Clayton Kershaw

Bruce Bochy, manager of the San Francisco Giants and the 2015 National League All-Star Team snubbed Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw by leaving him off the team. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

When Bochy punks Kershaw

If you’ve never been to a baseball All-Star Game, please understand what…

Bruce Bochy, manager of the San Francisco Giants and the 2015 National League All-Star Team snubbed Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw by leaving him off the team. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)
Bruce Bochy (15) heads into the dugout after being ejected during the fifth inning against the Washington Nationals on Sunday. (Alex Brandon/AP)

A task too messy for even Bochy

For a moment, but just one, Bruce Bochy was able to love…

Bruce Bochy (15) heads into the dugout after being ejected during the fifth inning against the Washington Nationals on Sunday. (Alex Brandon/AP)
Giants manager Bruce Bochy, left, will be joined at the All-Star Game by pitcher Madison Bumgarner, center, and catcher Buster Posey, right, along with Joe Panik and Brandon Crawford.

Fan vote puts fun in ol’ ballgame

Some people believe baseball fans should have no say in the All-Star…

Giants manager Bruce Bochy, left, will be joined at the All-Star Game by pitcher Madison Bumgarner, center, and catcher Buster Posey, right, along with Joe Panik and Brandon Crawford.
Matt Cain struggled in his first big-league outing in nearly a year on Thursday against the Miami Marlins. (J Pat Carter/AP)

Cain isn’t able

The human impulse is to be patient with Matt Cain, knowing what…

Matt Cain struggled in his first big-league outing in nearly a year on Thursday against the Miami Marlins. (J Pat Carter/AP)
Jose Luis Villegas/The Sacramento Bee via APGiants' Madison Bumgarner hits a solo home run in the bottom of the third inning off Dodgers starter Clayton Kershaw on Thursday.

Bumgarner beats Kershaw two ways, extends Giants' shutout streak

Baseball's truest pitching aces are extenders and stoppers for their teams. They…

Jose Luis Villegas/The Sacramento Bee via APGiants' Madison Bumgarner hits a solo home run in the bottom of the third inning off Dodgers starter Clayton Kershaw on Thursday.
Charlie Riedel/AP PhotoClayton Kershaw will start for the Los Angeles Dodgers on opening day for the fifth straight season.

Kershaw to start opening day for Dodgers

GLENDALE — National League MVP and Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw…

Charlie Riedel/AP PhotoClayton Kershaw will start for the Los Angeles Dodgers on opening day for the fifth straight season.
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Clayton Kershaw, Mike Trout win MVP awards

For once, Clayton Kershaw was glad to see a long shutout streak…

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Jeff Roberson/AP file photoDodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw won his third NL Cy Young Award on Wednesday in unanimous fashion.

Dodgers' Kershaw, Indians' Kluber win Cy Youngs

NEW YORK -- Cleveland's Corey Kluber won the AL Cy Young Award,…

Jeff Roberson/AP file photoDodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw won his third NL Cy Young Award on Wednesday in unanimous fashion.
John Bazemore/AP file photoThe all-around skills of Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen make him one of the leading candidates for NL MVP.

NL MVP race is a three-way battle

NEW YORK -- When it comes to baseball's MVP debate, sometimes the…

John Bazemore/AP file photoThe all-around skills of Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen make him one of the leading candidates for NL MVP.
Mark J. Terrill/APThe Dodgers' Hanley Ramirez

Giants drubbed as Dodgers clinch NL West title

LOS ANGELES -- Clayton Kershaw tied a career high with his 21st…

Mark J. Terrill/APThe Dodgers' Hanley Ramirez
George Nikitin/APBuster Posey and the Giants were able to score twice against Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw

Giants unable to solve Kershaw, fall three behind Dodgers

San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy has seen his team surge to…

George Nikitin/APBuster Posey and the Giants were able to score twice against Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw
Kathy Willens/AP file photoYankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka has wasted no time in making a big splash in his first major-league season.

Los Angeles Dodgers are set for a starring role

Not since the late 1970s and the days of Steve Garvey, Davey…

Kathy Willens/AP file photoYankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka has wasted no time in making a big splash in his first major-league season.
Carlos Osorio/APA’s starting pitcher Jesse Chavez takes his hat off after being relieved in the sixth inning of Wednesday’s loss in Detroit.

A’s hammer Dodgers ace Kershaw in spring win

Clayton Kershaw isn’t sure why he’s off to a rough start in…

Carlos Osorio/APA’s starting pitcher Jesse Chavez takes his hat off after being relieved in the sixth inning of Wednesday’s loss in Detroit.
Kathy Willens/AP file photoYankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka has wasted no time in making a big splash in his first major-league season.

Kershaw, Scherzer easily win Cy Young Awards

Clayton Kershaw of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Max Scherzer of the…

Kathy Willens/AP file photoYankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka has wasted no time in making a big splash in his first major-league season.