Los Angeles Teams

Kiper expects big things from Darnold (0:42)
Lindor, Indians win fourth straight (1:12)

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

The Dodgers had a chance to clinch the NL West on Wednesday, but instead suffered a third straight loss to the lowly Phillies, who will go for the series sweep on Thursday. The Dodgers are 5-20 over their past 25 games and their magic number remains at two. The Red Sox did clinch at least a wild-card spot with their win and the Angels' loss. Other magic numbers: Red Sox: 8 (to win AL East) Cubs: 8 (to win NL Central) Yankees: 3 (to clinch wild card) Diamondbacks: 4 (to clinch wild card)

Pujols mashes career homer No. 614 (0:22)
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USC gets top LB Nwosu (knee) back in practice

Trojans linebacker Uchenna Nwosu, who sprained his knee in last week's win over Texas, was back at practice on Wednesday. Coach Clay Helton is optimistic he'll be ready to face California on Saturday.

Simmons makes bobbling catch (0:25)
Phillies defeat slumping Dodgers 7-5 (1:39)
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Ex-OF Mondesi sentenced to 8 years in prison

A court in the Dominican Republic has sentenced former MLB outfielder Raul Mondesi to eight years in prison on corruption and mishandling of public funds while serving as mayor of his hometown of San Cristobal.

Cron ties game with one swing (0:25)
Utley smacks triple to deep center in his return to Philadelphia (0:33)
Bellinger knocks in two runs on double (0:26)

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Hall-of-Famer Rod Carew catches up with Tito Francona. Carew, who survived a massive heart attack in 2015 and received a heart transplant, wanted to check up on Francona, who underwent a cardiac procedure for an irregular heartbeat in early July.