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  1. Down 2-0 in NLCS, Dodgers appear doomed

    Oct 12, 2013, 8:22 PM EDT

    Carl Crawford

    Not even 24 hours into a seven-game series, the Dodgers’ World Series hopes are already on life support. By failing to secure either of the first two games with Zack Greinke and Clayton Kershaw on the mound, they’ve become huge long shots to defeat the Cardinals in the NLCS. If there’s any reason for the…

  2. Yasiel Puig has come up small for the Dodgers in the NLCS

    Oct 12, 2013, 7:05 PM EDT

    NLCS - Los Angeles Dodgers v St Louis Cardinals - Game Two

    Cuban superstar Yasiel Puig is the reason why the Dodgers are in the NLCS. The day before he made his Major League debut on June 3, the Dodgers were 23-32 in last place in the NL West. From Puig’s debut through the end of the regular season, they went 69-38 (.645) to win the NL…

  3. Cardinals take a 2-0 lead in NLCS with 1-0 shutout of Dodgers

    Oct 12, 2013, 6:52 PM EDT

    NLCS - Los Angeles Dodgers v St Louis Cardinals - Game Two

    Cardinals starter Michael Wacha turned in a gem, needing only one run of support to help pitch his team past the Dodgers. Wacha shut out the Dodgers over six and two-thirds innings, allowing just five hits and a walk while striking out eight. Jon Jay contributed the game’s only run with a fifth-inning sacrifice fly…

  4. Dodgers and Cardinals scoreless through four innings in Game 2 of NLCS

    Oct 12, 2013, 5:12 PM EDT

    Clayton Kershaw Getty

    After the Dodgers and Cardinals needed 13 innings to determine a winner in Game 1 of the NLCS last night, we’re scoreless through four innings in Game 2 this afternoon at Busch Stadium. With the shadows looming on the field of play, Michael Wacha and Clayton Kershaw have dominated the hitters early on in this…

  5. NLCS, Game 2: Dodgers-Cardinals lineups

    Oct 12, 2013, 3:04 PM EDT

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    Lineups for Game 2 of the NLCS in St. Louis … Dodgers: LF Carl Crawford 2B Mark Ellis 1B Adrian Gonzalez RF Yasiel Puig 3B Juan Uribe CF Skip Schumaker C A.J. Ellis SS Nick Punto SP Clayton Kershaw Big changes now that Hanley Ramirez has been scratched due to sore ribs. Carl Crawford and…

  6. Last night was not Don Mattingly’s finest hour

    Oct 12, 2013, 8:59 AM EDT

    Don Mattingly AP

    Carlos Beltran delivered the walkoff RBI single in the 13th inning last night to lead the Cardinals to a 3-2 victory over the Dodgers in Game 1 of the NLCS, but a number of questionable decisions from Don Mattingly set the events in motion. The first occurred in the top of the eighth inning after…

  7. Juan Uribe puts the Dodgers on top early in Game 1 of the NLCS

    Oct 11, 2013, 9:36 PM EDT

    NLCS - Los Angeles Dodgers v St Louis Cardinals - Game One

    Cardinals starter Joe Kelly found himself in hot water in the top of the third inning. Carl Crawford led off with a double to left, then moved to third base on a Mark Ellis ground out. Kelly then walked Hanley Ramirez and Adrian Gonzalez in succession, loading the bases for Yasiel Puig. Puig hit a…

  8. NLCS, Game 1: Dodgers-Cardinals lineups

    Oct 11, 2013, 5:17 PM EDT

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    Lineups for Game 1 in St. Louis … Dodgers: LF Carl Crawford 2B Mark Ellis SS Hanley Ramirez 1B Adrian Gonzalez RF Yasiel Puig 3B Juan Uribe CF Andre Ethier C A.J. Ellis SP Zack Greinke Andre Ethier was limited to pinch-hitting duties in the NLDS and hasn’t started a game since aggravating a leg…

