Dodgers overcome power outage and a Mookie Betts injury scare to beat Angels

The Dodgers and Angels had just completed the sixth inning Saturday night when, just after 8:30 p.m., Dodger Stadium went pitch black. The entire ballpark lost power for a few seconds before some lights flickered on, creating an eerie, perfect-for-2020 sight with cardboard cutouts dotting the stands. A few Dodgers lounged by third base — […]

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Angels vs. Dodgers interrupted by power outage at Dodger Stadium

Hansel Robles didn’t have a shut-down inning for the Angels on Saturday night, but he still managed to turn out the Dodgers’ lights. Dodger Stadium briefly went pitch-black after Kiké Hernández flew out to end the sixth inning. The power flickered back on after a few moments, with the ribbon LED boards and lights on […]

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Cubs stopped by Twins, still waiting for offense to emerge

Willson Contreras is tagged out at home during the fourth inning of Sunday’s game. | Getty Over three games, the Cubs scored twice against Minnesota and are running out of time for their bats to wake up before the playoffs. With one week left in the regular season, the Cubs should feel good about their […]

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White Sox’ Dylan Cease struggling at the wrong time

Dylan Cease #84 of the Chicago White Sox pitches in the first inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park on September 20, 2020 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images) | Getty With a week left before the postseason, right-hander Dylan Cease is running short on time to find his command […]

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Cubs’ winning streak snapped as Alec Mills loses first start after no-hitter

Alec Mills throws during the first inning of Saturday’s game. | AP Photos Mills went six-plus innings and gave up four runs (three earned) and six hits while striking out seven. It was Alec Mills’ first start since his no-hitter last Sunday in Milwaukee. His bid to repeat history lasted until Eddie Rosario’s home run […]

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Julio Urías dominates in Dodgers win after another bout of first-inning struggles

It’s Julio Urías’ dominance from the second inning onward that makes his struggles in the first so confounding. That season-long trend was exemplified Thursday night, as the Dodgers starter allowed two runs in the opening frame against the Colorado Rockies before shutting down their lineup down over the next five. The latter stretch was good […]

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White Sox positioned for plenty of individual awards

White Sox manager Rick Renteria takes notes during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash) | AP Photos Manager Rick Renteria, first baseman Jose Abreu, shortstop Tim Anderson, center fielder Luis Robert all building strong cases The White Sox media relations department […]

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Kenley Jansen makes things interesting, but Dodgers hold off Padres

Dave Roberts did not flinch. With his club nursing a two-run lead in the ninth inning against the San Diego Padres Tuesday night, the Dodgers manager gave the ball to the man he says he still trusts to close games. He went to Kenley Jansen. For a few moments, Jansen appeared in control. The right-hander […]

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Braves score franchise-record 29 runs in win against Marlins

Atlanta Braves’ Adam Duvall (23) hits a home run in the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, in Atlanta.    | Brynn Anderson/AP On Sept. 2, 1957, Hank Aaron and the Milwaukee Braves, the eventual World Series champions, hammered the Cubs 23-10 ATLANTA — Adam Duvall drove […]

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Dallas Keuchel to skip turn in White Sox rotation with back soreness

Dallas Keuchel delivers to a Kansas City Royals batter during the first inning of a baseball game at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Sept. 6, 2020.(AP Photo/Orlin Wagner) | AP Photos Dallas Keuchel will skip his scheduled start Saturday against the Tigers “out of abundance of caution,” manager Rick Renteria said, aim for […]

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Pirates rally past mistake-prone White Sox

Jason Martin #51 of the Pittsburgh Pirates scores on a fielder’s choice in the ninth inning against Yasmani Grandal #24 of the Chicago White Sox at PNC Park on September 8, 2020 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images) | Getty Nick Madrigal thrown out at home and third base, Tim Anderson picked […]

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Dallas Keuchel leaves with injury, but Sox win again to sweep Royals

