Dodgers crush Cubs in Game 5 to advance to the World Series for first time since 1988 – LA Times

Enrique Hernández hit a pair of home runs, including a grand slam in the third inning, ace Clayton Kershaw gave up one run in six innings and the Dodgers defeated the Cubs, 11-1, in Game 5 of the National League Championship Series to advance to the World Series for the first time since 1988. Source: …

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Damn Yankees

Mostly on general principles. The Giants and the Yankees are ancient enemies of the Dodgers. There have been 11 World Series in which they have been the opposing teams. Eleven! The Yankees’ comeback from an 0-2 deficit in the American League Division Series against the Indians, previously the hottest team in that league from July …

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An exciting day in baseball

First, Edinson Volquez, a guy most would likely call a journeyman pitcher, threw a no-hitter tonight for the Miami Marlins, the eighth team he’s played for in his 13-year career. He struck out the side in the ninth to put a cap on his gem. Every no-hitter seems to have at least one brilliant fielding …

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Retirement party

The Dodgers’ legendary broadcaster Vin Scully called his last game today in San Francisco. The Bay Area did itself proud in paying tribute to him and to his 67-year career. #Legends pic.twitter.com/6t8YPsFcx8 — SF Giants on CSN (@CSNGiants) October 2, 2016 That plaque on the wall reads in part “Vin Scully’s Final Broadcast.” It’s inside …

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No, it’s not believable

That’s what any Hollywood producer would say if you presented him or her with a script that matched the plot of the Dodgers’ last home game this season, played today in Los Angeles. First: it was the last home game the team’s beloved broadcaster is ever going to call. After 67 years of doing play-by-play …

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