  9. The League Championship Series storylines are … complicated

    Oct 11, 2013, 9:10 AM EDT

    Boston Red Soxs

    Not gonna lie: it’s going to be a bit of a mess trying to graft your narratives on to this year’s LCS matchups and potential World Series matchups, folks.  All of the easy stories about the plucky Pirates, the quasi-homeless A’s and Joe Maddon-as-baseball’s-Phil Jackson are out the window. Everyone’s happy the Braves are gone.…

  10. With Craig Kimbrel watching, Braves blow late lead

    Oct 8, 2013, 1:35 AM EDT

    Juan Uribe, Yasiel Puig

    Craig Kimbrel hadn’t pitched two innings in a game since 2011, and the Braves weren’t about to have him try to get six outs now. It’s a decision they’ll think about all winter after Juan Uribe hit a go-ahead two-run homer off David Carpenter, leading the Dodgers past the Braves and into the NLCS on…

  11. Dodgers finish off Braves in four games, advance to NLCS

    Oct 8, 2013, 1:09 AM EDT

    Kenley Jansen Getty

    The Dodgers have punched their ticket to the NLCS. Thanks to some late-inning heroics from Juan Uribe, the Dodgers defeated the Braves 4-3 tonight at Dodger Stadium to finish off the NLDS in four games. This will be the franchise’s 10th trip to the NLCS and their first since 2009. The Dodgers jumped out to…

  12. Juan Uribe puts Dodgers ahead of Braves with two-run blast in eighth inning

    Oct 8, 2013, 12:49 AM EDT

    Juan Uribe Getty

    The Dodgers are three outs away from finishing off the Braves. And they owe it to Juan Uribe. While some wondered whether Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez would turn to Craig Kimbrel for a six-out save, he went with David Carpenter in the bottom of the eighth inning. The plan quickly backfired, as he gave up…

  13. Braves jump ahead of Dodgers on run-scoring single from Jose Constanza

    Oct 8, 2013, 12:11 AM EDT

    Jose Constanza AP

    The Braves have relied on a cast of unlikely heroes to take the lead over the Dodgers in Game 4 of the NLDS this evening. After Ronald Belisario took over for Clayton Kershaw in the seventh inning, he gave up a one-out triple to Elliot Johnson down the right field line. Yasiel Puig went into…

  14. Dodgers strike first against Braves in Game 4 of NLDS

    Oct 7, 2013, 10:05 PM EDT

    Carl Crawford

    Facing elimination, the Braves are looking for a big performance out of veteran right-hander Freddy Garcia tonight against the Dodgers. It’s not working out so well thus far. After Clayton Kershaw worked around an error for a scoreless top of the first inning, Carl Crawford led off the bottom of the inning by launching a…

  15. NLDS Game 4: Braves-Dodgers lineups

    Oct 7, 2013, 6:50 PM EDT

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    With the Dodgers holding a 2-1 lead in the series, below are the lineups for Game 4 of the NLDS. First pitch is scheduled for 9:30 p.m. ET while the game will be broadcast on TBS… Braves: CF Jason Heyward RF Justin Upton 1B Freddie Freeman LF Evan Gattis C Brian McCann 3B Chris Johnson…

  16. Dodgers rout Braves to take 2-1 lead in NLDS

    Oct 7, 2013, 12:11 AM EDT

    Atlanta Braves v Los Angeles Dodgers - Game Three

    It was a close back-and-forth affair between the Braves and Dodgers for the first three and a half innings in Game 3 of the NLDS in Los Angeles tonight. The game was tied at four-all, then the Dodger offense woke up, building a lead as large as nine runs entering the bottom of the ninth.…

  17. Sloppy defense allows Braves to tie, but Dodgers quickly retake lead in third

    Oct 6, 2013, 9:46 PM EDT

    Atlanta Braves v Los Angeles Dodgers - Game Three

    Carl Crawford delivered a gut-punch to the Braves in the bottom of the second, sending a three-run home run over the fence in right field to put the Dodgers up 4-2, but starter Hyun-Jin Ryu and some sloppy defense allowed the Braves to quickly tie the game at four apiece in the top of the…

