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Matt Cain pitched seven strong innings, Joaquin Arias homered and drove in a career-high five runs, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-4 on Wednesday night to extend their NL West lead to 21/2 games with their first three-game sweep at Dodger Stadium in five years.
The Giants arrived in Los Angeles trailing the Dodgers by a half-game and they leave with their largest lead in a month. The Dodgers last got swept at home by the Giants April 24-26, 2007.
The Giants avenged a three-game sweep by the Dodgers in San Francisco last month that created a virtual tie atop the division. Now the Giants are ahead by their biggest margin since a 2 1/2-game lead on July 25.
Cain (13-5) allowed one run and seven hits, struck out five and walked none to win his third in a row.
Chris Capuano (11-9) gave up three runs in the first inning before settling down and retiring 13 straight batters. But he became unhinged to start the sixth, giving up three consecutive hits. An RBI...
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The Giants/Dodgers series is over. The Giants won all three games, scoring a total of 14 runs. Brandon Belt failed to get a hit in the series.
There were four commenters that guessed that the Giants would sweep. Of those four, neither correctly guessed the Giants’ total runs scored or Brandon Belt’s hit total. Therefore, the winners are the first two to correctly guess that...
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Matt Cain pitched seven strong innings, Joaquin Arias homered and drove in a career-high five runs, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-4 on Wednesday night to extend their NL West lead to 2 games with their first three-game sweep at Dodger Stadium in five years.
The Giants arrived in Los Angeles trailing the Dodgers by a half-game and...
The Dodgers, in a surprise move, activated Rubby De La Rosa from the 60-day disabled list today.
It's surprising because there had been zero chatter of the Dodgers activating him this soon. But I couldn't be happier to see him back.
Javy Guerra, who has been pretty good in his last nine outings (11 1/3 IP, 13 K, 0 runs allowed), was optioned to Triple-A. That part is...
LOS ANGELES The Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday reinstated right-handed pitcher Rubby De La Rosa from the 60-day disabled list and optioned right-handed pitcher Javy Guerra to Triple-A Albuquerque. Guerra appeared in 44 games for Los Angeles, posting a 2-3 record with eight saves and a 2.66 ERA (13 ER44.0 IP).
De La Rosa, the Dodgers 2010 Branch Rickey Minor League Pitcher of the...
The Los Angeles Dodgers reinstated right-handed pitcher Rubby De La Rosa, who has not played in a major-league game since having Tommy John surgery last August. The Dodgers also sent the team's former closer, Javy Guerra, to Triple-A Albuquerque. De La Rosa has been impressive in his minor-league rehab appearances. In 12 innings, he had yet to allow a run. "I can...
Juan Nunez, who allegedly was responsible for the scheme to explain away Melky Cabrera's positive drug test, has been banned from major-league clubhouses, according to an ESPN.com report. Major League Baseball circulated a directive Tuesday to keep Nunez from "clubhouses or all non-public areas" of all 30 major league parks. Reports have alleged that Nunez, a consultant...
The Los Angeles Dodgers went into Monday night with a half game lead over their rival the San Francisco Giants and finished Monday night a half game back of them after a 2-1 loss.
Clayton Kershaw pitched a beauty for the Dodgers tossing eight innings allowing two earned runs on six hits and zero walks while striking out 10 batters.
Madison Bumgarner was even better for the Giants...
I felt like it might be awkward to keep running strips about Melky, but people can’t let it go, so this fits. Whether it’s about the fake website, or Melky’s future, or the Giants future, people are still talking about the aftereffects of his test. Heck, ESPN’s MLB page continues to have one of their flash panels dedicated to Cabrera non-stop this past week.
It has been a bad week all around for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Not only did they get swept by the San Francisco Giants, falling 2.5 games out in the National League West. They also got news that Jerry Hairston Jr. will undergo left hip surgery and is out for the rest of the season. On August 11 Hairston aggravated the injury that he said had bothered him for the last three months...
The Los Angeles Dodgers were awarded a waiver claim on Red Sox first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, according to the Los Angeles Times. Waivers are revocable after the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline and the Red Sox could opt to pull Gonzalez back, cancelling the possibility of a trade. If the Red Sox don't revoke the waiver transaction, the Dodgers have a two-day window to negotiate...
To quote the Dos Equis, Most Interesting Man In the World: “I don’t often write Major League Baseball Stadium reviews here at Aaron Torres Sports. But when I do… they almost always become legendary.”
No seriously, it’s true.
To this day I still get e-mails about my Idiot’s Guide to Camden Yards, mostly from people attending the stadium for the first time and looking...
In light of Melky Cabrera and Bartolo Colon testing positive for performance-enhacing drugs, it's tough for baseball fans to not think the worst of any players enjoying suspicious amounts of success this season. Not every player deserves to be believed guilty until proven innocent, but unfortunately, that's a reality that many will have to face as the positive tests continue...
After a hot July, the MLB season has now gone into August. With the new Wild Card spots in play, more teams have hope coming into the stretch run. And, with more playoff births, more aces are trying to pitch their teams into the postseason. For the beginning of August, I’ve taken the list of Cy Young contenders down from ten to eight. I am also looking more in-depth at...