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Kendrick slam in 10th lifts Nats over Dodgers 7-3, into NLCS

Oct. 10, 2019 2:53 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Howie Kendrick and the Washington Nationals got down again but were never out — and they finally ended their streak of playoff series futility in grand fashion. Kendrick hit a tiebreaking grand slam in the 10th inning and the Nationals, boosted by a lightning rally against Clayton...

Scherzer, Zimmerman lead Nats past LA 6-1 to force Game 5

Oct. 8, 2019 12:43 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Max Scherzer is 35. So is Ryan Zimmerman. The Washington Nationals would not be headed to a win-or-go-home Game 5 in their NL Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers without them. "We're a bunch of viejos. We're old guys," Scherzer joked. "Old guys can still do it." Sure can. And...

Dodgers bullpen falters vs. Nats, sending NLDS back to LA

Oct. 7, 2019 11:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rich Hill isn't sure how the course of history could have differed for the Los Angeles Dodgers if he recorded one more out. "If I could've finished off that third inning, it might've maybe changed things," Hill said. When manager Dave Roberts took the ball out of Hill's hands, he turned...

7 2-out runs in 6th lift LA past Nats 10-4 for 2-1 NLDS lead

Oct. 7, 2019 2:04 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — David Freese wasn't in the Los Angeles Dodgers' starting lineup for Game 3 of the NL Division Series. Neither was Kiké Hernández or Chris Taylor. All are right-handed batters, and all knew that if the Washington Nationals persisted in their playoff pattern of using starters in...

Strasburg, Scherzer pitch Nats past Dodgers to even NLDS

Oct. 5, 2019 3:05 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The bullpen gate swung open and out trotted ... Max Scherzer? Yep, Washington's ace surprised the Los Angeles Dodgers and even a few teammates in the eighth inning Friday night. "All the chips are on the table right now," Scherzer explained. "We weren't expecting that," Dodgers manager...

4 rookies make Dodgers roster for NLDS

Oct. 3, 2019 6:40 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers included four rookies on their NL Division Series roster. First baseman Matt Beaty, second baseman Gavin Lux, catcher Will Smith and reliever Dustin May each made impacts during the regular season when the Dodgers won a franchise-record 106 games. “They...

Dodgers start 1 of 4 rookies in Game 1 of NLDS

Oct. 3, 2019 5:29 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers are starting just one of their four rookies in Game 1 of the National League Division Series. Will Smith is catching right-handed starter Walker Buehler on Thursday night against the Washington Nationals. Their other rookies _ first baseman Matt Beaty and second...

LEADING OFF: A's choose Manaea, Rays start Morton in WC game

Oct. 2, 2019 2:49 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: THAT'S WILD Oakland tabbed left-hander Sean Manaea (4-0, 1.21 ERA) to start the AL wild-card game against Tampa Bay. The 27-year-old Manaea was sidelined last year when the Athletics lost the wild-card game to the Yankees, and missed most of this season...

Dodgers healing up ahead of NLDS vs Nationals

Oct. 2, 2019 12:44 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nagging injuries to Justin Turner, Rich Hill and Joe Kelly have improved enough that all three will be available when the Los Angeles Dodgers open the National League Division Series. Manager Dave Roberts didn't reveal his roster Tuesday for the best-of-five playoff that begins Thursday...

Bochy loses to Dodgers 9-0 in final game as Giants manager

Sep. 29, 2019 10:31 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Bruce Bochy spoke to a ballpark filled with thousands of lives he touched in some way and thanked them all straight from the heart, no notes necessary. Bochy bid an emotional farewell following 2 1/2 decades in what is certainly a Hall of Fame managerial career, finishing with a 9-0...