USE THE CALENDAR ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE PAGE TO VIEW PAST DATES
Refresh
Page last updated on Sat Apr 19 13:07:40 EDT 2014
RECAP
10/03/2012 3:22 AM EDT
Dodgers eliminated from playoff contention
SAN FRANCISCO 4, LA DODGERS 3

By BETH HARRIS
AP Sports Writer

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A must-win game turned into a job the Los
Angeles Dodgers couldn't get done.



They were eliminated from playoff contention, their wild-card
hopes dashed Tuesday night with a 4-3 loss to Barry Zito and the
San Francisco Giants.



"Everything kind of comes to a screeching halt," Dodgers manager
Don Mattingly said. "To not have that opportunity to move
forward is painful."



The defeat left the Dodgers two games behind St. Louis with only
one game left in the regular season. Los Angeles had won six in
a row to stay in the race for the second NL wild-card spot, but
Mark Ellis lined out to center field with a runner on second
base to end it.



"It doesn't feel that good right now," Ellis said in a silent
clubhouse.



The Dodgers fell short despite adding first baseman Adrian
Gonzalez, pitcher Josh Beckett, infielder Hanley Ramirez and
outfielder Shane Victorino in July trades.



"There's a lot of intangibles that go into a team firing on all
cylinders," losing pitcher Chris Capuano said.



The defending World Series champion Cardinals claimed the final
berth in this year's major league playoffs. St. Louis will be at
Atlanta on Friday in a one-game matchup to see which team
advances to the division round.



Zito won his seventh straight decision, Buster Posey and Joaquin
Arias homered and the NL West champion Giants finished off their
longtime rivals.



The Dodgers knew early in their game that Cincinnati had beaten
St. Louis 3-1, opening the door for them to remain in the chase.
But they couldn't capitalize, and will miss the playoffs for the
third straight season and first under the club's new ownership,
including Magic Johnson and Mark Walter, who watched from their
box.



"We're not so much into knocking people out," Giants manager
Bruce Bochy said. "There's a lot of history between these two
clubs. Both clubs have knocked each other out."



Zito (15-8) continued his best stretch since joining the Giants
in 2007. They've won his last 11 outings as the left-hander has
gone 7-0 for the first time since he won eight in a row with
Oakland from June 28-Aug. 4, 2005.



"Personally, I don't like to read into numbers too much," Zito
said. "Sometimes you go out there and feel kind of crappy and
you win, and other times you feel great and you lose. (The
streak) is just evidence that the team has been scoring a lot of
runs and playing good `D' when I'm on the mound."



The former AL Cy Young winner allowed two runs and six hits in
six-plus innings, struck out six and walked one to put himself
in contention for a start in the NL division series.



Sergio Romo got three outs in the ninth to earn his 14th save in
15 chances after Jeremy Affeldt gave up a leadoff single to
Andre Ethier that had Dodgers fans on their feet to end the
game. Pinch runner Dee Gordon stole second with two outs on a
close play, but Ellis hit a liner that center fielder Angel
Pagan charged in to catch.



"To see Pagan catch that ball, it's kind of like the season is
pretty much over," Matt Kemp said.



Capuano (12-12) gave up two runs and five hits in three-plus
innings, his shortest outing of the season. He allowed both home
runs and didn't record any strikeouts or walks. The left-hander
has lost five straight decisions against the Giants and fell to
1-7 in 13 career games against them.



"Kind of a bitter pill for us to swallow," Capuano said. "We
really battled to the last out and had a chance. The last week
has been fun. It's disappointing we couldn't finish it."



He bruised his left shoulder in San Diego when he hit himself
with a weighted doughnut off his bat while loosening up, but
Capuano said it didn't bother him on the mound.



The Dodgers rallied to trail 4-3 in the seventh on A.J. Ellis'
two-run homer off Guillermo Mota, who came on after Zito hit
Ethier in the back to start the inning.



Ellis pumped his right arm as he rounded first base and the
crowd of 42,473 erupted. After pinch-hitter Nick Punto struck
out looking, Mark Ellis doubled to deep center, but was thrown
out trying to stretch it into a triple.



"Yeah, I think he got excited," Mattingly said.



That proved costly as Shane Victorino tripled, and was stranded
when Kemp struck out swinging against George Kontos to end the
inning, slamming his bat to the ground. Kemp was hitless in four
at-bats, with three strikeouts.



"It's kind of going to stick with me for a while," Kemp said.
"It hurts. I just didn't do my job. It's my fault."



Posey led off the second with his 24th homer. The Dodgers
answered right back, tying the game at 1 on Luis Cruz's RBI
groundout to third base after Hanley Ramirez tripled in the
bottom of the inning.



