Clayton Kershaw

San Francisco Giants pitcher Dereck Rodriguez delivers to home against the Oakland Athletics at Oakland Coliseum on Friday, July 20, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Dodgers clinch playoff spot as Giants suffer yet another indignity

AT&T PARK -- When Dereck Rodriguez was called up to the San…

 

San Francisco Giants' manager Bruce Bochy reaches to take the ball from Madison Bumgarner as he makes a pitching change against the A's at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco Giants to face lefty barrage in Los Angeles

Next week in Los Angeles, the San Francisco Giants will face three…

 

The Oakland Athletics' Jed Lowrie celebrates with teammates after a solo home run in the fifth inning against the Los Angeles Angels on April 7, 2018.  (Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Jed Lowrie could be coming out the other side of struggles, Mike Fiers squares off with Kershaw

The last time Oakland Athletics starter Mike Fiers faced the Los Angeles…

 

Clayton Kershaw, left, reacts after giving up a solo home run to Joe Panik in the fifth inning at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Thursday, March 29, 2018. The Giants beat the Dodgers 1-0. (Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Panik takes Kershaw deep as Giants shut out Dodgers on Opening Day

Clayton Kershaw jump-started his mastery on Opening Day, but the one run…

Clayton Kershaw, left, reacts after giving up a solo home run to Joe Panik in the fifth inning at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Thursday, March 29, 2018. The Giants beat the Dodgers 1-0. (Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
Logan Forsythe, seen here on Sept. 22, doubled on Sunday against the Giants. (Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Dodgers’ battery shuts down Giants in series finale

In the last of 19 meetings between the two longtime rivals, the…

Logan Forsythe, seen here on Sept. 22, doubled on Sunday against the Giants. (Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
Giants starter Johnny Cueto allowed two runs over six innings while striking out eight in Monday’s game. (Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Tomlinson tags Kershaw but Giants let down Cueto in loss to Dodgers

AT&T PARK — As Clayton Kershaw watched Kelby Tomlinson's fly ball travel…

Giants starter Johnny Cueto allowed two runs over six innings while striking out eight in Monday’s game. (Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
Clayton Kershaw was his typically dominant self on Wednesday. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

Clayton Kershaw halts Giants’ winning streak

AT&T PARK — The San Francisco Giants entered Wednesday’s day game on a…

Clayton Kershaw was his typically dominant self on Wednesday. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
Los Angeles Dodger pitcher Clayton Kershaw was more than the San Francisco Giants could handle on Tuesday. (James Chan/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Clayton Kershaw quiets Giants lineup in Dodgers win

AT&T PARK — It was supposed to be the battle of aces…

Los Angeles Dodger pitcher Clayton Kershaw was more than the San Francisco Giants could handle on Tuesday. (James Chan/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Brandon Crawford and the Giants have been in a freefall while the Dodgers have thrived. Could they possibly miss the playoffs this year? (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Giants beware: Dodgers pose fresh challenge this time

There’s no turning back for the Giants now. The 162-game marathon has…

Brandon Crawford and the Giants have been in a freefall while the Dodgers have thrived. Could they possibly miss the playoffs this year? (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Josh Reddick is no longer an Oakland Athletic. (Steve Nurenberg/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/TNS)

A’s capitalize as sellers at trade deadline

Another MLB trade deadline has come and gone, and for the second-straight…

Josh Reddick is no longer an Oakland Athletic. (Steve Nurenberg/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/TNS)
San Francisco Giants' Madison Bumgarner (40) hits a solo home run in front of Los Angeles Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis during the second inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Saturday, April 9, 2016. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Giants, Dodgers split pair of games decided by one run

Madison Bumgarner once again got the better of Clayton Kershaw, crushing a…

San Francisco Giants' Madison Bumgarner (40) hits a solo home run in front of Los Angeles Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis during the second inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Saturday, April 9, 2016. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
Jeff Samardzija and Madison Bumgarner will be tasked with delivering on the Giants’ outsize expectations this season. (Photos: Jeff Chiu/AP)

Despite splashy additions, rotation remains enigma for Giants

A $220-million investment in the rotation has gone a long way toward…

Jeff Samardzija and Madison Bumgarner will be tasked with delivering on the Giants’ outsize expectations this season. (Photos: Jeff Chiu/AP)
San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy, left, takes the ball from pitcher Madison Bumgarner as he takes him out for a relief pitcher during the sixth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers in San Francisco, Tuesday. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Bummed out

And so the reign ends, amid a rain of unhittable pitches from…

San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy, left, takes the ball from pitcher Madison Bumgarner as he takes him out for a relief pitcher during the sixth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers in San Francisco, Tuesday. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
Giants players and coaches watch from the dugout during the game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Dodgers clinch third straight NL West title, beat Giants 8-0

Clayton Kershaw pitched the big-money Dodgers to their third straight NL West…

Giants players and coaches watch from the dugout during the game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
The Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw celebrates the a 2-1 win over the Giants on Wednesday night. Kershaw struck out 15 to set a season career high with 251. (Jae C. Hong/AP)

Kershaw strikes out 15 as Dodgers complete sweep of Giants

LOS ANGELES — Clayton Kershaw struck out 15 to set a season…

The Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw celebrates the a 2-1 win over the Giants on Wednesday night. Kershaw struck out 15 to set a season career high with 251. (Jae C. Hong/AP)
Oakland Athletics pitcher Pat Venditte works against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the seventh inning Tuesday. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

A’s edge Dodgers 5-4 in 10

OAKLAND — Billy Butler hit an RBI double in the 10th inning…

Oakland Athletics pitcher Pat Venditte works against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the seventh inning Tuesday. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
Sonny side down

Sonny side down

In this empty A’s season where the fans clearly don’t matter, where…

Sonny side down
Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner works against the Oakland A's in the first inning of Saturday's game. (Ben Margot/AP)

Can’t afford a Madbummer

He’ll always be a country music ballad, a drawl-dripping cross between an…

Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner works against the Oakland A's in the first inning of Saturday's game. (Ben Margot/AP)
The Dodgers are approaching records with the scoreless innings streaks of Clayton Kershaw, left, and Zach Greinke. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Greinke goes home, Kershaw pitches zeros

NEW YORK — Worried about the Los Angeles Dodgers and their inconsistent…

The Dodgers are approaching records with the scoreless innings streaks of Clayton Kershaw, left, and Zach Greinke. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
The Los Angeles Dodgers were among the teams on Sunday that scouted left-handed trade bait Cole Hamels of the Philadelphia Phillies. (Matt Slocum/AP)

Hamels or not, Dodgers have lots to prove

Only 12 days remain before the non-waiver trade deadline, and you know…

The Los Angeles Dodgers were among the teams on Sunday that scouted left-handed trade bait Cole Hamels of the Philadelphia Phillies. (Matt Slocum/AP)