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Kyle Hendricks outpitched Clayton Kershaw, Anthony Rizzo and Willson Contreras homered early and the Chicago Cubs won their first pennant since 1945, beating the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-0 Saturday night in Game 6 of the N.L. Championship Series.
So much for Clayton Kershaw’s playoff renaissance. The ace flopped at a big moment – again.
The Cubs came home to Wrigley Field with a 3-2 lead over the Dodgers in the N.L. Championship Series and a chance Saturday night to end a more than seven-decade wait to return to the World Series.
Jon Lester pitched seven sharp innings, Addison Russell hit a tiebreaking homer and the Chicago Cubs moved one win from their first World Series trip in 71 years by beating the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-4 on Thursday.
Anthony Rizzo, Addison Russell and the rest of the Chicago Cubs’ bats broke out in a big way.
Rich Hill outpitched reigning Cy Young Award winner Jake Arrieta, Yasmani Grandal hit a two-run homer in the fourth inning and the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Chicago Cubs 6-0 Tuesday night to take a 2-1 N.L. Championship Series lead.
Former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling announced plans on Tuesday to run against Elizabeth Warren in the U.S. Senate if his wife agrees, but he declined to apologize to Rhode Island taxpayers left on the hook for tens of millions of dollars when his video game company collapsed. Schilling spoke Tuesday with WPRO-AM, his first interview about 38 Studios since settling a lawsuit over it and since a criminal investigation resulted in no charges. Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo has said Rhode Island residents were hurt by the bad deal and deserve an apology.
CHICAGO – Miguel Montero snapped an eighth-inning tie with the third pinch-hit grand slam in postseason history, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-4 in their N.L. Championship Series opener Saturday night. Pinch-hitter Chris Coghlan was intentionally walked by Joe Blanton with two outs in the eighth, loading the bases and bringing up closer Aroldis Chapman’s spot in the batting order.
Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw will start Game 2 of the N.L. Championship Series against the Chicago Cubs on Sunday night after pitching in all three wins during the Division Series against Washington.
Clayton Kershaw got the final two outs to earn his first major league save and finish the Los Angeles Dodgers’ 4-3 victory over the Washington Nationals in Game 5 to win their N.L. Division Series.
Veteran left-hander Rich Hill will start for the Los Angeles Dodgers against the Washington Nationals in Game 5 of the N.L. Division Series.
While going to ace Clayton Kershaw on short rest helped the Los Angeles Dodgers stave off elimination in their NL Division Series against the Washington Nationals, it also has raised the question:
Chase Utley singled home the tiebreaking run with two outs in the eighth inning after the Dodgers’ bullpen faltered in relief of Clayton Kershaw, and Los Angeles avoided elimination with a 6-5 victory over the Washington Nationals on Tuesday that forced a deciding Game 5 in their N.L. Division Series.
LOS ANGELES – Anthony Rendon and Jayson Werth homered, and the Washington Nationals moved within one victory of winning a postseason series for the first time, beating the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-3 Monday for a 2-1 lead in their best-of-five NL playoff. Four relievers combined for 4 2/3 shutout innings, putting the Nationals in position to wrap up the NL Division Series on Tuesday at Dodger Stadium.
Long after the concourses emptied, the sky cleared up as the tarp still covered the field. Game 2 of the N.L. Division Series between the Washington Nationals and Los Angeles Dodgers still had to wait.
WASHINGTON – It is one of baseball’s enduring mysteries in recent years and will be front-and-center in Game 1 of the N.L. Division Series between the Dodgers and Nationals that begins Friday: Why is LA lefty Clayton Kershaw so downright masterful during the regular season and so decidedly mediocre during the playoffs?
The N.L. West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers acquired Carlos Ruiz from Philadelphia in a trade of backup catchers Thursday, getting a popular player with a world of postseason experience.
Innings after getting his second major league home run Rob Segedin left to meet his wife at the hospital for the birth of their first child, missing the end of the Los Angeles Dodgers’ 9-5 win over the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday night.
The Cleveland Indians will be without All-Star pitcher Danny Salazar for two to three weeks, a blow to the momentum of the A.L. Central leaders.
The Los Angeles Dodgers aren’t going to face any discipline from Major League Baseball over the laser flap at Citi Field last weekend.