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Clutch Kendrick lands winning blow as Nats take World Series

Oct. 31, 2019 3:41 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Howie Kendrick sure has a knack for the dramatic. At 36 — eight years removed from his only All-Star appearance — his go-ahead, two-run homer off Will Harris in the seventh inning lifted the Washington Nationals over the Houston Astros 6-2 Wednesday night in Game 7 for his...

From 106 wins to early defeat, Dodgers fall short again

Oct. 10, 2019 5:06 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It's back to the drawing board — again — for the Los Angeles Dodgers, whose World Series title drought now extends to 31 years. This time, they didn't even make it that far. The Dodgers' postseason fell apart in the NL Division Series with a 7-3 defeat to the Washington...

Kershaw blows late lead in latest October flop, Dodgers done

Oct. 10, 2019 4:09 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clayton Kershaw might very well go into the Hall of Fame one day on the strength of his amazing regular-season success — dragging behind him a painful October history he would rather forget. Another chapter to his playoff woes was added Wednesday night when the three-time Cy Young...

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...

Buehler, Muncy lead Dodgers past Nats 6-0 in NLDS opener

Oct. 4, 2019 1:32 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Dodgers overpowered the Nationals on the mound and at the plate, extending the dominance that led to a franchise-record 106 victories in the regular season right on into the playoffs. Walker Buehler allowed one hit over six innings, Max Muncy drove in three runs and Los Angeles...

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...

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...

Bellinger hits 47th HR, leads Dodgers to 9-2 win over Giants

Sep. 28, 2019 3:35 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Walker Buehler had been disappointed in his last two starts. So, he adjusted his delivery and it helped him get his 14th win. Cody Bellinger hit his 47th homer, Buehler pitched five solid innings, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the San Francisco Giants 9-2 on Friday night....