Los Angeles Teams

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Chris Stewart up for the Pirates. He's 7-for-14 career against Clayton Kershaw.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Pirates SS Jordy Mercer out of the game after the knee to the helmet. Adam Frazier goes to right field, Sean Rodriguez goes from right to short.

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What is Corey Seager's ceiling? (0:59)

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Jordy Mercer slow to get back to the Pirates' dugout after taking a knee to the side of the helmet from Chase Utley at 2B. The two got tangled on a double-play attempt.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

The Pirates' Jordy Mercer took his hitting streak to 11 games with a leadoff single against Clayton Kershaw.

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Is it smart to annoy Clayton Kershaw?

The Pirate Parrot drove an RC car by the Dodgers ace, who appeared visibly annoyed.

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Kershaw has had enough of the Pirate Parrot's RC car (0:22)

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

On May 30, the Pirates and Mets were tied in the wild-card race and the Dodgers were three games back. Entering today, the Dodgers held the second wild-card spot and the Pirates were 4½ games back.

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Sparks top Sun in battle of Ogwumike sisters (0:59)
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Marte's sac fly gives Angels walk-off win (0:29)
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Trout hits 16th homer of season (0:32)
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Astros looking to stay hot on Monday Night Baseball (1:49)

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

The Dodgers' Adrian Gonzalez will get two days off. He will return to the lineup Tuesday at Milwaukee.

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Crisp's grand slam gives A's the lead (0:31)
Stats & Info

There's a reason they're the aces

For these four teams, their ace pitchers might as well be gold. And the drop off from their stats in comparison to all others should give you a good idea of why.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Clayton Kershaw, who starts for the Dodgers on Sunday night at Pittsburgh, had a 1.77 ERA, a 0.86 WHIP and a 7.7 strikeout-to-walk ratio when he won Cy Young and MVP awards in 2014. This season, Kershaw has a 1.57 ERA, a 0.67 WHIP and a 20.1 K/BB.

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Lakers will move fast on Whiteside (1:03)