LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Washington Nationals' hopes of pulling off one of the most improbable series sweeps in recent baseball history pretty much evaporated in the first inning.
After a two-day stumble, the Dodgers are back on track — and they're getting healthier, too.
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)
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Clayton Kershaw took a perfect game through the seventh and finished with eight scoreless innings of one-hit ball in the Los Angeles Dodgers’ 9-1 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Friday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Freddie Freeman has been a consistent hitter in his first season with the Los Angeles Dodgers. The All-Star first baseman though was lacking in the power department for most of the season.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Justin Turner finally found his power at the plate and Chris Taylor made a sparking defensive outfield play that was too much for the San Diego Padres.
Los Angeles Dodgers (32-14, first in the NL West) vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (23-25, fourth in the NL West)
Phoenix; Sunday, 4:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Dodgers: Tyler Anderson (5-0, 3.30 ERA, 1.01 WHIP, 42 strikeouts); Diamondbacks: Zach Davies (2-2, 4.81 ERA, 1.37 WHIP, 32 strikeouts)
PHOENIX (AP) — Mookie Betts led off Saturday night's game with a homer. Dave Roberts — sarcastically — said he was disappointed there weren't many highlights that followed.
“He only got two hits tonight,” the Dodgers manager said with a grin.
PHOENIX (AP) — Mookie Betts was almost apologetic about a lack of offense for the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night.
Then the slugger was reminded that the team's lineup still smacked three homers and had nine hits in a 6-4 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Justin Turner hit a three-run homer in the fourth inning and the Los Angeles Dodgers rallied past the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-3 on Wednesday to complete a four-game sweep tha extended their winning streak to five.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Walker Buehler tossed his first career shutout against the Arizona Diamondbacks last month. He wasn't nearly as sharp facing them again.
Still, Buehler and the Los Angeles Dodgers rallied for a 5-3 victory on Wednesday to complete a four-game sweep.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Although the Los Angeles Dodgers keep falling behind early, they’ve had enough power lately to make sure they don’t stay there.
Edwin Rios hit a three-run homer during a six-run second inning and the Dodgers erased another quick deficit Tuesday night in a 12-3 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks to sweep the first doubleheader between the NL West rivals.
Arizona Diamondbacks (18-17, fourth in the NL West) vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (21-12, first in the NL West)
Los Angeles; Monday, 10:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Diamondbacks: Madison Bumgarner (2-1, 1.78 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, 20 strikeouts); Dodgers: Tony Gonsolin (3-0, 1.33 ERA, 1.07 WHIP, 23 strikeouts)
Philadelphia Phillies (17-17, second in the NL East) vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (20-12, first in the NL West)
Los Angeles; Sunday, 4:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Phillies: Aaron Nola (0-0); Dodgers: TBD
LOS ANGELES (AP) — No team in the majors has hit the Los Angeles Dodgers this season as effectively as the Philadelphia Phillies did during back-to-back victories at Chavez Ravine.
And they didn't even let up after Justin Turner dramatically propelled the Dodgers into extra innings.
Philadelphia Phillies (13-17, fourth in the NL East) vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (20-9, first in the NL West)
Los Angeles; Thursday, 10:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Phillies: Zack Wheeler (0-0); Dodgers: Tyler Anderson (3-0, 2.78 ERA, .97 WHIP, 22 strikeouts)
Los Angeles Dodgers (20-8, first in the NL West) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (12-16, third in the NL Central)
Pittsburgh; Wednesday, 12:35 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Dodgers: Ryan Pepiot (0-0); Pirates: Dillon Peters (3-1, 2.45 ERA, .75 WHIP, 13 strikeouts)
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Justin Turner hit three of the Los Angeles Dodgers’ eight doubles and finished with four hits and four RBIs in an 11-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night.
The Dodgers hadn’t hit eight doubles in a game since moving to Los Angeles from Brooklyn in 1958.
