GLENDALE, Ariz. – An organization that likes to keep a tight lid on information failed miserably at this.
The locker nearest the door, around the hall from the coaches’ meeting room, in the clubhouse at Camelback Ranch had no nameplate on it Tuesday morning. But cleats with the No. 26 on them and gloves with his name were in it and boxes addressed to “Chase Utley” were stacked in front of it.
“Yeah, they’re not hiding it very well,” Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw said.
The Dodgers are indeed expected to announce the re-signing of Utley to a one-year contract in the next
LOS ANGELES — You can send a good-riddance bouquet to Yu Darvish if you wish.
You can build the weirdest Erector set of reasons why Dave Roberts bollixed up the pitching.
In lieu of recognizing that the Dodgers lost the World Series to a better team.
You can wonder all winter why manifest destiny died in the glove of Yuli Gurriel, who took the final throw from Jose Altuve and disbelievingly put his hands on his head as the Houston Astros, who first were named the Colt .45s and played on a snake-infested field with mosquitos the size of backpacks, won
HOUSTON — Clayton Kershaw is only 29 years old, still too young to allow a definitive ranking among history’s all-time great pitchers.
And yet, Kershaw has already won more awards than most major leaguers will earn in their lifetimes. His $215 million contract is worth more than any active pitcher not named David Price. Between his talent, and the expectations he and the Dodgers have already set for himself, every pitch Kershaw throws invites an opinion about his “legacy.”
And every October turns this conversation into a pretzel.
In Game 5 of the World Series on Sunday, Kershaw threw 4⅔ innings
For a game that will put one of these teams at the threshold of a World Series title, it’s ace against ace Sunday night in Houston.
The Dodgers will turn to Texas native Clayton Kershaw and the Astros will turn to Dallas Keuchel for the final game in Houston before the series returns to Los Angeles for Game 6 on Halloween night.
Since 1946, when the current 2-3-2 World Series format became permanent, teams on the road for Game 5 in a 2-2 Series (and thus with home-field advantage for Games 6-7) are 18-12 in that game (going on to win
HOUSTON — His parents got engaged on Oct. 28. His fiancee Suze was born on Oct. 28.
His friend Chance Veazey, his roommate at Georgia who was supposed to walk on baseball fields with him forever, lost those dreams on Oct. 28, eight years ago.
Alex Wood woke up Saturday with the date imprinted deep inside his head. He would pitch the essential game of his life on this Oct. 28, with one start under his belt since Sept. 26 and with his Dodgers a step behind the Astros in the World Series, and with Game 4 and 5 in a
LOS ANGELES — Justin Verlander called it an instant classic. But it lasted 4 hours and 19 minutes.
Some games defy words. Some games just mock them. When both teams slug six home runs in the ninth, 10th and 11th innings, and when Justin Verlander’s Houston Astros score twice in the 10th and twice in the 11th and still have a tying run at the plate to deal with, this game you’re watching has escaped its moorings.
Maybe a World Series has, too.
Houston won Game 2, 7-6, in 11 innings. By then both closers had been devoured. The Dodgers were trying
Celebrities of film, TV and the sports world came out as the Dodgers topped the Astros in Game 1 of the World Series.
LOS ANGELES — He survived the pressure, the heat and, ultimately, the Astros.
Most notable of all, Clayton Kershaw survived the seventh inning, his personal Achilles’ heel that had swelled into more of an Achilles’ entire foot, from his ankle to the tips of his toes.
And because of that – plus swings from two of the team’s budding autumn legends – the Dodgers returned to the World Series for the first time since winning the thing in 1988 and looked like they never left.
The Dodgers won their first World Series game in 29 years, defeating the Houston Astros 3-1. Clayton Kershaw went 7 innings, striking out 11 batters on way to a victory. Justin Turner had the go-ahead two run home run, cashing in teammate Chris Taylor, who scored two runs.
Bill Plunkett, JP Hoornstra, and Jonathan Khamis recap Game 1 with interviews from Dodgers manager Dave Roberts and players.
Video by Jonathan Khamis, for SCNG.
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