Dodgers decline $16M club option on All-Star Justin Turner
The Los Angeles Dodgers have declined their $16 million option on two-time All-Star Justin Turner. The team also said Thursday it extended qualifying offers to two All-Stars, shortstop Trea Turner and left-handed pitcher Tyler Anderson. Also not receiving a qualifying offer for the second straight year was Clayton Kershaw.news.yahoo.com
Padres pull out 5-3 victory over Dodgers, tie NLDS 1-all
Manny Machado homered early and added an RBI double off Clayton Kershaw, and Jurickson Profar singled home the go-ahead run in the sixth inning as the San Diego Padres beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-3 to even their NL Division Series at a game apiece.
Dodgers top wild Rockies, 1st NL team to 110 wins since 1909
Mookie Betts, Freddie Freeman and the Los Angeles Dodgers became the first National League team in more than a century to win 110 regular-season games, taking advantage of 10 walks to rally past the Colorado Rockies 6-4 on Saturday night. Cody Bellinger had three hits and two RBIs for the NL West champions, who are 110-48 after overcoming a three-run deficit with the help of six free passes in the seventh inning. Honus Wagner and the 1909 Pittsburgh Pirates (110-42) were the previous NL club to win 110 games.news.yahoo.com
Dodgers 1st team to clinch a playoff spot, rout Padres 11-2
Reaching the playoffs is becoming routine yet still special for Justin Turner and the the Los Angeles Dodgers. After emphatically becoming the first team to clinch a postseason spot this year with an 11-2 victory Sunday over the San Diego Padres, the Dodgers didn't celebrate on the field beyond their usual post-victory handshake line. Afterward in the clubhouse, manager Dave Roberts led a toast with sparkling wine and the players and staff were given caps with the postseason logo.news.yahoo.com
Timmy Trumpet plays horn, Nimmo saves Mets in 2-1 win vs LAD
Brandon Nimmo saved Jacob deGrom and the New York Mets with a breathtaking catch atop the center-field fence, and Edwin Díaz entered to Timmy Trumpet’s live horn at pulsing Citi Field before closing out the Los Angeles Dodgers for a scintillating 2-1 victory.
Dodgers ready to see newcomer Freeman in 'ridiculous' lineup
Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts used to imagine what what it might be like to have Freddie Freeman on his side. All the speculation about Freeman joining the Dodgers went from rumor to real when the five-time All-Star, former Atlanta Braves first baseman and free agent agreed to a six-year deal worth $162 million late Wednesday. Freeman was expected to arrive in camp Friday, a day after he underwent a physical in Los Angeles.news.yahoo.com
Braves blast 4 HRs, beat Dodgers 9-2 for 3-1 lead in NLCS
Eddie Rosario homered twice in his second four-hit game of the NL Championship Series and six Atlanta pitchers combined on a four-hitter, giving the Braves a 9-2 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers for a commanding 3-1 lead in their best-of-seven playoff.
Dodgers beat Giants 2-1 in playoff thriller, advance to NLCS
Cody Bellinger hit a tiebreaking single in the ninth inning and prized midseason acquisition Max Scherzer came out of the bullpen for his first career save, sending the Los Angeles Dodgers past the San Francisco Giants 2-1 in a thrilling winner-take-all Game 5 and into the NL Championship Series.
Urías hits, pitches Dodgers past Giants to even NLDS series
Julio Urías shut down San Francisco and contributed an RBI single for his cause, Cody Bellinger and AJ Pollock delivered two-run doubles to blow it open in the sixth, and the Los Angeles Dodgers pounded the Giants 9-2 to even their NL Division Series at one game apiece.
Masterful Webb pitches Giants past Dodgers in playoff opener
Logan Webb struck out 10 pitching masterfully in his postseason debut, Buster Posey hit a two-run homer that held up, and the 107-win San Francisco Giants blanked the defending World Series champion Los Angeles Dodgers 4-0 in the opener of their NL Division Series.
Dodgers slam 4 HRs in 8th for 11-9 comeback win over Padres
The Dodgers still have a heartbeat in the NL West race, and it was throbbing late in the game. Corey Seager hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the eighth inning, when Los Angeles went deep four times to rally past the San Diego Padres 11-9 on Wednesday night. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts called it “a crazy explosion.”news.yahoo.com
Dodgers rally past Braves for sweep, Scherzer leaves after 6
Justin Turner and AJ Pollock singled home the tying and go-ahead runs through the same infield hole in the eighth inning, and the Los Angeles Dodgers rallied past the Atlanta Braves 4-3 on Wednesday night to complete a three-game sweep. The Dodgers got more good news after their game ended. San Francisco lost 5-2 to Milwaukee, giving Los Angeles sole possession of the NL West lead by a half-game over the rival Giants.news.yahoo.com
Dodgers' Justin Turner avoids discipline after breaking MLB Covid-19 protocol following World Series win
MLB received Turner's positive test during Game 6 of the World Series on Oct. 27 against the Tampa Bay Rays. MLB commissioner Rob Manfred said Turner's Dodgers teammates "actively encouraged him" to join the team, and some players "felt they had already been exposed to Mr. Turner and were prepared to tolerate the additional risk." For example, in retrospect, a security person should have been assigned to monitor Mr. Turner when he was asked to isolate, and Mr. Turner should have been transported from the stadium to the hotel more promptly." He described his "mindset" for breaking protocol, adding that "winning the World Series was my lifelong dream and the culmination of everything I worked for in my career. Said Dodgers CEO Stan Kasten: "The events involving Justin Turner during the World Series celebration unfolded rapidly and chaotically, and were ultimately regrettable.cnbc.com
Los Angeles Dodgers players weigh in on Houston Astros' sign stealing scheme
Dodgers players said they would rather earn a World Series trophy on their own than accept any scraps from the Astros or Boston Red Sox. The Red Sox are also under investigation for possibly stealing signs in Alex Cora's first season as manager in 2018, when Boston beat the Dodgers in the World Series. The investigation into the Red Sox is still ongoing, but Cora has since been fired. The Los Angeles City Council voted symbolically this week to ask MLB to strip the Astros and Red Sox of their World Series titles and award the trophies to the Dodgers. Los Angeles Dodgers' Justin Turner is interviewed by reporters during Dodger Stadium FanFest Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles.cbsnews.com