| Oct 18, 2013
| 10:53 AM
Nick Punto sat at his locker, surrounded by media fresh after the Dodgers’ 6-4 victory over the Cardinals in Game 5 of the National League Championship Series, but his mind raced ahead.
The Dodgers will face their second consecutive elimination...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 9:02 PM
ST. LOUIS — Clayton Kershaw and Michael Wacha have a lot in common.
Both were first-round draft picks, Kershaw by the Dodgers in 2006 and Wacha by the St. Louis Cardinals six years later. Both played high school baseball in Dallas, both pitched in...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 4:41 PM
When the Detroit Tigers take the field Tuesday afternoon, check out their eyes. Expect blank faces, distant stares.
Their most important need going into Game 3 of the American League Championship Series may not be great pitching and hitting. It may be...
| Oct 13, 2013
| 12:23 PM
Well, that didn’t work out so well. And it looked like such great plan.
Who wouldn’t want to head into a best-of-seven series with a pair of Cy Young winners going? And they pitched great too -- Zack Greinke and Clayton Kershaw did...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 8:18 PM
ST. LOUIS — In the shadow of an arch that looks like a noose, the Dodgers were startled awake from their dream season Saturday while gasping for what feels like their last breath.
The memorable remodeling of the last six months has been trashed in...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 9:00 PM
Columnists and reporters from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch will be sharing their views with Times readers during the National League Championship Series.
ST. LOUIS — Dodgers Manager Don Mattingly accorded Michael Wacha the supreme postseason...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 8:33 PM
ST. LOUIS — Michael Wacha wasn't supposed to be in the major leagues this season. Nor were Carlos Martinez or Kevin Siegrist.
Trevor Rosenthal was only supposed to be on the mound in the ninth inning if the St. Louis Cardinals were way ahead or...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 5:30 AM
ATLANTA — The Dodgers will begin the 2013 playoffs against the Atlanta Braves here Thursday, but their most difficult postseason opponent has already shown up.
It came swaggering into their clubhouse bearing sordid histories and fresh doubts. It...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 9:47 PM
ARLINGTON, Texas — David Price, Evan Longoria and the Tampa Bay Rays are going to the playoffs again, getting there with a victory in their final regular-season game for the second time in three years.
They needed an extra game this time....
| Sep 27, 2013
| 10:26 PM
For his finale, Clayton Kershaw might have just shut the door on the 2013 National League Cy Young Award.
In his final appearance of the regular season before pitching the playoff opener, Kershaw was again dominant Friday in the Dodgers’ way-too-...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 11:08 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — In the hours leading up to the Dodgers' 3-2 defeat to the San Francisco Giants on Thursday, Manager Don Mattingly reminded his team's supporters that baseball was a game and nothing more.
Like many of his players, Mattingly woke up...