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Carl Crawford, Skip Schumaker, Yasiel Puig celebrate after a victory in the NLDS. (Photo credit: Robert Hanashiro, USA TODAY Sports)
After defeating the Atlanta Braves in four games, the Los Angeles Dodgers have advanced to the National League Championship Series for the first time since 2009, when a different Ramirez, that time Manny, was the driving force.
The St. Louis Cardinals outlasted the Pittsburgh Pirates in a tough five game series and find themselves in the NLCS for the third consecutive season.
The Dodgers won four of the seven regular season games, including taking three of four at Busch Stadium during a four game set in August.
Though the Cardinals have home field advantage and superior postseason experince, the Dodgers must be taken as a formidable opponent given their pitching staff and hot bats.
Dodger batters combined to hit .333 in the NLDS, which set the mark for the highest NL team batting average in any postseason series.
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NLCS schedule and probables
Game 1: Friday, October 11, Busch Stadium: Zack Greinke (0-1, 3.00 ERA) vs. Joe Kelly (0-0, 3.38 ERA), 5:30 p.m. PDT.
Game 2: Saturday, October 12, Busch Stadium: Clayton Kershaw (1-0, 0.69 ERA) vs. Michael Wacha (1-0, 1.23 ERA), 1:00 p.m. PDT
Game 3: Monday, October 14, Dodger Stadium: TBD vs. Adam Wainwright (2-0, 1.13 ERA) 5:00 p.m. PDT.
Game 4: Tuesday, October 15, Dodger Stadium: 5:00 p.m. PDT.
*Game 5: Wednesday, October 16, Dodger Stadium: 1:00 P.M. PDT.
*Game 6: Friday, October 18, Busch Stadium: 5:30 p.m. PDT.
*Game 7: Saturday, October 19, Busch Stadium: 5:30 p.m. PDT.
Los Angeles Dodgers outlast Atlanta Braves
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BEST OF MAXIM
The Dodgers released their roster for the 2013 NLCS just moments ago, and … uh … I have no idea what they just did.
Suffice to say that my NLCS roster prediction was completely wrong, as they left off two left-handers against a team that can’t hit them.
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Last night Adam Wainwright delivered one of his finest performances to send the St. Louis Cardinals to the National League Championship Series for the third consecutive season. In the NLCS they will square off with the powerful Los Angeles Dodgers in what should be, at least on paper, one of the finest League Championship Series of the past decade. But who has the advantage? We will...
The Los Angeles Dodgers included outfielder Andre Ethier on their roster for their opening-round playoff series against the Atlanta Braves. However, Ethier was only available to pinch-hit as he continued to struggle with an ankle injury. Manager Don Mattingly told reporters -- including Ken Gurnick of MLB.com -- that he's expecting more out of Ethier in the NLCS, which could...
LOS ANGELES When the Dodgers took the field for a workout late Wednesday afternoon, they knew almost nothing about their immediate future in the upcoming National League Championship Series.
Except this: Zack Greinke will start Game 1 and Clayton Kershaw Game 2.
Manager Don Mattingly, as he did before his team's first-round playoff series against the Atlanta Braves, gave nothing...
After pitching on three days' rest for the first time in his career Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw will be getting a bit more rest before his next start.
Zack Greinke is expected to start Game 1 of the NLCS against the Cardinals on Friday with Kershaw set to go on regular rest in Game 2.
The team hopes the layoff between series will also benefit rookie pitcher Hyun...
I hope that everyone has seen this, but if not, I would be remiss in not sharing this with the Crew...
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NO MORE BUNTING! LISTEN TO ME DON MATTINGLY!
This is interview is full humorous honesty... everything from Greinke's fantasy team to jabbing at the early season Dodger woes to Danny DeVito to white-boy dance moves.
The Los Angeles Dodgers included outfielder Andre Ethier on their roster for their opening-round playoff series against the Atlanta Braves. However, Ethier was only available to pinch-hit as he continued to struggle with an ankle injury. Manager Don Mattingly told reporters — including Ken Gurnick of MLB.com — that he’s expecting more out of Ethier in the NLCS, which could...
I always figured Don Mattingly was destined to manage the Yankees. Still do, sort of... but actually, I'm not so sure. Yesterday's retooling with Binders Joe popped that easy Mattingly scenario: He'd leave LA this winter and come East. Now, four years have to pass. By then, Donnie could be settled into the comfort zone of another franchise - kids in school, wife running...
ST. LOUIS -- The Los Angeles Dodgers are on the way to becoming the best team money can buy. The Cardinals have built a model franchise through the draft as well as the free-agent market.
But as different as their roads have been, they have reached the same destination: the National League Championship Series. And they arrive about as evenly matched on paper as two teams can be...
The Los Angeles Dodgers have one of the best top-of-the-rotations in the game of baseball. They have Cy Young favorite Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke. It's hard to believe that the Dodgers' rotation could get any better, but it's possible and it seems like they will definitely try to make it better this offseason.
The team that is expected to pursue a David Price...
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- After two days of waiting, the Los Angeles Dodgers found out they will play St. Louis in the National League championship series.
The Dodgers worked out Wednesday just as the decisive Game 5 between Pittsburgh and St. Louis began. The team went through hitting sets with the game shown on the stadium's video boards, although there was no noticeable reaction...
2013 National League Championship Series
Los Angeles Dodgers vs. St. Louis Cardinals
Location: Busch Stadium, St. Louis (Games 1-2, 6-7 if necessary); Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles (Games 3-5 if necessary)
2013 record vs. Cardinals: 4-3
Last postseason meeting: 2009, Dodgers won 3-0
*- Denotes not on NLCS roster
Game 1: Zack Greinke vs. Joe ...
Game 1 of the NLCS begins Friday. The Cardinals and The Dodgers are set to square off. Yet around the internet today, people seem to be favoring The Dodgers in this series. Maybe it is the way they disposed of The Braves, a very strong team. Maybe it’s the hype around Puig and Ramirez. Maybe it’s the extra rest from playing less games. At best this is an even series. And here...
Game 1 of the ALCS starts at 8:07 p.m. ET. All ALCS games are on FOX.
Check out the full schedules for the ALCS and National League Championship Series below (ET time).
Saturday, Oct. 12, 8:07 p.m., FOX: Detroit/Oakland at Boston
Sunday, Oct. 13, 8:15 p.m., FOX: Detroit/Oakland at Boston
Tuesday, Oct. 15, 4:07 p.m., FOX: Boston at Oakland/Detroit
Wednesday, Oct. 16, 8:07 p...
National League Championship Series Preview
Los Angeles Dodgers versus St. Louis Cardinals
Both teams handled their business in the division series though the Dodgers had a much easier time against the Atlanta Braves. The Cardinals went the distance against a very formidable Pittsburgh Pirates team. The Dodgers won the regular season series with the Cardinals four games to three. Below is a