The Mets got homers from Curtis Granderson and Kevin Plawecki as they jumped on Dodgers lefty Scott Kazmir early and often to pull out a series-opening 4-2 victory and give Steven Matz his fifth straight win.
Maybe Pedro Baez can be the answer. Baez successfully took the Dodgers’ 6-2 win over the Blue Jays from Clayton Kershaw to Kenley Jansen, providing a 1-2-3 eighth inning, the most troublesome frame for the Dodgers over the past few years.
After going 4-for-10 with a homer and double in the two games against Tampa Bay earlier in the week, Yasiel Puig went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts on Saturday and was out of the Dodgers’ starting lineup on Sunday.
The Dodgers and Mets will meet Monday at Dodger Stadium in the opener of a four-game series and a rematch of last year’s National League Division Series, which the Mets won in five games.
A four-out save on Sunday was added to the resume of Kenley Jansen, who showed again to be the most indispensible Dodger this side of Clayton Kershaw.
The Dodgers were all in with Major League Baseball’s Mother’s Day theme of “Going to Bat Against Breast Cancer.”
After a no-decision duel by starting pitchers Ross Stripling and Marco Estrada, the Dodgers took Sunday’s rubber game of the three-game Interleague series over the Blue Jays, 4-2.
Teenage pitching sensation Julio Urias is “leading the discussion” as an option for promotion to the Dodgers’ bullpen, manager Dave Roberts said on Saturday.
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts is determined to give Adrian Gonzalez a break Sunday and use him as designated hitter, which will leave him with a tough call at first base.
Clayton Kershaw, by his own account, had a weird start Saturday. It was his first time pitching in a dome and his first time facing the Blue Jays, he was lacking fastball command, the slider was erratic and opposing hitters ran his pitch count up early by fouling off his tough pitches. And, oh yeah, […]
Toronto’s Marco Estrada, who grew up in Southern California, will face Dodgers rookie Ross Stripling in Sunday’s Interleague series finale.