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  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. Cardinals announce NLCS rotation, with Joe Kelly in Game 1

    Oct 10, 2013, 2:46 PM EDT

    joe kelly cardinals getty

    During the regular season Joe Kelly went from reliever to fill-in starter for the Cardinals, pitching so well that he grabbed a full-time spot, and now he’s starting Game 1 of the NLCS. St. Louis announced its rotation with Kelly in Game 1, followed by Michael Wacha in Game 2 and Adam Wainwright in Game…

  4. Dodgers’ NLCS rotation: Greinke in Game 1, Kershaw in Game 2

    Oct 10, 2013, 12:40 PM EDT

    Zack Greinke Getty

    Dodgers manager Don Mattingly announced that Zack Greinke will start Game 1 of the NLCS against the Cardinals and Clayton Kershaw will take the mound in Game 2 after starting on short rest for the first time in his career to finish off the NLDS. That gives Kershaw enough time to make his start on…

  5. Adam Wainwright will need to come up huge again in NLCS

    Oct 10, 2013, 12:18 AM EDT

    Division Series - Pittsburgh Pirates v St Louis Cardinals - Game Five

    While they do have the advantage of staying home in St. Louis, the Cardinals won’t have long to rest following their NLDS victory on Wednesday night. The Dodgers are coming to town on Friday, and they’re bringing their aces. The Cardinals’ rotation is in flux after their five-game series, but the Dodgers face no such…

  6. 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…

  7. Dodgers taking an unnecessary risk starting Clayton Kershaw in Game 4

    Oct 7, 2013, 4:16 PM EDT

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

    Clayton Kershaw has never started on three days’ rest. Now the Dodgers are asking him to do just that in Monday’s Game 4 against the Braves. Rather than trust Ricky Nolasco to close out the series, they’re going to bank on their ace who is about to win his second Cy Young Award. In a…

  8. Change of plans! Dodgers decide to start Clayton Kershaw in Game 4 on short rest

    Oct 7, 2013, 3:33 PM EDT

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

    UPDATE: So much for that. Despite pitching coach Rick Honeycutt telling reporters that the Dodgers would save Clayton Kershaw for a potential Game 5 start and go with Ricky Nolasco tonight, the team just announced that the Cy Young winner-to-be will indeed be taking the mound tonight in an effort to finish the Braves. As…

  9. Dodgers can set themselves up for NLCS by beating Freddy Garcia

    Oct 7, 2013, 12:11 AM EDT

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

    The Dodgers emerged victorious in Game 3 of the NLDS against the Braves by a 13-6 margin tonight, taking a 2-1 lead in the best-of-five series. Dodgers starter Ricky Nolasco is scheduled to face off against Braves starter Freddy Garcia on Monday night. Garcia is 37 years old and has exactly one good season dating…

  10. 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.…

  11. Dodgers take an early lead over the Braves in NLDS Game 2 on Hanley Ramirez’s RBI double

    Oct 4, 2013, 6:33 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Dodgers v Arizona Diamondbacks

    Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez put his team up early over the Braves when he drove home A.J. Ellis from first base on a line drive double to right field off of Alex Wood in the top of the first inning in NLDS Game 2. It was a 2-2 fastball that Minor left up. Right fielder…

  12. 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.…

  13. Clayton Kershaw strikes out 12 batters as Dodgers top Braves in Game 1 of NLDS

    Oct 4, 2013, 12:04 AM EDT

    Clayton Kershaw Getty

    Clayton Kershaw struck out 12 batters over seven innings tonight at Turner Field as the Dodgers topped the Braves 6-1 in Game 1 of the NLDS. Kershaw labored early on, but he eventually showed why he’s a virtual lock to win the National League Cy Young Award, striking out nine out of the final 11…

  14. NLDS Preview: Dodgers vs. Braves

    Oct 3, 2013, 8:45 AM EDT

    NLDS Dodgers Braves Baseball

    You can’t predict baseball, but you can at least lay out the parameters. So let’s take a look at what the Dodgers and Braves have in store for us in the National League Division Series. The Teams Los Angeles Dodgers (92-70) vs. Atlanta Braves (96-66) The Matchups Game 1 Today in Atlanta: Clayton Kershaw vs. Kris…

  15. Welcome to the 2013 playoffs

    Sep 30, 2013, 8:40 AM EDT

    Getty Images

    We still have one game left that, technically and statistically speaking, belongs to the regular season. But practically speaking — and in our hearts — we are into the playoffs now. Game 163 between the Rays and Rangers is do-or-die and very, very few regular season games can say that. So: toss your technical orthodoxy.…

  16. Pouliot’s postseason award picks: National League

    Sep 30, 2013, 1:51 AM EDT

    Clayton Kershaw

    There’s still one more American League game on Monday, so we’ll have to wait on those selections, which will probably be a bit more controversial than these. Here are my NL award picks for 2013.

