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Dodgers with big lead as they chase another NL West title

Jun. 24, 2019 3:18 AM EDT

The Los Angeles Dodgers needed a one-game playoff to win the NL West last year. That appears to have been an aberration. After six straight victories, the Dodgers now lead the division by 13 games, and that's a little more in line with their norm of late. Los Angeles has won the last six NL West titles, and twice...

Rookie trifecta: Smith delivers 3rd straight walk-off for LA

Jun. 23, 2019 9:53 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Will Smith had seen fellow Los Angeles Dodgers rookies Matt Beaty and Alex Verdugo deliver walk-off homers during their weekend series against the Colorado Rockies. Hours after being called up from the minors on Sunday, it was Smith's turn to join the fun. The rookie catcher connected...

Dodgers hold off Giants' rally in 9th for 9-8 victory

Jun. 21, 2019 3:27 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers roughed up Madison Bumgarner and rode their hot-hitting lineup for the first eight innings of Thursday night's game against San Francisco. It was their clutch fielding that ended up helping them hold on for a 9-8 win. The Giants trailed 9-4 going into the ninth...

Dodgers edge Cubs 3-2 with late-game heroics

Jun. 16, 2019 11:30 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kenley Jansen sent a late-night text to Dodgers manager Dave Roberts after his blown save against the Cubs. "I wanted the ball after what happened last night," the closer said. "I really wanted to face them again." Jansen got his wish, and quickly found himself in trouble again. But he...

Rizzo's 2-run homer in 9th lifts Cubs over Dodgers 2-1

Jun. 16, 2019 1:19 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Yu Darvish can rest easier now. He finally conquered his demons at Dodger Stadium. He tossed seven innings of one-run ball while being booed heavily and Anthony Rizzo hit a go-ahead, two-run homer off closer Kenley Jansen in the ninth, lifting the Chicago Cubs to a 2-1 victory over the...

Dodgers rally to beat Cubs 5-3 for 7th straight home win

Jun. 15, 2019 2:19 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rich Hill attacked with pinpoint location and his reliable curveball. Where the 39-year-old pitcher surprised was at the plate. Hill singled in the go-ahead run in the fourth inning, helping the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Chicago Cubs 5-3 Friday night for their seventh straight home...

Buehler, Muncy lead Dodgers to 1-0 shutout of Giants

Jun. 9, 2019 8:12 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Max Muncy added another layer to the Dodgers-Giants rivalry with a long home run off Madison Bumgarner that landed in McCovey Cove and left the San Francisco ace fuming. Then, Muncy tossed in a verbal jab for good measure as he rounded the bases. "I told him: 'If you don't want me to...

Machado's grand slam carries Padres over Harper's Phillies

Jun. 4, 2019 2:26 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Manny Machado drove a high fly ball to right field and all Bryce Harper could do was turn, run to the wall and watch it sail over his head into the home run deck at Petco Park. Machado's grand slam carried the San Diego Padres to an 8-2 victory against the NL East-leading Philadelphia...

Walker Buehler records 11 Ks, Dodgers beat Arizona 3-1

Jun. 4, 2019 1:22 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Walker Buehler's second time on the mound against the Arizona Diamondbacks this season went far better than the first. Buehler held the Diamondbacks to a run on two hits in eight innings, matching the longest start of his career, and Corey Seager hit a three-run homer as the Los Angeles...

Buehler, Seager held Dodgers beat Diamondbacks 3-1

Jun. 4, 2019 1:16 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Walker Buehler pitched eight innings of two-hit ball and Corey Seager hit a three-run homer as the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Arizona Diamondback 3-1 Monday in the opener of a three-game series. The NL West-leading Dodgers won their sixth straight, improving to 42-19. The Diamondbacks saw...