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2019 Schedule
106-56, 1st in NL West
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Freese, 2011 Series MVP, retires after 11 seasons

David Freese, who was named MVP after his Game 6 home run kept the Cardinals alive in the 2011 World Series, has retired. He spent the final two seasons of his 11-year career with the Dodgers.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Can confirm an earlier report from the LA Times that Dave Roberts will continue on as Dodgers manager. A source told me and Buster Olney that the subject of letting him go was not ever discussed.

Kershaw suffers another postseason collapse (1:51)
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BBTN: Roberts' Decisions, Kershaw's Legacy, ALDS Preview

After the Dodgers fall short in October once again, Buster and Keith Law talk about Dave Roberts' handling of the bullpen and how Clayton Kershaw's poor performance affects his career narrative (20:43). Plus, they discuss Stephen Strasburg's resilience and the Cardinals' thrashing of the Braves. Sarah Langs also plays "The Numbers Game" (38:47) and The Athletic's Jake Kaplan previews tonight's ALDS Game 5 between the Astros and Rays (45:22).

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Five offseason questions for the Dodgers

Will Dave Roberts be back as manager? Is a big-name free agent in the Dodgers' future? Those are just two of the questions facing L.A. after another disappointing postseason finish.

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Dodger blues: Team stunned as dream dissolves

The Dodgers' dream season that included 279 home runs, 12 walk-offs, 106 regular-season victories and a seventh consecutive division title evaporated in the National League Division Series on Wednesday night.

Kershaw: 'I had one job to do' (1:22)
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Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts: "If the blame falls on me, I've got no problem with it. I feel that my job is to put guys in the best position to have success, and if it doesn't work out, there's always going to be second-guessing. And I've got no problem wearing the brunt of that."

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Tonight's bullpen decisions, as explained by Dave Roberts: He wanted to keep Kenta Maeda away from the LHH Juan Soto, so he was hoping Clayton Kershaw could get through the Eaton-Rendon-Soto part of the lineup before getting Maeda in. ... Joe Kelly game out for a second inning because he threw only 10 pitches in the ninth and his stuff looked good. With runners on second and third in the 10th, he loaded the bases with an intentional walk hoping Howie Kendrick would hit a pitch on the ground.

Dodgers fall short of expectations (1:42)
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Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Kiké Hernandez: "Maybe down the road, when all of us retire, we can look back and look at all the records that we broke as a team this year for an historic franchise like the Dodgers. But for us to be one and done, it's tough. And I don't think anyone in this clubhouse expected us to be going home this soon."

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Walker Buehler was asked about Clayton Kershaw's eighth inning and said, "I'm not gonna talk about that s—- right now, man." Lots of raw emotion in the Dodgers' clubhouse tonight. Rich Hill was on the verge of tears when asked if it's fair to blame Kershaw. "We wouldn't be here without him," he said.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Clayton Kershaw tonight: "I'm not going to hang my head. I'm going to be here and continue to try to fight, continue to try to compete. I'm not going to run away from it. ... Everything people say is true right now about the postseason. I understand that. Nothing I can do about it right now. It's a terrible feeling. It really is."

Kurkjian: Kershaw is 'clearly' not the same pitcher in October (1:45)
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Roberts explains why he went with Kershaw in 8th (0:58)
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Nats stun Dodgers on Kendrick's 10th-inning slam

Howie Kendrick hit a tiebreaking grand slam off Joe Kelly in the 10th inning, and the Washington Nationals overcame a three-run deficit with a late rally to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-3 on Wednesday and advance to the NL Championship Series.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Redemption for Howie Kendrick. The Nats veteran crushed a grand slam to dead center off Joe Kelly to put the Nationals up 7-3 in the 10th inning. Kendrick had been struggling both in the field (three errors) and at the dish.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

This is the first time for both the Dodgers and Nationals that they've gone to extras in a winner-take-all game. It's the 13th time it's happened in MLB history.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

The back-to-back home runs Clayton Kershaw allowed to Anthony Rendon and Juan Soto illustrate the difficulties of pitching at this stage in his career — they came on an 89-mph fastball and then an 89-mph slider. Those two pitches have at times been indistinguishable from one another.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Plot twist in Tinseltown: Nats sluggers Anthony Rendon and Juan Soto have gone back-to-back against Clayton Kershaw to start the eighth inning and tie the game. The NLDS is now down to a battle of bullpens.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

A valiant effort by Walker Buehler, who departs to a rousing ovation with two on and two out in the seventh inning. He allowed one run (for now), threw 117 pitches and pitched his way out of several late rallies. Clayton Kershaw might be counted on for the last 7 outs.

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs8865th
Batting Average.25710th
On Base Percentage.3385th
Slugging Percentage.4724th
Earned Run Average3.371st
Quality Starts805th
WHIP1.103rd
BAA.2232nd