| Jul 23, 2013
| 10:14 PM
TORONTO — Their starting pitcher failed to complete five innings. Their new reliever showed why his previous team got rid of him. They trailed by five runs and were down to their last nine outs.
Still, the Dodgers won. And the way they told it...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 11:05 PM
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...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 11:09 PM
Hanley Ramirez has waited his entire career to feel what he's feeling now.
"That's it right there," Ramirez said. "That's the feeling."
Two months in advance, Ramirez has been offered a glimpse of what it's like to play October baseball. If what he...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 8:28 PM
The Dodgers took early batting practice Friday, before their first game since the Benching Heard 'Round the World.
Yasiel Puig, unceremoniously yanked from Wednesday's game by Manager Don Mattingly, was not among the players who chose to participate...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 5:35 PM
Like many great romances, Major League Baseball's love affair with AstroTurf was born in experimentation, applied in desperation and appreciated best in moderation.
Now comes its expiration.
After five decades in which artificial grass was often as...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 8:28 PM
Phil Bickford of Westlake Village Oaks Christian and Dominic Smith of Gardena Serra were in a celebratory mood after being chosen No. 10 and No. 11, respectively, during Major League Baseball's first-year player draft on Thursday.
Bickford, a 6-foot-4...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 5:08 PM
Hard-throwing right-handed pitcher Mark Appel of Stanford was taken No. 1 by the Houston Astros on Thursday with the opening pick in major league baseball's first-year player draft.
The 6-foot-5 Appel turned down the Pittsburgh Pirates last year after...
| Jul 13, 2013
Pitcher Phil Bickford from Westlake Village Oaks Christian High, who was chosen No. 10 overall in the Major League Baseball draft by the Toronto Blue Jays, failed to reach agreement before Friday's signing deadline and will enroll at Cal State Fullerton....
| Sep 10, 2013
| 8:49 PM
Mark Trumbo didn't just get a hit all five times he stepped to the plate Tuesday night. He circled the bases every time, too.
Trumbo matched a team record with four extra-base hits, including back-to-back home runs with Josh Hamilton, and Chris Iannetta...
| Sep 2, 2013
| 8:31 PM
DENVER — Clayton Kershaw and Yasiel Puig didn't last six innings Monday, but both insisted they were fine after the Dodgers' 10-8 victory over the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field.
Kershaw was credited with his 14th win but had what was his worst...
| Aug 4, 2013
| 9:36 PM
If you had to choose a two-inning sample that is emblematic of the way things have gone for the Angels this season, the last two innings of Sunday's 6-5 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays would be a good choice.
Leading by three runs with five outs to go,...