struggled mightily this season, his feel at the plate varying day to day.
Even a three-run blast didn't come easy in the Los Angeles Dodgers' 5-2 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday night.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Manager Dave Roberts considered giving Dustin May one more inning then thought better of it.
The Los Angeles Dodgers are counting on much more from May down the stretch and into the postseason — and his post-Tommy John form is coming along well that no added risk is worth it.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Yu Darvish was cruising through the Los Angeles Dodgers' lineup when Cody Bellinger came to the plate in the fifth inning. The slugger went down swinging on four pitches for Yu's 3,000th career strikeout in his professional career.
MIAMI (AP) — Mookie Betts homered twice and hit a go-ahead double in the Dodgers’ five-run 10th inning to lead Los Angeles past the Miami Marlins 10-6 on Friday night.
Freddie Freeman, Justin Turner and Trea Turner each had two hits and an RBI for the NL-West leading Dodgers, who are 27-7 since the All-Star break.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Victor Caratini hit a two-run single off Dodgers closer Craig Kimbrel in the 11th inning, rallying the Milwaukee Brewers over Los Angeles 5-4 on Tuesday night.
“I just tried to make contact,” said Caratini, who was mobbed by his teammates after the hit.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Cody Bellinger, the 2019 NL MVP whose production has fallen off dramatically since, was benched by the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday.
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Bellinger might sit out the final three games of the team's series at Milwaukee.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Joey Gallo thought he was experiencing plenty of winning this season when he was with the New York Yankees.
Then he was acquired by the Los Angeles Dodgers at the trade deadline and has yet to lose.
San Francisco Giants vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
Los Angeles; Saturday, 7:15 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Giants: Alex Wood (6-7, 4.20 ERA, 1.24 WHIP, 90 strikeouts); Dodgers: Julio Urias (8-6, 2.89 ERA, 1.02 WHIP, 94 strikeouts)
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Max Muncy got on base four times and scored three runs. Nearly a month after returning from an elbow problem, he's finding his groove just as the Los Angeles Dodgers lose another All-Star to injury.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mookie Betts is back in his familiar leadoff and right field spot for the Los Angeles Dodgers, activated off the injured list before Sunday's game against the San Diego Padres.
Betts was injured during the first inning against the Los Angeles Angels on June 15 when he collided with Cody Bellinger in the outfield on a fly ball.
ATLANTA (AP) — Chris Taylor was certain his line drive was hooking foul.
A deflection by Atlanta third baseman Austin Riley changed the path of the ball — and the outcome of a dramatic showdown between the last two World Series champions.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Carlos Rodón pitched two-hit ball over six strong innings and the San Francisco Giants completed a three-game sweep of the division-leading Dodgers, beating Los Angeles 2-0 on Sunday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tyler Anderson has been a pleasant surprise for a Los Angeles Dodgers rotation missing Clayton Kershaw and Andrew Heaney due to injuries.
The unbeaten Anderson extended his scoreless streak to 26 innings and became the first National League pitcher with seven wins as the Dodgers defeated the New York Mets 6-1 on Friday night.
PHOENIX (AP) — Freddie Freeman's swing looked good and the baseball jumped off his bat, carrying deep into right-center field. The veteran slugger had hit 274 homers in his career prior to that at-bat and this one certainly felt like No.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Mookie Betts homered twice on a night he was originally supposed to have off, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Washington Nationals 9-4 Tuesday night.
Betts smacked a three-run homer off former Dodgers prospect Josiah Gray and hit solo shot off Victor Arano for his 21st career multi-homer game and his second of the season.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tony Gonsolin led the Los Angeles Dodgers back to normal by continuing to do things better than he's ever done them.
Chris Taylor hit a two-run homer and Gonsolin pitched six innings of three-hit ball in the Dodgers' 5-4 victory over Madison Bumgarner and the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bryce Harper homered and drove in three runs, the Philadelphia Phillies pushed two runs across in the ninth inning after squandering a six-run lead and beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 9-7 on Thursday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers got a hard-fought win in the first chapter of their rivalry series with the San Francisco Giants this season.
And everybody on both teams last year learned just how important every single victory can be when these two powerhouses tangle.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Justin Turner and Chris Taylor each hit their first home runs of the season to lead the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 5-1 win over the Detroit Tigers on Friday night.
Tyler Anderson (2-0) earned the win for the Dodgers, allowing one earned run on five hits in five innings.
PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks combined a big hit with the sound defense they've been looking for all season in a 5-3 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday night.
David Peralta hit a two-run homer to break a tie in the eighth inning, and the left fielder also started one of Arizona’s five double plays as the Diamondbacks beat the Dodgers for only the fourth time in their last 21 meetings.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Padres can beat the Los Angeles Dodgers, after all.
Austin Nola hit a sacrifice fly with one out in the 10th inning for the Padres, who won 3-2 on Saturday night to snap a 10-game losing streak to the rival Dodgers.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Freddie Freeman and Andrew Heaney were aware of the high standards they would be expected to reach when they joined the powerhouse Los Angeles Dodgers in the offseason.
Freeman has fit right in with his usual excellence, while Heaney looks better than ever so far.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers spent the day honoring Jackie Robinson — and the night winning yet again.
Trea Turner extended his hitting streak to 26 games with an RBI triple and Gavin Lux scored two runs while reaching base three times in the Dodgers' 3-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Friday night.
DENVER (AP) — The trivia question stumped Bud Black: Who was the opposing team's center fielder when he got his first win as a major league manager all the way back in 2007?
Answer: None other than good friend and Dodgers manager Dave Roberts.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chris Taylor hit a two-run homer and the Los Angeles Dodgers' offense showed some life in its final spring tuneup, beating the crosstown Angels 5-0 Tuesday night.
