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Padres at Dodgers (Wednesday): Richard vs. Hill, TV, time & more |Sep 26, 2017

PADRES at DODGERS When: Wednesday, 7:10 p.m. TV: SportsNet LA Where: Dodger Stadium THE PITCHERS DODGERS LHP RICH HILL (11-8, 3.50) Vs. Padres: 3-3, 3.76 At Dodger Stadium: 8-6, 2.

Dave Roberts not ready to declare Alex Wood part of playoff rotation |Sep 26, 2017

LOS ANGELES >> Alex Wood was one of the best starting pitchers in the National League over the first half of the season and made his first All-Star team as a result. But Dodgers manager Dave Roberts is not ready to specify Wood’s status on the Dodgers’ postseason roster.

Dodgers clinch home-field advantage through NLCS with rout of Padres |Sep 26, 2017

LOS ANGELES — The Dodgers sent six players to the All-Star Game in Miami this July. Only one of them has any reason to wonder about his role on the Dodgers’ postseason roster. Left-hander Alex Wood has been passed over for playoff rotations before – in 2013 with the Atlanta Braves and 2015 with the Dodgers.

Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig benched again after arriving late for batting practice |Sep 25, 2017

LOS ANGELES >> Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig was late to an early batting practice session on Monday, earning him a place on the bench and criticism from his manager for the second time in as many days.

Dodgers’ bats wake up, beat Padres for 100th win |Sep 25, 2017

LOS ANGELES >> Yu Darvish didn’t have to be perfect on Monday. Logan Forsythe didn’t have to hit for the cycle. In a game that was over early and meant little, at least they offered the announced crowd of 49,419 at Dodger Stadium a remote measure of suspense.

Yasiel Puig is back in Dave Roberts’ doghouse after not sliding into second |Sep 24, 2017

LOS ANGELES >> Dodgers manager Dave Roberts assured reporters that Yasiel Puig’s ankle was not keeping the right fielder out of Sunday’s lineup. Puig was caught stealing second base to end Saturday night’s game, a 2-1 loss.

Padres at Dodgers: Monday game time, TV channel and starting pitchers |Sep 24, 2017

PADRES AT DODGERS When: Today, 7 p.m. Where: Dodger Stadium TV: SportsNet LA THE PITCHERS DODGERS RHP YU DARVISH (9-12, 3.96) vs. Padres: 1-1, 5.29 At Dodger Stadium: 0-2, 6.

Clayton Kershaw cruises to his 18th victory as Dodgers beat Giants |Sep 24, 2017

LOS ANGELES >> For a brief moment Sunday, it appeared Clayton Kershaw had entered an obstacle course. When the Giants’ Gorkys Hernandez inadvertently flung his bat toward the mound on a swing-and-miss in the eighth inning, Kershaw could only go up to avoid the projectile.

Giants at Dodgers (Sunday): Stratton vs. Kershaw, TV, time & more |Sep 23, 2017

GIANTS at DODGERS When: Today, 1 p.m. Where: Dodger Stadium TV: SNLA THE PITCHERS DODGERS LHP CLAYTON KERSHAW (17-4, 2.26) Vs. Giants: 21-9, 1.62 At Dodger Stadium: 79-21, 2.

Whicker: Dodgers had a right to party after 5th consecutive NL title |Sep 23, 2017

LOS ANGELES >> No other sport talks so much about the big one, then celebrates so hard over the little one. Kenley Jansen got Ryder Jones for the final out of the contested regular season on Friday night, and here came the champagne, the beer cooler, the protective goggles, and a whole Havana boatload of cigars.

Hyun-Jin Ryu injured in Dodgers’ loss to Giants |Sep 23, 2017

LOS ANGELES >> Hyun-Jin Ryu couldn’t get out of the way Saturday at Dodger Stadium. Joe Panik’s 94 mph line drive smacked the left-hander on the forearm and, suddenly, the Dodgers had one more thing to worry about heading into their final games of the regular season.

Next task is to define Dodgers’ playoff roles |Sep 23, 2017

LOS ANGELES >> The Dodgers went back to work Saturday, with the smell of champagne lingering in the air inside their clubhouse and the carpet still damp less than 24 hours after they celebrated their fifth consecutive National League West title on Friday.

