Ben Lindbergh and Michael Baumann talk about the teams in the midst of baseball’s worst of times and best of times, bringing on L.A. Times beat writer Andy McCullough to diagnose the slumping Dodgers (who’ve lost 10 in a row and 15 of 16) (03:00) and then MLB.com beat writer Jordan Bastian to discuss the unbeatable Indians (who’ve won 18 in a row and at least temporarily claimed the AL’s best record) (36:00).
The Slumping Dodgers and the Surging Indians
What should baseball fans take away from these two streaking teams?
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