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84-68, 1st in NL West
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11mSam Miller

Why aren't the Dodgers even better?

They're rich. They're smart. They still might miss the playoffs. Here's why the Los Angeles Dodgers should be dominating the National League -- but aren't.

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6hAlden Gonzalez

Roberts: Dodgers playing 'our best baseball'

The Dodgers beat the division-rival Rockies for the second straight night on Tuesday, pushing their NL West lead to 1 1/2 games and prompting manager Dave Roberts to say "Things are coming together at the right time."

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts believes his team is playing its best baseball right now. "It's not really going out on a limb," he said. "We've been sort of inconsistent all year, but things are coming together at the right time."

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen: "The thing I like about this year is that nothing is easy for us. We're going to really have to earn it to get there. I like our chances if we get to the playoffs because everything we got, we've had to earn."

Taylor destroys walk-off HR (0:30)
Kid loses bat on bobblehead (0:15)

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Chris Taylor pointed his right index finger to the sky as he sprinted to first base and Dodger Stadium began to shake. A walk-off home run. The Dodgers win, 3-2, in 10, and are 1 1/2 up on the Rockies in the NL West.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

The Dodgers won't have one clear setup man for Kenley Jansen, but they would love to at least narrow down the group. Looks like it's Kenta Maeda, Scott Alexander and Dylan Floro, in no particular order.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Clayton Kershaw issued five walks, one shy of his season high, but allowed only one earned run through seven innings. He has labored more than ever this year, but he keeps finding a way. His ERA is 2.31 in 16 starts since coming off the DL.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Dodgers 3B Justin Turner atoned for his error in a big way, diving left to snare a hard grounder off the bat of DJ LeMahieu, saving a run and ending the seventh inning. Still tied at 2.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

A rare double error by the Dodgers. DJ LeMahieu's two-out grounder snuck under the glove of 3B Justin Turner and LF Chris Taylor, and this game is tied at 1 in the third.


Buster breaks down Monday's MLB action

Buster recaps all of Monday's MLB action including a scary moment for the Rockies, a wild prediction from the Cubs' booth and a historical accomplishment for the potential NL MVP.

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Dodgers' recent success built on sacrifice

With a deep and talented roster, manager Dave Roberts has mixed-and-matched L.A. into first place, with his players all buying in.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

The Dodgers win, 8-2, and are once again a half-game up in the National League West, now with only 11 left. They have won four of their last five against the Cardinals and Rockies and might be hitting their stride at a good time.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Alex Wood's first relief appearance of 2018: lineout, walk, hit by pitch, flyout, single. Dave Roberts still has a lot to work out in his bullpen, which includes two starters (Wood and Kenta Maeda), a phenom coming off shoulder surgery (Julio Urias) and several other relief pitchers who still don't have defined roles.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Hyun-Jin Ryu tonight: 7 innings, 4 hits, 0 runs, 0 walks, 5 strikeouts. He has a 1.30 ERA in eight Dodger Stadium starts this season.

Pederson knocks a pair of home runs (0:43)

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Rockies SS Trevor Story, a legitimate MVP candidate, came out of the game after appearing to hurt his right wrist on a fourth-inning swing. That is not ideal.

Muncy gives a long look after 3-run shot (0:22)

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Max Muncy turned on a first-pitch slider from Jon Gray and sent it 400 feet. The Dodgers lead the Rockies, 6-0, in the third inning of a crucial series. They have two home runs tonight and a National League-leading 214 on the year, 7 shy of the franchise record, set last year.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Dave Roberts called this "a playoff game" multiple times. On why he thinks the Dodgers will win the division: "I think the track record for our ballclub, having done it consistently, the depth that we have. We pose matchup fits for other clubs in the middle, late innings."

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen gets his chance to face the Rockies after skipping the trip to Colorado two weekends ago. Jansen bounced back from a rough outing against the Cardinals on Thursday and has since had two days off. "Kenley's going to be fine," Roberts said.

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Team Stats

  • Pitching
  • Batting
Earned Run Average3.422nd
Quality Starts892nd
Batting Average.24617th
On Base Percentage.3307th
Slugging Percentage.4354th