All-bullpen game plan sends LA home happy
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The postseason-bound Dodgers deployed six bullpen pitchers and rode a big game from Matt Kemp to fend off the Cubs, 8-5, on Sunday at Wrigley Field. Los Angeles' magic number to clinch the NL West is at three, with a three-game set against the Giants on…Upvote Share Tweet
nytimes.com 9 hours agoMatt Kemp homered and had four RBIs, Yasiel Puig scored a career-high four times and the NL West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers used six pitchers to beat the Chicago Cubs 8-5 on Sunday.Upvote Share Tweet
Nats pad lead for top NL mark with comeback winOf all the days to enjoy a comeback win, the Nationals chose a good one. With the Dodgers losing to the Cubs earlier in the day, Washington had a chance to be 2 1/2 games over Los Angeles for the best record in the National League if the Nats beat the M…Upvote Share TweetTwo home runs from Adrian Gonzalez, a dynamic diving catch by Yasiel Puig and a five-run lead in the seventh inning weren't enough, as the Cubs battered the bullpen late in an 8-7 Dodgers loss.Upvote Share Tweet
Flying Puig fully extends for run-saving catchDodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig put his immense athletic skills on display again Saturday with a spectacular diving catch in the Dodgers' game with the Cubs at Wrigley Field.Upvote Share Tweet
Lingering soreness keeps Uribe out of lineupThird baseman Juan Uribe was out of Saturday's starting lineup against the Cubs at Wrigley Field after feeling a twinge in his lower abdomen or groin, but manager Don Mattingly said Uribe is expected to play in Sunday's series finale.Upvote Share TweetChris Coghlan hit two homers, including the go-ahead two-run drive off Brian Wilson in the eighth inning, and the Chicago Cubs rallied to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-7 on Saturday.Upvote Share Tweet
Cubs' Castillo leaves with left rib contusionESPN.com Sep 19 (2 days ago)Cubs catcher Welington Castillo has been pulled from the game against the Los Angeles Dodgers due to a left rib contusion.Upvote Share Tweet
Baez shifts back to second after stint at shortMLB.com Sep 19 (3 days ago)Cubs rookie Javier Baez moved back to what will likely be his long-term post at second base on Friday against the Dodgers.Upvote Share Tweet
Bryant, Glasnow are Pipeline Prospects of the YearMLB.com Sep 19 (3 days ago)One led all of the Minors in home runs and slugging percentage. The other topped all pitching prospects in batting average against while finishing third in ERA. It's for those reasons that Kris Bryant of the Cubs and Tyler Glasnow of the Pirates have be…Upvote Share Tweet
As Cubs Slowly Rebuild, There’s Shouting From the Rooftopsnytimes.com Sep 19 (3 days ago)The Ricketts family, who bought the Cubs in 2009 and promised a winner, have faced all sorts of bedevilments on the field and off. And then there are the neighbors across the street.Upvote Share TweetClayton Kershaw had his usual velocity, and that was about it. The rest of his considerable repertoire appeared in brief flashes during one of the shortest outings of his brilliant year.Upvote Share TweetESPN.com Sep 18 (4 days ago)Chicago Cubs All-Star first baseman Anthony Rizzo is the winner of the 2014 Branch Rickey award in recognition of his community work with pediatric cancer patients.Upvote Share Tweet
Hendriks Wins Again, Pitches Cubs Past Redsnytimes.com Sep 17 (4 days ago)Kyle Hendricks kept up his impressive rookie season, pitching seven strong innings as the Chicago Cubs beat the Cincinnati Reds 3-1 Wednesday night for a sweep.Upvote Share TweetJake Arrieta took a no-hit bid into the eighth inning before giving up Brandon Phillips' one-out double, the only blemish for the Chicago Cubs pitcher in a 7-0 shutout of the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night.Upvote Share Tweet
Cubs, Iowa extend contract to '18MLB.com Sep 16 (6 days ago)The Cubs agreed to a two-year player development contract extension with Triple-A Iowa through the 2018 season on Tuesday. The previous agreement had run through the 2016 campaign.Upvote Share TweetESPN.com Sep 16 (6 days ago)Anthony Rizzo capped his return to the Cubs' lineup with a walk-off home run in the ninth inning that gave Chicago a 1-0 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Monday night.Upvote Share Tweet
Puig's Flying CatchSep 20Yasiel Puig covers major ground and makes a spectacular diving catch, getting Jorge Soler out in the Dodgers' 8-7 loss to the Cubs.
Cubs Escape DodgersSep 20Chris Coghlan hit two home runs, including the go-ahead two-run drive off of Brian Wilson, in the Cubs' 8-7 win over the Dodgers.
Kershaw Picks Up 20th Victory In Dodgers' WinSep 19Clayton Kershaw struck out nine for his 20th victory of the season in the Dodgers' 14-5 win over the Cubs.
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Questions Unanswered as the Focus ShiftsSep 19NEW YORK—The most important news conference of Roger Goodell’s eight-year reign as NFL commissioner, days overdue, lasted 44 minutes and was peppered with various forms of apology over the original light sentence in the Ray Rice case. Goodell used much …
Documentary on Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki draws a big crowd in Ge…Sep 19The premiere of a documentary on Dirk Nowitzki drew teammates, ex-teammates, coaches and more all the way to Germany.
Rematch of the MismatchSep 19How did the Broncos respond to the 35-point Super Bowl loss to the Seahawks? By changing two-thirds of their regular lineup. The proof of the makeover is stunning, especially with 10 of 12 changes to the defensive regulars. Heading into Super Bowl remat…