  17. Brewers plan to discuss extension with Jean Segura

    Sep 28, 2013, 4:23 PM EDT

    Jean Segura Getty

    Jean Segura is about to finish his first full season in the majors, but the Brewers are already thinking about locking him up for the long-term. Brewers general manager Doug Melvin told Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel today that he will contact Segura’s agent this winter to discuss a long-term deal. The 23-year-old won’t…

  18. It’s great to have the Pirates back

    Sep 24, 2013, 1:50 PM EDT

    Andrew McCutchen, Jean Segura

    At some point in the eighth inning, I remember going out to concourse of old Fulton County Stadium in Atlanta and watching Atlanta Braves fans slowly shuffle toward the exits and their cars and another long baseball off-season. It is all well and good to say that baseball fans should stay to the end but…

  19. A Thoroughly Enjoyable Season

    Sep 18, 2013, 10:45 AM EDT

    Cleveland Indians v Kansas City Royals

    Well, it’s Sept. 17 … and the Kansas City Royals have a shot at the postseason. It’s a bit of a longshot, sure. They are 2 1/2 games behind Texas in the wildcard standings right now, which is hardly insurmountable (especially the way the Rangers are playing). But they also have Cleveland and Baltimore ahead…

  20. Ringolsby: Jorge De La Rosa worthy of Cy Young consideration

    Sep 7, 2013, 8:30 PM EDT

    Jorge De La Rosa

    Rockies lefty starter Jorge De La Rosa is worthy of Cy Young consideration, argues Tracy Ringolsby in his latest column on MLB.com. My initial reaction to the article was that he was intentionally exaggerating to make a point, but he has covered the Rockies for a while, so maybe he legitimately believes this. Ringolsby writes:…

  21. Joey Votto has reached base in nine consecutive trips to the plate

    Sep 7, 2013, 6:05 PM EDT

    Joey Votto

    Reds first baseman Joey Votto last made an out in the eighth inning on Thursday in the series finale against the Cardinals. Since then, he has gone 4-for-4 with five walks in nine trips to the plate against Dodger pitchers. Last night, in a 3-2 victory, Votto drew a walk off of Chris Capuano, singled…

  22. Zack Greinke becomes first pitcher with two stolen bases in a season since 2007

    Sep 1, 2013, 7:55 PM EDT

    Chicago Cubs v Los Angeles Dodgers

    Zack Greinke is having a great year on the mound, but what has been more impressive is what he has accomplished offensively. He entered this afternoon’s start against the Padres with an .809 OPS, easily the best mark among pitchers at the dish this season. Cubs pitcher Travis Wood has a .717 OPS, the second-best…

  23. Shane Victorino had a whale of a night

    Aug 28, 2013, 8:28 AM EDT

    Shane Victorino

    Mentioned it in the recaps but it deserves mention again: Shane Victorino went 3 for 3 with two home runs and seven RBI against the Orioles last night. That brings his season line up to .292/.346/.446 with 11 homers, 48 driven in while adding 17 stolen bases against only three times caught. And that’s before talking about…

  24. Zack Greinke is hitting .340 (oh, and he also took a shutout into the ninth inning)

    Aug 27, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

    Chicago Cubs v Los Angeles Dodgers

    Not only did Zack Greinke take a shutout into the ninth inning against the Cubs last night to improve to 13-3 with a 2.86 ERA, he also went 1-for-2 with an RBI single and a walk at the plate to continue a remarkable season offensively. Greinke is hitting .340 with a .426 on-base percentage in…

  25. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    Aug 27, 2013, 6:43 AM EDT

    St. Louis Cardinals Allen Craig hits a grand slam home run during the seventh inning of their National League MLB baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds in St. Louis

    Cardinals 8, Reds 6: Down 5-3 in the bottom of the seventh, Allen Craig launched his first career grand slam to rally the redbirds. Matt Holliday had a three run homer. The win puts the Cards a half game ahead of the Pirates in the Central. Cincinnati is three and a half back. Dodgers 6,…

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