MLB Playoffs

Clayton Kershaw #22 of the Los Angeles Dodgers pitches in the first inning against the St. Louis Cardinals in Game Four of the National League Divison Series at Busch Stadium on October 7, 2014 in St Louis, Missouri. (credit: Jeff Roberson - Pool/Getty Images)

Dodgers Season Comes To Close As Cardinals Take NLDS, 3-1

Clayton Kershaw, pitching off short rest, saw his 7th inning demons return to the mound, as Matt Adams’ go-ahead 3-run homer capped the St. Louis Cardinals rally to defeat the tired Dodgers 3-2 on Tuesday to eliminate LA from the playoffs.

10/07/2014

The Boston Red Sox celebrate after defeating the St. Louis Cardinals 3-0 to win game four of the World Series on October 27, 2004 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri. (credit: Elsa/Getty Images)

Top 5 MLB Playoff Sweeps Since 2000

We take a look at five of the biggest MLB playoff sweeps since 2000.

09/30/2014

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Dodgers Use Down Time To Heal Up For Playoffs

The Dodgers are heading into the postseason healthier than they were a year ago, and they hope it holds up.

09/30/2014

Josh Hamilton #32 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim hits a single in the second inning against the Oakland Athletics at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on August 28, 2014 in Anaheim, California. (credit: Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)

Angels’ Hamilton Says He’s OK For Playoffs

Los Angeles Angels slugger Josh Hamilton says he’s feeling better and is ready for the playoffs later this week.

09/30/2014

Third base coach Lorenzo Bundy #49 of the Los Angeles Dodgers congratulates Clayton Kershaw #22 after hitting an RBI triple in the fifth inning, as third baseman Pablo Sandoval #48 of the San Francisco Giants looks on at Dodger Stadium on September 24, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (credit: Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Dodgers Clinch NL West Behind Kershaw, 9-1 Defeat Of Giants

The Dodgers clinched the National League West on Wednesday night, behind an eight inning, one run effort by Clayton Kershaw to defeat the San Francisco Giants 9-1.

09/24/2014

Los Angeles Dodgers v Arizona Diamondbacks

Kershaw Hopes To Lift Dodgers Past Injuries In Game 1 Of NLDS

It’s been a while since either team played a truly meaningful game. The Los Angeles Dodgers took control of the NL West with an amazing 2 1-2-month stretch and could let off the gas over the final weeks.

10/02/2013

Andre Ethier #16 of the Los Angeles Dodgers looks on prior to the start of the game against the San Diego Padres at Dodger Stadium on August 30, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (credit: Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Dodgers Undecided On Ethier’s Playoff Role

Andre Ethier may be limited to pinch-hitting duties in the National League division series because of a left ankle injury, leaving the Los Angeles Dodgers still undecided on whether to include the outfielder on the playoff roster.

10/01/2013

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim v Texas Rangers

Angels Keeping Rangers’ Playoff Hopes Alive

Joe Nathan feels like the Texas Rangers have been playing elimination games for a week.

09/28/2013

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Yankees Crush Tigers To Force Game 5

Curtis Granderson made two spectacular catches against his former team and A.J. Burnett came through when the Yankees needed him most, leading New York past the Detroit Tigers 10-1 Tuesday night to send their AL playoff series back to the Bronx for a decisive Game 5.

10/04/2011

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Valverde, Tigers Stop Yanks In 9th, Tie Series

Detroit closer Jose Valverde held off a furious New York ninth-inning rally and the Tigers avoided a major slip-up, beating the Yankees 5-3 on a rainy Sunday and evening their best-of-five AL playoff series at one game apiece.

10/02/2011

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Arizona Wins 5th NL West Crown In 14th Year In League

The Arizona Diamondbacks completed an improbable
run to their first NL West crown in four years, beating San Francisco 3-1 Friday night when rookie Paul Goldschmidt lined a two-run triple off Sergio Romo in the eighth inning.

09/23/2011

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Fading Dodgers Fall To Braves 1-0

Tim Hudson extended his dominant stretch of starts with three-hit ball for eight innings and Brooks Conrad homered in the seventh to lift the Atlanta Braves to a 1-0 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night.

08/13/2010

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