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NLCS sweep puts damper on Cardinals’ 92-win season

From one corner of a sullen clubhouse came the glass half full view of the St. Louis Cardinals’ season. “People did not think we were going to be here,” veteran …


Cardinals implode in 1st inning, swept by Nationals in NLCS

Mike Shildt took the ball from Dakota Hudson and patted him on the back of the neck. Hudson was out of the game after recording one out on 15 pitches …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 15, 2019

Wild-card Nationals head to World Series with sweep of Cards

Washington is heading to the World Series for the first time in 86 years after the wild-card Nationals used a seven-run first inning and Patrick Corbin’s 12-strikeout performance to beat …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 12, 2019

Max Scherzer, Washington Nationals beat St. Louis Cardinals 3-1 for 2-0 NLCS lead

Scherzer carries no-hit bid into 7th inning, Nationals beat Cardinals 3-1 for 2-0 NLCS lead.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 11, 2019

Anibal Sanchez shines as Nationals beat Cardinals 2-0 in NLCS opener

ST. LOUIS – It turns out Washington’s Big Three is a Big Four. Don’t forget about Anibal Sanchez.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 10, 2019

NLCS surprise: Top 2 teams out, leaving Cards vs Nats

With the top teams out of the mix, it’s on to a most unlikely matchup in the NL Championship Series. The St. Louis Cardinals are back in the NLCS for …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 20, 2018

Dodgers beat Brewers in Game 7, face Red Sox in World Series

Yasiel Puig hit a three-run homer, Chris Taylor made a key catch and the Los Angeles Dodgers reached the World Series for the second straight year, beating the Milwaukee Brewers …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 19, 2018

Jesus Aguilar, Brewers beat Dodgers 7-2, send NLCS to Game 7

Jesus Aguilar and the Milwaukee Brewers forced the NL Championship Series to Game 7, bolting to a big lead and handing it to their dominant bullpen in a 7-2 win …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 17, 2018

Clayton Kershaw dominant, Dodgers beat Brewers 5-2, lead NLCS 3-2

Clayton Kershaw bounced back from one of his worst postseason starts with one of his best, pitching the Los Angeles Dodgers past the Milwaukee Brewers 5-2 Wednesday to move one …


NLCS tied: Cody Bellinger lifts Dodgers over Brewers 2-1 in 13

Cody Bellinger singled home the winning run in the 13th inning, lifting the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 2-1 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers and tying the NL Championship Series …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 15, 2018

Jhoulys Chacin, Brewers’ bullpen blank Dodgers 4-0 for 2-1 NLCS lead

Jhoulys Chacin combined with four relievers on a five-hitter, Orlando Arcia hit a two-run homer and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-0 on Monday to take a …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 14, 2018

Rookie Walker Buehler looks to eat some innings for Dodgers in NLCS

LOS ANGELES – Dodgers manager Dave Roberts came into the postseason willing to let his starters go deeper into games. He has yet to find someone who can stick around.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 13, 2018

Justin Turner homers as Dodgers beat Brewers 4-3 in NLCS Game 2

Justin Turner hit a two-run homer in the eighth inning, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-3 to even the NL Championship Series at a game apiece. …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 11, 2018

From castoff to playoffs: Max Muncy bashes for Los Angeles Dodgers

With all the high-priced talent on the Los Angeles Dodgers’ roster, Max Muncy had to find a way to stand out. He’s done it with his bat, coming from the …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 10, 2018

For Los Angeles Dodgers, trouble may be brewing in NLCS

The Los Angeles Dodgers’ celebration at Atlanta’s SunTrust Park on Monday was as much about checking off a box as it was what they had accomplished. They expected to advance …


Cubs manager Joe Maddon stands by not using Wade Davis in Game 2

Cubs manager Joe Maddon stood by his decision not to use All-Star closer Wade Davis in Chicago’s loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 2 of the NL Championship …


Chicago Cubs getting little help from their stars, who go 0 for 11

Kris Bryant wore a crimson T-shirt that said “Better Days” in the Chicago Cubs’ hushed clubhouse Sunday night. Those better days better come real soon because Bryant, Anthony Rizzo and …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 15, 2017

Justin Turner’s walk-off home run gives Los Angeles Dodgers 2-0 lead in NLCS

Justin Turner hit a three-run homer with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Chicago Cubs 4-1 on Sunday to take …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 14, 2017

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 …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 13, 2017

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 …


Nats name LHP Gonzalez starter for Game 5 of NLDS vs. Cubs

Left-hander Gio Gonzalez will start Game 5 for the Washington Nationals in their N.L. Division Series against the Chicago Cubs.


MLB Notes: Kershaw stands in the way of Cubs’ chance to make history

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 …


Cubs beat Dodgers, head home with 3-2 lead in NLCS

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 …


Cubs homer twice in rout over Dodgers, tie NLCS 2-2

Anthony Rizzo, Addison Russell and the rest of the Chicago Cubs’ bats broke out in a big way.


Rich Hill outpitches Jake Arrieta as Dodgers take 2-1 lead in NLCS

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 …


Curt Schilling eyes U.S. Senate run against Elizabeth Warren

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 …


Kershaw helps Dodgers blank Cubs 1-0 in NLCS Game 2

Clayton Kershaw pitched seven sparkling innings, Adrian Gonzalez homered and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Chicago Cubs 1-0 on Sunday night to tie the N.L. Championship Series at a …


Miguel Montero’s pinch-hit slam lifts Cubs over Dodgers 8-4 in NLCS opener

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. …


MLB Notes: Clayton Kershaw to start Game 2 for Dodgers

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 …


Column: Contreras does it all, even with one eye on back home

A single sheet of paper sat on Willson Contreras’ chair in front of his locker when the Chicago Cubs rookie showed up for practice on Friday. It was a form …