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Luis Cruz and the Los Angeles Dodgers are showing the kind of spunk and tenacity that hasn't been seen around Chavez Ravine for quite a while, and now the playoffs aren't such a far-fetched possibility after all. Far from it.
Cruz came up with his second clutch hit in two nights, a tying two-out RBI double in the ninth inning, and pinch-hitter Juan Rivera followed with a run-scoring single to lift the Dodgers to a 4-3 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday night.
The Dodgers' third victory in 10 games tied them with the Cardinals for the second wild card spot with 16 remaining for both clubs. The Cardinals lost despite a homer and three RBIs by Allen Craig.
''This was pretty big. It was definitely one of our most exciting games of the season so far,'' center fielder Matt Kemp said. ''Cruz has definitely been amazing for us. He's been hitting the ball, getting those big hits for us and doing what it takes to win. That was an all-ar...
BEST OF MAXIM
There are lots of familiar names on this list, but also a lot of new names on this year's all-prospect team.
To be eligible for this team, the player must have been a prospect at the beginning of the season and is still with the organization. So, guys like Allen Webster, Nathan Eovaldi and Leon Landry will not be included on this list.
Without further adieu, here'...
Both Ned Colletti and Don Mattingly will return to the Dodgers in 2013. Colletti’s extension is according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, though no details have been released yet. Dodgers GM Ned Colletti and the team have a new deal to keep Colletti in the role he’s held since late 2005, CBSSports.com has learned. ...
Clayton Kershaw may need surgery on his right hip and he could miss not only the rest of this season but the start of next season as well, according to Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times. If Kershaw must undergo surgery to repair his ailing right hip, he isn’t expected to be pitching in ...
Los Angeles, CA. The Los Angeles Dodgers pulled off a blockbuster trade in what equates to what is wrong with baseball. Major markets have an unfair advantage when it comes to payroll. I can’t blame the Dodgers for making the trade as they have now become a much better team, even just with the addition of Adrian Gonzalez. Josh Beckett and Carl Crawford seem like throw ins with...
Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Ted Lilly gave a valiant effort for over three months, trying to come back from a shoulder injury that has sidelined him since May. But on Friday that quest to return ended as he was shut down for the season. Lilly will have arthroscopic surgery on his left shoulder Sept. 21, performed in Los Angeles by team physician Dr. Neal ElAttrache. The procedure...
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Luis Cruz came up with his second clutch hit in two nights, a tying two-out RBI double in the ninth inning, and pinch-hitter Juan Rivera followed with a run-scoring single to lift the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 4-3 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday night.
Jason Motte (4-5) came in trying to protect a 3-2 lead for Jaime Garcia and retired his first...
The Dodgers and Ned Colletti have agree to a contract extension, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports. The new deal will be for either two or three years. Colletti's current deal included a mutual option for next season.
Colletti is best known for the great signings of Jason Schmidt, Juan Pierre, Andrew Jones that didn't work out, along with working out trades for Andre Ethier...
Win or lose, Sunday was going to be the continuation of an emotional weekend for the Dodgers and their manager, Don Mattingly.
When talking about Matt Kemp's game-saving throw from centerfield to nail Yadier Molina at third and set the stage for a 4-3 Wild Card-tying comeback win, Donnie Baseball was moved to tears. "It's totally not wanting to lose," he said....
Los Angeles Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti has a new multiyear deal in place to remain with the team, CBS Sports reported Saturday. Colletti, who has been the Dodgers general manager since 2005, said Friday that Don Mattingly would return but nothing official about his own status. Colletti's new contract could be for up to three years, while other sources told CBS Sports...
Hanley Ramirez may have been a problem in Miami, but he was not the problem. If he was truly a malcontent in the clubhouse and was hurting the team off the field, the Marlins did the right thing in getting rid of him. On Thursday, Marlins team president David Samson told MLB.com the following when asked why Ramirez was traded to the Dodgers.
“We just realized we couldn’t win...
For the second consecutive Sunday, Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw was scratched from his scheduled start with pain in his left hip. Last week, after getting a cortisone shot in his hip, Kershaw was able to start two days later and pitch seven strong innings. But this time sounds worse for the left-hander. Kershaw will meet with hip specialist Dr. Bryan Kelly in New York on Tuesday...
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Jon Jay hit a go-ahead RBI double during a three-run 12th inning and the St. Louis Cardinals split of a four-game series against the Los Angeles Dodgers, beating them 5-2 on Sunday and regaining undisputed possession of the second NL wild card spot.
John Ely (0-2) issued a leadoff walk to Matt Carpenter and Jay drove him on from second base with a line drive...