Giants at Dodgers (Saturday): Bumgarner vs. Ryu, TV, time & more |Sep 22, 2017

GIANTS AT DODGERS When: Saturday, 6 p.m. Where: Dodger Stadium TV: SportsNet LA THE PITCHERS DODGERS LHP HYUN-JIN RYU (5-7, 3.46 ERA) vs. Giants: 4-5, 3.

Protective nets expanding their reach around MLB after incident |Sep 22, 2017

LOS ANGELES >> Dodger Stadium is the only major league venue in which a fan has been killed by a foul ball. Alan Fish, a 14-year-old sitting down the the first-base line during a May 1970 game between the Dodgers and Giants, was struck in the left temple by a ball off the bat of Manny Mota.

Dodgers clinch 5th consecutive NL West title as Cody Bellinger sets rookie record |Sep 22, 2017

LOS ANGELES — They have been both the tortoise and the hare in this race, gone from GOAT to goats. But the Dodgers finally got around to clinching the NL West division title they really won in August – back when they were 91-36 and visions of 116-win seasons were dancing in everyone’s heads.

Whicker: Dodgers hope playoff path avoids Robbie Ray |Sep 21, 2017

SAN DIEGO — The Dodgers had no way of knowing they were in Robbie Ray’s sights. He didn’t know either. He was just trying to re-learn a curveball, which is a little different from riding a bicycle.

Dodgers snap skid, could clinch NL West at home Friday |Sep 21, 2017

PHILADELPHIA>> What do you get the 90-year-old who has everything? Their clinching celebration postponed in Philadelphia, the Dodgers might have reason to party twice Friday night at Dodger Stadium.

Giants at Dodgers: Friday game time, TV channel and starting pitchers |Sep 21, 2017

GIANTS at DODGERS When: 7:10 p.m. TV: SportsNet LA (where available) Where: Dodger Stadium THE PITCHERS DODGERS LHP RICH HILL (10-8, 3.60 ERA) Vs. Giants: 4-2, 2.

Dodgers at Phillies (Thursday): Maeda vs. Leiter, TV, time & more |Sep 20, 2017

DODGERS at PHILLIES Where: Citizens Bank Park When: Today, 10:05 a.m. TV: SportsNet LA THE PITCHERS DODGERS RHP KENTA MAEDA (12-6, 4.21) Vs. Phillies: 3-0, 3.

Pedro Baez grounded for a few days to ‘ease his mind a little bit’ |Sep 20, 2017

PHILADELPHIA >> Pedro Baez has been grounded for a few days. After a disastrous 36-pitch outing Tuesday night that put his spot on the postseason roster very much in jeopardy, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said he told Baez he wouldn’t be pitching for a couple days and he should spend them in the dugout, not in the bullpen.

Bullpen betrays Dodgers again; latest losing streak reaches four |Sep 20, 2017

PHILADELPHIA >> Wait. For. It. With an offense sputtering on fumes and a bullpen leaking oil, it looks like the Dodgers might have to get out and push before they reach the finish line. The bats came to life long enough to score three runs in the seventh inning and hand a lead to the bullpen Wednesday night.

Dodgers at Phillies (Wednesday): Wood vs. Thompson, TV, time & more |Sep 19, 2017

DODGERS at PHILLIES When: 4:05 p.m. TV: SportsNet LA (where available) Where: Citizens Bank Park THE PITCHERS DODGERS LHP ALEX WOOD (15-3, 2.69 ERA) Vs. Phillies: 3-3, 3.

Pedro Baez’s latest meltdown costs Dodgers again in loss to Phillies |Sep 19, 2017

PHILADELPHIA >> It is roughly 2,400 miles from Philadelphia’s Citizens Bank Park to the Dodgers’ training complex in Glendale, Ariz. But Pedro Baez might have covered that distance with 36 mostly errant pitches in the seventh inning Tuesday night.

Yasmani Grandal’s slump has tested Dave Roberts’ patience |Sep 19, 2017

PHILADELPHIA >> Dave Roberts must be a patient man. But the ongoing slumps of Yasmani Grandal and Curtis Granderson are surely trying that patience – the .053 average (2 for 38) in September that Grandal took into Tuesday’s game, in particular.

Dodgers SS Corey Seager’s arm ‘not 100 percent’ |Sep 18, 2017

PHILADELPHIA — The elbow pain that limited Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager to pinch-hitting for 11 games remains a problem and Dave Roberts acknowledged Monday that probably won’t change this season.

