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Oddsmaker won't even let you bet on Clayton Kershaw winning Cy Young
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Los Angeles Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw is running away (pitching away?) with the National League's Cy Young race, say gamblers who make their living on that kind of thing. Bovada.lv apparently believes that Kershaw is such a lock for Cy Young t…Upvote Share Tweet
The curious case of Giants rookie Andrew Susac's 'first' MLB hityahoo.com 11 hours agoGreat Scott! Andrew Susac, the rookie catcher for the San Francisco Giants has altered the timeline of his rookie season, rewriting both the date of his MLB game and his first hit. It's going to take a full 1.21 gigawatts to explain this curious case of…Upvote Share Tweet
Back tightness has Nats' LaRoche day to dayMLB.com 13 hours agoNationals first baseman Adam LaRoche left Monday night's 6-4 victory over the Dodgers in the top of the seventh inning because of lower back tightness and was replaced by Kevin Frandsen.Upvote Share Tweet
Dodgers put prospect Pederson right into fireMLB.com 13 hours agoJoc Pederson had the stage, had the drama, had family in the stands, had everything he needed Monday to make his first Major League at-bat the stuff of legend -- a true Hollywood debut.Upvote Share TweetRoberto Hernandez allowed four home runs in 4 1/3 innings pitched as the Dodgers dropped the series opener to the Nationals, 6-4, on Monday night. L.A. is two games up on San Francisco in the NL West after the loss.Upvote Share Tweet
Rockies top Giants after resumed-game lossESPN.com 16 hours agoCharlie Blackmon lined a two-out single in the ninth inning off reliever Sergio Romo, helping the Colorado Rockies beat San Francisco 10-9 on Monday and stop the Giants' six-game win streak on a long day at Coors Field.Upvote Share TweetFranklin Morales spotted the Giants four runs in the top of the first inning Monday, but rather than say die, the Rockies instead stormed back for eight runs in the final three innings, including a walk-off single from Charlie Blackmon to cap off a 10-9…Upvote Share Tweet
Ross extends quality streak to 14 vs. D-backsMLB.com 18 hours agoTyson Ross extended his streak of quality starts to 14 and Cory Spangenberg shined in his Major League debut as the Padres defeated the Diamondbacks, 3-1, in the opener of a four-game series at Petco Park on Monday.Upvote Share Tweetnytimes.com 18 hours agoPhiladelphia’s Cole Hamels went six innings, striking out seven, before giving way to the bullpen in a rout of Atlanta.Upvote Share TweetCory Spangenberg had a two-run single for his first big league hit and Tyson Ross pitched six strong innings to lead the San Diego Padres to a 3-1 victory against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday.Upvote Share Tweet
Diamondbacks reinstate P Hudson, OF RossESPN.com Sep 1 (yesterday)The Arizona Diamondbacks have reinstated Daniel Hudson from the disabled, and the right-hander will likely work in relief in his return from two Tommy John operations.Upvote Share TweetHyun-Jin Ryu came off the disabled list to pitch four-hit ball over seven innings, and Matt Kemp singled in the go-ahead run to help the Dodgers beat the Padres 7-1.Upvote Share TweetMLB.com Aug 31 (yesterday)The Giants completed a three-game sweep of the Brewers with a 15-5 victory at AT&T Park on Sunday afternoon. The 15 runs were a season high, and the win was their sixth consecutive, which tied their longest streak of the season.Upvote Share TweetChase Anderson pitched six strong innings to help the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Colorado Rockies 6-2 on Sunday.Upvote Share TweetESPN.com Aug 31 (2 days ago)The Oakland Athletics are closing in on a trade for Chicago White Sox slugger Adam Dunn, sources told ESPN.Upvote Share TweetFour days after Madison Bumgarner lost his perfect game to the leadoff hitter in the eighth, Jake Peavy lost his no-hit bid with one out in the top of the eighth Saturday when Mark Reynolds flared a single to right, but the Giants defeated the Brewers, …Upvote Share TweetMLB.com Aug 31 (3 days ago)What a difference a week makes. Almost a week after getting hit hard by the Giants, right-hander Stephen Strasburg had one of his best starts of the season as the Nationals downed the Mariners, 3-1, at Safeco Field on Saturday night.Upvote Share Tweet
Padres earn third straight walk-off winMLB.com Aug 31 (3 days ago)Alexi Amarista's bloop single to center field in the bottom of the 10th inning Saturday lifted the Padres to a 2-1 victory over the Dodgers before a sold-out crowd of 43,926 at Petco Park.Upvote Share Tweet
Rockies Walk Off With WinSep 1Charlie Blackmon's RBI single in the bottom of the ninth lifted the Rockies past the Giants 10-9.
Clayton Kershaw SportsCenter ConversationSep 1Clayton Kershaw sits down with Buster Olney to discuss his comments about this season being World Series or bust for the Dodgers and his relationship with Sandy Koufax.
Span's Big Bat Propels NationalsSep 1Denard Span hit two home runs to lead the Nationals past the Dodgers 6-4.
Dodgers Avoid SweepAug 31Hyun-Jin Ryu struck out seven batters over seven innings to lead the Dodgers past the Padres 7-1.
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Early Test for NFL's New Domestic Violence PolicySep 1Much to address this morning, three days out from the NFL’s 95th season. I was planning to address the Roger Goodell about-face on domestic violence later in the column, but the Ray McDonald arrest at 3 a.m. Sunday in San Jose, and the 49ers defensive t…