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Vin Scully is returning to the Dodgers for a record 66th season in 2015

LOS ANGELES - Vin Scully, the 86-year-old Hall of Fame announcer, will return for his record 66th season with the team in 2015.
Cardinals sink Kershaw again, head to another NLCS

ST. LOUIS - The St. Louis Cardinals tagged Clayton Kershaw in the seventh inning for the second straight time, riding Matt Adams' homer to a 3-2 victory.
Last year's demise fuels the Dodgers

VERO BEACH, Fla. --- Five months ago, as he watched division rivals Arizona and Colorado play in the NL Championship Series, Los Angeles Dodgers owner Frank McCourt couldn't help but feel some angst.
Dodgers' backs are against the wall

NEW YORK - Tom Glavine was anxious all day, even jittery as he drove over to Shea Stadium with Billy Wagner.
Standouts join Hall of Fame

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y.- Dennis Eckersley and Paul Molitor excelled in the clutch, so they should be used to the nerves by now. Then again, induction speeches at the Baseball Hall of Fame are once-in-a-lifetime opportunities.
Rodriguez, Marlins send San Francisco packing

MIAMI -- Ivan Rodriguez caught the throw from left field on one hop, stepped in front of the plate and braced for a collision.
Baseball notebook

Davey Johnson was fired as manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers after failing to make the playoffs in his two years despite having one of the highest payrolls. The move was completed Thursday night when Johnson spoke during a conference call with Dodgers executives Bob Daly and Bob Graziano, according to a team source who spoke on condition he not be identified.
Wardlaw romps to baseball title

JOHNSTON, S.C. -- OK, maybe it didn't have the same dramatic flair as Kirk Gibson's home run in the ninth inning of Game 1 of the 1988 World Series but when Josh Herlong drew a bases loaded walk in the bottom of the fifth inning Wednesday it couldn't have meant more to Wardlaw Academy. Herlong's walk gave the Patriots their final run in a 11-1 victory in Game 2 of the South Carolina Independent School Association Class A championship series over Andrew Jackson Academy (12-8). Wardlaw won the first game of the series 11-0 on Monday.
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High drama everywhere on final day

A startling triple play. A spirited comeback. Huge hits by a rookie - a Yale philosophy major, at that - and monumental collapses on the brink.
Home runs keep Dodgers in series vs. Cardinals

LOS ANGELES - Adrian Gonzalez homered twice and Zack Greinke gave the Los Angeles Dodgers the clutch performance they needed in a 6-4 victory over the Cardinals on Wednesday.