Latest Chris Taylor News

Betts homer in front of 52,078 leads Dodgers over Phillies

Jun. 16, 2021 12:07 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Thousands of Dodgers fans got their first opportunity to see Mookie Betts play at home in person Tuesday night as stadiums in California were allowed to go to full capacity as part of eased COVID-19 restrictions. The star outfielder didn't disappoint...

Smith, Taylor homer in Dodgers' 3-1 win over Phillies

Jun. 15, 2021 02:13 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Will Smith decided to praise every Dodgers reliever who came through against the Phillies, the catcher had a lengthy list to remember. “DP (David Price) coming in, Joe (Kelly), Blake (Treinen), Victor (González), and Kenley (Jansen) closing it...

Kershaw rebounds, Dodgers go deep 5 times in rout of Rangers

Jun. 12, 2021 02:22 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dodgers manager Dave Roberts got everything he had hoped for. Clayton Kershaw bounced back from two bad outings with six sharp innings Friday night, and Gavin Lux drove in four runs and hit one of five homers as Los Angeles routed the Texas Rangers...

Pirates' Hayes misses 1B on HR, LA's Buehler shuts down Bucs

Jun. 08, 2021 23:39 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ke’Bryan Hayes kept his eyes on the ball — and in the process, the Pirates rookie forgot to touch 'em all. Hayes missed first base and was called out after hitting a first-inning homer, sending Walker Buehler on his way to seven scoreless innings...

Albies, Almonte power Braves past Dodgers in 6-4 win

Jun. 06, 2021 00:04 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — It's been a frustrating season for the Atlanta Braves, who haven't been above .500 all season and have been struggling to string together some consistency. The Braves put it all together Saturday night against the defending World Series champion Los...

Taylor clears bases in 8-run fifth, Dodgers beat Braves 9-5

Jun. 05, 2021 00:08 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Chris Taylor hit a bases-loaded double in the eight-run fifth inning and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Atlanta Braves 9-5 Friday night in a rematch of last year’s NL Championship Series. In the teams’ first meeting since the defending World Series...

Taylor's clutch hit caps 14-pitch at-bat, Dodgers deck Cards

Jun. 01, 2021 02:41 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — With the tension building and the minutes ticking by, Chris Taylor fouled off pitch after pitch from Genesis Cabrera. Finally, a breakthrough on the 14th delivery. Taylor drove in three runs with a tiebreaking double in the sixth inning, rallying the...

Kershaw's strong start gives Dodgers 9-2 win over Astros

May. 26, 2021 00:49 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The last time Clayton Kershaw pitched in Houston, the Los Angeles Dodgers ace was heckled and booed by Astros fans as he trudged off the field in the fifth inning during Game 5 of the 2017 World Series. Things were much different Tuesday night in his...

Bauer K's 11, Dodgers beat Giants for fifth straight win

May. 22, 2021 02:19 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A theatrical Trevor Bauer struck out 11 in his first career start against San Francisco, Chris Taylor hit a two-run homer and the Los Angeles Dodgers extended their winning streak to five by beating the Giants 2-1 Friday night. With the Dodgers down...

Dodgers get HRs from Smith, Pujols in 3-2 win over D-backs

May. 21, 2021 02:06 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Albert Pujols was Will Smith's favorite player growing up. Pujols returned the favor by driving in Smith with his first home run as a Dodger. “That was special,” Smith said. “I’ll remember being on base when he hit his first one as a Dodger...