Clayton Kershaw gives up 1st grand slam, loses to Phillies |Sep 18, 2017

PHILADELPHIA >> With baseball headed to an all-time high in home runs this season, a lot of players are doing things they have never done before. Including Clayton Kershaw. The Dodgers left-hander allowed a grand slam for the first time in his career, serving one up to Aaron Altherr in the sixth inning as the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Dodgers, 4-3, Monday night.

Dodgers at Phillies: Monday game time, TV channel and starting pitchers |Sep 17, 2017

DODGERS at PHILLIES When: Today, 4:05 p.m. TV: SportsNet LA Where: Citizens Bank Park THE PITCHERS DODGERS LHP CLAYTON KERSHAW (17-3, 2.12) Vs. Phillies: 3-4, 2.

Things could get ‘a little weird’ for Chase Utley if Dodgers clinch in Philadelphia |Sep 17, 2017

WASHINGTON >> With their magic number shrinking daily now, the Dodgers could very well celebrate the clinching of their fifth consecutive NL West title during this week’s four-game series at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia.

Hyun-Jin Ryu pitches well but not deep and Dodgers bullpen takes heat in loss |Sep 17, 2017

WASHINGTON >> Hyun-Jin Ryu is a troublemaker. The left-hander continues to pitch well enough to give the Dodgers pause when thinking about the makeup of their postseason pitching staff – but probably not well enough to change that thinking.

Dodgers win 4th straight; Cody Bellinger ties rookie HR record |Sep 16, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. — As each milestone and achievement has passed -- often with comparisons to players he has never heard of -- Dodgers rookie slugger Cody Bellinger said the same thing. This is all more than he expected this season.

Dodgers vs. Nationals is potential playoff preview missing parts |Sep 16, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C — If this is a preview, it is a movie trailer lacking some of the stars. It is presumptuous to think the Dodgers and Washington Nationals will meet in the playoffs. If things stay as they are, the Dodgers would have to pass a first-round challenge from the wild-card winner (which could be the Arizona Diamondbacks, who won the final six games head-to-head with the Dodgers) and the Nationals would have to knock out the defending World Series champion Chicago Cubs to set up a Dodgers-Nationals NLCS.

Dodgers at Nationals (Sunday): Ryu vs. Strasburg, TV, time & more |Sep 16, 2017

DODGERS at NATIONALS When: Today, 5 p.m. TV: ESPN Where: Nationals Park THE PITCHERS DODGERS LHP HYUN-JIN RYU (5-7, 3.59) Vs. Nationals: 0-1, 5.14 At Nationals Park: Has never pitched there before Hates to face: Anthony Rendon, 2 for 3 (.

Dodgers at Nationals (Saturday): Hill vs. Cole, TV, time & more |Sep 15, 2017

DODGERS at NATIONALS When: Saturday, 10:05 a.m. Where: Nationals Park TV: Fox/11 THE PITCHERS DODGERS LHP RICH HILL (9-8, 3.67) vs. Nationals: 1-1, 4.34 At Nationals Park: 0-0, 3.

Dodgers land KO blow early for third consecutive win |Sep 15, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C.>>There was something very familiar about one of the teams at Nationals Park on Friday night. Not the one in red, the one wearing blue. “That felt more like us,” said Corey Seager, whose three-run shot was one of three home runs the Dodgers hit in the first three innings, putting the Nationals away early in a 7-0 win.

Alex Verdugo learns about big league expectations |Sep 15, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C.>> Alex Verdugo arrived from the minor leagues this month with an outside shot to play his way onto the Dodgers’ postseason roster. This won’t help. Verdugo was late arriving at the ballpark Friday before the Dodgers opened a three-game series with the Washington Nationals.

Dodgers at Nationals (Friday): Wood vs. Jackson, TV, time & more |Sep 14, 2017

DODGERS at NATIONALS When: Friday, 4:05 p.m. Where: Nationals Park TV: SportsNet LA (where available); MLB Network (out of market only) THE PITCHERS DODGERS LHP ALEX WOOD (14-3, 2.81 ) Vs.

Dodgers’ Ethier believes there is more baseball left in his body |Sep 14, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO>> After 12 years in the big leagues, Andre Ethier shouldn’t have been surprised by anything when he stepped into the batter’s box at Petco Park for a pinch-hit at-bat on Sept.