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.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Clayton Kershaw took a perfect game through seven innings for the Los Angeles Dodgers in his season debut before being pulled, dominating the Minnesota Twins with 13 strikeouts in 21 batters during a 7-0 victory on Wednesday.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Trea Turner and the Los Angeles Dodgers broke open a tie game with a six-run eighth inning, then waited out the rain to take a 7-2 victory Tuesday night in their series opener against the Minnesota Twins.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers have so many stars this season that Clayton Kershaw is just one of the guys.
But there's little doubt the three-time NL Cy Young Award winner is still an extremely important piece to one of MLB's best teams.
ATLANTA (AP) — Baseball’s biggest payroll couldn’t buy the Los Angeles Dodgers another championship.
Certainly not with so many high-priced expenditures stuck on the bench when it mattered most.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dodgers opener Joe Kelly gave up a two-run homer to Atlanta's Freddie Freeman in the first inning and soon exited with tightness in his right biceps Thursday night as Los Angeles tried to avoid elimination in Game 5 of the NL Championship Series.
ATLANTA (AP) —
Third baseman Justin Turner is not in the Los Angeles Dodgers’ lineup for Game 2 of the NL Championship Series because of a stinger on the right side of his neck.
Turner, a Dodger stalwart who played in 79 postseason games, aggravated his neck in batting practice before Game 1.
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.
St. Louis Cardinals (90-72, second in the NL Central) vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (106-56, second in the NL West)
Los Angeles; Wednesday, 8:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Cardinals: Adam Wainwright (0-0, 3.05 ERA, 1.04 WHIP, 174 strikeouts) Dodgers: Max Scherzer (0-0, 2.46 ERA, .86 WHIP, 236 strikeouts)
Milwaukee Brewers (95-66, first in the NL Central) vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (105-56, second in the NL West)
Los Angeles; Sunday, 3:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Brewers: TBD Dodgers: Walker Buehler (15-4, 2.49 ERA, .96 WHIP, 201 strikeouts)
LOS ANGELES (AP) — One last game, one last chance for the streaking Los Angeles Dodgers to grab a share of their ninth consecutive NL West title.
The playoff-bound Dodgers (105-56) must beat Milwaukee again on Sunday and hope the rival first-place Giants (106-55) lose again to San Diego to tie for the title.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dave Roberts rushed into his office after the Dodgers' victory and turned on the TV. He caught a familiar sight — the rival Giants winning again.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Dodgers still have a heartbeat in the NL West race, and it was throbbing late in the game.
Corey Seager hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the eighth inning, when Los Angeles went deep four times to rally past the San Diego Padres 11-9 on Wednesday night.
San Diego Padres (78-78, third in the NL West) vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (100-56, second in the NL West)
Los Angeles; Tuesday, 10:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Padres: Yu Darvish (8-10, 4.21 ERA, 1.07 WHIP, 193 strikeouts) Dodgers: Walker Buehler (14-4, 2.58 ERA, .97 WHIP, 196 strikeouts)
DENVER (AP) — The ever-reliable Max Scherzer just couldn't get his usual grip on the baseball in the thin air at Coors Field. He licked his hand. He held the ball tighter. But nothing seemed to work.
It’s that time of the baseball year again, the individual award season. Who’s the MVP? Who’s the Cy Young winner? Rookie of the Year?
Does the MVP have to come from a team in the postseason? Does MVP mean “most valuable player to a team” or “best player in the league”?
Los Angeles Dodgers (94-53, second in the NL West) vs. Cincinnati Reds (76-71, third in the NL Central)
Cincinnati; Friday, 7:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Dodgers: Walker Buehler (14-3, 2.32 ERA, .94 WHIP, 189 strikeouts) Reds: Luis Castillo (7-15, 4.18 ERA, 1.34 WHIP, 171 strikeouts)
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers clinched a postseason berth, getting home runs by Max Muncy, Trea Turner and Will Smith to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 8-4 on Tuesday night for their fifth win in a row.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Dodgers are chasing the San Francisco Giants in the NL West. They caught their rival in one big way by becoming the second team in the majors to clinch a postseason berth.
