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Los Angeles Dodgers left fielder Joc Pederson catches a fly ball hit by Tampa Bay Rays' Joey Wendle during the seventh inning in Game 5 of the baseball World Series Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

In Joctober, Pederson does it all for Dodgers

Oct. 26, 2020 2:04 AM EDT

Joc Pederson is the guy the Los Angeles Dodgers didn’t need or want — until October. After nearly being traded in February and hitting .190 during the regular season, Pederson is coming up big in the postseason. Pederson crushed a fastball from Rays starter Tyler Glasnow over the left-center field...

Los Angeles Dodgers' Austin Barnes rounds the bases after a home run off Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher John Curtiss in Game 3 of the baseball World Series against the Tampa Bay Rays Friday, Oct. 23, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

The Latest: LA leads Series 2-1 after dominant Buehler start

Oct. 23, 2020 11:24 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Latest on Game 3 of the World Series (all times local): 10:23 p.m. Walker Buehler struck out 10 over six dominant innings and the Los Angeles Dodgers showed off all their many talents, beating the Tampa Bay Rays 6-2 to take a 2-1 lead in the World Series. Justin Turner homered...

FILE - In this July 17, 2019, file photo, an image and logo for memorializing former Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs is displayed on the outfield wall in Anaheim, Calif.  A federal grand jury on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, has indicted Eric Prescott Kay, a former Los Angeles Angels employee in the death of Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs from the drugs Kay is accused of providing. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong, File)

Ex-Angels employee indicted in Tyler Skaggs' fatal overdose

Oct. 16, 2020 6:10 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A federal grand jury indicted a former Los Angeles Angels employee on drug charges for allegedly providing Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs with the drugs that caused his overdose death. Eric Prescott Kay was charged Thursday with drug distribution and drug conspiracy in Skaggs'...

Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw works out before Game 3 of a baseball National League Championship Series against the Atlanta Braves Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

LEADING OFF: Dodgers hope Kershaw can go in NLCS Game 4

Oct. 15, 2020 2:37 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: ___ BACK IN? Clayton Kershaw could pitch Game 4 of the NL Championship Series for the Dodgers if the left-hander’s back continues to improve. Kershaw was scratched from his scheduled Game 2 start because of back spasms, and manager Dave Roberts decided to...

Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw works out before Game 3 of a baseball National League Championship Series against the Atlanta Braves Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

LEADING OFF: Dodgers hope Kershaw can go in NLCS Game 4

Oct. 15, 2020 1:30 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors Thursday: ___ BACK IN? Clayton Kershaw could start Game 4 of the NL Championship Series for the Dodgers if the left-hander’s back continues to improve. Kershaw was scratched from his scheduled Game 2 start because of back spasms, and manager Dave Roberts decided...

FILE - In this May 17, 2014, file photo, Tony La Russa, newly hired as chief baseball officer for the Arizona Diamondbacks, speaks to reporters after being introduced in Phoenix. The Los Angeles Angels granted the Chicago White Sox permission to interview Hall of Famer Tony La Russa for their managing job, a person familiar with the situation said Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020. A three-time World Series-winning manager, the 76-year-old La Russa joined the Angels prior to this season as senior advisor of baseball operations. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)

AP source: Angels give White Sox OK to interview La Russa

Oct. 14, 2020 4:45 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels granted the Chicago White Sox permission to interview Hall of Famer Tony La Russa for their managing job, a person familiar with the situation said Wednesday. The person, confirming a USA Today report, spoke on the condition of anonymity because the Angels typically do...

FILE - In this Dec. 16, 2019, file photo, Philadelphia Phillies general manager Matt Klentak speaks at an introductory news conference for new Phillies baseball players Zack Wheeler and Didi Gregorius in Philadelphia. Klentak has stepped down as general manager of the Phillies after a third straight September collapse left the team out of the postseason for the ninth consecutive season. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Klentak out as Phils GM after 3rd straight September slump

Oct. 3, 2020 7:46 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Matt Klentak's inability to lead the Philadelphia Phillies to the postseason or even a single winning season cost him his job as general manager. Klentak stepped down after a third straight September collapse left the team out of the postseason for the ninth consecutive season. The...

Former Los Angeles Dodgers' Sweet Lou Johnson laughs during the old timers game on July 3, 2011, in Anaheim, Calif. Johnson, who hit a key home run for the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 7 of the 1965 World Series against Minnesota, died Wednesday night, Sept. 30, 2020, at his home in Los Angeles, according to the Dodgers. He was 86. (Keith Birmingham/The Orange County Register via AP)

Lou Johnson, hit winning homer in '65 World Series, dies

Oct. 2, 2020 7:18 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Sweet” Lou Johnson, who hit a key home run for the victorious Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 7 of the 1965 World Series and scored the only run in Sandy Koufax's perfect game the same year, has died. He was 86. Johnson died Wednesday night at his home in Los Angeles,...

San Diego Padres fan Vinicio López holds up a foul ball, Sunday, Sept. 6, 2020, in Alameda, Calif. (AP Photo/Janie McCauley)

Gifting big league foul balls sweet way to connect with fans

Oct. 1, 2020 12:44 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — It began when lifelong baseball fan Kimberlee MacVicar intimated that in her 52 years, she had never corralled a foul ball. “I've waited half a century, so I'm not in a rush,” she texted me on July 24 — opening night in Oakland. With nobody else to scavenge for...

Los Angeles Angels center fielder Mike Trout, right, celebrates with teammates after the Angels defeated the San Diego Padres in a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Moreno still part of baseball decisions under next Angels GM

Sep. 30, 2020 4:47 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels' search for a general manager will be broad and deep, and the process could last past Thanksgiving. Angels President John Carpino said Wednesday that the franchise is committed to a detailed examination of the reasons it hasn't won a playoff game since 2009...