The Dodgers' championship drought is over
Betts is headed to Los Angeles, and the Red Sox and their fans come away as obvious losers
On Wednesday, the Boston Red Sox defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 2 of the 2018 World Series. With the win, the Red Sox secured a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series. The teams have Thursday off for travel purposes as the series shifts to Los Angeles for Games 3-5, but it's time to acknowledge that the Dodgers are in trouble -- big trouble. According to Stephen Oh's SportsLine simulations, the Red Sox have a 77 percent chance of winning the World Series. Oh's model favored the Red Sox in Games 1 and 2, though it's leaning the Dodgers' way for Game 3, suggesting the series will go at least five games.
Game 4 of the National League Championship Series needed a hero, even if it took all night. And it nearly did. Cody Bellinger snapped out of a dreadful postseason slump with a 13th-inning RBI single, lifting the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 2-1 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday night at Dodger Stadium. The much-needed victory for the Dodgers knotted the NLCS at two games apiece.
The Dodgers will start left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu in Game 2, righty Walker Buehler in Game 3 and lefty Rich Hill in Game 4 of their National League Championship Series against the Brewers. There was some thought to potentially going with Ryu in Game 3 because his numbers have looked so good at home this season, but the Dodgers felt it was more important that he not have too much time off between starts.
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odger Stadium has played host to a Pope and the Kings. The Beatles, the Rolling Stones and the Three Tenors have performed there. So did the Harlem Globetrotters. But baseball’s third-oldest ballpark, which opened in 1962, has never seen Game 7 of a World Series played there. Until today.
The Dodgers won Game 1 of the World Series over the Astros 3-1 on Tuesday in Dodger Stadium, and what we saw offensively was a rather familiar formula to anyone who paid attention to the team much of the season, especially the NLCS. Chris Taylor and Justin Turner were co-MVPs in the NLCS. In Game 1 of the World Series, they were the entire Dodgers offense. The way their castoff stories converge to form a potent now-1-2 punch in the Dodgers order just three wins shy of a World Series title is pretty fun as well.
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The Dodgers have built a rather unique strategy behind having the best starter in baseball, but now they're extending it to Rich Hill.
As the days melt off the calendar and the wild-card standings only look more like the Belt Parkway – or the Bay Bridge – at rush hour, Major League Baseball inches closer toward a deliciously absurd scenario.
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Trayce Thompson, Yasmani Grandal and Corey Seager hit home runs, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers to an 8-1 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Thursday.
The youth movement continues. The Atlanta Braves traded starting pitcher Bud Norris to the Los Angeles Dodgers, along with a few other pieces, for two pitching prospects on Thursday afternoon.
Clayton Kershaw tossed a two-hitter for his third shutout of the season, pitching Los Angeles past visiting Cincinnati 1-0 Monday.
The St. Louis Cardinals and Los Angeles Dodgers have one of the best secondary rivalries in baseball, fueled mostly by some memorable postseason series. In recent years the rivalry became infused with West Coast-Midwest cultural differences, at least in the popular imagination.
After 13 K's in his second straight home shutout, one can't help but mention current Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw in the same breath as Sandy Koufax.
Having to pull Ross Stripling during a no-hitter in his big league debut and seeing it blow up in his face, Dave Roberts already has felt some heat.
By nearly spinning a no-hitter in his big league debut, rookie Ross Stripling nearly matched Bumpus Jones' unique feat in MLB history.
Dave Roberts back at AT&T, Giants-Dodgers starting lineups The Giants arrived home from Milwaukee around 9 p.m. Wednesday night. The flu bug seemed to be under control and the start of the season had gone well. “We played good baseball,” Brandon Crawford said. The Dodgers played better baseball, coming in to AT&T with a 3-0 record, having outscored the Padres 25-0 in their opening series. Roberts, one of the true nice guys in baseball, is making his managerial debut at AT&T, where he wore a Giants uniform in 2007 and 2008