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Leading Off: NL teams continue series, AL arms get a rest -

A look at what's happening all around the majors today: ___. KRYPTONITE. Justin Turner and the major league-best Dodgers try to solve nemesis Robbie Ray (15-5, 2.89 ERA, 218 Ks) and take a 2-0 lead over the Diamondbacks in their NL Division Series. Ray ...and more »

D-backs-Dodgers NLDS Game 2: In Real Life -

The Dodgers overran the D-backs, 8-5, in Game 2 to take a 2-0 lead in the National League Division Series presented by T-Mobile. We were on the scene in and around Dodger Stadium. 12:25 a.m. ET: Hill rallies the fans. Rich Hill, the Dodgers' starter ...and more »

A look at Clayton Kershaw's perceived playoff 'struggles' and what it means -

With the Los Angeles Dodgers preparing to square off against the Arizona Diamondbacks Friday night (how to watch), all eyes will be on Dodgers starter Clayton Kershaw. Kershaw is coming off of yet another Cy Young caliber regular season, finishing 18-4 ...and more »

Diamondbacks' Patrick Corbin: Likely Game 4 starter -

Corbin is the likely choice to start Game 4 for the Diamondbacks in the NLDS, but it's not official, and he may be available out of the bullpen for Game 2 on Saturday, Eric Stephen of reports. Arizona will look to even the series ...and more »

Dodgers' collective finally solves Robbie Ray to take 2-0 series lead - ESPN (blog)

LOS ANGELES -- As Robbie Ray and the Arizona Diamondbacks are finding out, the Los Angeles Dodgers are like a baseball version of the Borg from "Star Trek." We'll explain that in a bit. First, the meat of the subject is that the Dodgers knocked off the ...and more »

Whicker: Dodgers dodge the Death Ray (for now) - OCRegister

LOS ANGELES — Robbie Ray had hooked the Dodgers to his joystick and pulled them wherever he wanted. Then the Arizona Diamondbacks asked Ray to try something different when the National League Division Series came around. They changed the settings a ...and more »

Justin Turner's big night fuels Dodgers to 1-0 series lead - ESPN (blog)

LOS ANGELES -- Baseball's postseason is a time of resetting in that everyone begins at 0-0. Still, each team brings with it the baggage of the regular season, the sixth-month slog during which narratives are constructed. The Los Angeles Dodgers got a ...and more »

This time, the Dodgers can't settle for anything short of a World Series - Los Angeles Times

This time will be different. A mantra that has been quietly repeated throughout Los Angeles for the last couple of months has, at last, become a full-throated plea. It's October, and a city is now collectively begging its Dodgers to bust some ghosts ...and more »

It's a hit sequel for Dodgers, who take 2-0 series lead over Diamondbacks - Los Angeles Times

Rich Hill clutched the cardboard sign and walked into the Dodgers dugout. The crowd at Dodger Stadium was sitting on its hands in the seventh inning on Saturday, minutes after a five-run lead over Arizona had shrunk to two. The second game of the ...and more »

Each NL Playoff Team's Biggest Strength — And Weakness - FiveThirtyEight

Between the record-smashing rookie campaign of Aaron Judge, the Cleveland Indians' win streak and the Houston Astros' ridiculous feats of offense, the National League has felt like a bit of an afterthought this season. (A huge amount of NL attention ...and more »