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  • Dodgers' Matt Kemp is shut down for playoffs

    Dodgers' Matt Kemp is shut down for playoffs
    When the Dodgers open the playoffs in Atlanta on Thursday, center fielder Matt Kemp will be on crutches. If they reach the World Series, he'll be limited to waving a towel in the dugout. Kemp's injury-plagued season came to an abrupt end Sunday when a...
  • Dodgers lose Matt Kemp for entire postseason with ankle injury

    Dodgers lose Matt Kemp for entire postseason with ankle injury
    They held a rally on the field after Sunday’s regular-season finale at Dodger Stadium to send the Dodgers into the postseason feeling good. Then they learned Matt Kemp was done. Kemp, who came in second for the National League most-valuable-...
  • Andre Ethier hopes to play Game 3 in center field

    Andre Ethier hopes to play Game 3 in center field
    The Dodgers have told Andre Ethier to be ready to pinch-hit during the first round of the playoffs, and he acknowledged Tuesday that might be all he can do. "They just said, 'You have to beat a throw from the outfield,' " Ethier said during a team...
  • A.J. Ellis has five RBIs to lead Dodgers past Blue Jays, 14-5

    A.J. Ellis has five RBIs to lead Dodgers past Blue Jays, 14-5
    And on it goes, the Dodgers – yawn – winning again, setting a season-high this, a career-high that. Despite Matt Kemp's being out with a sprained ankle and Yasiel Puig still acting mortal (at least at the plate), the Dodgers kept rolling...
  • Ryan Braun suspension doesn't change winning MVP over Matt Kemp

    Ryan Braun suspension doesn't change winning MVP over Matt Kemp
    It’s Ryan Braun, cheater. Ryan Braun, disgraced. Pretty much Ryan Braun, liar. But it’s still Ryan Braun, 2011 National League¬†most valuable player. Nothing is going to change that, nor should it. That vote is history. It’s in the...
  • Ryan Braun makes best of bad situation by accepting suspension

    Ryan Braun makes best of bad situation by accepting suspension
    In the end, Ryan Braun cut himself a pretty good deal. So he's tainted now, as a baseball player who used performance-enhancing substances? He's been tainted for two years. Nothing new there. His thumb is injured. He's getting married in the fall. His...
  • In baseball, the juice is still on the loose

    In baseball, the juice is still on the loose
    There is a titillating chart accompanying this column that lists the actual winners of baseball's MVP and Cy Young awards if every phony winner who was busted for steroids was stripped of the prize. Ignore it. My editors wasted their time. The list is...
  • Dodgers top off epic run with 14-5 rout of Toronto, take first in West

    Dodgers top off epic run with 14-5 rout of Toronto, take first in West
    TORONTO — The Dodgers once were 12 games under .500. They once were as many as 9 1/2 games behind the Arizona Diamondbacks and started this month in last place. Monday night, they moved into first in the National League West. Hours after their...
  • Bill Plaschke: Ryan Braun, and belief, are both suspended

    Bill Plaschke: Ryan Braun, and belief, are both suspended
    On the worst day of this baseball season, Ryan Braun wasn't the only thing suspended. So too was the belief that in this era of stringent testing and severe penalties, most baseball players should be considered innocent until proved dirty. Wrong. Your...
  • Dodgers' Matt Kemp, just off disabled list, could go back on it

    Dodgers' Matt Kemp, just off disabled list, could go back on it
    TORONTO — Matt Kemp soon could be back on the disabled list. Over the next day or two, the Dodgers' medical staff will determine whether a sprained left ankle will require that Kemp be put on the disabled list for the third time this season. Kemp'...
  • Matt Kemp says Ryan Braun should lose MVP award

    Matt Kemp says Ryan Braun should lose MVP award
    TORONTO — Matt Kemp used to refer to Ryan Braun as a friend. He often supported Braun when public opinion was against the Milwaukee Brewers outfielder, including when Braun's positive drug test was overturned on a technicality last year. Tuesday,...