MLB Nears 10 Years Without a Perfect Game

A burst of six perfect games over three seasons made the feat seem commonplace. Ten years without one has reinforced its rarity.

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Giancarlo Stanton of Yankees Wins All-Star MVP Award in Hometown

It was a homecoming at Dodger Stadium for Giancarlo Stanton. The Yankees slugger, and Los Angeles native, hopes his team can return to Chavez Ravine in October.

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Dodgers Pull Clayton Kershaw During Perfect Game

Not wanting to risk injuring his aging ace, Manager Dave Roberts pulled Clayton Kershaw. He had thrown only 80 pitches.

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Walker Buehler Takes Over as Dodgers Ace

With no shortage of confidence, Walker Buehler is taking the reins from Clayton Kershaw as the Dodgers’ ace and opening day starter. Kershaw couldn’t be happier.

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Universal DH Could Spell End of Hitting PItchers

With baseball veering toward a universal designated hitter, Sunday’s Game 5 of the World Series could be the last time pitchers routinely take turns at the plate.

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Albert Pujols Finds Happiness With Dodgers

After an unceremonious exit from the Angels, Albert Pujols got back to the postseason in a surprising role: joyful mentor.

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Gambling on Trevor Bauer Is Not the Dodger Way

The team signed the 2020 National League Cy Young Award winner in anticipation of another World Series run. It ignored his troubling background, at odds with the franchise’s legacy.

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2020’s Memorable Moments in Sports

Sports were not a simple salve for the events of 2020, but they still provided some moments of joy, levity and shared humanity.

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After a Dampened Celebration, Enduring Glory Still Awaits the Dodgers

For years, Los Angeles’s players have borne the burden of a title drought. The unusual circumstances of their World Series win won’t dim the joy and relief that come with the long-awaited championship.

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With Title in Sight, the Dodgers Are Armed and Ready to Get Creative

Los Angeles has a wealth of pitching options for two more potential World Series games. If the club can get the combination right, it could mean the end of a long title drought.

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A Bid to Steal Home Offers a Taste of the 20th Century

No, it wasn’t 1955 in Yankee Stadium, but yes, Manuel Margot tried to match Jackie Robinson in the World Series.

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Clayton Kershaw Steadies Dodgers and Puts a World Series Within Reach

Los Angeles rebounded after a wild loss on Saturday to beat the Tampa Bay Rays in Game 5 and move to within one win of a championship.

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Mookie Betts Leads the Dodgers’ Stars With a Masterful Performance

The Dodgers overwhelmed the Rays in Game 1, with Betts showing off the consistent excellence that convinced Los Angeles to sign him to a 12-year contract.

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Interpreting More Than Words for a Baseball Star

At one point, Bryan Lee, the interpreter for the Toronto Blue Jays ace Hyun-jin Ryu, was not cutting his hair or changing his T-shirt, to be in sync with the pitcher.

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