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2018 Schedule
83-68, 1st in NL West
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6hAlden Gonzalez

Dodgers' recent success built on sacrifice

With a deep and talented roster, manager Dave Roberts has mixed-and-matched L.A. into first place, with his players all buying in.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

The Dodgers win, 8-2, and are once again a half-game up in the National League West, now with only 11 left. They have won four of their last five against the Cardinals and Rockies and might be hitting their stride at a good time.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Alex Wood's first relief appearance of 2018: lineout, walk, hit by pitch, flyout, single. Dave Roberts still has a lot to work out in his bullpen, which includes two starters (Wood and Kenta Maeda), a phenom coming off shoulder surgery (Julio Urias) and several other relief pitchers who still don't have defined roles.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Hyun-Jin Ryu tonight: 7 innings, 4 hits, 0 runs, 0 walks, 5 strikeouts. He has a 1.30 ERA in eight Dodger Stadium starts this season.

Pederson knocks a pair of home runs (0:43)

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Rockies SS Trevor Story, a legitimate MVP candidate, came out of the game after appearing to hurt his right wrist on a fourth-inning swing. That is not ideal.

Muncy gives a long look after 3-run shot (0:22)

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Max Muncy turned on a first-pitch slider from Jon Gray and sent it 400 feet. The Dodgers lead the Rockies, 6-0, in the third inning of a crucial series. They have two home runs tonight and a National League-leading 214 on the year, 7 shy of the franchise record, set last year.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Dave Roberts called this "a playoff game" multiple times. On why he thinks the Dodgers will win the division: "I think the track record for our ballclub, having done it consistently, the depth that we have. We pose matchup fits for other clubs in the middle, late innings."

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen gets his chance to face the Rockies after skipping the trip to Colorado two weekends ago. Jansen bounced back from a rough outing against the Cardinals on Thursday and has since had two days off. "Kenley's going to be fine," Roberts said.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

The Rockies, Diamondbacks and Dodgers each have four opponents left, including each other. Rockies' four opponents are a combined 26 games above .500 and the D-backs' opponents are 24 over. Dodgers: Minus-19 (Padres, Giants).

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

One of the most positive developments for the Dodgers these last few weeks is that it seems they have a legitimate co-ace in Walker Buehler, who has a 1.75 ERA with 67 strikeouts and 17 walks over his last 56 2/3 innings. He'll start Wednesday, after Kershaw.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Dodgers RF Yasiel Puig, named NL Player of the Week, is batting 282/346/581 since returning from the DL in late July. He'll at least start Tuesday and Wednesday in this series against the Rockies, against lefties Kyle Freeland and Tyler Anderson.


BBTN: Wainwright's Impact, Cy Race, Bellinger, Radom

Before hearing from the Dodgers' Cody Bellinger (28:26), Buster & Tim Kurkjian discuss Adam Wainwright's impact, the awards races, Dave Roberts' future and more (:31). Plus, Todd Radom's logo trivia (31:05).


Wainwright blanks Dodgers over 6 in Cards' win

Adam Wainwright pitched two-hit ball over six innings for his first win in five months, Marcell Ozuna homered and the St. Louis Cardinals salvaged the finale of a four-game series with a 5-0 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday night.

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1dBradford Doolittle

What we learned from Dodgers-Cardinals series

L.A. looked great much of the time and St. Louis still has work to do, but both teams can smell the playoffs -- and are a slump from missing out.

Ozuna gives Cardinals early lead with solo HR (0:26)

Cody Bellinger, LA Dodgers

Jon Sciambi caught up with Dodgers' Cody Bellinger before their game Sunday night and talked about how last year's World Series can help them down the stretch

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3dBradford Doolittle

Puig (3 HRs) muscles Dodgers into 2nd wild card

Yasiel Puig, saying he feels "good" at the plate, followed his teammates' advice to "stop hitting ground balls" by belting three homers in a 17-4 win over the Cardinals.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cardinals' momentum was short lived. L.A. plates five runs in the top of the fifth to go up 8-4. The rally was capped by a laser-beam home run from Yasiel Puig, his second of the game and fourth in two days. According to Statcast, the exit velocity on Puig's second homer was 114 mph, with a launch angle of just 17 degrees. That's a laser.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Man, Rich Hill's day did a quick 180. Of the first 11 batters HIll faced, only Patrick Wisdom reached, and that was on an infield dribbler. Suddenly, Hill walked the bases full and Wisdom brought some life back into Busch Stadium with a grand slam to left. St. Louis leads 4-3.

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Team Stats

  • Pitching
  • Batting
Earned Run Average3.442nd
Quality Starts882nd
Batting Average.24717th
On Base Percentage.3307th
Slugging Percentage.4354th