The Dodgers open the season Friday in Denver's thin air against the Colorado Rockies, and based on this spring, it seems like they could use the jolt from hitter-friendly Coors Field.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers are bringing back free agent Chris Taylor, agreeing with the versatile All-Star on a $60 million, four-year deal Wednesday night that includes a club option.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers have extended qualifying offers to free agent All-Stars Corey Seager and Chris Taylor, but not Clayton Kershaw.
Seager and Taylor were among 14 players offered $18.4 million, one-year qualifying offer deals before the deadline Sunday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers finally ran out of comebacks.
They won’t have a chance to defend their World Series title after losing to the Atlanta Braves in six games in the NL Championship Series.
Los Angeles Dodgers (106-56, second in the NL West) vs. Atlanta Braves (88-73, first in the NL East)
Atlanta; Saturday, 8:08 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Dodgers: TBD Braves: Ian Anderson (1-0, 3.58 ERA, 1.22 WHIP, 124 strikeouts this postseason)
LOS ANGELES (AP) — For a guy who dislikes drama, Chris Taylor sure provided plenty of it.
Taylor hit three homers and drove in six runs, joining the likes of Reggie Jackson and Babe Ruth in October baseball lore, as the Los Angeles Dodgers broke loose at the plate to beat Atlanta 11-2 on Thursday, cutting the Braves’ lead to 3-2 in the best-of-seven NL Championship Series.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cody Bellinger hit a tying, three-run homer and Mookie Betts then lined an RBI double as the Los Angeles Dodgers rallied in the eighth inning, beating Atlanta 6-5 Tuesday night and cutting the Braves’ lead in the NL Championship Series to 2-1.
ATLANTA (AP) — If Chris Taylor could do it all over, he would've stopped at second base on Cody Bellinger's ninth-inning single.
He called it a bad read on the bases.
“As I was rounding second, I saw (right fielder Joc Pederson) get the ball sooner than I anticipated," Taylor said, “and I thought twice about not getting thrown out at third, and then he just threw it back behind me."
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Evan Longoria powered a home run off Max Scherzer through fierce wind. Chris Taylor and pinch-hitter Gavin Lux fell short, putting the defending World Series champions on the brink of elimination.
It took the biggest winning streak in franchise history to get the St. Louis Cardinals into the playoffs.
It took one swing of the bat to end their season.
Now, after the Dodgers' Chris Taylor hit a walk-off homer in the ninth inning of the NL wild-card game, Los Angeles is headed into the divisional round of the playoffs and the Cardinals are headed into the offseason.
If the first two days are any indication, this is going to be quite a postseason.
Four of baseball's most storied franchises played in the wild-card games, with the Red Sox beating the Yankees and then the Dodgers eliminating the Cardinals on Chris Taylor's ninth-inning homer.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chris Taylor hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning, lifting the Los Angeles Dodgers past the St. Louis Cardinals 3-1 Wednesday night in the NL wild-card game.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — One big swing by Chris Taylor sent the Los Angeles Dodgers soaring and the St. Louis Cardinals crashing.
Taylor hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Dodgers a 3-1 victory Wednesday night in a scintillating NL wild-card game.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — That record streak in September meant little for the St. Louis Cardinals in a postseason that ended with one hanging slider.
Alex Reyes served up a game-ending home run to Chris Taylor just after entering in the ninth inning, a drive that gave the Los Angeles Dodgers a 3-1 win in the NL wild-card game Wednesday night and sent the Cardinals home.
PHOENIX (AP) — Tony Gonsolin's second pitch of the game was smoked by Arizona's Josh Rojas before Los Angeles left fielder A.J. Pollock robbed a potential extra-base hit, leaping at the warning track to snag the line drive.
DENVER (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers activated outfielder AJ Pollock from the injured list a day earlier than they were anticipating in order to have another position player on the bench.
With outfielder Cody Bellinger going on the injured list and infielder/outfielder Chris Taylor dealing with a sore neck, the Dodgers elected to bring back Pollock on Wednesday against the Colorado Rockies.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Adam Wainwright pitched into the ninth inning and Yadier Molina homered, helping the St. Louis Cardinals top the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-4 on Wednesday night.
Los Angeles Dodgers (87-51, second in the NL West) vs. St. Louis Cardinals (69-67, third in the NL Central)
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Max Scherzer struck out 13 in his hometown and Chris Taylor hit a two-run homer, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 5-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday.
Scherzer (13-4) permitted one unearned run and six hits in eight innings in his 104th double-digit strikeout game, including six against St.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Trea Turner, Albert Pujols and Chris Taylor homered, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the slumping New York Mets 4-3 Saturday.
The surging Dodgers have won nine consecutive games, matching a season-best win streak.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Trea Turner, Albert Pujols and Chris Taylor each homered, and Max Scherzer won for the third time in four starts since being acquired as the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the slumping New York Mets 4-3 Saturday.
NEW YORK (AP) — Cody Bellinger hit a tiebreaking double in the 10th inning to lift the Los Angeles Dodgers over the Mets 2-1 on Saturday night after Will Smith homered in the seventh for the first hit off New York starter Taijuan Walker.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chris Taylor broke an eighth-inning tie with a two-run double and the Los Angeles Dodgers rallied for a 5-3 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday night.
It was a big win for the Dodgers, who lost Friday to the Angels in extra innings and have struggled to come back when behind late.
PHOENIX (AP) — It was far from certain that Asdrúbal Cabrera would be wearing an Arizona Diamondbacks uniform on Friday night.
But MLB's trade deadline during the afternoon came and went, and the last-place Diamondbacks didn't deal him to a contender.