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Vin Scully delivers, and then calls in a left-handed reliever

The cheers began even before Vin Scully stepped onto the field. One year removed from the broadcast booth, his job was to throw out the ceremonial first pitch before Game 2 of the World Series. He delivered but only after calling in a left-handed reliever by the name of Fernando Valenzuela

Fresh faces lead Houston Astros, Los Angeles Dodgers to World Series

A new generation of ballplayers is featured in the World Series starting Tuesday night. Houston’s dynamic infield duo of Carlos Correa and the diminutive Jose Altuve sparks the top offense in the major leagues. The tantalizing trio of Cody Bellinger, Corey Seager and Chris Taylor has the Los Angeles Dodgers in the Series for the first time since 1988.

Enrique Hernandez hits three homers to send Dodgers to World Series

Enrique Hernandez homered three times and drove in seven runs, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Chicago Cubs 11-1 to reach the World Series for the first time in almost three decades. Clayton Kershaw breezed through six crisp innings and Cody Bellinger had three hits as Los Angeles ended Chicago’s title defense with a dominant performance in Game 5 of the NL Championship Series.

Javier Baez’s two homers help Cubs cut NLCS deficit to 3-1

Javier Baez snapped a 0-for-20 skid with two home runs, Wade Davis hung on for a six-out save and the Chicago Cubs avoided a sweep, holding off the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2 Wednesday night in Game 4 of the National League Championship Series.

Yu Darvish pitches Dodgers to 3-0 NLCS lead over Cubs

Yu Darvish pitched into the seventh inning, Chris Taylor homered again and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Chicago Cubs 6-1 on Tuesday night to open a commanding 3-0 lead in the National League Championship Series.

Yasiel Puig, Chris Taylor power Dodgers past Cubs in NLCS opener

Chris Taylor hit a tiebreaking homer in the sixth inning, Yasiel Puig added a homer and an RBI double to his dynamite postseason, and the Los Angeles Dodgers overcame a short start by Clayton Kershaw for a 5-2 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Saturday night in the N.L. Championship Series opener.

Rested Dodgers ready for weary Cubs

When the Chicago Cubs began their National League Division Series clincher in Washington on Thursday night, the Los Angeles Dodgers watched it on their stadium video boards during an upbeat team workout in Chavez Ravine.

Dodgers show they’ve put 1-16 skid behind them

The Dodgers’ 1-16 skid from late August into September seemed strange while it was happening. After spending all summer as the most resilient, resourceful team in baseball, Los Angeles suddenly stopped scoring the extra runs and earning the late-game breaks that had made it so dominant.

Cody Bellinger’s big night sends Dodgers to NLCS

Cody Bellinger homered, drove in two runs and flipped over a dugout railing to steal an out for a dominant Yu Darvish, helping the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-1 Monday night to finish a three-game sweep in their NL Division Series.

Dodgers’ offense sinks Arizona for 2-0 lead in NLDS series

Yasiel Puig had three hits and drove in two runs, Austin Barnes added a key two-run double and the Los Angeles Dodgers used another relentless offensive performance to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 8-5 on Saturday night for a 2-0 lead in their N.L. Division Series.