Manny Machado caught his wife’s first pitch before the game and hit a three-run homer to notch the first 100 RBI season of his career. ”It can’t get any better than this,” Machado said. The Dodgers’ 7-2 victory over the San Diego Padres kept their NL West lead at 1 1/2 games over Colorado, which won 5-1 at Arizona.
Posted: September 23, 2018, 5:21 am
Hyun-Jin Ryu has experienced more success against the San Diego Padres than any other major league team, and the Los Angeles Dodgers hope the left-hander continues that trend Sunday in the series finale at Dodger Stadium. The Dodgers (86-69) have a 1 1/2-game lead over the Colorado Rockies for first place in the National League West. After the Dodgers conclude the series with the Padres (62-93), they’ll play their final six games on the road.
Posted: September 23, 2018, 4:58 am
Colorado’s bid to gain ground in the NL West appeared to be in jeopardy when German Marquez gave up a leadoff double and a two-run homer in the opening inning. The right-hander shook off those two first-pitch hits, shutting down the Arizona Diamondbacks the rest of the way in a game the Rockies needed to win. Marquez struck out 11 in seven innings and Ian Desmond had three RBIs, lifting Colorado to a 6-2 win over the Diamondbacks on Friday night.
Posted: September 22, 2018, 6:40 am
Right-hander Adam Wainwright will attempt to pitch himself into postseason form while at the same time helping the St. Louis Cardinals take another step toward the playoffs when he goes against the San Francisco Giants on Saturday afternoon. The Cardinals (85-69) got a tie-breaking, two-run double from pinch-hitter Matt Adams in the eighth inning Friday night to win the series opener from the Giants 5-3 and retain a 1 1/2-game lead over the Colorado Rockies (83-70) in the duel for the second wild-card playoff spot in the National League. Wainwright (2-3, 3.72) has started twice since returning from a nearly four-month absence due to elbow and hamstring issues, having shown significant progress from his first start to his second.
Posted: September 22, 2018, 5:27 am
For nearly as long as the Dodgers have been in Los Angeles, Jaime Jarrin has been calling their games. It’s the common refrain when it comes to legends like Vin Scully. No one that carries the same adoration from the Los Angeles community.
Posted: September 22, 2018, 2:58 am