Dodgers look to Ryu, not Kershaw, to set tone in opener

Baseball 10/03/18, 22:29

These aren't the same Dodgers that won 104 games, ran away in the NL West, and fell one victory short of a World Series title last year.Example A: After a slow start, they won 92 games and needed Game 163 to earn their sixth straight division title.Example B: Clayton Kershaw ...

Dodgers to start Ryu in Game 1 of NLDS against Braves

Baseball 10/02/18, 21:56

Hyun-Jin Ryu will start for the Los Angeles Dodgers at home in Game 1 of the NL Division Series against the Atlanta Braves on Thursday.The defending National League champions said ace Clayton Kershaw will take the ball Friday in Game 2.Mike Foltynewicz (13-10, 2.85 ERA) is scheduled to pitch the ...

Leading off: Rockies head to Wrigley for wild-card one-off

Baseball 10/01/18, 21:05

A look at what's happening around the majors Tuesday:WILD TIMESThe Rockies head to Wrigley Field for a wild-card showdown with the Cubs after both teams lost tiebreaking games Monday with division crowns on the line. Colorado missed out on a first NL West title in a 5-2 loss at the ...

Cubs, Rockies meet for NL wild card after losing tiebreakers

Baseball 10/01/18, 20:50

Manager Joe Maddon and the Chicago Cubs insist they still have plenty left to make another deep run in the postseason.What they don't have is room for error.The Cubs will host the Colorado Rockies in the wild-card game on Tuesday after both teams lost tiebreaker games for their division championships."We're ...

Hosmer, Padres stumble as rebuilding project drags on

Baseball 10/01/18, 20:22

Eric Hosmer, San Diego's $144 million man, acknowledges he simply wasn't as good as he needed to be in what was supposed to be a steppingstone season for the rebuilding Padres.The burst of energy provided by Hosmer's signing during spring training didn't last long. The Padres, who have had three ...

Buehler, Dodgers top Rockies 5-2; 6th straight NL West title

Baseball 10/01/18, 20:15

Rookie Walker Buehler tossed one-hit ball into the seventh inning, Cody Bellinger and Max Muncy launched two-run homers, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Colorado Rockies 5-2 in a tiebreaker to earn their record sixth consecutive NL West title.The defending NL champion Dodgers became the first major league team ...

Tiebreakers have been perilous for Dodgers

Baseball 10/01/18, 03:16

The Dodgers are about to play another end-of-season tiebreaker. It's a scenario that hasn't been kind to them over the years.Los Angeles will take on Colorado for the NL West title Monday, one of two one-game playoffs that day in the National League. The Cubs and Brewers also need to ...

Brewers-Cubs set for NL Central tiebreaker

Baseball 09/30/18, 22:16

Christian Yelich and the Milwaukee Brewers were on top of the NL Central for much of the season's first half. Then Anthony Rizzo and the Chicago Cubs moved into the lead of what just might be baseball's best division.Then Yelich powered the Brewers to one more charge.So of course, it's ...

One and not done: Brews-Cubs, Rockies-Dodgers in tiebreakers

Baseball 09/30/18, 22:16

Triple Crown contender Christian Yelich and the Milwaukee Brewers at Wrigley Field. Nolan Arenado and the big-hitting Colorado Rockies at Dodger Stadium.October baseball is about to begin with Game No. 163 on Monday.Two tiebreakers on the same day for the first time in major league history. Both to divvy up ...

NL East champ Braves drop finale, wait for NL West champ

Baseball 09/30/18, 22:01

Freddie Freeman, Nick Markakis and the NL East champion Atlanta Braves are set to open the playoffs on the road.All they need is an NL West champion to play.Needing at least a win to have a shot at home field in the NLDS, the Braves lost to the Philadelphia Phillies ...

Rockies, Dodgers, Cubs and Brewers all win, force Games 163

Baseball 09/30/18, 22:00

The playoff-bound Colorado Rockies are headed to Los Angeles for a tiebreaking game to decide the NL West title after routing the Washington Nationals 12-0 on Sunday behind Charlie Blackmon's cycle.Tied atop the division with the Dodgers entering the last day, the Rockies won for the ninth time in 10 ...

Diamondbacks end deflating September with 4-3 loss to Padres

Baseball 09/30/18, 21:59

Manuel Margot made sure the woeful San Diego Padres finished the season on a positive note and the deflated Arizona Diamondbacks went into the offseason lamenting one more game that got away.Margot scored on a dropped third strike in the 10th inning, two innings after he was erased at the ...

Rockies rout Nats 12-0, to play at Dodgers for NL West title

Baseball 09/30/18, 21:58

Charlie Blackmon and his teammates walked around the field tossing T-shirts, replica jerseys, lunch bags and backpacks into the sellout crowd.A more precious gift, though, remains up for grabs — an NL West title.The playoff-bound Colorado Rockies are headed to Los Angeles for a tiebreaking game to decide the division ...

Dodgers rout Giants, head to NL West tiebreaker vs Rockies

Baseball 09/30/18, 21:48

The Los Angeles Dodgers want no part of a wild-card game or the long flight that would come with it.The plan: another NL West crown.Max Muncy and his free-swinging Dodgers mates are headed for a one-game showdown against Colorado to determine the division winner back home, jumping on the San ...

Brewers top Tigers; NL Central tiebreaker vs Cubs next

Baseball 09/30/18, 21:48

Winning seven straight games stamped the Milwaukee Brewers' ticket to meet the Chicago Cubs and their boisterous fans at Wrigley Field.Triple Crown contender Christian Yelich and the Brewers advanced to an NL Central tiebreaker against the Cubs, putting themselves in position Sunday with an 11-0 romp over the Detroit Tigers.Both ...

How the West will be won: Rockies, Dodgers meet for title

Baseball 09/30/18, 21:47

The Colorado Rockies were swept two weeks ago in Los Angeles, and their NL West title hopes looked all but finished.Well, look who's back.The Rockies have a chance to end the Dodgers' five-year reign as division champions in a tiebreaker game Monday in Los Angeles. Colorado has never celebrated an ...

Leading off: Final-day drama to decide 2 titles, Yelich push

Baseball 09/30/18, 02:36

A look at what's happening around the majors today:PLAYOFF PUSHThe last scheduled day of the regular season will see all 15 games begin within 15 minutes of each other — a perfect setup to settle a pair of NL division races.The Chicago Cubs and Milwaukee Brewers are tied atop the ...

Rockies fall to Nats, drop into NL West tie with Dodgers

Baseball 09/30/18, 00:10

The Colorado Rockies dropped into a tie with Los Angeles for the NL West lead with only one game left, routed by Stephen Strasburg, Juan Soto and the Washington Nationals 12-2 Saturday night.Washington Nationals' Juan Soto, back, gestures to the dugout after hitting a double to drive in two runs ...

Leading off: Final-day drama to decide 2 titles, Yelich push

Baseball 09/29/18, 23:56

A look at what's happening around the majors on Sunday:PLAYOFF PUSHThe last scheduled day of the regular season will see all 15 games begin within 15 minutes of each other — a perfect setup to settle a pair of NL division races.The Chicago Cubs and Milwaukee Brewers are tied atop ...

Dodgers clinch playoff berth with 10-6 win against Giants

Baseball 09/29/18, 20:21

The Los Angeles Dodgers clinched baseball's final playoff berth and gave themselves a chance to still win the NL West, getting a go-ahead triple from Manny Machado in the eighth inning Saturday and beating the San Francisco Giants 10-6.The defending NL champions locked up their sixth straight trip to the ...

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