L.A.'s feats of strength in a one-sided series have kept Atlanta scoreless and stymied in a major first-round mismatch.
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The top challengers from both leagues couldn't take down Houston during the regular season. Will they fare better in October?
Justin Turner and the free-swinging Los Angeles Dodgers headed for a one-game showdown against Colorado to determine the NL West champion, jumping on the San Francisco Giants from the start Sunday in a 15-0 win for a weekend sweep.
The Los Angeles Dodgers clinched baseball's final playoff berth and gave themselves a chance to still win the NL West, beating the San Francisco Giants 10-6.
Marly Rivera ESPN Writer
With the Dodgers 10-6 win over the Giants, the St. Louis Cardinals are officially eliminated from playoff contention. It was still an extremely impressive showing by a team that was all but written off after being 8.5 games out of first place in the NL Central at the end of July.
David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer
Clayton Kershaw greets Ty Blach with a first-pitch single to right field for a two-run single as Enrique Hernandez beats a poor throw from Hunter Pence to give the Dodgers a 5-3 lead. Wild one today in San Fran.
David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer
The Dodgers need the offense to pick up Clayton Kershaw and Enrique Hernandez's double in the gap has tied the game at 3 and put runners at second and third with nobody out in the top of the fourth. Dereck Rodriguez is out as Bruce Bochy makes an early call to the bullpen.
Justin Turner hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the fifth inning and the Los Angeles Dodgers moved to the brink of securing baseball's final playoff berth by beating the San Francisco Giants 3-1 on Friday night.
Travis Jankowski had three hits, including his fourth home run, and the San Diego Padres beat the San Francisco Giants 3-2 on Wednesday night.
Pitcher Madison Bumgarner had the first game-ending hit of his career, a pinch-hit single in the 12th inning that drove in Gorkys Hernandez, and lifted the San Francisco Giants to a 5-4 victory over the San Diego Padres on Tuesday night.
Buster talks to Tim Kurkjian about the A's low-budget success, the NL playoff picture, the Giants' future & more (1:40). Plus, Sarah Langs' "Numbers Game" (28:23) and Tom Haudricourt with some "Inside Heat" on the Brewers (33:46).
Bryan Mitchell struck out seven in 8 2/3 strong innings, Jose Pirela had a homer among his three hits, and the San Diego Padres defeated the San Francisco Giants 5-0 Monday night.
Bobby Evans has been dismissed as Giants general manager and will be reassigned within the organization, the team said.
Miles Mikolas' outing against the San Francisco Giants was typical, and typical for him is pretty good.
Tyler O'Neill hit a solo home run with two outs in the 10th inning and the St. Louis Cardinals held their playoff position, rallying past the San Francisco Giants 5-4 on Saturday.
Giants first baseman Brandon Belt is expected to be ready for spring training after having surgery Friday to clean up his torn meniscus and cartilage damage in his right knee.
Pinch-hitter Matt Adams had a clutch two-run double in the eighth inning, helping the St. Louis Cardinals beat the San Francisco Giants 5-3 on Friday night.
William Weinbaum ESPN
Thu.'s announcement that Billie Jean King & her partner Ilana Kloss are joining the Dodgers' ownership group came on the 45th anniv. of King's "Battle of the Sexes" win vs. Bobby Riggs at the Astrodome. Her brother, Randy Moffitt, was a Giants reliever 1972-81 & pitched a year each for Hou. & Tor. King turns 75 in Nov. & Moffitt 70 in Oct.
Even when your playoff odds drop to absolute zero, there's still a chance to do something absolutely special on the diamond.
Wil Myers and Freddy Galvis homered, Robbie Erlin pitched five solid innings and the San Diego Padres beat the San Francisco Giants 8-4 on Wednesday night to avoid a three-game sweep.
Giants rookie Chris Shaw hit a two-run single in the eighth inning and San Francisco rallied to beat San Diego 5-4 on Tuesday night, assuring that the rebuilding Padres will finish last in the NL West.
Brandon Crawford and Evan Longoria homered off Bryan Mitchell, and left-hander Andrew Suarez pitched into the eighth inning to lead the San Francisco Giants to a 4-2 victory against the San Diego Padres on Monday night in a matchup of NL West teams...