9/19/2014 | Even off his game, Kershaw still tough to top
Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw picked up win No. 20 on Friday, but he had to wade through five innings that weren't up to his Cy Young standards. At this time of year, though, the beauty is, a win is still a win.
9/19/2014 | Kershaw wins 20th as Dodgers clinch berth
Clayton Kershaw struck out nine over five innings for his 20th win and the Dodgers' offense erupted to rout the Cubs, 14-5, on Friday at Wrigley Field.
9/19/2014 | Mattingly waiting to name starter for Sunday
Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said on Friday that "every guy in the bullpen and Dan Haren" are options to start Sunday's series finale against the Cubs.
9/19/2014 | Ryu hopes to begin throwing program over weekend
Hyun-Jin Ryu said his left shoulder is still sore from Monday's cortisone injection and he hasn't picked up a baseball in a week, making his return before the playoffs unlikely.
9/19/2014 | Hernandez trying to move LA closer to NL West title
The Dodgers will turn to Roberto Hernandez as they look to continue their push for the NL West title on Saturday vs. the Cubs, who will counter with Felix Doubront at Wrigley Field.
9/19/2014 | Kershaw eyes historic 20th win as LA seeks berth
Clayton Kershaw can become the second pitcher since World War II to win 20 games in fewer than 30 starts when he faces Edwin Jackson and the Cubs on Friday afternoon. The Dodgers can secure a playoff spot with a win and a Brewers loss.
9/19/2014 | Dodgers counting on Kershaw, Greinke down the stretch
Don Mattingly knows he has the best 1-2 combination of starters in the Major Leagues, and he's counting on Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke to matter more than any of the nagging questions.
9/19/2014 | Cubs lose late challenge on safe call vs. LA
Cubs manager Rick Renteria challenged that Adrian Gonzalez was ruled safe at first in the ninth inning of Chicago's 8-4 loss to Los Angeles on Thursday night, but he lost.
9/19/2014 | Dodgers creep closer to playoffs with big, late rally
Coming from behind late as they've rarely done this year, the Dodgers produced a five-run seventh inning and pulled away from the last-place Cubs on Thursday night for an 8-4 victory at Wrigley Field. With nine to play, they lead the idle Giants in the National League West by 2 1/2 games. The magic number to clinch a playoff spot is two -- and it is eight to win the division.
9/18/2014 | Hanley returns to action after treating elbow strain
After missing the last two games in Colorado with a strained right elbow, Hanley Ramirez passed the medical tests and returned to the Dodgers' lineup for the Thursday night opener of the four-game series with the Cubs at Wrigley Field.
9/18/2014 | Holding Haren for Giants opener an option for LA
The Dodgers still have Dan Haren listed as the probable starting pitcher for Sunday's series finale against the Cubs. At least, as manager Don Mattingly said, "for now." Mattingly left some wiggle room to opt for a Carlos Frias /bullpen deployment on Sunday, which would allow holding back Haren for the opener of the Giants series at home.
9/16/2014 | MLB announces Clemente Award nominees
Major League Baseball and Chevrolet announced on Tuesday the names of the 30 club nominees for the Roberto Clemente Award presented by Chevrolet, and fan voting will begin Wednesday, Roberto Clemente Day, to help decide who succeeds Carlos Beltran as the winner of the prestigious community honor handed out annually at the World Series.
9/16/2014 | Dodgers downplay dugout exchange between Kemp, Puig
Cameras from Colorado's broadcast caught Matt Kemp in a verbal exchange with fellow outfielder Yasiel Puig in the Dodgers' 11-3 victory over the Rockies on Monday during the team's eight-run sixth inning.
9/15/2014 | Ryu to miss start, but MRI is 'good news' for LA
Dodgers left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu will not make his next scheduled start despite Monday's MRI revealing no structural damage in his sore left shoulder.
9/15/2014 | Haren hitting stride as Dodgers seek gains in West
With a four-game lead over the Giants in the NL West, the Dodgers will send Dan Haren to the mound on Tuesday in the middle game of a three-game set against the Rockies and lefty Tyler Matzek.
9/15/2014 | Eight-run sixth helps Dodgers stretch NL West lead
The Dodgers danced their way out of trouble all evening before erupting for eight runs in the sixth to secure an 11-3 win over the Rockies at Coors Field on Monday, extending their lead in the NL West to four games over the Giants.
9/15/2014 | Dominant Kershaw named NL Player of the Week
After a pair of dominant outings this week, Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw has been named the National League Player of the Week. It's Kershaw's fifth career weekly award and second of the season.
9/14/2014 | Kershaw wins showdown of MVP candidates
If balloting for the 2014 National League MVP Award should come down to Clayton Kershaw and Buster Posey, the Dodgers' ace got a leg-kick up on the Giants' big bopper Sunday.
9/14/2014 | Kershaw first to 19 wins; Dodgers add to lead
Clayton Kershaw became MLB's first 19-game winner this year in a 4-2 Dodgers victory Sunday. Matt Kemp's clutch two-run homer in the sixth inning secured the series rubber game that restored the Dodgers' National League West lead to three games and trimmed the magic number for clinching the division to 11.
9/14/2014 | Dodgers won't let up against last-place Rockies
The Dodgers will go from playing their most important series of the season -- a three-game set against their rival, the second-place Giants -- to a series against the last-place Rockies in Colorado, which begins on Monday.
9/14/2014 | Review overturns Giants' pickoff of Gordon
The Dodgers won a manager's challenge in the first inning of Sunday's game with the Giants.
9/14/2014 | Frias looking likely to replace Ryu in rotation
Rookie Carlos Frias threw a bullpen session before Sunday's game, putting him on track to start the Dodgers' Wednesday night game in Colorado instead of Hyun-Jin Ryu.
9/14/2014 | Mattingly explains issuing challenge in rout
In the top of the sixth inning Saturday night, Carl Crawford appeared to get an infield single and RBI in the sixth inning, but was called out. Out came manager Don Mattingly to challenge the call, which was overturned on replay, even if it had to feel like salt rubbed into the wounds of the Giants.
9/14/2014 | Kemp giving Dodgers lift with bat, arm
Not long after his two-out RBI double in the first inning had the Dodgers rolling toward four runs off Tim Hudson in Saturday night's 17-0 thrashing of the Giants at AT&T Park, Matt Kemp put the cherry on top with his strike from right field erasing Angel Pagan at the plate on Buster Posey's single.
9/13/2014 | Dodgers stomp Giants in record-setting night
Copying San Francisco's four-run first inning from the series opener, the Dodgers added a four-run second inning and pounded out a record-setting 17-0 pulverizing in support of a four-hitter for six scoreless innings from Zack Greinke -- when he wasn't slugging a two-run homer and double off the wall.
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