Dominant pitching will be on display in All-Star Game

...his own Adam Wainwright, the St. Louis Cardinals ace with a 12-4 record and a 1.83 ERA.And there was the Los Angeles Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw, 11-2 with a 1.78 ERA and fresh off a 41-inning scoreless streak that ended last week...

Trade keeps Jeff Samardzija off NL All-Star team

...Molina along with outfielders Carlos Gomez of Milwaukee, Andrew McCutchen of Pittsburgh and Yasiel Puig of the Los Angeles Dodgers.Top rookies Masahiro Tanaka of the Yankees and Jose Abreu of the Chicago White Sox were picked for the AL squad...

Slugger Yasmani Tomas defects from Cuba, authorities say

...and fortune in Major League Baseball.Recent high-profile defectors include Yasiel Puig, who signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers for $42 million, and Jose Abreu, who landed a $68 million deal with the Chicago White Sox.This year Cuba began...

Former A's, Dodgers pitcher Bob Welch dies

...teams that reached the World Series (1978, 1981, 1988, 1989 and 1990) and won two titles, one in 1981 with the Los Angeles Dodgers and another in 1989 with the A's.Dodgers President and CEO Stan Kasten called Welch "one of the greatest competitors...

Phillies' time at the top all but a distant memory

...players. The Phillies had the third-highest payroll ($184 million) on Opening Day. The teams above them ? the Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Yankees ? aren't playing much better. The Dodgers were 33-31 and the Yankees were 31-31.An...

Giants' Tim Lincecum tosses second career no-hitter

...too."This was the third no-hitter in the majors this year. Clayton Kershaw did it exactly a week ago and his Los Angeles Dodgers teammate Josh Beckett did it earlier in the season.The Padres, incidentally, are the only franchise in the...

Kershaw throws no-hitter as Dodgers rout Rockies

...striking out a career-high 15 and allowing his only baserunner on a throwing error by shortstop Hanley Ramirez in the Los Angeles Dodgers' 8-0 victory over the Colorado Rockies.Kershaw's gem gave the Dodgers the only two no-hitters in the majors...

Dodgers' Josh Beckett pitches no-hitter against Phillies

...jinx.Beckett pitched the first no-hitter of his stellar career and the majors first of the season, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers over the Philadelphia Phillies 6-0 on Sunday.A year ago, Beckett was nearly derailed by a nerve condition that...

Marlins complete three-game sweep of Braves

...inning. ... ... The Marlins' nine-game homestand continues Friday with the opener of a weekend set vs. the Los Angeles Dodgers. ... Atlanta returns home Friday to play a weekend series against San Francisco.

Florida House seeks to change MLB Cuban player policy

...share of state money that would be set aside for professional sports stadiums under a bill the House passed Friday.Los Angeles Dodgers' outfielder Yasiel Puig's dangerous escape from Cuba to Mexico was the inspiration for the conditions the bill...