Arias homered leading off the third, giving the Giants a 2-1
lead. In the fourth, Dodgers fans cheered when the video board
displayed the final score of the St. Louis game.



The Giants added two runs in the fifth on Marco Scutaro's RBI
double in the right field corner off Jamey Wright, extending his
hitting streak to a career-best 19 games, longest in the majors
this season. Pagan, who walked leading off, beat the throw home
to make it 4-1.



NOTES: The last time the Giants won 10 or more consecutive
starts by one of their pitchers was when they won 11 in a row
when Bill Swift started from April 6-June 27, 1992. ... The last
time San Francisco lost one of Zito's starts was on Aug. 2
against the New York Mets. ... Posey started at first base after
mild back spasms forced him out of Monday's game in the eighth
inning. ... Dodgers 1B Adrian Gonzalez singled in the sixth,
extending his hitting streak to 14 games, tops on the club. ...
The Giants, who dropped the opener on Monday, haven't lost two
straight road games since July 7-8 at Pittsburgh. ... RHP
Clayton Kershaw will start Wednesday's season finale for LA. ...
Dodgers great Maury Wills, an instructor for the team during
spring training and the regular season, turned 80.

TOP TEN WAGERS
RK Team
1
Toronto Raptors
2
Brooklyn Nets
3
Detroit Tigers
4
Toronto Raptors
5
Golden State Warriors
04/19/2014
Slovenia - PrvaLigaNK Celje at NK Domzale07:30 AM PST
Slovenia - PrvaLigaFC Luka Koper at NK Krka07:30 AM PST
Israel - Premier LeagueHapoel Akko at Ashdod SC08:00 AM PST
Israel - Premier LeagueHapoel Raanana at Bnei Yehuda Tel Aviv08:00 AM PST
Israel - Premier LeagueMaccabi Petach Tikva at Ironi Ramat Hasharon08:00 AM PST
Portugal - Primeira LigaAcademica Coimbra at CS Maritimo08:00 AM PST
Portugal - Primeira LigaCD Nacional at FC Pacos Ferreira08:00 AM PST
Portugal - Segunda LigaPortimonense SC at CF Uniao08:00 AM PST
Portugal - Segunda LigaCD Trofense at CD Feirense08:00 AM PST
Portugal - Segunda LigaCD das Aves at GD Chaves08:00 AM PST
Portugal - Segunda LigaLeixoes SC at Academico Viseu08:00 AM PST
Portugal - Segunda LigaAtletico CP at Sporting Farense08:00 AM PST
Portugal - Segunda LigaSC Beira Mar at UD Oliveirense08:00 AM PST
Portugal - Segunda LigaSporting Braga B at Moreirense FC08:00 AM PST
Chile - PrimeraDeportes Iquique at Palestino08:30 AM PST
Slovakia - SuperligaDac 1904 Dunajska Streda at AS Trencin08:30 AM PST
Slovakia - SuperligaFC Nitra at MSK Zilina08:30 AM PST
Argentina - MinorDefensores de Belgrano at CA Colegiales09:00 AM PST
Portugal - Primeira LigaGD Estoril Praia at Gil Vicente FC09:00 AM PST
South Africa - Premier LeagueMamelodi Sundowns at Moroka Swallows FC09:00 AM PST
Spain - La LigaGetafe CF at Levante UD09:00 AM PST
Spain - Segunda DivisionPonferradina SD at CD Lugo09:00 AM PST
Spain - Segunda DivisionCordoba CF at Hercules CF09:00 AM PST
Spain - Segunda DivisionSD Eibar at Real Madrid Castilla09:15 AM PST
NBABrooklyn Nets vs Toronto Raptors09:30 AM PST
England - Premier LeagueSunderland AFC at Chelsea FC09:30 AM PST
Germany - BundesligaVfL Wolfsburg at Hamburger SV09:30 AM PST
Italy - Serie ABologna FC at Juventus Turin09:30 AM PST
Israel - Premier LeagueHapoel Beer Sheva at Maccabi Haifa09:30 AM PST
Argentina - MinorCA Platense at Deportivo Merlo09:35 AM PST
