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2021 NLDS: Dodgers vs. Giants

The 2021 National League Division Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants, the first postseason meeting between the two rivals who have played in the National League together since 1890.

Mookie Betts was in the middle of everything in the NLDS

Mookie Betts had four hits in Game 5 of the National League Division Series to help eliminate the Giants, but the Dodgers leadoff man and right fielder was in the middle of everything during the entire NLDS, a part of some of the most impactful plays of the series.

‘We poured everything we could into this series’

A look back at the Dodgers’ epic five-game National League Division Series triumph over the Giants, decided in the final inning of the final game, as the baseball gods demanded.

3 takeaways from the Game 5 win

The Dodgers pulled out the victory in the game of the year, as they defeated the Giants in Game 5 to advance to the NLCS.

Max Scherzer knows how to have fun

Max Scherzer was celebrating and having the time of his life after he secured the save in the Dodgers’ Game 5 victory over the Giants.

Knebel will start in Game 5, as an opener for Urías

The Dodgers won’t start 20-game winner Julio Urías in Game 5 of the NLDS, opting instead to go with right-handed reliever Corey Knebel in the first inning, presumably as an opener before the left-handed Urías enters.

‘Old soul’ Julio Urías ready for Game 5

The Dodgers sent Julio Urías to the mound in Game 5 of the NLDS against the Giants. The left-hander just turned 25, but already has a long history of postseason success.

Digging deeper into the Urías-Webb matchup

The Dodgers and Giants will decide their National League Division Series in Game 5 on Thursday night in San Francisco. Here are perspectives from around baseball heading into Game 5.

Podcast: NLDS highs & lows at Dodger Stadium

Just like the first two games of the National League Division Series in San Francisco, the Dodgers and Giants splits Games 3 and 4 at Dodger Stadium. Max Scherzer was fantastic on a windy night in Los Angeles, but the Dodgers were shut out for the second time in the series. The Dodgers found their offense to stay alive in Game 4, a game in which Walker Buehler added to his postseason lore by starting on three days rest for the first time.

NLDS Game 5 viewing guide

How to watch the National League Division Series Game 5 between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Francisco Giants from Oracle Park.

Gavin Lux turning into key player for LA

The Dodgers optioned Gavin Lux back in August. It might have been a blessing in disguise, as Lux has turned into one of LA’s best hitters since returning.

3 takeaways from the Game 4 win

The Dodgers offense was scorching hot and Walker Buehler shoved as LA evened the series at two games.

Buehler & friends take Game 4, even NLDS

Walker Buehler pitched into the fifth inning, proving he was the right choice even on short rest to start Game 4 of the NLDS. Buehler only allowed one run, and the Dodgers offense backed him to even the series against the Giants, setting up a winner-take-all Game 5 on Thursday in San Francisco.

Gavin Lux starts in center field

The Dodgers switch things up in their lineup ahead of Game 4, as Gavin Lux starts in center field and AJ Pollock gets the night off.

Walker Buehler will start Game 4 on short rest

The Dodgers will turn to Walker Buehler on three days rest to start Game 4 of the NLDS against the Giants, the first start on short rest in Buehler’s professional career.

Dodgers offense needs to render the pitching decisions moot

After getting shut out twice in three games in the National League Division Series, the Dodgers will need their offense to stay alive against the Giants, beginning in Game 4. Regardless of who’s pitching for Los Angeles.

Should Buehler start tonight?

The Dodgers’ season will come to an end with a loss tonight. Should they turn to Walker Buehler on short rest?

3 takeaways from the Game 3 loss

The Dodgers were held scoreless for the second time through three games

NLDS Game 4 viewing guide

How to watch the NLDS Game 4 matchup between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Francisco Giants.

Pujols sets a pair of Dodgers postseason records

Albert Pujols had two hits in Game 3 of the NLDS. At 41 years old, he set a pair of Dodgers postseason franchise records.

Gonsolin staying ready for Game 4, with role TBD

A look at the Dodgers’ pitching plans for Game 4, which will almost certainly include Tony Gonsolin, but when and for how long could depend on how Game 3 plays out against the Giants.

Dodgers switch things up for Game 3 lineup

The Dodgers did a lot of moving around in their starting lineup for Game 3 of the NLDS.

What to look for in Game 3

A rested Dodgers bullpen figures to be used heavily in Games 3 and 4 of the NLDS at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. But how Max Scherzer performs to start Game 3 will go a long way in deciding the series against the Giants.

Podcast: A San Francisco split

The Dodgers and Giants split the first two games of the National League Division Series in San Francisco, with the next two games set for Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles.

NLDS Game 3 viewing guide

How to watch the National League Division Series Game 3 between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Francisco Giants from Dodger Stadium.

Albert Pujols will start at 1B for Game 3

Dave Roberts said that Albert Pujols will make his first postseason start on Monday for Game 3 of the NLDS

3 takeaways from the Game 2 win

The Dodgers evened the series at one game a piece. Here are three takeaways from their victory.

Dodgers reward Dave Roberts’ faith to pull even in NLDS

Dave Roberts showed faith in Cody Bellinger, Chris Taylor, and AJ Pollock, and all three delivered in some fashion offensively in the Dodgers’ blowout win over the Giants in Game 2 of the National League Division Series.

Taylor back in Dodgers lineup for Game 2

The Dodgers made some changes in their starting lineup on Saturday, having Chris Taylor in center field with Cody Bellinger starting at first base.

Perception & reality, heading into Game 2

The Dodgers face a 1-0 series deficit and need a much better showing from the offense to have a chance to tie the National League Division Series in Game 2 against the Giants.

3 takeaways from the Game 1 loss

It was a forgetful series opener, as the Dodgers fell to the Giants, 4-0. Here are three takeaways from the game.

NLDS Game 2 viewing guide

How to watch the National League Division Series Game 2 between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Francisco Giants from Oracle Park.

Dodgers tangled in Logan’s Webb

Logan Webb struck out 10 and pitched into the eighth inning, giving the Giants a win over the Dodgers in Game 1 of the National League Division Series in San Francisco.