Edwin Encarnacion connects on a three-run homer that gave the Sox a 5-0 lead in the seventh inning Sunday at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas Cit. | Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images Keuchel left in the sixth with lower back stiffness, but Jose Abreu extended his hitting streak to 20 games and Edwin Encarnacion hit a […]

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Alex Wood wants to be a starter but is not frustrated Dodgers moved him to the bullpen

Alex Wood’s second appearance of the 2020 season was a scoreless eighth inning on Sept.1. That’s not how he envisioned it. Wood rejoined Dodgers on a one-year contract in January for a few reasons. To win a championship after helping the club reach the World Series in 2017 and 2018. He adored the organization and […]

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Did Patrick Sandoval tip his pitches? Angels starter struggles vs. Astros

If the first inning was a breeze for Patrick Sandoval on Monday night, then the next two innings were like the storm lurking in the Gulf of Mexico that could threaten the Angels in Houston this week: a hurricane. The Angels left-hander needed only five pitches to retire the first three Astros, getting George Springer […]

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Angels fall to Athletics in 10 innings despite Shohei Ohtani’s blast

Mark Canha hit a sacrifice fly to center field in the 10th inning to lift the Oakland Athletics to a 5-4 walk-off victory over the Angels in the Oakland Coliseum on Sunday. The Angels (9-20) failed to advance the runner from second in the top of the 10th off A’s closer Liam Hendriks. Jason Castro […]

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White Sox’ Jose Abreu hits fourth homer in a row vs. Cubs

Jose Abreu homers against Yu Darvish in the second inning Sunday. (NBC Sports Chicago) Abreu becomes first White Sox to homer in four consecutive plate appearances Jose Abreu homered again. The White Sox first baseman took one out of the park in his first at-bat Sunday against Yu Darvish, giving the streaking Sox a 1-0 […]

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White Sox activate Reynaldo Lopez, who will start Saturday night vs. Cubs

Reynaldo Lopez throws against the Minnesota Twins during the first inning on July 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) | AP Photos Right-hander Reynaldo Lopez, who has not pitched since being removed from his first start in the first inning with a sore shoulder, will make his second start Saturday night against the Cubs. Right-hander […]

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Walker Buehler is in fine form with 11 strikeouts as Dodgers defeat Rockies

Getting a rare day off, Mookie Betts joined the Dodgers’ TV broadcast in the second inning Friday night for a midgame interview. The right fielder was asked about his “spa day,” as manager Dave Roberts called it, and his strong start to the season. But when the topic turned to Walker Buehler, Betts’ mind immediately […]

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Cubs drop Game 1 of doubleheader against the Cardinals as losing streak moves to four

Photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo/Getty Images Cardinals score two runs in the seventh inning to defeat Cubs 3-1. Kyle Hendricks allows three runs over 6 1/3 innings. It was up to starter Kyle Hendricks to try to play stopper in Game 1 of Monday’s doubleheader against the Cardinals, but the Cubs ace came close as the […]

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Dodgers’ hitters aren’t getting whole picture because of video room ban

Justin Turner whiffed for strike three in the third inning of the Dodgers’ 6-5, 10-inning win over the Angels on Saturday night at Angel Stadium when color analyst Orel Hershiser made a subtle observation on the television broadcast: Turner will have to wait until after the game to study a replay of the at-bat. In […]

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Yu Darvish strikes out season-high 11 in Cubs win over Brewers

Cubs starter Yu Darvish delivers during the first inning against the Milwaukee Brewers. | Jeff Haynes/AP Darvish allowed one run on one hit over seven innings in Thursday’s 4-2 victory. The Cubs’ ace has allowed just one run over his last three starts. It was almost a year ago when right-hander Yu Darvish started to […]

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That’s three good ones in a row for White Sox righty Dylan Cease

White Sox pitcher Dylan Cease throws during the first inning of Wednesday’s game against the Tigers in Detroit. | Carlos Osorio/AP The White Sox need Dylan Cease to be part of a Big 3 in their starting rotation. He lowered his ERA to 3.26 in his fourth start Wednesday. The White Sox need Dylan Cease […]

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