LOS ANGELES (AP) — Craig Kimbel is out as closer for the major league-leading Los Angeles Dodgers.
After months of defending him, manager Dave Roberts said Friday that going forward Kimbrel will be used in different innings and different situations over the final two weeks of the regular season.
SEATTLE (AP) — After the Seattle Mariners gave up five runs in the top of the ninth to trail by a run, it was rookie Julio Rodriguez who came into the dugout fired up and rallying his teammates.
Rodriguez led by example as well, hitting his second home run of the game to tie the score in the bottom of the ninth.
ATLANTA (AP) — Robbie Grossman drew a tiebreaking bases-loaded walk against Steven Okert in the ninth inning, bailing out closer Kenley Jansen and giving the Atlanta Braves a 2-1 victory over the Miami Marlins on Saturday night.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Corey Dickerson tied the game with an infield single and Tyler O'Neill drew a bases-loaded walk, all in the bottom of the ninth inning, to give the St. Louis Cardinals a 6-5 win over the Atlanta Braves on Saturday night.
ATLANTA (AP) — Austin Riley had a special month. He just wants to keep up the momentum and help the Atlanta Braves successfully defend their World Series title.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Atlanta Braves closer Kenley Jansen was put on the 15-day injured list Tuesday because of an irregular heartbeat, the latest heart-related issue in the veteran right-hander's career.
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.
ATLANTA (AP) — Marcell Ozuna says he's beginning to see evidence of his work to regain his timing at the plate after missing most of last season.
The Braves outfielder backed up that claim with his biggest hit of the season.
Adam Duvall homered twice off José Quintana, William Contreras and Matt Olson also connected, and the Atlanta Braves won their 11th straight game, 5-3 over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday.
The defending World Series champion Braves began the day having trimmed five games off the New York Mets’ division lead since the winning streak started June 1.
ATLANTA (AP) — Spencer Strider outpitched Roansy Contreras in a matchup of hard-throwing rookies, Dansby Swanson had three hits, including a two-run homer, and the Atlanta Braves stretched their winning streak to nine games with a 4-2 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday night.
DENVER (AP) — Max Fried pitched eight scoreless innings, Matt Olson hit a two-run single in the 10th and the Atlanta Braves beat the Colorado Rockies 3-1 on Friday night to become the last major league team to win three straight games this season.
PHOENIX (AP) — Cooper Hummel ripped a few baseballs early in the game that came off his bat at over 100 miles per hour. They were outs.
Then in the 10th inning, he got jammed and hit a little floater into right field.
ATLANTA (AP) — Marcell Ozuna homered and Austin Riley hit a tiebreaking double during a four-run rally in the eighth inning in the Atlanta Braves' 6-5 victory over the San Diego Padres on Saturday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Max Fried looked right at home and Kenley Jansen was up to his old tricks on the Dodger Stadium mound.
Fried opened with five perfect innings and Jansen closed for a save against his former team Tuesday night as the duo pitched the Atlanta Braves to a 3-1 victory over Los Angeles that snapped the Dodgers' seven-game winning streak.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Freddie Freeman arrived at Dodger Stadium and headed to the visiting clubhouse for an emotional reunion with his former Atlanta Braves teammates. Once the game began, he reminded them of what they're missing by slugging his first home run for his new team.
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SAN DIEGO (AP) — Adam Duvall had the big hit for the Atlanta Braves and then credited starter Kyle Wright for setting the tone that helped the defending World Series champions bounce back from an ugly loss.
ATLANTA (AP) — Kyle Wright has found his confidence, and the Atlanta Braves hope they have found renewed depth in their rotation.
Wright picked up a World Series ring along with many of his Atlanta teammates, then pitched two-hit ball over six scoreless innings to lead the Braves over the Cincinnati Reds 2-1 on Saturday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers acquired eight-time All-Star reliever Craig Kimbrel from the Chicago White Sox on Friday in exchange for outfielder AJ Pollock.
Kimbrel was 4-5 with 24 saves in a combined 63 games with the Chicago Cubs and White Sox last season.
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VENICE, Fla. (AP) — Dylan Lee quickly agreed when asked to switch jersey numbers this spring, taking a new No. 89 because his old 74 is also newly signed closer Kenley Jansen's number.
VENICE, Fla. (AP) — Kenley Jansen remembers watching in awe from the Los Angeles Dodgers' bullpen as the Atlanta Braves' relievers, led by Will Smith and Tyler Matzek, excelled in last season's NL Championship Series.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Kenley Jansen was always there for Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts.
