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All-bullpen game plan sends LA home happy

All-bullpen game plan sends LA home happy

MLB.com Updated 8 hours ago
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…
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  • Kemp, Dodgers Beat Cubs 8-5

    Kemp, Dodgers Beat Cubs 8-5

    nytimes.com 9 hours ago
    Matt 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.
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  • Nats pad lead for top NL mark with comeback win

    Nats pad lead for top NL mark with comeback win

    MLB.com Sep 20 (yesterday)
    Of 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…
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  • Adrian's two homers squandered as 'pen crumbles

    Adrian's two homers squandered as 'pen crumbles

    MLB.com Sep 20 (yesterday)
    Two 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.
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  • Flying Puig fully extends for run-saving catch

    Flying Puig fully extends for run-saving catch

    MLB.com Sep 20 (yesterday)
    Dodgers 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.
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  • Lingering soreness keeps Uribe out of lineup

    Lingering soreness keeps Uribe out of lineup

    MLB.com Sep 20 (yesterday)
    Third 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.
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  • Coghlan HR Leads Cubs Over Dodgers, 8-7

    Coghlan HR Leads Cubs Over Dodgers, 8-7

    nytimes.com ESPN.com MLB.com Sep 20 (2 days ago)
    Chris 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.
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  • Cubs' Castillo leaves with left rib contusion

    Cubs' Castillo leaves with left rib contusion

    ESPN.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.
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  • Baez shifts back to second after stint at short

    Baez shifts back to second after stint at short

    MLB.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.
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  • Bryant, Glasnow are Pipeline Prospects of the Year

    Bryant, Glasnow are Pipeline Prospects of the Year

    MLB.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…
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  • As Cubs Slowly Rebuild, There’s Shouting From the Rooftops

    As Cubs Slowly Rebuild, There’s Shouting From the Rooftops

    nytimes.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.
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  • Kershaw Gets 20th Win as Dodgers Pound Cubs 14-5

    Kershaw Gets 20th Win as Dodgers Pound Cubs 14-5

    nytimes.com ESPN.com MLB.com Sep 19 (3 days ago)
    Clayton 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.
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  • Cubs' Rizzo recognized for community work

    Cubs' Rizzo recognized for community work

    ESPN.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.
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  • Hendriks Wins Again, Pitches Cubs Past Reds

    Hendriks Wins Again, Pitches Cubs Past Reds

    nytimes.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.
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  • Cubs' Arrieta sees no-hit bid fall short in win

    Cubs' Arrieta sees no-hit bid fall short in win

    ESPN.com MLB.com nytimes.com Sep 17 (5 days ago)
    Jake 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.
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  • Cubs, Iowa extend contract to '18

    Cubs, Iowa extend contract to '18

    MLB.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.
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  • Rizzo hits walk-off HR in return to lift Cubs

    Rizzo hits walk-off HR in return to lift Cubs

    ESPN.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.
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  • Video - Puig's Flying Catch 00:17

    Puig's Flying Catch

    Sep 20
    Yasiel Puig covers major ground and makes a spectacular diving catch, getting Jorge Soler out in the Dodgers' 8-7 loss to the Cubs.
  • Video - Cubs Escape Dodgers 00:37

    Cubs Escape Dodgers

    Sep 20
    Chris 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.
  • Video - Kershaw Picks Up 20th Victory In Dodgers' Win 00:50

    Kershaw Picks Up 20th Victory In Dodgers' Win

    Sep 19
    Clayton Kershaw struck out nine for his 20th victory of the season in the Dodgers' 14-5 win over the Cubs.
  • Video - Kershaw On His 20th Win Of The Season 01:48

    Kershaw On His 20th Win Of The Season

    Sep 19
    Clayton Kershaw discusses his 20th victory of the season after the Dodgers beat the Cubs 14-5.

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