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Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Atlanta Braves postseason primer

Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly responds to

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The Braves were wire-to-wire winners of the National League East. The Dodgers stumbled out of the gate but used an exciting rookie to rise to the top of the NL West. They meet in their end of the NLDS on Thursday at 8 p.m. Here’s what you need to know to prepare for the series:


Atlanta won the season series against the Dodgers, 5-2. They scored 27 runs and allowed 17. But...

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Is Matt Harvey still a Cy Young contender?

Matt Harvey delivers a pitch during a game

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Mets fireballer Matt Harvey was locked in a tight National League Cy Young battle with Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw until it was discovered Harvey had a partially torn ligament in his right elbow and would be shut down for the season.

It seems like the award is Kershaw’s for the taking at this point, and Harvey’s case has all but gone out the window.

But Marlins rookie phenom Jose Fernandez...

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