Los Angeles Teams


Final: Mets 3, Dodgers 1

Jacob deGrom was fabulous, going 7 innings, striking out 13 and allowing 5 hits, a walk and no runs, as he out dueled Clayton Kershaw and gave the Mets the NLDS Game 1 win over the Dodgers. Box score

Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

Adrian Gonzalez, the only Dodger to drive in a run tonight, had to be thrilled not to be facing Jacob deGrom. He had struck out in all three plate appearances off the young flame thrower, twice on upper-90's fastballs and once on an 87-mph change up. Coming in, he was 3-for-8 with two home runs off him.

Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

Don Mattingly is damned if he does, damned if he doesn't with Clayton Kershaw and the seventh inning in the post-season. He was criticized for leaving him out there too long against the St. Louis Cardinals in previous Octobers. Now, he brings in Pedro Baez and he gives up a two-run single to David Wright.


Kershaw leaves the bases loaded

Clayton Kershaw went 6 2/3 innings, giving up 4 hits, 1 run, 4 BBs and striking out 11, the three runners left on base are his responsibility and Pedro Baez will come in for the Dodgers. Mets have the 1-0 edge. Follow live

Former UCLA F Meyers dies at 62

Dave Meyers, who led UCLA to the national title in 1975 in John Wooden's final season as coach, died Friday at 62 after battling cancer. Meyers averaged 18.3 points and 7.9 in his senior season for the Bruins, and later played four seasons for the Bucks after the Lakers dealt him as part of the trade for Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Story


Strikeouts aplenty in Los Angeles

Through 2 innings, Clayton Kershaw has 4 strikeouts and Jacob deGrom has 6. The pitchers' duel is on and the Mets and Dodgers are scoreless in Game 1 of the NLDS. Follow live

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Mets at Dodgers in Game 1 of NLDS

Tonight's final game also features the best pitching matchup as back-to-back Cy Young winner Clayton Kershaw (2.13 ERA, 301 K's) faces Mets emerging ace Jacob deGrom (2.56 ERA).


Kershaw still seeking playoff success

Clayton Kershaw's career postseason ERA is 2.69 worse than his regular season mark. The only active pitcher with a worse margin with at least 5 postseason starts is Jake Peavy (via Elias).

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Friday's Mets-Dodgers Game 1 lineups

Here are the lineups for Friday's 9:45 p.m. ET division-series opener between the New York Mets and Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium.


Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

Joc Pederson gets the start over Enrique Hernandez in center field tonight. The #Dodgers want to exploit the Mets pitchers left-right splits in this series. He also has a new haircut.

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Pac-12 teams make the careless pay

No team wants to turn the ball over but especially not against a Pac-12 team. Cal, Oregon, UCLA, Arizona and USC are all among the nation's leaders in creating points off of turnovers. 10 things to watch in the Pac-12

Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

Corey Seager is batting third in his first post-season game. "We've put him all over. He's handled everything," Don Mattingly said.

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J.J. Redick moving up in rankings

He’s one of the best in the NBA coming off screens and pin-downs. Also, Redick is an underrated passer in pick-and-rolls. Find out where the sharpshooter is ranked in today’s list. #NBArank: 71-80