Sometimes a team’s best players don’t make the All-Star team. Here are the National League’s mid-season team MVPs.
Josh Beckett, who last won a game 14 starts ago, on Sept. 30, 2012 vs Colorado, and Jacob Turner, who last won 15 starts ago, on July 10, 2013 vs Atlanta, represented the two longest active winless streaks in the National League.
Yasiel Puig extended his career-best hitting streak to 12 games with his third home run in four days, a go-ahead three-run shot, and drew a bases-loaded walk in the Los Angeles Dodgers’ 6-5 win over the Florida Marlins on Monday night.
Jeff Baker hit a game-winning double off the wall with two outs in the ninth inning, and the Miami Marlins beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-4 Sunday.
Pinch-hitter Carl Crawford hit a two-run homer in the 11th inning, and the Los Angeles Dodgers escaped several late-inning jams to beat the Miami Marlins 9-7 on Saturday night.
Surprising Tom Koehler outpitched Josh Beckett, and the Miami Marlins extended their home winning streak to seven games by beating the Los Angeles Dodgers 6-3 Friday night.
Major League Baseball would have to change its policy on Cuban players if the Miami Marlins and Tampa Bay Rays want a share of state money that would be set aside for professional sports stadiums under a bill the House passed Friday.
The Marlins look to the 22-year-old Christian Yelich to lead off and start in left field.
Clayton Kershaw allowed five hits in eight innings to lower his ERA to 1.72, best in the majors, and the Los Angeles Dodgers won their third game in a row by beating the Miami Marlins 6-0.
Yasiel Puig entered the game and launched the first pitch he saw over the fence in left center field to give the Dodgers the winning run as Los Angeles took game two of the four-game series 6-4.
Yasiel Puig is out of the Los Angeles Dodgers’ starting lineup against the Miami Marlins, and manager Don Mattingly says the one-day move was made because of the rookie’s slump.
Fernandez struck out eight Dodgers through and gave up a single run through six innings as the Marlins beat the Dodgers 6-2 on Monday to give Los Angeles their first two-game losing streak in two months.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have acquired right-hander Ricky Nolasco in a trade with the Miami Marlins.
Kemp had two singles for Los Angeles on Sunday in a 5-3 victory over the Miami Marlins, giving him 1,000 career hits and extending his hitting streak to 11 games. But manager Don Mattingly insists it’s only a matter of time before the homers come in bunches for Kemp, who hit a career-high 39 in 2011.
Andre Ethier had a pair of doubles among his season-high four hits, Dee Gordon hit a rare home run and the Los Angeles Dodgers snapped an eight-game losing streak with a 7-1 victory over the Miami Marlins on Saturday night.