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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Dodgers Hope Hot Bats Stay Sizzling in Arizona

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So far, so good.

It’s very early in the postseason, but the Dodgers seem to have it together. All that worry about whether they would be able to get hot at the right time, if they feared the Diamondbacks, was all for naught. The bats look good, the pitching looks decent, and the Dodgers take a commanding 2-0 lead into Arizona.

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Dodgers Flex Muscles in NLDS Game 2 Victory Over Diamondbacks

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The postseason is officially upon us, which means that every theory, every prediction, is about to be either dismissed or fulfilled. October has a way of writing things in stone. If something great happens in October, it’s going to be remembered, no questions asked. Whether it’s a Justin Turner three-run homer in the first, or that one game where the Dodgers scored five runs in the 5th inning. October remembers everything, and so do those who shape it.

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Dodgers to Employ Slightly Different Lineup Strategy in Game 2 of NLDS

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One night after the Dodgers‘ offense came to life and produced nine runs against a seemingly battered Diamondbacks squad, the management crew of the Dodgers have made a few changes to the batting order, mainly because of the presence of Arizona’s lefty starter Robbie Ray.

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Dodgers Outlast Diamondbacks in NLDS Opener

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The Los Angeles Dodgers‘ offense made the most out of  a shaky first inning by Diamondbacks’ starter Taijuan Walker on Friday evening, and eventually held off the Arizona bats en route to a 9-5 victory and a 1-0 lead in the best-of-five NLDS.

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4 Concerns Dodgers Should Have Against Diamondbacks in 2017 NLDS

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After using almost every available resource in their arsenal on Wednesday evening against the Rockies, the Diamondbacks came out on top in a nailbiter which may have been one of the most thrilling Wild Card matchups in recent history. Having exhausted its two most valuable starting pitching weapons, though, Arizona hopes to maintain its offensive momentum upon heading to Los Angeles to face the Dodgers in Game 1 of the NLDS on Friday evening.

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A Dodgers Roundtable: Six Different Writers Discuss the Upcoming NLDS

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Just like that, the regular season is over.  Despite the challenges of the 2017 campaign, the Dodgers still finished with the best record in baseball—104-58. None of that matters anymore, for now it is the postseason, and the best record in baseball will only get you home field advantage throughout the playoffs. The rest you have to do yourself. Now the focus is on the players mentally and physically preparing for what lies ahead, the coaching staff studying up on the competition, and the front office and coaches assembling the best possible roster to finally take the Dodgers to the World Series.

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The Dodgers and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week

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I watched some Dodgers games last week and they didn’t get any runs and the starting pitching gave up a whole ton of runs and there were players playing I didn’t know much about and some players I really like are hurt and I could tell it was going to be a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad week.

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Dodgers Roster: Player Reinforcements Are Coming Very Soon

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The Dodgers start the last week in August with a day off, and maybe it’s a good time for it. The offense sure seems tired. Almost no-hit yesterday, and no runs scored Saturday against the Milwaukee Brewers.

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Team Effort & Little More Magic Help Dodgers Take Control of NL West

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This team. Every time you think a game’s over, it’s not. There’s always something happening, someone else stepping up to do the damage. Thursday night was another wild ending that resulted in a walkoff win for the Dodgers.

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