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In Final Game of World Series, an On-Field Apology

Houston's Yuli Gurriel tipped his hat to LA's Yu Darvish to say sorry for previous incident

(Newser) - Houston came home with a World Series win Wednesday night in Game 7, but not before one Astro tried to make things right with one of the Los Angeles Dodgers' pitchers. Houston's Yuli Gurriel has been suspended for five games next season for making a racist gesture during Game... More »

'We're Coming Home a Champion, Houston'

Astros beat Dodgers 5-1 in Game 7

(Newser) - From laughingstock to lift off. George Springer and the Houston Astros rocketed to the top of the baseball galaxy Wednesday night, winning the first World Series championship in franchise history by romping past the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-1 in Game 7, the AP reports. Playing for a city still recovering... More »

Dodgers Win Game 6 to Tie World Series 3-3

They staged a comeback win Tuesday night

(Newser) - Chris Taylor, Corey Seager, and the Los Angeles Dodgers sent this twist-and-turn World Series to Game 7, rallying against Justin Verlander to beat the Houston Astros 3-1 Tuesday night, the AP reports. A comeback win in Game 6 on Halloween night gave fans at Dodger Stadium and beyond a true... More »

Fight to the Finish in Wild World Series Game

22 home runs set a new WS record; Astros win against Dodgers 13-12

(Newser) - Alex Bregman hit a game-ending single off Kenley Jansen with two outs in the 10th inning, and the Houston Astros outslugged the Los Angeles Dodgers 13-12 Sunday night to take a 3-2 World Series lead. Silent early when ace Dallas Keuchel allowed Los Angeles to spurt ahead 4-0, the crowd... More »

Dodgers Have Big 9th, Tie Up World Series

Los Angeles beats Houston to even series a 2 games apiece

(Newser) - Cody Bellinger lined a go-ahead double in the ninth inning, four Dodgers pitchers combined on a two-hitter, and Los Angeles rallied past the Houston Astros 6-2 Saturday night to tie the World Series at 2-all. Joc Pederson homered to cap a five-run burst in the ninth, ensuring the Series will... More »

After Homer Off Japanese Pitcher, a 'Disrespectful' Move

Yuli Gurriel apologizes after slanting his eyes and laughing in dugout

(Newser) - Yuli Gurriel of the Houston Astros hit a home run in the second inning off Dodgers pitcher Yu Darvish Friday night, giving him reason to celebrate in the dugout afterward. But Gurriel is now apologizing after cameras caught him taking things too far. The Cuban native can be seen making... More »

Astros Beat Dodgers in Game 3

They now lead World Series 2-1

(Newser) - George Springer and the Houston Astros broke out their bats in a four-run second inning, beating the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-3 Friday night for a 2-1 World Series lead, the AP reports. Yuli Gurriel homered to begin the four-run burst off loser Yu Darvish that also included run-scoring singles by... More »

World Series Game 2 Breaks Home Run Record

Astros win for first time in 56-season history

(Newser) - George Springer hit a two-run drive in the 11th inning and the Houston Astros won a thrilling home run derby at Dodger Stadium, beating Los Angeles 7-6 Wednesday night to tie the World Series at one game apiece. The teams combined for a Series record eight homers. When the slugging... More »

Pitcher's 11 Strikeouts Lead Dodgers to Game 1 Win

Clayton Kershaw gets the win, helped by a clutch homer by Justin Turner

(Newser) - Clayton Kershaw struck out 11, the most by a pitcher in a World Series opener since 1968, Chris Taylor and Justin Turner homered, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Houston Astros 3-1 Tuesday night. With the Dodgers in the World Series for the first time since 1988, Taylor homered... More »

The Heat Is On for World Series Opener, Literally

It's expected to be 97 degrees when game begins in LA, the hottest World Series game ever

(Newser) - As the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Houston Astros open the World Series Tuesday night at 5:08pm local time in Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles is expected to be about 97 degrees. That would be a record high for a World Series game, the New York Times reports; the current... More »

Dodgers Beat Cubs, Head to World Series

It's their first trip there since 1988

(Newser) - Enrique Hernandez put a Hollywood ending on an LA story three decades in the making. Fueled by a home run trilogy from their emotional utilityman, Clayton Kershaw and the Los Angeles Dodgers are finally going to the World Series, the AP reports. Hernandez homered three times and drove in a... More »

Cubs Go Up One Over Dodgers in NLCS Opener

Game 2 is Sunday night

(Newser) - Miguel Montero delivered a memorable swing, Javier Baez stole home with his daring dash down the line, and Jon Lester turned in another steady performance on the mound, reports the AP . It all added up to another dramatic victory for the Chicago Cubs, who are off and running in the... More »

Cops Seek Mom, Son in Dodger Stadium Assault

Fan was critically injured

(Newser) - Two people suspected of critically injuring a man outside Dodger Stadium are believed to be a mother and son, Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck said Tuesday. Police declined to release the ages of the mother and son or discuss what precipitated the fight on Friday night, but Beck says... More »

Dodgers Must Pay Beaten Fan $15M

Team found negligent in attack on Bryan Stow

(Newser) - The Dodgers must pay about $15 million to a fan who suffered brain damage in a 2011 attack on Opening Day, reports Reuters . Jurors found the team negligent in the beating suffered by Bryan Stow in a parking lot after the game. Two Dodgers fans attacked the Giants fan so... More »

Baseball Fan Busted Napping Sues ESPN

Andrew Rector also suing Yankees, MLB, 2 announcers for defamation

(Newser) - There's no napping in baseball. When 26-year-old Yankees fan Andrew Rector fell asleep during a game against the Red Sox on April 13, an ESPN cameraman lingered on his snoozing face and two announcers launched into a diatribe that included the words "stupor, stupid, fatty, and unintelligent"—... More »

Teammate Bites Off Part of MLB Prospect's Ear

Alex Guerrero to have reattachment surgery

(Newser) - It's like Mike Tyson all over again. After a pair of Los Angeles Dodgers prospects got in a fight, one ended up with part of his ear bitten off. There's still hope, however, for infielder Alex Guerrero and his ear: He's set to have plastic surgery to... More »

'Cowards' Sentenced for Savage Giants Fan Beating

Prosecutor: Pair got off easy

(Newser) - "You are the biggest nightmare for individuals who attend public events," an angry judge told two LA Dodgers fans yesterday before sentencing them for a savage, unprovoked attack outside Dodger stadium in 2011 that left San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow permanently disabled. The judge called Louie Sanchez... More »

Meet the Highest-Paid Pitcher in History

Clayton Kershaw becomes first $200M pitcher

(Newser) - The Los Angeles Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw has smashed salary records with a new 7-year, $215 million contract, sources tell ESPN . The deal makes the two-time Cy Young award-winner the first $200 million-plus pitcher in Major League Baseball history, and his salary of $30.7 million is a record for any... More »

Dodgers, Giants Rivalry Claims Another Victim

LA fan is stabbed to death in altercation

(Newser) - Police say it was indeed a fight over rival baseball teams that led to the fatal stabbing of a 24-year-old man in San Francisco Wednesday night. Jonathan Denver was wearing Dodgers gear when his group encountered a group of Giants fans on a street outside the Giants' stadium, reports the... More »

The Priciest Team in Sports History Is Now...

The Los Angeles Dodgers spend record-breaking bucks

(Newser) - Move over, New York Yankees. The LA Dodgers are on a mind-numbing spending spree that makes the club the most expensive in sports history, with 2013 payroll clocking in at $210 million, Yahoo Sports reports. Fueled by a local-television contract that will rake in $6 billion to $7 billion over... More »

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