Dodgers top wild Rockies, 1st NL team to 110 wins since 1909
Mookie Betts, Freddie Freeman and the Los Angeles Dodgers became the first National League team in more than a century to win 110 regular-season games, taking advantage of 10 walks to rally past the Colorado Rockies 6-4 on Saturday night. Cody Bellinger had three hits and two RBIs for the NL West champions, who are 110-48 after overcoming a three-run deficit with the help of six free passes in the seventh inning. Honus Wagner and the 1909 Pittsburgh Pirates (110-42) were the previous NL club to win 110 games.news.yahoo.com
Dodgers 1st team to clinch a playoff spot, rout Padres 11-2
Reaching the playoffs is becoming routine yet still special for Justin Turner and the the Los Angeles Dodgers. After emphatically becoming the first team to clinch a postseason spot this year with an 11-2 victory Sunday over the San Diego Padres, the Dodgers didn't celebrate on the field beyond their usual post-victory handshake line. Afterward in the clubhouse, manager Dave Roberts led a toast with sparkling wine and the players and staff were given caps with the postseason logo.news.yahoo.com
Timmy Trumpet plays horn, Nimmo saves Mets in 2-1 win vs LAD
Brandon Nimmo saved Jacob deGrom and the New York Mets with a breathtaking catch atop the center-field fence, and Edwin Díaz entered to Timmy Trumpet’s live horn at pulsing Citi Field before closing out the Los Angeles Dodgers for a scintillating 2-1 victory.
Dodgers ready to see newcomer Freeman in 'ridiculous' lineup
Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts used to imagine what what it might be like to have Freddie Freeman on his side. All the speculation about Freeman joining the Dodgers went from rumor to real when the five-time All-Star, former Atlanta Braves first baseman and free agent agreed to a six-year deal worth $162 million late Wednesday. Freeman was expected to arrive in camp Friday, a day after he underwent a physical in Los Angeles.news.yahoo.com
Researchers zeroing in on ‘why and when’ COVID patients suffer loss of smell, taste
Researchers may have narrowed down the reason some people who contract COVID-19 lose their sense of smell and taste. A new study published in the journal Nature Genetics points to damaged cells in the olfactory epithelium, a part of the nose that traps odor molecules and submits a response to the brain, as the likely culprit. “But we don’t really really know why and when that happens, and why it seems to preferentially happen in certain individuals.”It’s estimated that about 1.6 million people in the U.S. are still experiencing loss of smell and taste more than six months after contracting COVID-19. Moreover, those who do lose their sense of taste and smell may be genetically predisposed to do so. The researchers hope these new discoveries will enable them to develop treatments to eventually return people’s senses.mlive.com
Braves blast 4 HRs, beat Dodgers 9-2 for 3-1 lead in NLCS
Eddie Rosario homered twice in his second four-hit game of the NL Championship Series and six Atlanta pitchers combined on a four-hitter, giving the Braves a 9-2 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers for a commanding 3-1 lead in their best-of-seven playoff.
Dodgers beat Giants 2-1 in playoff thriller, advance to NLCS
Cody Bellinger hit a tiebreaking single in the ninth inning and prized midseason acquisition Max Scherzer came out of the bullpen for his first career save, sending the Los Angeles Dodgers past the San Francisco Giants 2-1 in a thrilling winner-take-all Game 5 and into the NL Championship Series.
Urías hits, pitches Dodgers past Giants to even NLDS series
Julio Urías shut down San Francisco and contributed an RBI single for his cause, Cody Bellinger and AJ Pollock delivered two-run doubles to blow it open in the sixth, and the Los Angeles Dodgers pounded the Giants 9-2 to even their NL Division Series at one game apiece.
Masterful Webb pitches Giants past Dodgers in playoff opener
Logan Webb struck out 10 pitching masterfully in his postseason debut, Buster Posey hit a two-run homer that held up, and the 107-win San Francisco Giants blanked the defending World Series champion Los Angeles Dodgers 4-0 in the opener of their NL Division Series.
