Baseball Hall of Fame: David Ortiz elected in 1st turn on ballot

David Ortiz was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in his first turn on the ballot, while steroid-tainted stars Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens were denied entry to Cooperstown in their final year under consideration by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America.

Dodgers beat Giants 2-1 in playoff thriller, advance to NLCS

Cody Bellinger hit a tiebreaking single in the ninth inning and prized midseason acquisition Max Scherzer came out of the bullpen for his first career save, sending the Los Angeles Dodgers past the San Francisco Giants 2-1 in a thrilling winner-take-all Game 5 on Thursday night and into the NL Championship Series.

Heartbreak in San Francisco: Dodgers defeat Giants

More 40,000 fans filtered out of Oracle Park in San Francisco Thursday night. Most were disappointed Giants fans who saw the season end for their team in dramatic fashion. The Dodgers beat the Giants 2-1 in a winner-take-all Game 5 to advance to the NL Championship Series.