Dodgers playoff tickets on sale today

September 20, 2017

WASHINGTON — Tickets for potential Dodgers postseason home games at Dodger Stadium for the National League Wild Card Game, NL Division Series and NL Championship Series will go on sale on Wednesday at 10 a.m. PT, the team announced on Friday. Postseason tickets will be available both online at dodgers.com/postseason and at the Dodger Stadium box office. The NL Wild Card Game will be on Wednesday, Oct. 4, and the…

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Myers' adjustments leading to success, results

“I felt really good in the box today, one of the best I’ve felt all year,” Myers said. “It’s great just to see some results come back. I’ve been working like crazy this year to try to find something.” Myers still has areas that need improvement, evidenced by Tuesday’s first inning. After smoking a liner to left with two runners on, Myers prematurely entered his home-run trot. When the ball…

September 20, 2017
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Pollock's 2 HRs can't end offensive struggles

September 20, 2017

Still, they are in comfortable position when it comes to the postseason chase. They lead the Rockies by 4 1/2 games for the top National League Wild Card spot with 10 to play. Any combination of D-backs wins and Brewers losses equaling six clinches a playoff spot for Arizona. “Minimal concern,” manager Torey Lovullo said about his team’s offense. “Minimal. I know last night I talked about building innings and…

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Pence helps Giants hurt Rox's Wild Card hopes

September 20, 2017

With the score tied, 3-3, Pablo Sandoval opened the Giants’ ninth with an infield single off reliever Chris Rusin and was replaced by pinch-runner Orlando Calixte. Ryder Jones‘ subsequent sacrifice-bunt attempt eluded third baseman Nolan Arenado before Rusin grabbed the ball but threw wide to first base. Jones was safe and received credit for a single. “I don’t think you intentionally try and squeeze it between the pitcher and the…

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Walk-off loss trims Rox's Wild Card lead to 1

September 20, 2017

With the score tied, 3-3, Pablo Sandoval opened the Giants’ ninth with an infield single off reliever Chris Rusin and was replaced by pinch-runner Orlando Calixte. Ryder Jones‘ subsequent sacrifice-bunt attempt eluded third baseman Nolan Arenado before Rusin grabbed the ball but threw wide to first base. Jones was safe and received credit for a single. “I don’t think you intentionally try and squeeze it between the pitcher and the…

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Crew cuts lead to 1; hardest throw of '17 key

September 20, 2017

The Brewers, who have won nine of their last 11 games and won or split seven of their last eight series, are just a game behind the Rockies for the second NL Wild Card after Colorado’s walk-off loss in San Francisco. Tuesday’s win kept the Brewers 3 1/2 games behind the Cubs, who won at Tampa Bay, in a National League Central race that could hinge on the looming four-game…

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Baez's struggles tough on Dodgers' bullpen

September 20, 2017

Manager Dave Roberts gave Baez a 36-pitch rope to show his slump was over, but a bases-loaded walk was followed by Rhys Hoskins‘ 10-pitch bases-clearing double, exposing Baez’s one-pitch arsenal and leaving Roberts waffling on whether the right-hander, a postseason participant the past four Octobers, will be one this time. Hoskins’ go-ahead double LAD@PHI: Hoskins rips a go-ahead double in the 7th Rhys Hoskins laces a go-ahead bases-clearing double after…

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Hoskins comes up big again, delivers key hit

September 20, 2017

“I always think he’s going to do something special the deeper he goes into the count,” Phillies manager Pete Mackanin said. Hoskins’ go-ahead double LAD@PHI: Hoskins rips a go-ahead double in the 7th Rhys Hoskins laces a go-ahead bases-clearing double after a long at-bat to give the Phillies a 5-2 lead in the bottom of the 7th inning Hoskins’ plate appearance against Baez in the seventh seemed to be one…

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Contreras, Russell being eased back in

September 20, 2017

“We want to keep these guys,” Maddon said. “If we keep this going, I want these guys in the lineup. It’s a fine balancing act to try to win the game, play these guys and not hurt them. They’re still in rehab mode. Their at-bats have been outstanding.” The plan is to have Contreras and Russell play two — maybe three — straight days, then take a day off. If…

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Wood, Padres notch series win vs. D-backs

September 20, 2017

SAN DIEGO — Travis Wood knocked in as many runs as he allowed on Tuesday night, sparking a 6-2 Padres win, their fourth in five games this month against the National League Wild Card-seeking D-backs. Despite two homers from A.J. Pollock, who batted in the leadoff spot for the first time since July, Arizona did not move any closer to securing the top NL Wild Card spot. Still, the D-backs…

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