Clayton Kershaw

Dodgers Need to Win to Ease Kershaw’s Pain

The Los Angeles Dodgers clinched the 2017 National League Pennant last night by destroying the Chicago Cubs 11-1 at Wrigley Field in Chicago. Winning …

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Clayton Kershaw To Open World Series As Game 1 Starter

<b>Clayton Kershaw</b> barely had time to celebrate before being forced to remember that there was still more work to be done. After his team advanced to …

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Whicker: Dodgers’ merit system works both ways

There once was a book called Moneyball, and a movie, too.<p>Hollywood loves alternate reality, you know.<p>It was devoted to the triumph of the Oakland …

Don Mattingly

Effectively Wild Episode 1126: Homers, Homers, Everywhere

Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan banter about the home run’s postseason supremacy, Clayton Kershaw’s performance in NLCS Game 5 and the Dodgers’ World …

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LEADING OFF: Verlander, Astros try to force Game 7 vs Yanks

A look at what's happening all around the majors today:<p>TRUST IN JUSTIN<p>Justin Verlander and the Astros try to stave off elimination and force a decisive Game 7 in the AL Championship Series when they host the New York Yankees at Minute Maid Park (8:08 p.m. EDT). Verlander has won all eight outings …

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The Best Team in Baseball Is World Series Bound

Prepare to see a lot of Kirk Gibson limping, Tommy Lasorda waddling, and Orel Hershiser grinning over the next two weeks. Get ready to hear a host of …

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Justin Turner and Clayton Kershaw on Dodgers advancing to World Series

Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner and starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw react after the Dodgers advanced to their first World Series since 1988 on Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017. (Colleen Kane/Chicago Tribune)<p>SEE MORE VIDEOS

Kershaw silences critics with stellar Game 5 performance

Dennis Wierzbicki / Reuters<p>Clayton Kershaw has arguably been the best regular-season pitcher in baseball for most of his career, but on Thursday he …

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Clayton Kershaw Has Brought His Experiment Back

A few hours from now, Clayton Kershaw will take the ball in Chicago, hoping to help the Dodgers move on to the World Series. Even though the Dodgers …

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Ben Zobrist takes some swings before Game 5. He hasn't had a lot of chances hitting right handed lately but he will tonight against Clayton Kershaw.

Ben Zobrist takes some swings before Game 5. He hasn't had a lot of chances hitting right handed lately but he will tonight against Clayton Kershaw.

Ben Zobrist

Dodgers crush Cubs in Game 5 to reach 2017 World Series

<b>BOX SCORE</b><p>For the first time since 1988, the Dodgers are World Series bound. Behind three Kike Hernandez home runs and six innings from Clayton …

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Magic Johnson cheers on Dodgers while at Staples Center for Lonzo Ball debut

LOS ANGELES -- Before his Los Angeles Lakers opened a new era with Lonzo Ball, Magic Johnson stood in a tunnel watching his Los Angeles Dodgers play …

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Dodgers advance to World Series: Full Celebration Coverage

The Los Angeles Dodgers are headed back to the World Series for the first time since 1988, and after the game AM 570 LA Sports took you inside the …

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Hernandez, Kershaw help Dodgers advance to World Series for 1st time since 1988

Jim Young / USA TODAY Sports<p>The Los Angeles Dodgers have made Tommy Lasorda proud.<p>Backed by a historic three-home-run, seven-RBI performance from …

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Inside Baseball | 16 Moves That Made The Dodgers

<b>CHICAGO –</b> Some will say that of course the Los Angeles Dodgers are dominating this year, since they spent well in excess of $200 million again (they …

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This needs to be Clayton Kershaw’s moment

After wasting yesterday’s golden opportunity to take Game 4 of the NLCS and sweep the defending champion Cubs, the Dodgers enter Game 5 seemingly …

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Dodgers’ Yu Darvish impresses Clayton Kershaw on, off field

CHICAGO — When Yu Darvish joined the Dodgers, Clayton Kershaw had a bit of advice for him.<p>Stop thinking so much.<p>“I’m good at telling people to do …

Yu Darvish

Stitches loves L.A. in Chicago

“You also don’t want it to lead to a witch hunt atmosphere, where every guy in an office who winks at a woman is suddenly having to call a lawyer. …

Woody Allen

Cubs 3, Dodgers 2: Bats quieted as Dodgers drop Game 4 to extend the series

The apparent invincibility of the Dodgers came to an end in a 3-2 loss to the Cubs in Game 4 of NLCS. With their backs against the wall, the Cubs …

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How many ways can the Nationals lose?

The Washington Nationals have experienced their fair share of heartbreak. Is there any way left to hurt them?The Nationals lost Game 5 of the NLDS …

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Five takeaways from Game 2: While Dodger bullpen dominates, where was Wade Davis?

LOS ANGELES – You could feel Dodger Stadium shaking on Sunday night once Justin Turner slammed John Lackey’s 92-fastball out toward center field, …

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MLB Playoffs 2017: Updated Schedule, Top Highlights and Stats

The Houston Astros have taken a 2-0 lead over the New York Yankees in the American League Championship Series, while the Los Angeles Dodgers came back from a 2-0 deficit to defeat the Chicago Cubs 5-2 and earn a 1-0 advantage in the National League Championship Series.<p>Here's a look at the rest of …

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Dodgers: Even With Stacked Chips, Still Gotta Play To Win

From watching the Dodgers, you know that there are so many factors to determining the victor of a playoff series in baseball. Nowadays there all …

Chicago Cubs

The Cubs lineup is out and Joe Maddon will play 3 lefties against Clayton Kershaw including Jon Jay who will lead off and Kyle Schwarber who will bat 7th. Kershaw had a higher OPS against lefties than righties this year. The lineup: Jay, Bryant, Rizzo, Contreras, Almora, Russell, Schwarber, Baez and Quintana.

The Cubs lineup is out and Joe Maddon will play 3 lefties against Clayton Kershaw including Jon Jay who will lead off and Kyle Schwarber who will bat …

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Bruce Arena resigns as U.S. soccer coach

Moments after his U.S. national team was knocked out of the World Cup earlier this week, coach Bruce Arena was asked about his future.<p>“I think I have …

Bruce Arena

Best bet for Dodgers-Cubs NLCS

It's said if you want to be the champ, you haveto beat the champ. For the fourth postseason series in row over the last two years, the Chicago Cubs, …

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Why the New York Yankees Won't Win the World Series

With the MLB playoffs now down to four teams, the list of teams includes one with 27 World Series titles (the Yankees), one with zero (the Astros) …

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7 Crucial Keys To Dodgers Dominating Cubs In NLCS

The Los Angeles Dodgers stand just four wins away from a World Series berth that has eluded them for nearly 30 years.<p>Looking ahead at a daunting NLCS match-up, there is no reason this team can’t celebrate sometime next week with champagne in one hand and a pennant in the other.<p>Of course, there are …

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Your guide to Saturday's LCS games -- Astros, Dodgers must protect home field

The mad rush of the division series is over and we have four great teams left, all with enticing storylines: the Astros trying to win their first …

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HumpLinks: MLB Schedules Rain Delay

With rain in the forecast, MLB decides to wait for it to arrive so that they could delay Cubs/Nats.No baseball yesterday. After …

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