5 Things: A Week Of Walk-Off Wins In MLBEverywhere Major League Baseball fans turned last week, a team was winning a game with a walk-off plate appearance. The Chicago White Sox won two games via the walk off last week, yet they also lost two games via the walk off. The Oakland Athletics won two straight games over the Tampa Bay Rays, and at the Coliseum, that means pies in the face for the player that just won the game. The St. Louis Cardinals won a big game against the Los Angeles Dodgers with a walk-off home run this week, too.
3 Things To Watch For During Giants' Second HalfThe best record in baseball + an even year = a great chance for another World Series.
MLB 5 Things: Cubs Down, Giants UpFor all the noise about the Chicago Cubs this season, it's now the San Francisco Giants with the best record in baseball. Of course, that doesn't mean anything come October, as the Giants well know: Each of their last three World Series titles have come when they did not have the best record in the National League.
Belt Homers To Back Peavy; Giants Edge Dodgers 2-1Brandon Belt hit a two-run homer off rookie Julio Urias in the sixth inning to help Jake Peavy earn his 150th career win.
30 Players: Corey Seager Ready To Usher In New Era For DodgersThe Dodgers look to their top prospect to solidify the shortstop position for years to come.
LA Dodgers Sign Lefty Scott Kazmir To 3-Year Deal Left-hander Scott Kazmir agreed to a three-year, $48 million contract on Wednesday with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
California To Big-League Ballplayers: Stop Chewing Tobacco California lawmakers have taken the first step toward accomplishing something Major League Baseball could never do: Stop players from stuffing those big wads of chewing tobacco into their mouths during games. With Gov. Jerry Brown signing a bill earlier this week banning the use of smokeless tobacco in all California ballparks, a practice dating to the days of Babe Ruth and Ty Cobb now seems headed toward the sport's endangered species list.
Police Seek Mother, Son In Dodger Stadium Fight
Dodgers' Utley Suspended By MLB For 2 Playoff Games For 'Illegal' SlideLos Angeles Dodgers second baseman Chase Utley was suspended two playoff games by Major League Baseball on Sunday night for his late takeout slide that broke New York Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada's right leg.
Vin Scully To Miss Los Angeles Dodgers Playoff Run After Medical ProcedureScully, who turns 88 in November, said in August he expects next season will be his last in the booth. His 66 years with the Dodgers are a broadcasting record for the same big league franchise.
5 Things: Fight for Final Playoff SpotsWhile most of the races are wrapped up (see below), there is still a three-team race for the final American League wild card spot.
Bumgarner, Giants Watch Dodgers Clinch West On Their Field