Croatia - 1. HNLHNK Rijeka at NK Osijek10:00 AM PST
Ecuador - Serie ALiga Dep Universitaria Quito at CD Universidad Catolica10:00 AM PST
Slovakia - SuperligaFK Senica at Spartak Myjava10:00 AM PST
Spain - Segunda DivisionGirona FC at Barcelona B FC10:00 AM PST
MLBSt. Louis Cardinals vs Washington Nationals10:05 AM PST
MLBToronto Blue Jays vs Cleveland Indians10:05 AM PST
MLBLos Angeles Angels vs Detroit Tigers10:05 AM PST
Slovenia - PrvaLigaNK Maribor at NK Zavrc10:30 AM PST
MLBBaltimore Orioles vs Boston Red Sox10:35 AM PST
Belgium - Pro LeagueKAA Gent at Waasland-Beveren11:00 AM PST
Belgium - Pro LeagueKV Oostende at Lierse SK11:00 AM PST
Belgium - Pro LeagueCercle Brugge Ksv at Royal Charleroi SC11:00 AM PST
Belgium - Pro LeagueKV Kortrijk at Yellow-Red KV Mechelen11:00 AM PST
Chile - PrimeraUniversidad de Chile at Universidad de Concepcion11:00 AM PST
Slovenia - PrvaLigaNK Triglav at ND Gorica11:00 AM PST
Spain - La LigaEspanyol Barcelona at Real Sociedad11:00 AM PST
Slovenia - PrvaLigaNK Olimpija Ljubljana at NK Rudar Velenje11:05 AM PST
MLBMinnesota Twins vs Kansas City Royals11:10 AM PST
Czech - 1. LigaFK Baumit Jablonec at FK Mlada Boleslav11:15 AM PST
Portugal - Primeira LigaSporting Lisbon at CF Os Belenenses11:15 AM PST
MLBCincinnati Reds vs Chicago Cubs11:20 AM PST
Uruguay - Primera DivisionCerro Largo FC at Club Nacional de Football11:30 AM PST
Uruguay - Primera DivisionRacing Club Mdeo. at Danubio FC11:30 AM PST
Uruguay - Primera DivisionCA River Plate at Institucion Atletica11:30 AM PST
Argentina - Primera BDouglas Haig at Independiente Rivadavia12:00 PM PST
Argentina - Primera BCA Aldosivi at CA Banfield12:00 PM PST
Argentina - Primera BDefensa y Justicia at Almirante Brown12:00 PM PST
France - Coupe de la LigueParis St Germain at Olympique Lyon12:00 PM PST
Italy - Serie AAS Roma at AC Fiorentina12:00 PM PST
NHLChicago Blackhawks vs St. Louis Blues12:05 PM PST
Brazil - Serie BABC RN at Santa Cruz PE12:20 PM PST
NBAGolden State Warriors vs Los Angeles Clippers12:30 PM PST
Colombia - Torneo PostobonJaguares d. Cordoba at FC Aguablanca12:30 PM PST
Peru - Copa IncaUniversitario de Deportes at FBC Melgar1:00 PM PST
USA - MLSHouston Dynamo at Philadelphia Union1:00 PM PST
USA - MLSNew England Revolution at Chicago Fire1:00 PM PST
MLBHouston Astros vs Oakland Athletics1:05 PM PST
Argentina - MinorUAI Urquiza at Club Atletico Atlanta1:05 PM PST
Argentina - PrimeraEstudiantes de La Plata at CA Rosario Central1:10 PM PST
Argentina - PrimeraClub Olimpo at Quilmes AC1:10 PM PST
Chile - PrimeraO`higgins FC at Union Espanola1:30 PM PST
Peru - Copa IncaUTC de Cajamarca at Universidad San Martin1:30 PM PST
Brazil - Serie AVitoria BA at Internacional RS2:30 PM PST
Brazil - Serie AFigueirense FC at Fluminense RJ2:30 PM PST
UFCH Perpetuo vs J Mein2:45 PM PST
Mexico - PrimeraGallos Blancos at America de Mexico3:00 PM PST
USA - MLSSan Jose Earthquakes at Colorado Rapids3:00 PM PST
UFCC Magalhaes vs L Zachrich3:10 PM PST
UFCA White vs E Payan3:35 PM PST
UFCP Healy vs J Masvidal4:00 PM PST
Chile - PrimeraHuachipato at Deportes Union La Calera4:00 PM PST
Paraguay - Primera DivisionOlimpia Asuncion at Nacional FC4:00 PM PST
USA - MLSLa Galaxy at Vancouver Whitecaps FC4:00 PM PST
MLBMilwaukee Brewers vs Pittsburgh Pirates4:05 PM PST
NBAAtlanta Hawks vs Indiana Pacers4:05 PM PST
