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  • Cardinals rookie Kolten Wong begins life after the pickoff

    Cardinals rookie Kolten Wong begins life after the pickoff
    ST. LOUIS – In the ninth inning, the manager called for a pinch-runner. The pinch-runner was playing in his first World Series. He took first base. He took his lead. And, with all of America watching him for the first time in his life, he was...
  • Dodgers' Tim Wallach talks to Detroit Tigers about manager's job

    Dodgers' Tim Wallach talks to Detroit Tigers about manager's job
    Dodgers coach Tim Wallach said Friday that he has spoken with the Detroit Tigers about their managerial vacancy. Dave Dombrowski, the Tigers' president and general manager, served as general manager of the Montreal Expos from 1988-91. Wallach was the...
  • Like it or not: Perspective on hot start by Dodgers' Yasiel Puig

    Like it or not: Perspective on hot start by Dodgers' Yasiel Puig
    Think this jaw-dropping start by Yasiel Puig is some guarantee of a Hall of Fame-caliber career? Not so fast. The three major leaguers Puig has joined in the history books with his explosive start never once became an All-Star (at least not yet)....
  • Dodgers manager doesn't see Clayton Kershaw as MVP

    Dodgers manager doesn't see Clayton Kershaw as MVP
    Clayton Kershaw for most valuable player? His manager won't be leading the campaign. With the National League lacking a dominant offensive player along the lines of Miguel Cabrera or Mike Trout, Kershaw has emerged as a candidate in a field of solid but...
  • Dodgers' successes seem sweeter after their early struggles

     Dodgers' successes seem sweeter after their early struggles
    Yasiel Puig could hit a home run with the jawbone of a donkey. Clayton Kershaw could throw a marshmallow past a Cub Scout troop. These Dodgers aren't mythic, but they have their mythic moments. A cynic would complain, "Why not?" in that grunty,...
  • Yoenis Cespedes wins Major League Baseball Home Run Derby

    Yoenis Cespedes wins Major League Baseball Home Run Derby
    Several of Major League Baseball's heavy hitters were transformed into indiscriminate memorabilia dealers Monday night, and Yoenis Cespedes made the biggest hit among fans attending the major league home run derby at Citi Field in Flushing, N.Y. The...
  • Dodgers would appear to have a playoff pitching edge

    Dodgers would appear to have a playoff pitching edge
    The Dodgers could have a huge playoff edge, and it has nothing to do with home field. With one month to play, the National League playoff field looks like this: The Dodgers as NL West champions, the Atlanta Braves as NL East champions, and the...
  • Dodgers are pitching themselves into the playoffs, but what then?

    Dodgers are pitching themselves into the playoffs, but what then?
    Pitching wins. Especially in the playoffs. That's one of those baseball adages, like the infield fly rule, that everyone simply accepts but no one has really proved. "There's no question pitching's at a premium because every team in the postseason has...
  • Dodgers' Carl Crawford earns his keep with two huge home runs

    Dodgers' Carl Crawford earns his keep with two huge home runs
    In this age of information, in which fans can access your salary as easily as your batting average, Carl Crawford is the $142-million man. Barry Zito can tell you all about that. The amount of dollars sticks to your name like gum, until you win. Zito...
  • Dodgers defeat Atlanta, win NLDS thanks to the power of Juan Uribe

     Dodgers defeat Atlanta, win NLDS thanks to the power of Juan Uribe
    This was supposed to be Clayton Kershaw's night. It turned into Juan Uribe's. Uribe launched an eighth-inning offering by David Carpenter high into the October sky, sending the Dodgers to 4-3 victory over the Atlanta Braves and to the National League...
  • Michael Wacha delivers a 2-1 victory for Cardinals

    Michael Wacha delivers a 2-1 victory for Cardinals
    PITTSBURGH — Michael Wacha says the biggest game he had pitched before joining the St. Louis Cardinals was two years ago when he held Florida State to three hits, sending Texas A&M to the College World Series. “It was an elimination game,&...