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Matt Kemp #27 of the Los Angeles Dodgers gestures after hitting a two-run home run in the sixth inning against the Houston Astros on April 21, 2012 at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Kemp Goes Off On Padres To Lead Dodgers

Matt Kemp had four hits, falling a triple shy of the cycle, and four RBIs as the Los Angeles Dodgers used a rare offensive outburst to beat the San Diego Padres 8-2 Wednesday to keep their slim playoff hopes alive.

09/26/2012

CINCINNATI, OH - SEPTEMBER 21:  Matt Kemp #27 of the Los Angeles Dodgers singles to right field during the game against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park on September 21, 2012 in Cincinnati, Ohio.  (Photo by John Grieshop/Getty Images)

Kemp Drives In Winning Runs In 10th To Beat Reds 3-1

Matt Kemp’s two-out single with the bases loaded in the 10th inning sent the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 3-1 victory Friday night that denied the Cincinnati Reds’ first chance to clinch the NL Central.

09/21/2012

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 14:  Luis Cruz #47, Andre Ethier #16, and Hanley Ramirez #13 of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrate after both score on Cruz' three run home run in the sixth inning against the St Louis Cardinals on September 14, 2012 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Cruz Does It Again! Dodgers Tied With Cardinals For Final Wild Card Spot

Luis Cruz came up with his second clutch hit in two nights, a tying two-out RBI double in the ninth inning, and pinch-hitter Juan Rivera followed with a run-scoring single to lift the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 4-3 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday night.

09/15/2012

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 14: Luis Cruz #47 of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates as he rounds first base after hitting a three run home run in the sixth inning against the St Louis Cardinals on September 14, 2012 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Cruz’s 3-Run HR Helps Dodgers Gain On Cards For Wild Card Spot In 8-4 Win

Luis Cruz greeted St. Louis reliever Edwin Mujica with a first-pitch, three-run homer in the sixth inning and the Los Angeles Dodgers tightened up the NL wild card race with an 8-5 victory over the Cardinals on Friday night.

09/14/2012

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 13:  Skip Schumaker #55 of the St. Louis Cardinals reacts after Dee Gordon #9 of the Los Angeles Dodgers is caught stealing at second base during the seventh inning at Dodger Stadium on September 13, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Cardinals Extend Wild Card Lead Over Dodgers

Allen Craig drove in Shane Robinson with the go-ahead run in the seventh inning, and the St. Louis Cardinals extended their NL wild-card lead over Los Angeles to two games with a 2-1 victory over the struggling Dodgers on Thursday night.

09/13/2012

George Kottaras #14 of the Oakland Athletics hits a single against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the fourth inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on September 11, 2012 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

A’s Hold Off Angels In 9th For 5th Straight Win

Jerry Blevins got Howie Kendrick to ground into a game-ending double play with two runners on in the ninth inning, and the Oakland Athletics held off the Los Angeles Angels 6-5 Tuesday night for their fifth straight victory.

09/11/2012

Second baseman Logan Forsythe #11 of the San Diego Padres falls over Adrian Gonzalez #23 of the Los Angeles Dodgers after throwing to first in an unsuccessful attempt to turn a doulble play in the fifth inning on September 5, 2012 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Dodgers Fail To Gain Ground On Giants As They Lose Series To Padres

Center fielder Cameron Maybin robbed Matt Kemp of a go-ahead homer in the seventh inning after Carlos Quentin put San Diego ahead with a sacrifice fly, and the Padres beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-3 Wednesday night to take two of three games in the series.

09/05/2012

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Hunter Helps Angels Complete Sweep Of Athletics

Torii Hunter drove in three runs and the Los Angeles Angels completed a three-game sweep at Oakland by rolling to a 7-1 victory after Athletics pitcher Brandon McCarthy took a liner off his head in the fourth inning.

09/05/2012

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Angels Lose To Rangers, Eliminated From Wild Card Hunt

Adrian Beltre hit a two-run homer,Michael Young added an eighth-inning RBI single, and the TexasRangers eliminated the Los Angeles Angels from the playoff race with a 4-3 victory Monday night.

09/26/2011

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Encarnacion Hits Walkoff Homer As Jays Drop Angels

Edwin Encarnacion hit a game-ending home run in the 12th inning and the Toronto Blue Jays beat Los Angeles 4-3 on Thursday night, dealing the Angels another blow in their chase for a playoff berth.

09/22/2011

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MLB May Shorten Regular Season, Expand Playoffs

Baseball’s playoffs could be expanding in two years. The new head of the players’ union says his members are open to adding more wild-card teams for 2012 and possibly extending the division series to a best-of-seven.

10/26/2010

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Dodgers Dent Rockies’ Playoff Hopes With 3-1 Win

Ted Lilly scattered four hits over eight innings and the Los Angeles Dodgers prevented Ubaldo Jimenez from getting his 20th win with a 3-1 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Monday night.

09/27/2010

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