NHLColumbus Blue Jackets vs Pittsburgh Penguins4:05 PM PST
MLBAtlanta Braves vs New York Mets4:10 PM PST
MLBNew York Yankees vs Tampa Bay Rays4:10 PM PST
MLBSeattle Mariners vs Miami Marlins4:10 PM PST
UFCS Baczynski vs T Alves4:20 PM PST
UFCR Dos Anjos vs K Nurmagomedov4:35 PM PST
Brazil - Serie ACoritiba PR at Chapecoense SC5:00 PM PST
Brazil - Serie BAvai SC at America RN5:00 PM PST
Brazil - Serie BOeste SP at Ceara CE5:00 PM PST
Mexico - PrimeraTiburones Rojos at CF Monterrey5:00 PM PST
Mexico - PrimeraFC Puebla at CF Pachuca5:00 PM PST
Mexico - PrimeraJaguares de Chiapas at Santos Laguna5:00 PM PST
MLBChicago White Sox vs Texas Rangers5:05 PM PST
UFCB TAVARES vs Y Romero5:05 PM PST
MLBArizona Diamondbacks vs Los Angeles Dodgers5:10 PM PST
MLBPhiladelphia Phillies vs Colorado Rockies5:10 PM PST
Argentina - PrimeraNewell's Old Boys at CA San Lorenzo5:30 PM PST
UFCE Barboza vs D Cerrone5:35 PM PST
MLBSan Francisco Giants vs San Diego Padres5:40 PM PST
UFCL Carmouche vs M Tate6:00 PM PST
Mexico - PrimeraUanl Tigres at Leon6:06 PM PST
UFCF Werdum vs T Browne6:30 PM PST
BOXINGB Shumenov vs B Hopkins6:30 PM PST
USA - MLSPortland Timbers at Real Salt Lake6:30 PM PST
NBAMemphis Grizzlies vs Oklahoma City Thunder6:35 PM PST
NHLMinnesota Wild vs Colorado Avalanche6:35 PM PST
Costa Rica - Primera DivisionCS Herediano at Limon FC7:00 PM PST
Mexico - PrimeraClub Tijuana at CF Atlante7:00 PM PST
Mexico - PrimeraDeportivo Toluca at Atlas7:00 PM PST
USA - MLSSeattle Sounders at Chivas Usa7:30 PM PST
Japan - Japan League 2Tochigi SC at FC Gifu9:00 PM PST
South Korea - k-League ClassicPohang Steelers FC at FC Seoul10:00 PM PST
04/20/2014
Spain - La LigaCelta de Vigo at UD Almeria03:00 AM PST
Spain - Segunda DivisionDeportivo La Coruna at RCD Mallorca03:00 AM PST
England - Premier LeagueLiverpool FC at Norwich City04:00 AM PST
France - Ligue 1OGC Nice at AS Monaco05:00 AM PST
Russia - Premier LeagueFC Krasnodar at FC Dinamo Moscow05:00 AM PST
England - Premier LeagueArsenal FC at Hull City06:05 AM PST
Germany - BundesligaBayer Leverkusen at 1 FC Nuremberg06:30 AM PST
Uruguay - Primera DivisionMdeo. Wanderers FC at CA Rentistas06:30 AM PST
Russia - Premier LeagueCSKA Moscow at FC Kuban Krasnodar07:30 AM PST
Czech - 1. LigaFC Zbrojovka Brno at FK Teplice08:00 AM PST
Czech - 1. Liga1 FK Pribram at SK Sigma Olomouc08:00 AM PST
France - Ligue 1AC Ajaccio at SC Bastia08:00 AM PST
France - Ligue 1EA Guingamp at FC Girondins Bordeaux08:00 AM PST
France - Ligue 1Montpellier Hsc at FC Lorient08:00 AM PST
France - Ligue 1FC Nantes at Valenciennes FC08:00 AM PST
France - Ligue 1FC Sochaux at Stade Reims08:00 AM PST
Spain - La LigaBetis Sevilla at Rayo Vallecano08:00 AM PST
Spain - Segunda DivisionCD Alaves at Recreativo Huelva08:00 AM PST
Spain - Segunda DivisionReal Murcia CF at Sporting Gijon08:00 AM PST
England - Premier LeagueManchester Utd at Everton FC08:10 AM PST
Germany - BundesligaFC Schalke 04 at VfB Stuttgart08:30 AM PST
Spain - Segunda DivisionReal Jaen at Real Zaragoza09:15 AM PST
Czech - 1. LigaSparta Prague at Dukla Prague10:00 AM PST
Mexico - PrimeraGuadalajara Chivas at Unam Pumas10:00 AM PST
Portugal - Primeira LigaSC Olhanense at Benfica Lisbon10:00 AM PST
Spain - La LigaGranada CF at Sevilla FC10:00 AM PST
NBADallas Mavericks vs San Antonio Spurs10:05 AM PST