Max Muncy, Trea Turner and Will Smith homered in an 8-4 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday night that was their fifth in a row.
Arizona Diamondbacks (47-97, fifth in the NL West) vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (92-53, second in the NL West)
Los Angeles; Tuesday, 10:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Diamondbacks: Luke Weaver (3-4, 4.24 ERA, 1.10 WHIP, 45 strikeouts) Dodgers: Tony Gonsolin (2-1, 2.79 ERA, 1.47 WHIP, 45 strikeouts)
LOS ANGELES (AP) — With three weeks to go in the regular season and the Los Angeles Dodgers locked in a tight pennant race, Clayton Kershaw is back just in time.
Kershaw struck out five in his first start since July 3 and the Dodgers beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-1 on Monday night for their seventh straight home victory.
Arizona Diamondbacks (47-96, fifth in the NL West) vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (91-53, second in the NL West)
Los Angeles; Monday, 10:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Diamondbacks: Zac Gallen (2-9, 4.32 ERA, 1.29 WHIP, 114 strikeouts) Dodgers: Clayton Kershaw (9-7, 3.39 ERA, .98 WHIP, 127 strikeouts)
Max Scherzer got his 3,000th career strikeout and took a perfect game into the eighth inning as the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the San Diego Padres 8-0 Sunday to complete a three-game sweep.
Scherzer retired his first 22 batters before Eric Hosmer doubled to deep right with one out in the eighth.
Los Angeles Dodgers (88-51, second in the NL West) vs. St. Louis Cardinals (69-68, third in the NL Central)
St. Louis; Wednesday, 7:45 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Dodgers: Mitch White (1-2, 3.49 ERA, 1.27 WHIP, 41 strikeouts) Cardinals: Adam Wainwright (14-7, 2.92 ERA, 1.02 WHIP, 159 strikeouts)
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Albert Pujols rewarded an adoring crowd by hitting a home run in his return to Busch Stadium, sending the Los Angeles Dodgers toward a 7-2 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday night.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — If the Dodgers and Giants just provided a glimpse of a possible playoff series, an October matchup between these rivals could be one for the ages.
“I can imagine that would be the most intense postseason series I’ve ever been a part of,” San Francisco first baseman Brandon Belt said.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Max Scherzer felt his hamstring tighten up during warmups. He still went out and dominated the Atlanta Braves for six innings.
Justin Turner and AJ Pollock singled home the tying and go-ahead runs through the same infield hole in the eighth, and the Los Angeles Dodgers rallied for a 4-3 win Wednesday night to complete a three-game sweep.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Gerrit Cole racked up a season-high 15 strikeouts over seven innings to earn his AL-leading 14th victory, and the New York Yankees snapped a four-game losing streak with a 4-1 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Will Smith snapped a tie with a bases-loaded, two-run single in the eighth inning and the Los Angeles Dodgers rallied to beat the Colorado Rockies 5-2 on Saturday night.
Smith stroked a 3-1 pitch from Daniel Bard (7-7) into left field, scoring Max Muncy and Mookie Betts to give the Dodgers a 4-2 lead.
NEW YORK (AP) — Max Scherzer wished he could have contributed a bit more to the biggest offensive outburst the Los Angeles Dodgers have enjoyed since he joined the club.
Another Max helped ensure the Dodgers needed nothing more from Scherzer than his usual sturdy work on the mound.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers star outfielder Mookie Betts was a late scratch from the lineup Tuesday night against Philadelphia with a sore right hip that could send him to the injured list.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Albert Pujols hit his first home run against the Los Angeles Angels since they released him in May, sending Walker Buehler and the Los Angeles Dodgers to an 8-2 win Sunday.
Cody Bellinger, the former NL MVP who has struggled mightily this season, homered for the second straight game, helping the World Series champions take two of three at Dodger Stadium in the Freeway Series.