Alexander: Don’t expect Dodgers to repeat their 2020 NLCS comeback — Whittier Daily News

LOS ANGELES — Have we mentioned this isn’t anything like last year? (Actually, we have.) A year ago, the Dodgers faced a 3-1 series deficit against the Atlanta Braves and won three elimination games en route to the World Series and ultimately a championship. Already this year, the Dodgers have won three more elimination games,…

Alexander: Don’t expect Dodgers to repeat their 2020 NLCS comeback — Whittier Daily News

Late-inning replay controversy helps Phillies past Braves — MLB | NBC Sports

Didi Gregorius hit a three-run homer in Philadelphia’s four-run fourth inning and had the go-ahead sacrifice fly in the ninth to help the Phillies snap the Atlanta Braves’ four-game winning streak with a 7-6 victory Sunday night.

Late-inning replay controversy helps Phillies past Braves — MLB | NBC Sports

Trae Young and Grayson Allen tangle on court, take beef to Twitter — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

Grayson Allen and Trae Young have a long-running beef. Seriously.

Trae Young and Grayson Allen tangle on court, take beef to Twitter — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

New Angels GM Perry Minasian gets endorsement from former boss Alex Anthopoulos — Pasadena Star News

Atlanta Braves general manager Alex Anthopoulos was thrilled that Perry Minasian, his longtime colleague and friend, got a job running a major league team. Selfishly, Anthopoulos is also happy it’s not with a team the Braves have to worry about. “I’m glad it’s in the AL West and not the NL East,” Anthopoulos said by…

New Angels GM Perry Minasian gets endorsement from former boss Alex Anthopoulos — Pasadena Star News
A photo, date not known, provided by the Atlanta Braves via the Los Angeles Angels shows Perry Minasian. Minasian has been named the Los Angeles Angels’ general manager. The Angels announced the hiring of the Atlanta Braves’ assistant general manager on Thursday. Nov. 12, 2020, to replace Billy Eppler. (Kevin Liles/Atlanta Braves via Los Angeles Angels via AP)

Source: Braves assistant GM Perry Minasian is ‘front-runner’ to be named Angels GM — Pasadena Star News

Atlanta Braves assistant general manager Perry Minasian is the “front-runner” to be named the Angels’ next general manager, perhaps as soon as Thursday, a source said on Wednesday night. The search is down to Minasian and Seattle Mariners assistant GM Justin Hollander, who spent nine previous years working in the Angels’ front office. Either Minasian…

Source: Braves assistant GM Perry Minasian is ‘front-runner’ to be named Angels GM — Pasadena Star News

Cody Bellinger’s Game 7 home run propels Dodgers to pennant — Press Enterprise

It’s not often a reigning Most Valuable Player counts as an unlikely hero. The way Cody Bellinger had been hitting in the National League Championship Series before Sunday, few expected him to deliver the game-winning hit. He had four hits in six games prior to the do-or-die Game 7 against the Atlanta Braves. He was…

Cody Bellinger’s Game 7 home run propels Dodgers to pennant — Press Enterprise

Alexander: In a battle of worn out heavyweights, the Dodgers prevail — Pasadena Star News

This is the thing about trying to be the smartest guy in the room, or the smartest team in the game: When it doesn’t work out, the only ones you fool are yourselves. But sometimes you get a second chance. The Dodgers, and ostensibly Dave Roberts, overthought their pitching plans for Game 7 of the…

Alexander: In a battle of worn out heavyweights, the Dodgers prevail — Pasadena Star News

HRs from Kiké Hernandez, Cody Bellinger send Dodgers to World Series — Press Enterprise

ARLINGTON, Texas — Like a medieval knight guarding a bridge over a tiny stream, the Dodgers refused to accept the reality of their setbacks. Lose the first two games of the National League Championship Series? ’Tis but a scratch. Fall behind 3-1 in the series? A mere flesh wound. Spot the Atlanta Braves a 2-0…

HRs from Kiké Hernandez, Cody Bellinger send Dodgers to World Series — Press Enterprise

Mastrodonato: Mookie Betts’ ‘play of the year’ a reminder of his new identity with the Dodgers — Boston Herald

Never in his six years with the Red Sox did Mookie Betts make a play like the one he made for the Dodgers to lift them to a crucial Game 5 victory over the Braves in the National League Championship Series on Friday. Never did he carry his team for a playoff series the way…

Mastrodonato: Mookie Betts’ ‘play of the year’ a reminder of his new identity with the Dodgers — Boston Herald

Alexander: Dodgers emphasized doing ‘something special’ — Press Enterprise

How do you handle it, emotionally, when your season – and all those expectations you’ve faced from day one  – are on the line? “We’re still pretty confident in our team,” Dodgers pitcher Walker Buehler said Friday afternoon. “And, you know, obviously being (down) 3-1, there’s going to have to be something kind of special…

Alexander: Dodgers emphasized doing ‘something special’ — Press Enterprise

Dodgers on brink of elimination after another Braves rookie stifles them in NLCS — Pasadena Star News

ARLINGTON, Texas — After losing the first two games of the National League Championship Series, the Dodgers didn’t think it was time to worry. “We all know who we are,” Max Muncy said. Looking at three consecutive pitching matchups that seemed to tilt heavily in their favor, the Dodgers weren’t worried. “Just win a game…

Dodgers on brink of elimination after another Braves rookie stifles them in NLCS — Pasadena Star News