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3 hrs ago | AM 570 KLAC

Dodgers aim to extend success over Padres

The Los Angeles Dodgers look to maintain their dominance over the San Diego Padres when the two National League West foes commence a three-game series Friday at Petco Park.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League West, Major League Baseball, San Diego Padres, Los Angeles Dodgers, Clayton Kershaw, Baseball Players, Scott Van Slyke, Matt Kemp

7 hrs ago | KMIZ

Cardinals confident Lackey will deliver

When the St. Louis Cardinals dealt for John Lackey at the July 31 non-waiver trading deadline from the Boston Red Sox, it was as much about shaking things up as adding a frontline starting pitcher.

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, National League Central, Baseball Players, John Lackey, St. Louis Cardinals, Milwaukee Brewers, Adam Wainwright

12 hrs ago | Los Angeles Times

Dodgers' wunderkind Yasiel Puig is suddenly a man without power

Dodgers center fielder Yasiel Puig chats with second baseman Dee Gordon in the on-deck circle before the first inning of their game against the Diamondbacks on Tuesday in Arizona.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League West, Major League Baseball, Dee Gordon, Baseball Players, Yasiel Puig

16 hrs ago | Chicago Cubs

Catching Hoffy: Batterymates share memories

Long before "Hells Bells" ever blared through the speakers at the Padres' ballpark, before he developed that nasty changeup grip and well before he had reason to give pitching a single thought, Trevor Hoffman was just a light-hitting 22-year-old shortstop in the Reds' Minor League system, trying to find his way -- and his next hit.

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, National League Central, Baseball Players, Trevor Hoffman, Tony Gwynn, Colt Morton, Pete Laforest, Brad Ausmus

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Cincinatti Reds

Leake leads Reds into Pittsburgh for NL Central matchup

The Pirates have helped erase memories of their seven-game losing skid by taking series from the two teams ahead of them in the National League Central in the last week.

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, National League Central, Mike Leake, Baseball Players, Jeff Locke, Edinson Volquez, Pedro Alvarez, Todd Frazier

True Blue LA

Dodgers feasting on NL West

The Dodgers ' win on Wednesday night secured a quick two-game sweep of the Diamondbacks and gave the Dodgers their ninth consecutive series win against National League West opponents.

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, National League West, Los Angeles Dodgers

That Balls Outta Here

Fire Ruben Amaro

Jul 25, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro, Jr. walks the field while talking on the phone during batting practice before a game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Citizens Bank Park.

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, National League East, Philadelphia Phillies, Roy Halladay, Baseball Players, Raul Ibanez, Cliff Lee, Chris Carpenter

Los Angeles Dodgers

Kershaw deserves NL's Cy Young and MVP

Every once in awhile, the moons align so that a pitcher deserves serious consideration to win the Most Valuable Player and Cy Young Awards in the same season.

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, National League West, American League, Los Angeles Dodgers

Whittier Daily News

Kershaw adds to MVP campaign with 10 strikeouts in win over Arizona

You could hear the sounds of “MVP!” chants for Clayton Kershaw, even here at Chase Field.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League West, Major League Baseball, Clayton Kershaw, Baseball Players, Dee Gordon, Ender Inciarte, Paul Goldschmidt, Kenley Jansen

Wed Aug 27, 2014

ESPN

Giants walk off on Posey's 3rd HR in 2 nights

Buster Posey hit a game-ending two-run homer for his third clout in two nights, sending the San Francisco Giants past the Colorado Rockies 4-2 on Wednesday night for Bruce Bochy's 1,600th managerial victory.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League West, Major League Baseball, Madison Bumgarner, Baseball Players, Brandon Crawford, Buster Posey, Brandon Belt, Wilin Rosario

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Phillies cool off Nationals with sweep

Pinch-hitter Grady Sizemore hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the sixth inning, and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the NL East-leading Nationals 8-4 Wednesday night to complete a three-game sweep.

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, National League East, Baseball Players, Jordan Zimmermann, Domonic Brown, Philadelphia Phillies, Ian Desmond, Jimmy Rollins

Rant Sports

San Francisco Giants' Madison Bumgarner is a Dark Horse NL Cy Young Contender

The San Francisco Giants ' 25-year-old ace was at his best on Tuesday night, tossing a complete game one-hitter against the Colorado Rockies .

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Related Topix: Sports, National League West, Major League Baseball, Madison Bumgarner, Baseball Players, San Francisco Giants, Clayton Kershaw

WOKY-AM Greenfield

Trending Now: Doc Rivers signs extension w...

Doc Rivers has agreed to a contract that will keep him with the Los Angeles Clippers through the end of the 2019 season The Giants shutout the Rockies 3-0 behind Madison Bumgarner who just missed a perfect game allowing 1 hit in the 8th inning.

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Related Topix: Sports, Madison Bumgarner, Baseball Players, American League West, American League, Major League Baseball, National League Central, NFC, NFL Football, NFC West, American League Central

Washington Nationals

Castrovince: Division leaders can't ease up

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Related Topix: Sports, National League West, Major League Baseball, National League East, American League West, American League, American League Central, American League East, Corey Kluber, Baseball Players

Ananova

MLB: Angels see off Marlins

The Los Angeles Angels moved ahead of the Oakland Athletics in American League West after an 8-2 win over the Miami Marlins.

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, National League East, American League West, American League, Oakland Athletics, National League Central, Baseball Players, Chris Carter, American League East

The Wichita Eagle

Nelson doesn't get much support in loss to Padres

The Brewers' five-game road winning streak was snapped as they fell to San Diego, 4-1 on Tuesday night.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Everth Cabrera, Major League Baseball, National League Central, Jonathan Lucroy, Scooter Gennett, Jean Segura, Jedd Gyorko

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Sporting News

Playoff races: These roster moves could help decide AL, NL Central

For most of the season, it seemed a foregone conclusion the Tigers would win the American League Central.

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, National League Central, American League, American League Central, Billy Butler, Baseball Players, Joakim Soria

AM 570 KLAC

Dodgers begin quick series with Diamondbacks

Roberto Hernandez makes his fourth start for the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday when they begin a brief two-game series with the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League West, Major League Baseball, Dee Gordon, Baseball Players, Los Angeles Dodgers, Arizona Diamondbacks

Federal Baseball

Wire Taps: Nationals' outfielder Steven Souza named Triple-A International League MVP

Steven Souza, 25, tore up Triple-A pitching this season, and this afternoon he was named the AAA International League MVP.

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, National League East, Bryce Harper, Baseball Players, Steven Souza, Anthony Rendon

Max 106.3

Trending Now: Giants move Lincecum to the bullpen

The Angels lost to the Marlins 7-1 while the A's beat the Astros 8-2. Oakland moves into a tie with L.A. for first place in the AL West.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League West, American League, Major League Baseball, National League Central, American League Central, NFC, NFL Football, NFC West

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