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
Max Muncy returns to Dodgers' lineup with spring appearance
Max Muncy won’t be playing much first base for the Los Angeles Dodgers this season, but he’s just happy to be back on the diamond. “It was good to be back,” Muncy said Monday after his return to game action in the Cactus League. Muncy was injured in the Dodgers’ final regular-season game last year against Milwaukee in a collision near first base with the Brewers’ Jace Peterson.news.yahoo.com
Scherzer watches, Buehler struggles as Dodgers' season ends
Baseball’s biggest payroll couldn’t buy the Los Angeles Dodgers another championship. Saturday night’s 4-2 loss to the Atlanta Braves in Game 6 of the NL Championship Series ended the Dodgers’ streak of seven consecutive postseason wins in elimination games. Max Scherzer watched helplessly from the dugout, unable to go in Game 6 as planned because of lingering fatigue in his powerful right arm.news.yahoo.com
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.
Duggar triples, Giants hold off Dodgers 6-4 for NL West lead
Steven Duggar hit a tiebreaking two-run triple after being called up earlier in the day, Brandon Belt homered, and the San Francisco Giants wrapped up their key weekend series against the rival Los Angeles Dodgers with a 6-4 win to take the NL West lead.
Smith's pinch 3-run HR in 9th rallies Dodgers past Giants
Pinch-hitter Will Smith connected for a three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning, and the Los Angeles Dodgers rallied from five runs down to defeat the San Francisco Giants 8-6 in the second game of a pivotal series between NL West rivals.
Posey comes through in return as Giants defeat Dodgers 7-2
Buster Posey and Wilmer Flores hit back-to-back homers in the first inning, Thairo Estrada had a key double in the seventh and the San Francisco Giants defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-2 in the opener of a pivotal four-game series between the NL West rivals.
Dodgers Score Record 11 Runs In 1st Inning vs Braves In Game 3 of NLCS
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — In Game 3 of the NL Championship Series, Max Muncy hit a grand slam to cap an 11-run first inning for the Los Angeles Dodgers, the highest-scoring inning ever in a postseason game. The 11 runs came against the Atlanta Braves, who were also on the wrong side of matching the previous mark. They allowed 10 runs in the first inning in the deciding Game 5 of the NL Division Series against St. Louis last season. The Dodgers scored four runs in the bottom of the ninth inning of an 8-7 loss, then had the 11-run first Wednesday. Los Angeles tied a franchise record for a postseason game with its four homers through two innings.detroit.cbslocal.com