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What's the story of the 2016 Dodgers?

Maybe you can explain the wild and crazy season that led the NL West champs to the top of the standings. But we're not sure we can. Jayson Stark looks back on the defining themes, numbers and memories of Los Angeles' regular season. Beyond the Ivy

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

What we now know in the NL: The Mets will host the Wild Card Game Wednesday. It's Dodgers at Nats in the NLDS next Fri-Sat. And the Giants will play beyond Sunday. In either the Wild Card Game or a tiebreaker Monday in St. Louis

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

With the Dodgers losing to the Giants, the Nationals have clinched homefield advantage in the NLDS. That means they get to face Road Clayton Kershaw (2.28 ERA) instead of Home Clayton Kershaw (1.08). It also means that LA has to face Home Max Scherzer (2.23 ERA) instead Road Max Scherzer (3.28). Either way, should be an epic Game 1 match-up.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

The Dodgers' defeat means the NLDS between the Dodgers and Nationals opens Friday at Washington.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Giants 3, Dodgers 0, Final. The Dodgers continue to struggle with that opposing left-handed pitcher thing. Dodgers have lost four of five since clinching the division.

Pagan's HR puts Giants on the board (0:22)

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

Giants starter Ty Blach can tell his grandchildren some day that all his hits in 2016 (both of them) were off Clayton Kershaw. Pretty cool

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New-look Dodgers lineup could be here to stay

The Dodgers, who have struggled vs. lefties, appear set to stick with right-handed hitting Howie Kendrick and Justin Turner at the top of the order.

Lineup: Dodgers (91-69) at Giants (85-75)

  • 1. Howie Kendrick, LF (R)
  • 2. Justin Turner, 3B (R)
  • 3. Corey Seager, SS (L)
  • 4. Yasiel Puig, RF (R)
  • 5. Adrian Gonzalez, 1B (L)
  • 6. Yasmani Grandal, C (S)
  • 7. Joc Pederson, CF (L)
  • 8. Chase Utley, 2B (L)
  • 9: Clayton Kershaw, LHP

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Dodgers opponents are batting .232, the lowest against the club in 40 years. Going back to 1920, there are only four seasons when opponents have batted lower against the Dodgers than they are this year.

Jovan Buha ESPN Editor 

The National Basketball Players Association is administering health screenings for retired NBA players today at the Clippers' training facility.

ESPN Stats & Info

Trojans favored to knock off Sun Devils

ESPN's FPI gives USC a 71 percent chance hand Arizona State its first loss of the season. The 1-3 Trojans desperately need a win.

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How to bet Los Angeles-Arizona

Where does the betting value lie in the Los Angeles-Arizona Week 4 matchup? ESPN Chalk experts provide against-the-spread and over/under advice.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

The Nationals with a magic number of one to clinch home field over the Dodgers in the NLDS.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Giants 9, Dodgers 3, Final. Dodgers buried under the weight of the Giants' seven-run sixth inning.

Sparks cruise to 2-0 lead on Sky (1:17)
Giants erupt with seven-run sixth inning (1:14)

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

In his final tuneup before a scheduled start in Game 2 of the NLDS against the Nationals, Dodgers starter Rich Hill gave up two runs on six hits over five innings. He threw 82 pitches,

Marte boosts Angels with homer (0:23)