Yasmani Grandal’s slump is opening door for Austin Barnes’ role to increase |Sep 13, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO >> Yasmani Grandal started 103 of the Dodgers’ first 145 games this season. Austin Barnes started his 43rd game behind the plate Wednesday night. But Dodgers manager Dave Roberts opened the door to a possible change in that relationship with Grandal in a six-game slump that has shaved more than 50 points off his OPS.

Yu Darvish pitches seven scoreless as Dodgers win second in a row |Sep 13, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO >> Like riders wobbling away from a roller coaster, the Dodgers began to find their legs again Wednesday. Manager Dave Roberts did not underplay the release provided by Tuesday night’s win, ending an 11-game plummet and 1-16 freefall after a historically-successful summer rise.

Dodgers at Giants (Wednesday): Darvish vs. Moore, TV, time & more |Sep 12, 2017

DODGERS at GIANTS When: 7:15 p.m. Where: AT& T Park TV: SportsNet LA; ESPN THE PITCHERS DODGERS RHP YU DARVISH (8-12, 4.25) Vs. Giants: Has never faced them before At AT& T Park: 12-4, 1.

Curtis Granderson’s slump has made him popular scapegoat |Sep 12, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO >> With the Dodgers in an epic descent from unbeatable to hapless, the search for scapegoats is on. Curtis Granderson has been a popular choice. Acquired from the New York Mets on Aug.

Dodgers end 11-game losing streak, clinch playoff spot |Sep 12, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO – Breathe. In. Out. The Dodgers’ 17-game out-of-body experience finally came to an end Tuesday night – they hope – with a white-knuckler of a 5-3 victory over the San Francisco Giants.

Dodgers lineups have been fact-finding missions for Dave Roberts, front office |Sep 11, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO >> For a team that could still win 100 games, the Dodgers sure seem to have a lot of questions to answer about their postseason roster. “We have a lot of good players we’re still evaluating,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said before Monday’s game.

Dodgers lose 11th in a row at 2:11 a.m. in San Francisco |Sep 11, 2017

SAN FRANCISO — Good morning. The Dodgers did not lose a game Monday. But their demons pursued them into the early-morning hours. It took until 2:11 Tuesday morning but the Dodgers’ losing streak reached 11 (the longest in Los Angeles history) thanks to an 8-6 loss to the San Francisco Giants that took more than six hours to complete.

Dodgers at Giants: Monday game time, TV channel and starting pitchers |Sep 10, 2017

DODGERS AT GIANTS When: Monday, 7 p.m. Where: AT& T Park TV: SportsNet LA THE PITCHERS DODGERS RHP KENTA MAEDA (12-6, 4.02) vs. Giants: 3-1, 4.

Whicker: LA Dodgers’ parachute still won’t open |Sep 10, 2017

LOS ANGELES >> On Aug. 25, when the Dodgers were 91-36, they risked depression to realize they would soon be 0-0. Now 0-0, and the promise of a reset, looks like two heavenly beacons on the shore.

Dodgers Notes: First career home run boosts Alex Verdugo’s confidence |Sep 10, 2017

LOS ANGELES >> As the Dodgers dressed and packed for their impending trip Sunday, Kyle Farmer cruised by Alex Verdugo’s locker stall and adjusted Verdugo’s crooked suit collar. At 21, Verdugo is the youngest player on the active roster.

Dodgers lose 10th consecutive game, NL West lead down to nine |Sep 10, 2017

LOS ANGELES >> At a Catholic Mass inside Dodger Stadium on Sunday morning, a priest attempted to perform an exorcism on the ballpark. Friday, pitcher Yu Darvish sprinkled salt in the Dodgers’ dugout, a Japanese custom intended to ward off evil spirits.

Rockies at Dodgers (Sunday): Chatwood vs. Hill, TV, time & more |Sep 9, 2017

ROCKIES at DODGERS When: Sunday, 1:10 p.m. TV: SportsNet LA; TBS Where: Dodger Stadium THE PITCHERS DODGERS LHP RICH HILL (9-7, 3.67) Vs. Rockies: 0-2, 8.

Struggling Pedro Baez getting ‘tough love’ from Dodgers fans |Sep 9, 2017

LOS ANGELES >> Dave Roberts recognizes your right to boo whenever – and whoever – you want. But just as you criticize the timing of his pitching changes, the Dodgers manager thinks he can criticize the timing – and direction – of those boos.