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves capped a busy week with another stunning move, signing three-time All-Star closer Kenley Jansen to a $16 million, one-year contract Friday night.
The 34-year-old Jansen, who had 38 saves and a 2.22 ERA in 69 appearances for the Los Angeles Dodgers last season, is expected to take over from Will Smith as the Braves' primary closer.
ATLANTA (AP) — Marwin Gonzalez was nearly down and out, just like the Houston Astros.
Dusty Baker had faith, and the last player put on the World Series roster came through with a big hit — just like he did for the Astros four years ago.
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.
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ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta won with a walk-off hit for the second night in a row when Eddie Rosario lined a two-out single off shortstop Corey Seager’s glove, giving the Braves a 5-4 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday night and a 2-0 NL Championship Series lead.
ATLANTA (AP) — More late-night magic has the Atlanta Braves just two wins away from the World Series.
Eddie Rosario delivered Atlanta’s second straight walk-off hit in the ninth inning, giving the Braves a 5-4 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday and a commanding 2-0 lead in the NL Championship Series.
ATLANTA (AP) — Max Scherzer fatigued early, Julio Urías faltered late, and when Kenley Jansen couldn't strand an inherited runner in the bottom of the ninth inning, Los Angeles fell into a 2-0 hole in the NL Championship Series.
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.
Los Angeles Dodgers (97-54, second in the NL West) vs. Colorado Rockies (70-80, fourth in the NL West)
Denver; Wednesday, 8:40 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Dodgers: Walker Buehler (14-4, 2.39 ERA, .95 WHIP, 194 strikeouts) Rockies: German Marquez (12-10, 4.11 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, 168 strikeouts)
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mookie Betts hit a tiebreaking, three-run homer with two outs in the fifth inning and the Los Angeles Dodgers held off the San Diego Padres 5-4 on Saturday night.
The Dodgers remained 2 1/2 games behind NL West-leading San Francisco.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Pitching and just enough hitting got the Dodgers back to winning.
Julio Urías threw seven shutout innings for his major league-leading 17th victory, Max Muncy slugged a two-run homer and Los Angeles beat the San Diego Padres 3-0 on Friday night to snap a two-game skid.
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.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A couple of newcomers helped produce a fourth straight victory for the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Max Muncy hit a tiebreaking home run in the eighth inning and Billy McKinney went deep for the first time with Los Angeles in a 2-1 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Austin Barnes homered early, Kenley Jansen preserved the lead late and the Los Angeles Dodgers snapped a three-game losing streak with a 1-0 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Saturday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The San Francisco Giants have built the best record in the majors with a sound defense and one of the top bullpens in the National League.
On this night, though, it was smart baserunning and a couple of calls that allowed them to extend their lead over the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NL West.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Wilmer Flores hit a go-ahead, two-run homer off closer Kenley Jansen in the ninth inning and the San Francisco Giants rallied past the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-2 on Wednesday night.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A.J. Pollock hit a go-ahead single in the sixth inning, and the Los Angeles Dodgers extended a winning streak to eight for the third time this season with a rainy 5-3 victory over the Washington Nationals on Saturday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Kenley Jansen struck out Steven Duggar to end the Los Angeles Dodgers' fifth straight win and a sweep of their major league-leading archrivals, it was tough to remember just how shaky the defending champs looked last week.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Early blasts by Mookie Betts and Max Muncy helped propel the Los Angeles Dodgers to a key win in the first of a two-game set against the San Francisco Giants.
Betts and Muncy hit back-to-back home runs to begin the bottom of the first inning, leading Trevor Bauer and the Dodgers to a 3-2 victory in a matchup of teams with the two best records in the majors.
PHOENIX (AP) — Albert Pujols hit a three-run homer and passed Mel Ott for 14th on the career runs list, and the Los Angeles Dodgers extended the Arizona Diamondbacks' losing streak to 17 games with a 9-8 victory Sunday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mookie Betts knows he's struggling. He still homered and scored three runs.
The Dodgers' bullpen let six straight Rangers reach base and allowed three runs in the ninth. Kenley Jansen still got three gritty outs with the bases loaded to end it.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Max Muncy is feeling it in the month of May, especially against the rival San Francisco Giants.
Muncy hit a go-ahead solo shot leading off the sixth — one of five home runs in the game — and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Giants 4-3 on Thursday night.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A theatrical Trevor Bauer struck out 11 in his first career start against San Francisco, Chris Taylor hit a two-run homer and the Los Angeles Dodgers extended their winning streak to five by beating the Giants 2-1 Friday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The San Diego Padres and Los Angeles Dodgers are scheduled to square off nine times in September...