Dodgers slam 4 HRs in 8th for 11-9 comeback win over Padres
The Dodgers still have a heartbeat in the NL West race, and it was throbbing late in the game. Corey Seager hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the eighth inning, when Los Angeles went deep four times to rally past the San Diego Padres 11-9 on Wednesday night. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts called it “a crazy explosion.”news.yahoo.com
Dodgers rally past Braves for sweep, Scherzer leaves after 6
Justin Turner and AJ Pollock singled home the tying and go-ahead runs through the same infield hole in the eighth inning, and the Los Angeles Dodgers rallied past the Atlanta Braves 4-3 on Wednesday night to complete a three-game sweep. The Dodgers got more good news after their game ended. San Francisco lost 5-2 to Milwaukee, giving Los Angeles sole possession of the NL West lead by a half-game over the rival Giants.news.yahoo.com
New faces shine as Michigan basketball opens season with win over Bowling Green
Michigan cruised past Bowling Green 96-82 at a mostly empty Crisler Center in the season opener for both teams. Mike Smith, a graduate transfer from Columbia who started at point guard, scored 16 and handed out a game-high eight assists. The Falcons kept it close; Michigan led 43-36 at half, with Livers and Smith combining for 25 points. Both teams returned three starters from last season, though there were questions as to how Michigan would replace point guard Zavier Simpson and center Jon Teske. Smith more than held his own in the opener at point guard; Davis and Dickinson fared well at the center spot.mlive.com
What to look for in Michigan’s season opener vs. Bowling Green
The Wolverines open a unique, possibly turbulent 2020-21 season at home against Bowling Green. Michigan hasn’t lost its season opener since 2002. The Falcons went 21-10 last season and finished second in the Mid-American Conference (MAC). Bowling Green is led by Justin Turner, a Detroit native (Renaissance High School) who was named to the preseason All-MAC team. Juwan Howard enters his second season as Michigan’s head coach.mlive.com
Michigan basketball will open season against Bowling Green
A week before the start of the college basketball season, Michigan’s opponent for the opener was unveiled. The Wolverines will host Bowling Green on Nov. 25. Bowling Green announced the game on Monday. Bowling Green (Ohio) went 21-10 last season, including a 12-6 mark in the Mid-American Conference. In total, Bowling Green returns three starters from a season ago.mlive.com
Dodgers' Justin Turner avoids discipline after breaking MLB Covid-19 protocol following World Series win
MLB received Turner's positive test during Game 6 of the World Series on Oct. 27 against the Tampa Bay Rays. MLB commissioner Rob Manfred said Turner's Dodgers teammates "actively encouraged him" to join the team, and some players "felt they had already been exposed to Mr. Turner and were prepared to tolerate the additional risk." For example, in retrospect, a security person should have been assigned to monitor Mr. Turner when he was asked to isolate, and Mr. Turner should have been transported from the stadium to the hotel more promptly." He described his "mindset" for breaking protocol, adding that "winning the World Series was my lifelong dream and the culmination of everything I worked for in my career. Said Dodgers CEO Stan Kasten: "The events involving Justin Turner during the World Series celebration unfolded rapidly and chaotically, and were ultimately regrettable.cnbc.com
Was Justin Turner’s World Series celebration after positive COVID-19 test irresponsible or understandable?
Major League Baseball had gone 57 days without a single player testing positive for COVID-19. And then, late in Game 6 of the World Series, Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner was abruptly and inexplicably yanked from the game. The Dodgers went on to beat the Tampa Bay Rays, 3-1, on Tuesday night to win their first World Series since 1988. Here’s an exclusive look at Justin Turner celebrating on the field after testing positive for COVID-19. That really would have marred a World Series and a postseason that had otherwise gone so smoothly.mlive.com
Dodgers are 2020 World Series champions after 3-1 win over Rays in Game 6
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — No dogpile, no champagne and a mask on nearly every face — the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrated their first World Series title since 1988 in a manner no one could have imagined prior to the coronavirus pandemic. The end of a frustrating championship drought for LA — and perhaps just the start for Betts and the Dodgers, whose seventh World Series title was their sixth since leaving Brooklyn to the West Coast in 1958. Betts bolted from third for the go-ahead run on World Series MVP Corey Seager’s infield grounder, then led off the eighth with a punctuating homer. Los Angeles had come up short in the World Series twice in the previous three years. Along with the 11 strikeouts by the Dodgers, it was the most combined strikeouts in a nine-inning World Series game.mlive.com
Buehler leads Dodgers over Rays 6-2 for 2-1 Series lead
Buehler struck out 10 in six innings in a pulsating performance, and Los Angeles beat the Tampa Bay Rays 6-2 on Friday night for a 2-1 World Series lead. Justin Turner and Austin Barnes homered for the Dodgers, who have outhomered the Rays 7-4 in the Series and opponents 25-16 in the postseason. Steely-eyed like the Hershiser who won MVP honors of the 1988 Series, Buehler has supplanted Clayton Kershaw as the Dodgers' ace. The 26-year-old right-hander has allowed one run in 13 Series innings that include seven scoreless in Game 3 against Boston two years ago. No Rays starter has finished the fifth inning in their last five Series starts since Matt Garza in Game 3 against Philadelphia in 2008.mlive.com
Los Angeles Dodgers players weigh in on Houston Astros' sign stealing scheme
Dodgers players said they would rather earn a World Series trophy on their own than accept any scraps from the Astros or Boston Red Sox. The Red Sox are also under investigation for possibly stealing signs in Alex Cora's first season as manager in 2018, when Boston beat the Dodgers in the World Series. The investigation into the Red Sox is still ongoing, but Cora has since been fired. The Los Angeles City Council voted symbolically this week to ask MLB to strip the Astros and Red Sox of their World Series titles and award the trophies to the Dodgers. Los Angeles Dodgers' Justin Turner is interviewed by reporters during Dodger Stadium FanFest Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles.cbsnews.com