Enrique Hernandez smacked three home runs, including a grand slam in the third inning, and had seven RBIs to back Clayton Kershaw and power the Dodgers to an 11-1 victory in Game 5 of the NL Championship Series presented by Camping World and eliminate the defending World Series champion Cubs.
The Cubs aren’t going to repeat as World Series champions, but manager Joe Maddon is quick to remind fans that getting to the National League Championship Series three years in a row is quite an accomplishment and that the future is bright.
The daydreams developed on the multihour bus rides through nowheresville towns, interrupted only by stops for burgers and pizza from highway rest areas, and they continued while the new “Baby Bombers” core bunked up in Minor League motels, where the only other sources of entertainment were airing on basic cable.
The Baby Bombers are all the rage these days. Aaron Judge, Gary Sanchez, Greg Bird and Luis Severino have Yankees fans dreaming about a “Core Four” sequel, one they’re hoping will land in next week’s Fall Classic.
Ron Gardenhire tormented the Tigers for years while he managed the Twins through a golden era of success. He’s now in line to lead the Tigers through their own Twins-like rebuilding process.
Justin Verlander was absolutely dominant in Game 2, and he’ll need to be again to prevent the Yankees from winning the American League Championship Series. How can New York’s hitters attack Houston’s ace? We have some ideas.
Astros bench coach Alex Cora has been linked to a number of open managerial jobs in recent weeks, and a report emerged Thursday saying that he could be named manager of the Red Sox as early as the conclusion of the American League Championship Series. And although Boston president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski confirmed […]
A change of scenery, a much-needed day off and the looming presence of pitcher Justin Verlander have Astros manager A.J. Hinch feeling confident about his team’s chances heading into tonight’s must-win Game 6 of the American League Championship Series at Minute Maid Park.
Minute Maid Park has a retractable roof. It has a train. It has the Crawford Boxes. It has Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan often sitting behind home plate and a waffle cone stuffed with fried chicken and mashed potatoes and drizzled with honey mustard.
CHICAGO — Enrique Hernandez Sr. patiently leaned against a wall in a restaurant tucked underneath Wrigley Field’s right field grandstand late Thursday night. Family members of the Los Angeles Dodgers were scattered throughout the room, celebrating the team’s newfound berth in the World Series. [Yahoo Store: Get your Los Angeles Dodgers World Series gear right […]
In the minutes following the Los Angeles Dodgers’ Game 5 win over the Chicago Cubs, you could feel the narrative forming on social media. As the World Series approaches, the cries from the skeptics, the haters and the doubters will only get stronger. [Yahoo Store: Get your Los Angeles Dodgers World Series gear right here!] […]
Clayton Kershaw has arguably been the best regular-season pitcher in baseball for most of his career, but on Thursday he proved he’s capable of pitching just as well in the playoffs. The Los Angeles Dodgers southpaw stymied the Chicago Cubs over six stellar innings, allowing just three hits and one earned run. Kershaw’s lone flaw […]