Chile - PrimeraUniversidad Catolica at Colo Colo11:30 AM PST
Uruguay - Primera DivisionCA Cerro at Miramar Missiones11:30 AM PST
Uruguay - Primera DivisionDefensor Sporting at El Tanque Sisley11:30 AM PST
Uruguay - Primera DivisionLiverpool M. at Juventud de LP11:30 AM PST
Argentina - PrimeraCA Belgrano at Colon de Santa Fe12:00 PM PST
Brazil - Serie ABotafogo RJ at Sao Paulo SP12:00 PM PST
Brazil - Serie AGremio RS at Atletico Paranaense12:00 PM PST
Brazil - Serie ACorinthians SP at Atletico Mineiro MG12:00 PM PST
Brazil - Serie ACruzeiro MG at EC Bahia BA12:00 PM PST
France - Ligue 1Lille Osc at Olympique Marseille12:00 PM PST
Spain - La LigaAthletic Bilbao at FC Barcelona12:00 PM PST
Spain - Segunda DivisionCE Sabadell at Alcorcon AD12:00 PM PST
NBACharlotte Bobcats vs Miami Heat12:30 PM PST
Bolivia - Liga Profesional BolivianaUniversitario de Sucre at CA Nacional Potosi12:30 PM PST
Costa Rica - Primera DivisionFC Puntarenas at Uruguay de Coronado12:30 PM PST
Argentina - PrimeraRacing Club at Argentinos Jrs1:00 PM PST
Argentina - PrimeraAtletico Lanus at Arsenal de Sarandi1:00 PM PST
Colombia - Liga Postobon IIDeportivo La Equidad at Deportivo Cali1:15 PM PST
Colombia - Liga Postobon IIBoyaca Chico FC at Independiente Medellin1:15 PM PST
Paraguay - Primera DivisionGeneral Diaz at Club Libertad Asuncion1:45 PM PST
Bolivia - Liga Profesional BolivianaSan Jose Oruro at Clube Desportivo Aurora2:00 PM PST
Argentina - PrimeraVelez Sarsfield at River Plate2:15 PM PST
Brazil - Serie AGoias GO at Flamengo RJ2:30 PM PST
Brazil - Serie ASport Recife PE at Santos FC SP2:30 PM PST
Brazil - Serie APalmeiras SP at Criciuma SC2:30 PM PST
Chile - PrimeraNublense at Everton de Vina Del Mar2:30 PM PST
Costa Rica - Primera DivisionSantos de Guapiles at AD Carmelita3:00 PM PST
Costa Rica - Primera DivisionLiga Deportiva Alajuelense at Universidad de Costa Rica3:00 PM PST
Colombia - Liga Postobon IIDeportes Tolima at Millonarios FC3:30 PM PST
Peru - Copa IncaCD San Simon at Alianza Lima3:45 PM PST
Costa Rica - Primera DivisionCD Belen Siglo Xxi at Deportivo Saprissa4:00 PM PST
Paraguay - Primera DivisionClub Guarani at Sol de America4:00 PM PST
NBAWashington Wizards vs Chicago Bulls4:05 PM PST
Argentina - PrimeraBoca Juniors at CA Tigre5:30 PM PST
Colombia - Liga Postobon IIDeportivo Pasto at Fortaleza FC5:45 PM PST
NBAPortland Trailblazers vs Houston Rockets6:35 PM PST
04/21/2014
NBAMemphis Grizzlies vs Oklahoma City Thunder5:00 PM PST
NBAGolden State Warriors vs Los Angeles Clippers7:35 PM PST
04/22/2014
NBAAtlanta Hawks vs Indiana Pacers4:00 PM PST
NBABrooklyn Nets vs Toronto Raptors4:35 PM PST
NBAWashington Wizards vs Chicago Bulls6:35 PM PST
04/26/2014
BOXINGJ Molina vs L MATTHYSSE6:30 PM PST
BOXINGJ Diaz vs K Thurman7:15 PM PST
05/03/2014
BOXINGM Maidana vs F Mayweather Jr8:00 PM PST
TONIGHT'S NBA WINNING ACTION!
Access Tonight's featured Premium Pick "guaranteed" to win! Simply put your email in the box below or text/call 702-979-4410

Featured pick:

GRIZZLIES VS. THUNDER 9:30 PM ET


* WINNER, WINNER, WINNER *

Here's result from our 2014 Premium Picks.

January (+16.9 Units): $1,690.00
February (+6.6 Units): $660.00
March (+22.9 Units): $2,290.00
Total: (46.4 Units): $4,640.00

Don't miss out on Tonight's pick. Enter your email address in the box below or text/call now: 702-979-4410

EMAIL: