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Hernandez single in 9th lifts Dodgers over Blue Jays 3-2

Aug. 23, 2019 2:28 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kiké Hernandez came up with a big hit on his bobblehead night. The Dodgers second baseman capped a three-run ninth inning by blooping a single to score Corey Seager with the winning run and Los Angeles beat the Toronto Blue Jays 3-2 Thursday night after being one-hit through eight...

Muncy's homer in 10th lifts Dodgers over Blue Jays 2-1

Aug. 22, 2019 2:41 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tied in extra innings at home, the Los Angeles Dodgers always expect to win. "Who it's going to be is always a question," manager Dave Roberts said. It was Max Muncy's turn. Frustrated after striking out in his first two at-bats, Muncy homered in the bottom of the 10th to lift the...

Kershaw passes Koufax on wins list, Dodgers thump Blue Jays

Aug. 21, 2019 2:36 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — As good as he felt last week in Miami striking out 10 in seven scoreless innings, Clayton Kershaw felt equally as bad back home at Dodger Stadium. "It's a humbling game," the Dodgers ace said. Still, Kershaw navigated his way through six innings to pass Sandy Koufax for most wins by a...

Acuña yanked, Ortega slam lead Braves over Dodgers 5-3

Aug. 18, 2019 6:30 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Ronald Acuña Jr. says he had never before failed to hustle out of the batter's box. Braves manager Brian Snitker made a bold move to make sure it never happens again with the 21-year-old All-Star outfielder. With Acuña banished for styling instead of sprinting, Rafael Ortega...

Braves use homers, better bullpen to beat Ryu, Dodgers 4-3

Aug. 18, 2019 12:16 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Braves reliever Luke Jackson summed up his team's mindset against the Los Angeles Dodgers. "They're kind of like our David and Goliath, you know?" Jackson said. "Whenever we've gone out there it's been rough. They're a good team, we're a good team, 1-2, just duking it out. It's nice to pull...

Dodgers' Urìas to serve 20-game domestic violence penalty

Aug. 17, 2019 6:41 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Julio Urìas has accepted a 20-game suspension by Major League Baseball for a domestic violence incident and is expected to return in September. MLB gave him credit for serving five games while he was on administrative leave in May, leaving 15 remaining to...

Bellinger hits 41st homer, Dodgers beat Braves 8-3

Aug. 17, 2019 12:45 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers are hitting home runs at a record pace, and manager Dave Roberts loves every minute of it. "It makes me look really good, and it makes the Dodgers look really good," Roberts said. "These are guys that really understand situations, what a pitcher is trying to do to...

Bellinger hits 40th but Dodgers lose to Marlins, 13-7

Aug. 15, 2019 8:16 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The rout-filled Dodgers-Marlins season series ended Thursday afternoon, and look who's laughing now. Last-place Miami turned the tables on NL West leader Los Angeles, winning 13-7 despite giving up four home runs, including Cody Bellinger's 40th. "It wasn't a good day of pitching for us,"...

Kershaw strikes out 10, shuts down Marlins in 9-1 win

Aug. 14, 2019 11:38 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — An additional day of rest helped Clayton Kershaw to one of his most dominant outings of the season. Kershaw struck out the first seven batters he faced and matched a season high with 10 strikeouts in seven shutout innings as the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Miami Marlins 9-1 on Wednesday...

Smith hits 2 of Dodgers' 6 HRs as they pound Marlins 15-1

Aug. 14, 2019 2:16 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Even by the Dodgers' high-scoring standards, Tuesday night was extraordinary. Rookie Will Smith achieved another milestone in the storybook start to his big league career with his first two-homer game, and Los Angeles twice hit back-to-back homers to pound the Miami Marlins 15-1. Cody...