Clayton Kershaw became the only Dodgers pitcher other than Sandy Koufax to strike out 300 or more batters in a season, hitting that number before being lifted in the fourth inning Sunday.
Los Angeles Teams
Hamels settles down for Rangers
Albert Pujols started this crucial matchup with a two-run HR off Rangers SP Cole Hamels. But Hamels just finished his fifth inning with the score still 2-1 in the Angels' favor. L.A. needs this one if it hopes to make the playoffs. Follow live
Pujols starts must-win in style
Albert Pujols hit his 40th HR of the season in the first inning to put Los Angeles ahead 2-0 over the Rangers. The Angels need to win today and get some help to make the playoffs. Follow live
Sunday's NL playoff picture
The Dodgers and Cardinals can kick up their feet. They are both already guaranteed to host their opponents in the NLDS. The Cubs and Pirates, on the other hand, remain fiercely locked in a battle for home-field advantage in the wild-card game.
Jayson Stark Senior Writer, ESPN.com
We have 15 baseball games, I'm, kicking off right now. And 7 of them will determine the shape of the postseason. Can't wait.
The same five Pac-12 teams remained ranked in the AP poll this week -- but there's been a significant shuffle in how they're ordered.
What's at stake today
The Angels can't win a wild-card spot outright, but they can still force a tie for it. The Astros clinch a playoff spot with a win, but which one will it be? That depends on the Texas Rangers, who could really simplify things by just winning the division title on Sunday.
After clinching the NL West five days earlier and home field in the NLDS the night before, the Dodgers finally faced a meaningless game on Sunday.
Ohio State remained No. 1 in the AP Top 25 and tied a poll record Sunday despite lagging support from voters. Meanwhile, No. 2 TCU and No. 3 Baylor edged forward and No. 4 Michigan State slipped.
Bruins fall hard in Power Rankings
UCLA climbed up to No. 3 in ESPN's rankings last week. How far did the Bruins fall after a home loss to Arizona State in Week 5? Power Rankings
Kershaw goes for 300 strikeouts
Clayton Kershaw needs six strikeouts to become the first pitcher since Randy Johnson and Curt Schilling in 2002 to record 300 strikeouts. Watch the magic happen on Sunday. Five things to watch
Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer
Don Mattingly said Jimmy Rollins will manage today's game and Kenley Jansen will be the pitching coach, but he didn't subject them to the pre-game media scrum.
Utah sat at home this weekend and spent its bye week watching four teams ranked ahead of it lose and now awaits the arrival of ESPN's College GameDay.
UCLA, Cal and Stanford were among the Pac-12 teams with key recruits on hand this weekend.
Welcome to the Week 5 Power Rankings. If you don't like where you're ranked, don't lose at home to unranked teams.
The New York Mets have set their rotation for the division series against the Los Angeles Dodgers and will give the ball to Jacob deGrom in Game 1 on Friday.
Bruins are no longer ahead of the Pac
After UCLA's home loss to Arizona State, the Pac-12 South is wide open. The Bruins get a week off before back-to-back games against Stanford and Cal. GameDay Final
Greinke strengthens case for Cy Young
Zack Greinke improved to 19-3 with a 1.66 ERA after eight strong innings to defeat the Padres. The Dodgers clinched home field in the NLDS with the victory. Saturday's Top 5
Angels-Rangers was game of the year
The pitching performance of the year belonged to Max Scherzer on Saturday, but the Angels' miraculous comeback win over the Rangers was the game of the year. Saturday's Top 5
Our artist revisits meaningful games of Week 5, including the Big 12's big day, Clemson's survival, UCLA's loss and Ole Miss and Georgia falling hard.
USC sophomore wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster returned Saturday after missing practice this week for personal reasons.
Zack Greinke not only won the ERA title with his performance Saturday, but he clinched home-field advantage for the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NLDS.
Behind another sharp outing from Zack Greinke, the Dodgers secured home-field advantage for the NLDS beginning Friday against the Mets.