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  1. Cubs come across ideal offensive blueprint

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- Over one long weekend series, the Chicago Cubs caught an in-your-face glimpse of who they aspire to be one day one day in the future. The playoff-contending Los Angeles Dodgers slugged their way to a series victory, even when their top ...

    Blog | September 21, 2014
  2. Rapid Reaction: Dodgers 9, Padres 4

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- Clayton Kershaw's season for the ages continued its relentless march and got the Los Angeles Dodgers another half-step closer to the playoffs. With the second-place San Francisco Giants idle, Kershaw became the first pitcher in the ...

    Blog | September 08, 2014
  3. Red Sox taking needless risk with Lester

    Buster Olney

    There are 119 days remaining in the Major League Baseball season, and depending on whether the Boston Red Sox make the playoffs, perhaps 119 days until Jon Lester throws his last pitch of the year. But the Red Sox may have much less time than tha...

    Blog | June 02, 2014
  4. Unearned run gives Dodgers 1-0 win over Padres

    Unearned run gives Dodgers 1-0 win over Padres

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | September 22, 2013
  5. Relievers dominate in win over Padres

    Mark Saxon

    SAN DIEGO -- The Los Angeles Dodgers' bullpen looked more than ready for the postseason in a 1-0 win over the San Diego Padres at Petco Park on Sunday, keeping alive the team's hopes of opening the playoffs at Dodger Stadium. Closer Kenley Jansen ...

    Blog | September 22, 2013
  6. Rookies power Padres as Dodgers give regulars rest

    Robbie Erlin allowed four hits over 7 2/3 innings and fellow rookie Jedd Gyorko hit his 20th homer to lead the San Diego Padres to a 2-1 victory over the NL West champion Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | September 20, 2013
  7. Adrian Gonzalez, professional hitter

    Mark Saxon

    SAN DIEGO -- Adrian Gonzalez is a hitter's hitter, a technician with a bat. A surprising number of major-league hitters will describe their approach in the simplest terms: "See the ball, hit the ball." If Gonzalez were to take that approach, he sa...

    Blog | September 20, 2013
  8. Dodgers down Padres to finish month 23-6

    Adrian Gonzalez hit a tying single in the seventh inning, pinch-hitter Mark Ellis singled home the go-ahead run in the eighth and the Los Angeles Dodgers rallied to beat the San Diego Padres 2-1 on Saturday night.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | August 31, 2013
  9. How to fix the L.A. teams

    Jim Bowden

    No, it isn't a very happy time in Southern California. SoCal fans just watched as the Lakers and Clippers got bounced out of the NBA playoffs in the first round, while the Dodgers and Angels have looked like they might not even make the playoffs. ...

    Blog | May 08, 2013
  10. Matt Kemp, Dodgers cruise, keep slim playoff hopes alive

    Matt Kemp had four hits, falling a triple shy of the cycle, and four RBIs as the Los Angeles Dodgers used a rare offensive outburst to beat the San Diego Padres 8-2 Wednesday to keep their slim playoff hopes alive.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | September 26, 2012
  11. Playoff-chasing Dodgers, Josh Beckett fall in San Diego

    Josh Beckett lost for the third time in six starts with the Los Angeles Dodgers, whose playoff chances were dealt a blow in a 2-1 loss to the San Diego Padres on Tuesday night.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | September 25, 2012
  12. Cruz provides a spark, can the Dodgers keep it going?

    Ramona Shelburne

    LOS ANGELES -- In the past two weeks, as the Los Angeles Dodgers' offense has swooned and their chances of playing in the postseason have gone in very much the same direction, hitting coach Dave Hansen has tried a little of everything. He has had ...

    Blog | September 14, 2012
  13. Los Angeles Dodgers are falling behind San Francisco Giants in NL...

    Buster Olney

    The Dodgers and Giants have a long and rich history, and as Buster Olney writes, it means a lot this weekend, as the Dodgers are barely hanging around in the NL West race.

    Blog | Conversation | September 09, 2012
  14. 3 up, 3 down: Padres 4, Dodgers 3

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Dodgers lost no ground in either playoff race, but they could be headed for a perilous drop. The Dodgers lost 4-3 to the San Diego Padres at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday night. Since Aug. 22, the last time they played...

    Blog | September 05, 2012
  15. Padres-Dodgers Preview

    Padres-Dodgers Preview

    Preview | September 05, 2012
  16. Andrew Bailey, Ronald Bellisario in the midst of claiming their r...

    Tristan H. Cockcroft

    Tristan H. Cockcroft discusses the Red Sox's and Dodgers' closer situations, examines strength of schedule for relievers and updates his relief pitcher rankings.

    Story | Conversation | August 30, 2012