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The Cy Young races hold a lot of intrigue, where Cubs ace Jake Arrieta could trump the Dodgers' duo of Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke.
Considering temperatures are forecast to hit 100 degrees, it's probably for the best that the first two playoff games will be played at night.
Eric Cooper will be the plate umpire for the AL wild-card game and Jeff Nelson will call balls and strikes at the NL game.
Dodgers rise in Power Rankings
Los Angeles finished the season on a high note, winning five of its last six games. Was that enough to crack the top five of our final rankings? Find out here
Dodgers aces could shine in playoffs
Both Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke are capable of going off on a dominant pitching run like Madison Bumgarner did for the Giants last year. A few pitchers from other teams could do the same. Photo gallery
Blue Jays favored to win it all
According to the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook, Toronto has the highest odds at winning the World Series. The Royals and Dodgers are close behind.
Nationals bust on World Series odds
Washington was favored to win it all more than any other team entering the season but didn't even make it into the playoffs. Also favored were the Dodgers and Cardinals, who both won their divisions.
Rookie Corey Seager got a September call-up with few expectations, but his work at the plate could relegate postseason vet Jimmy Rollins to the bench.
Hank Aaron Award finalists: NL West
The Hank Aaron Award is given annually to a player recognized as the most outstanding offensive performer in his league. Here are the nominees for each NL West team:
- Arizona Diamondbacks: Paul Goldschmidt
- Colorado Rockies: Nolan Arenado
- Los Angeles Dodgers: Adrian Gonzalez
- San Diego Padres: Matt Kemp
- San Francisco Giants: Buster Posey
The Mets know they'll have their hands full against the Dodgers. But they've got some pretty good arms, too.
Grantland: The 30 Finale: Throw Your Hands Up Like Max Scherzer and Say Goodbye to the Regular Season
Before the Yankees and Astros square off tomorrow, let's sort through 2015 and take one last look at the good, the bad, and the Scherzer. It's the finale of the 30!
Kris Bryant has top selling MLB jersey
Nope, not Mike Trout, Bryce Harper or Clayton Kershaw. The Cubs rookie 3B had the best selling jersey in MLB during the regular season. Giants' Madison Bumgarner and Buster Posey were No. 2 and 3 with Kershaw, Trout and Harper following.
Playoffs a new test for Corey Seager
Despite being called up on Sept. 3, Seager quickly showed the Dodgers that he belongs in the majors. Will the rookie make a similar impact in the postseason? He, and several others, will be worth watching. Photo gallery
Clayton Kershaw joins 300 K club
Needing six strikeouts to get there, Kershaw whiffed seven Padres on Sunday to finish the regular season with 301 K's. The Dodgers are hoping Kershaw will finally dominate in the postseason as well. Sunday's Top 5
The Los Angeles Dodgers' Kershaw rests his case for the Cy Young award with a historic strikeout total, brilliant pitching numbers and a 2.13 ERA.
Clayton Kershaw recorded his 300th strikeout of the season as the Dodgers closed the regular season by beating the Padres.
Congrats, your team is headed to the postseason. But does their style of play work under the bright lights of October? David Schoenfield examines the formula for playoff success.
Miami's Dee Gordon edged Washington's Bryce Harper for the NL batting title, one of many season-ending statistical awards solidified Sunday across the majors.
The zit that sidelined a player
The Dodgers' Justin Turner missed a game with an infected pimple. Maybe they should add Clearasil to next year's payroll. Injuries of the year
Kershaw second-fastest to 300 K's
Clayton Kershaw needed 232.2 innings to reach 300 strikeouts this season. The only pitcher in MLB history who needed fewer innings was Pedro Martinez in 1999 (213.1 innings).
Clayton Kershaw struck out seven in an abbreviated start to become the first pitcher in 13 years to reach 300 strikeouts, and the NL West champion Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the San Diego Padre
Kershaw gets to 300 K's on season
In his final start of the regular season, Clayton Kershaw became the first pitcher with 300 K's since 2002 (Curt Schilling and Randy Johnson). He finishes with 301 strikeouts and a 2.13 ERA. Follow live
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