Dodgers Weekend Roundup: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

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The Dodgers started the 2018 season in record-breaking fashion. That doesn’t necessarily mean it was good, though. The Dodgers are the first team in MLB history to allow only two runs in an opening four game series. Still, they only managed to split the series with their rival San Francisco Giants.

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Dodgers Fall to Giants in 2018 Home Opener

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Opening Day did not end the way Dodgers fans would have like it to. In the first game of the year against the rival San Francisco Giants, the Dodgers bat were relatively silent all afternoon, as the club could not muster a single run.

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5 Very Early Dodgers Predictions After Just One Cactus League Game

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Here is Northeast Pennsylvania, it is cold and rainy. But in Arizona, it’s warmer, and Dodger baseball games are being played again. Meaningless games, but games, nonetheless. It does a body good. I know so many of us are still hungover from the World Series, but there’s just something about the first game, hearing Joe Davis and Orel Hershiser again, seeing those men on the field, that maybe we have hope again.

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Dodgers Rally Late, Tie World Series with Convincing Game 4 Win

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With the entirety of baseball still thinking about Game 3 of the World Series, it was time to play ball once again.

Going into Game 4, with Alex Wood on the mound, Dave Roberts sent the same lineup to the field as he had in Game 3. Though Cody Bellinger has had his struggles recently, he stayed in the cleanup spot, and Joc Pederson remained the DH.

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Huge 2nd Inning Propels Astros Past Dodgers in Game 3 of 2017 World Series

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The Astros scored four runs in the second inning in Game 3 of the World Series on Friday night, ultimately holding on for a 5-3 victory over the Dodgers and taking control of the series with two more games remaining in Houston.

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Dodgers Kill Narratives, Proceed to 2017 World SeriesĀ 

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The Los Angeles Dodgers celebrate after game 3 of baseball’s National League Division Series against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Monday, Oct. 9, 2017, in Phoenix. The Dodgers won 3-1 to advance to the National League Championship Series. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

We’ve all heard the narratives. The Chicago Cubs are 5-0 in elimination games. Clayton Kershaw can’t deliver in the crucial postseason game. But finally, this year is different. The Los Angeles Dodgers, after a 29 year drought, are returning to the World Series, defeating the Chicago Cubs by a score of 11-1.

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Cubs Sneak Past Dodgers in NLCS Game 4

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The Cubs defeated the Dodgers 3-2 in the fourth game of the League Championship Series on Wednesday night, preventing Los Angeles from sweeping its way to the club’s first World Series appearance since 1988.

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Dodgers Handle Cubs in NLCS Game 3 at Wrigley

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Different city, same story. As the NLCS shifted from Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles to Wrigley Field in Chicago, the postseason gained a new level of intensity. This isn’t L.A., this is Chicago. This is a city that is still reeling from a World Series Championship. Chicago is a baseball town in every meaning of the word.

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Turner, Dodgers Walk Off in Game 2 to Take Commanding NLCS Lead

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It’s been awhile since there was a dramatic walkoff win at Dodger Stadium, but tonight’s was historic, and well worth the wait. Justin Turner hit the first walkoff home run in Dodgers‘ postseason history since Kirk Gibson‘s in Game 1 of the 1988 World Series, 29 years to the day.

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Dodgers Sweep Diamondbacks in Division Series, Set Sights on NLCS

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The Los Angeles Dodgers are headed to the 2017 National League Championship Series after sweeping the Arizona Diamondbacks in convincing fashion. The 3-1 win was led by Yu Darvish and Cody Bellinger. They are the only MLB team to sweep in the divisional series.

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