Los Angeles Teams

play
Dodgers snap Cardinals' win streak at five (1:04)
play
Gonzalez crushes home run to dead center (0:23)

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Dodgers 7, Cardinals 2, Final. Dodgers 4-4 on their second-half opening three-city, nine-game road trip.

play
Gattis crushing it with two home run day (0:50)

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Chris Taylor replaces Corey Seager as Dodgers SS in the 7th inning. Seager returned from a stomach bug and played 16 innings Friday. It was another hot night Saturday as the Dodgers held a 7-2 lead.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Dodgers starter Kenta Maeda gave up 2 runs on 5 hits over 5.2 IP against the Cards. The team's well-used bullpen will have to pick up another 3.1 IP. Dodgers lead 7-2, T7.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

With a second-inning single, the Dodgers' Howie Kendrick extended his hit streak to 15 games.

Lineup: Dodgers (54-44) at Cardinals (52-44)

  • 1. Chase Utley, 2B (L)
  • 2. Corey Seager, SS (L)
  • 3. Justin Turner, 3B (R)
  • 4. Adrian Gonzalez, 1B (L)
  • 5. Howie Kendrick, LF (R)
  • 6. Yasmani Grandal, C (S)
  • 7. Andrew Toles, RF (L)
  • 8. Joc Pederson, CF (L)
  • 9. Kenta Maeda, RHP (R)
  • Daily notes

Lineup: Angels (43-53) at Astros (52-44)

  • 1. Yunel Escobar, 3B (R)
  • 2. Kole Calhoun, RF (L)
  • 3. Mike Trout, CF (R)
  • 4. Albert Pujols, DH (R)
  • 5. Andrelton Simmons, SS (R)
  • 6. Ji-Man Choi, 1B (S)
  • 7. Johnny Giavotella, 2B (R)
  • 8. Carlos Perez, C (R)
  • 9. Todd Cunningham, LF (S)
  • SP: Jered Weaver, RHP
  • Daily notes

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

The Dodgers called RHP Ross Stripling back to the major leagues. He was sent down May 23. Left-handed Grant Dayton was optioned back to AAA OKC after pitching two scoreless innings in his big league debut Friday at St. Louis.

play
Lasorda describes greatness of Vin Scully (1:14)
play
Lasorda: Scouts were clueless on Piazza (2:17)

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Corey Seager's streak of 7 consecutive hits, that ended in his 5th AB on Friday, was tied for second longest ever by an MLB rookie. Oddibe McDowell went 8 consecutive for TEX in 1985.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Dodgers positives despite the marathon loss in STL: Howie Kendrick hitting .404 on a 14-game hit streak; Corey Seager had 4 straight hits in his return from a stomach bug; Justin Turner has 3 HRs in his last 2 games, and 7 in his last 12; Grant Dayton had 2 scoreless IP in his big league debut; Adam Liberatore's scoreless streak now at 28 straight games; Bud Norris will still start at home Tuesday.

play0:47

Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

Mike Schmidt was happy to see Philly kid Mike Piazza overcome the "politics" and reach the Hall of Fame.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Dodgers concerns on top of the 4-3 loss at St. Louis in 16 innings last night: Closer Kenley Jansen now has five blown saves (2 in last 3 outings); the offense had just 1 hit over the final 7 innings; starter Bud Norris had to absorb 1.1 IP, taking the loss; failure to move within 3 games of NL West-leading Giants.

Troy Taormina/USA TODAY Sports

McCullers owns Trout for a night

Lance McCullers racked up 10 strikeouts over eight innings on Friday, three of which came via Mike Trout swinging. The only other pitchers to strike out Trout swinging at least three times in a single game are Tommy Milone (Sept. 2013), Jon Lester (Aug. 2014), and Chris Archer (June 2015), the Elias Sports Bureau notes.

Getty Images
18hMark Simon

Mike Piazza, Hall of 'Framer'

Mike Piazza, who will be called to Cooperstown on Sunday, wasn't just a home run hitter. He was one of the great pitch-framing catchers of his time.

play0:29

Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

Mike Piazza is putting the finishing touches on his speech as he prepares for his Hall of Fame induction Sunday.

AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
20hDavid Schoenfield

Ten memories that defined Mike Piazza

A look back at the Hall of Fame moments and highlights from the career of Mike Piazza, arguably the best hitting catcher of all time.