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Clayton Kershaw finished with a major league-leading 2.53 ERA, Adrian Gonzalez singled in the go-ahead run in the sixth inning, and the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the San Francisco Giants 5-1 to end their season on Wednesday, a day after being eliminated from playoff contention for the third straight year by the NL West champions.
Kershaw (14-9) allowed one run and three hits in eight innings, struck out eight and walked three in his 33rd start, tying a career high. The reigning NL Cy Young Award winner recorded 229 strikeouts, one behind NL leader R.A. Dickey of the New York Mets. The left-hander became the first pitcher to lead the league in ERA in consecutive seasons since Arizona's Randy Johnson in 2001-02.
Kershaw became the first Dodgers pitcher to do so since Sandy Koufax accomplished the feat from 1962-66.
Gonzalez finished on a 15-game hitting streak, longest on the team he joined from Boston at the July 31 trade deadline. He drove in Andre Ethier, who doubled, wit...
BEST OF MAXIM
Mark Ellis' short fly ball to center field that, at first looked like it had a chance to drop, ended the Dodgers' season tonight.
"Drop, drop, drop! Ahh f---!"
That's a direct quote from me at the end of the game.
Well, it was definitely an interesting season. There's still one more game -- a game that will be inexplicably started by Clayton Kershaw...
If only the Dodgers didn't wait to, you know, start playing good ball again, we'd be looking at this week differently.
But here we are and the Dodgers are two games behind the Cardinals for the last Wild Card spot with two games remaining.
The best the Dodgers can do is force a tie with the Cards, resulting in a one-game playoff for the right to have a one-game playoff...
I completed my first trade with Steve Drennen who, though he doesn't have a blog, is well known around these here blogging parts. Steve won a contest over at The Snorting Bull, and knowing the teams Steve collects, I thought he might be willing to part with his winnings if the offer struck him just right.It did, thankfully, and I was able to swing a deal for the above Matt Kemp...
Back in about 1995, a friend of mine who worked for NBC said, “The patient is critical but not dead yet.” His lament was about how cable was eroding the viewership of network television. I suggested maybe it was crappy shows but I digress. The fact is the Dodgers are critical but not quite dead yet. They are still mathematically alive for a postseason slot but have to become...
The new owners of the Los Angeles Dodgers may not be done acquiring sports franchises. Mark Walter, chairman of the Dodgers and chief executive of Guggenheim Partners, told the LA Times that his company is looking into whether to bid on AEG, which owns the Kings, Lakers and Galaxy. Guggenheim paid $2.15 billion -- a record price for a sports franchise -- in May to buy the Dodgers...
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Clayton Kershaw finished with a major league-leading 2.53 ERA, Adrian Gonzalez singled in the go-ahead run in the sixth inning, and the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the San Francisco Giants 5-1 to end their season on Wednesday, a day after being eliminated from playoff contention for the third straight year by the NL West champions.
Kershaw (14-9) allowed one...
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Los Angeles Dodgers slugger Matt Kemp says he'll undergo surgery on his left shoulder Friday.
He made the announcement Wednesday after the Dodgers ended the season with a 5-1 victory over the San Francisco Giants.
Kemp has a torn labrum in his left shoulder. He could have his shoulder cleaned up in a minor procedure or he could have the labrum repaired,...
The 2012 Los Angeles Dodgers season was one of immense change for the organization and left behind a sense of unfinished business. Though the results on the field weren't ultimately successful in the short term as the team missed the playoffs for the third straight year, the foundation has been laid for a team that, on paper, should contend in the foreseeable future. Then again...
What a disaster.In the 2010 off season the Sox acquired both Adrian Gonzalez and Carl Crawford, two big name players who were thought to bring the Sox to glory. With a pitching staff of a fantasy team (Beckett, Lester, Lackey, Buchholz, Papelbon) the Sox were the favorites to win the World Series, well we all know how that turned out.A rough April lead to a lot of doubters, but...
For Red Sox fans, this season cannot end soon enough. Decimated by injuries, plagued by constant turmoil and negative news stories, declines by formerly good pitchers and a manager controversy that never ended all mark a season that started off on the wrong foot and ended without any legs at all. Every bad situation needs a scapegoat. There has to be a villain in a story like this...
Posey sends Bums packing
Last night, the San Francisco Giants won their 94th game of the year with a 4-3 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers and — like me — Gigantes fans everywhere rejoiced in the fact that the team sent their hated rival packing for the offseason.
It’s certainly not the first time these two teams have been involved in eliminating each other from the post-season...
Buster Posey started the scoring in the top of second inning with a homer off Chris Capuano. A Luis Cruz RBI groundout knotted the game at one, but Joaquin Arias broke the tie with a homer in the top of the third. Yes, seriously. Joaquin Arias. Marco Scutaro extended their lead in the top of ...
BOSTON (AP) -- The Boston Red Sox acquired right-hander Rubby De La Rosa and first baseman-outfielder Jerry Sands from the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday to complete the teams' Aug. 25 blockbuster trade.
The deal sent righty Josh Beckett, outfielder Carl Crawford, first baseman Adrian Gonzalez and infielder Nick Punto to the Dodgers in exchange for first baseman James Loney...