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Dodgers balance momentum versus rest going into final series of season
Dodgers balance momentum versus rest going into final series of season

The Dodgers scored 44 runs over their last six games, which is two more than opponents scored against Clayton Kershaw this season. Sustaining that momentum could be critical for the Dodgers as they head into the playoffs, first baseman Adrian Gonzalez said. One obstacle: The Dodgers didn't play Thursday. "Timing might be ruined," Gonzalez said. The next time the Dodgers play a game that counts — Game 1 of the National League division series on Oct. 3 — their NL West championship will already be nine days old. "We have to continue to play well," Manager Don Mattingly said. The Dodgers will open their final series of the regular season Friday,...

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