David Freese homered and had three hits, leading Clayton Kershaw and the Los Angeles Dodgers past the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-4 on Monday night to maintain their lead in the NL West.
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David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer
Ketel Marte crushes a 91-mph fastball from Clayton Kershaw for a 455-foot home run to give the Diamondbacks a 2-1 lead over the Dodgers. Marte also tripled in a run in the first inning.
John Brickley recaps the weekend's MLB action, including the Indians winning a thriller against the Red Sox, the Dodgers keep rolling out west and Kyle Schwarber carries the Cubs over their cross-town rival.
We're down to five teams fighting for four playoff berths in the National League. Here's what you need to know heading into the final week.
With seven days left to play, only one National League team has clinched a playoff spot. From the races to be decided to the awards chases, here's your guide to the homestretch.
L.A. appears to be better than the Rockies in every way, yet the NL West race is going down to the wire. Can the Dodgers seal the deal?
Hyun-Jin Ryu pitched six scoreless innings and tied a career high with three of the Dodgers' 16 hits, and NL West-leading Los Angeles routed the San Diego Padres 14-0 on Sunday.
Manny Machado slugged a three-run homer on his bobblehead night to highlight a five-run third inning, and the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the San Diego Padres 7-2 on Saturday night.
Hunter Renfroe hit a two-run homer, Freddy Galvis added a solo shot and the last-place San Diego Padres beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-3 on Friday night.
Vin Scully, 90, drew cheers from the crowd at Dodger Stadium on Friday as he made a rare appearance to help the team honor fellow Hall of Fame broadcaster Jaime Jarrin.
Tennis legend Billie Jean King, who along with partner Ilana Kloss has taken an undisclosed stake in the Dodgers, said she hopes the two "can make a difference that's meaningful and be impactful."
Buster & Karl Ravech discuss Boston clinching the AL East, the showdown between the Red Sox & Indians, the AL MVP race & more (1:39). Plus, Jessica Mendoza on what Walker Buehler's rise has meant for the Dodgers (27:51).
William Weinbaum ESPN
Thu.'s announcement that Billie Jean King & her partner Ilana Kloss are joining the Dodgers' ownership group came on the 45th anniv. of King's "Battle of the Sexes" win vs. Bobby Riggs at the Astrodome. Her brother, Randy Moffitt, was a Giants reliever 1972-81 & pitched a year each for Hou. & Tor. King turns 75 in Nov. & Moffitt 70 in Oct.
Billie Jean King grew up a Dodgers fan in Long Beach, California, and now has been named a part-owner of the team.
Jaime Jarrin, the Hall of Fame broadcaster who is the Spanish-speaking voice of the Los Angeles Dodgers, has agreed to a multi-year contract extension.
Buster talks to Keith Law about the Dodgers coming together at the right time, the level of concern over Boston's stumble & more (:33). Plus, a conversation with the great Dan Shulman (23:32), Sarah Langs' "Numbers Game" (35:23) and Josh acts out the dialogue of the guys who found the Red Sox's AL East championship banner (15:26).
The 24-year-old righty is pitching so well after Tommy John surgery, L.A. no longer needs to treat him with kid gloves.
BBTN Scoreboard: Dodgers Keep Rolling, Yanks Spoil Another Celebration, Milestone Walkoff For Kipnis
Buster recaps all of Wednesday's MLB action, including another win for the Dodgers, the Yankees staving off a Boston celebration again, and a milestone walkoff for Jason Kipnis.
Yasiel Puig's pinch-hit home run in the seventh inning against the Rockies ignited the Dodgers to victory. It was Puig's sixth homer in his past 18 at-bats. "We're going to win the West," Puig declared, "and go to the playoffs."
Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts: "This game, this series, was emblematic of our ballclub, of how many people had their hands in this series to help win three games."