  18. Carl Crawford blasts a three-run home run to put the Dodgers on top 4-2 in the second

    Oct 6, 2013, 9:03 PM EDT

    Carl Crawford

    Braves starter Julio Teheran found himself in hot water in the bottom of the second inning, giving up back-to-back singles to Yasiel Puig and Juan Uribe. After striking out Skip Schumaker, A.J. Ellis walked to load the bases for pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu. Ryu hit a sacrifice fly to right field, scoring Puig. With runners on…

  19. NLDS Game 3 lineups: Braves vs. Dodgers

    Oct 6, 2013, 4:19 PM EDT

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    Listed below are the starting lineups for Sunday evening’s NLDS Game 3 between the Braves and Dodgers. This best-of-five series is currently tied 1-1. First pitch is scheduled for 8:00 p.m. ET at Dodger Stadium. The game will be broadcast by TBS. Atlanta Braves CF Jason Heyward RF Justin Upton 1B Freddie Freeman LF Evan…

  20. Report: Marlins “all in” on signing Jose Abreu

    Oct 5, 2013, 11:49 AM EDT

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    Ben Badler of Baseball America pegged the Rangers as the most likely landing spot for Cuban slugger Jose Abreu last week, but it sounds like they are going to have plenty of competition. Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports that the Marlins are “all in” to sign Abreu and were “well represented” as his two-day workout…

  21. Steve Lyons doesn’t want your filthy, rally-killing home runs

    Oct 5, 2013, 12:31 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Dodgers v Arizona Diamondbacks

    Remember a while ago, some had the idea that having slow runners on base was a bad idea because they “clogged up the bases“? Even though having runners on base directly leads to scoring runs? It took a bit of work (and ridicule) to get that idea out of the zeitgeist. Now, thanks to Steve…

  22. Dodgers squandered plenty of opportunities against the Braves

    Oct 4, 2013, 9:45 PM EDT

    Division Series - Los Angeles Dodgers v Atlanta Braves - Game Two

    Despite making it close, the Dodgers had plenty of opportunities to score but came up empty plenty of times following Hanley Ramirez‘s RBI double in the first inning. They couldn’t get the big hit against Braves starter Mike Minor from the second through the sixth innings, nor relievers Luis Ayala or Luis Avilan in the…

  23. Andrelton Simmons puts the Braves on the board with bat, limits Dodger damage with glove

    Oct 4, 2013, 7:14 PM EDT

    Milwaukee Brewers v Atlanta Braves

    The Braves got on the board against Dodgers starter Zack Greinke thanks to their handy shortstop. Evan Gattis, the goat of last night’s game, reached on a single to left, then advanced to second on a ground out. With two outs, shortstop Andrelton Simmons laced a double to right field, sailing over Yasiel Puig‘s head.…

  24. NLDS Game 2: Dodgers vs. Braves lineups

    Oct 4, 2013, 5:00 PM EDT

    Chicago Cubs v Los Angeles Dodgers

    Things went so well for the Dodgers last night that they decided to use the same lineup in Game 2 that they used in Game 1. Things went so poorly for the Braves last night that they decided to use the same lineup in Game 2 that they used in Game 1. Er, never mind.…

  25. Remember when Yasiel Puig was gonna cost the Dodgers a playoff game with his recklessness?

    Oct 4, 2013, 7:18 AM EDT

    Division Series - Los Angeles Dodgers v Atlanta Braves - Game One

    Last night, Yasiel Puig‘s smart, heads-up base running got the Dodgers a run. His arm in right — and the manner in which he kinda deked Even Gattis as to whether he was gonna catch a ball and then throw — ended the Braves second inning when he doubled Gattis off first. It was quite…

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