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Kyle Kuzma (left ankle soreness) is not playing for USA Basketball today in Melbourne. Team saying decision to sit him was made out of an abundance of caution. It is not believed to be a serious issue

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Hyun-Jin Ryu has officially been charged with 7 earned runs in 4 1/3 innings. Entering tonight, he had allowed 7 earned runs in 77 2/3 innings at Dodger Stadium.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Hyun-Jin Ryu intentionally walked Gary Sanchez to load the bases and face the left-handed-hitting Didi Gregorious. It seemed like a sound strategy, until Gregorious smacked a first-pitch, down-the-middle, 90-mph fastball out for a grand slam. Ryu threw two more pitches, allowed a double, and exited. This was his shortest start since June 28.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

One thing I could see being a problem for the Dodgers if these two teams meet in the World Series: Both lineups do a good job of working deep counts and getting opposing starters out of the game early, which means bullpens will play a big factor. Yankees have the advantage there.

Simmons makes unbelievable barehanded play (0:28)

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Hyun-Jin Ryu has given up multiple home runs for only the fourth time in 24 starts this season. The second came off the bat of Gary Sanchez, this one off a cutter.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Hyun-Jin Ryu, a master with his location, left a changeup a tad too high and Aaron Judge punished him with a 414-foot solo home run.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

The Yankees put runners on second and third with none out, but Hyun-Jin Ryu wiggled away unharmed, retiring the bottom of the lineup in order. Ryu has a 3.12 ERA with runners in scoring position. Second-best is Max Scherzer — 6.46.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

The Dodgers enter this series with a two-game lead on the Yankees for the game's best record, but Dave Roberts doesn't sound too interested in pursuing thy distinction. He called it "a benefit," but "not at the expense of health and managing workload."

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

The Yankees and Dodgers are meeting for the first time in nearly three years. They have faced each other in 11 World Series, but this marks the first ever regular-season meeting when both teams sport their respective league's best record. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said it's "fantastic for baseball. For our players. For the fans. You've got generations talking about these franchises, you've got the current caché of players and their brands and the talent that we have on the field this series. It's going to be a lot of fun."

Robles says Zlatan's MLS criticism 'holds a degree of truth' (1:53)

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Every player in the Dodgers' lineup tonight will probably start playoff games this year. Order is AJ Pollock, Justin Turner, Will Smith, Cody Bellinger, Max Muncy, Chris Taylor, Corey Seager, Kiké Hernandez, Hyun-Jin Ryu.

Adrian Wojnarowski NBA 

Dwight Howard's deal with the Lakers will be non-guaranteed, league source tells ESPN. Howard had several meetings with Lakers officials, and they'll give him a chance to show he's made changes in how he conducts himself. Lakers players were involved in process.

Adrian Wojnarowski NBA 

Lakers completed workouts and meetings with Dwight Howard and Joakim Noah on Thursday and have Mo Speights at the team's facility today, league sources tell ESPN. Both Howard and Noah left impressions that they could be helpful to the team.

Dodgers rally in 9th to walk off for 2nd straight game (0:32)