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  1. Dodgers see rapid progress from RP Baez

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- Earlier this month, the hardest-throwing reliever in the Los Angeles Dodgers' bullpen faced Mike Trout, Albert Pujols and Josh Hamilton and emerged unscathed. Two days later, he went through Jonathan Lucroy, Ryan Braun and Aramis Ramir...

    Blog | August 21, 2014
  2. Baseball's best regional rivalry hums along

    Mark Saxon

    ANAHEIM, Calif. -- It was a one-run lead in the bottom of the ninth inning and the leadoff hitter had just singled and stolen second base. In the box, with a hitter's count, stood Mike Trout, who - depending which numbers you favor -- profiles, rough...

    Blog | August 06, 2014
  3. Kershaw gets through seven the hard way

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- At one point as he was warming up in the bullpen about 10 minutes before the first pitch of a highly anticipated game, Clayton Kershaw threw a breaking ball in the dirt. After catcher A.J. Ellis chucked the ball back to him, Kershaw fl...

    Blog | August 05, 2014
  4. Albert Pujols catches Yasiel Puig on heels in center field

    Mark Saxon

    Yasiel Puig wasn't fully alert while playing a fly ball, and Albert Pujols made him regret it as the Cuban national continued to learn from his mistakes Monday night in the eighth inning of the Los Angeles Angels' 5-0 win at Dodger Stadium.

    Story | Conversation | August 04, 2014
  5. Rapid Reaction: Angels 5, Dodgers 0

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- There were more than 53,000 fans at Dodger Stadium Monday and many of them booed Mike Trout's every move. Fans in Anaheim likely will give it to Yasiel Puig pretty good on Wednesday. In other words, Southern California's baseball ri...

    Blog | August 04, 2014
  6. Sneak peek at a Freeway Series?

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- Two spring trainings ago, Hall of Fame manager Tommy Lasorda had a premonition that 2013 could be the year of the long-anticipated postseason Freeway Series, pitting his beloved former team, the Los Angeles Dodgers, against the Los Ang...

    Blog | August 04, 2014
  7. Angels 2014: Could this be the year?

    Mark Saxon

    The other day, a reporter asked Angels general manager Jerry Dipoto to assign blame for the acquisition of pitcher Joe Blanton, the occasion being the Angels' unconditional release of the, ahem, struggling right-hander. Dipoto's answer was refreshing...

    Blog | March 31, 2014
  8. Ryu rewards Dodgers' patience

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES - First, there was the picture that circulated on the Internet of Hyun-Jin Ryu at In-N-Out Burger with a platter of three hamburgers in front of him and one in his hand. Then, he got to Arizona and couldn't keep up with the other Los Ange...

    Blog | May 28, 2013
  9. Two reasons to stick with Matt Kemp: Jeter and Pujols

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES - Derek Jeter slid into second base, called timeout and had a few seconds to chat with Baltimore Orioles second baseman Jerry Hairston Jr. Like the rest of baseball at that time -- late May of 2004 -- Hairston was aware of how badly th...

    Blog | May 28, 2013
  10. Freeway Series viewer's guide

    Mark Saxon

    These next few games wrap up spring training. Nothing less, nothing more. For players still fighting for roster spots, they're important final exams. For Matt Kemp, Albert Pujols and other established players, the Freeway Series games represent just ...

    Blog | March 28, 2013
  11. Dodgers vs. Angels: Who has the edge?

    Mark Saxon

    Who knows, maybe this is the season it finally happens. The Dodgers, having spared no expense, will field a balanced, dangerous team and feel like they are positioned for a World Series run. The Angels, who jacked up their already formidable power wi...

    Blog | January 24, 2013
  12. Quick-fix approach didn't work for Los Angeles Dodgers or Los Ang...

    Mark Saxon

    Quick-fix approach didn't work for the Dodgers or Angels this season.

    Story | Conversation | October 03, 2012
  13. 3 up, 3 down: Rays 3, Angels 0

    Mark Saxon

    ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The Angels say they're still focused on winning their division, but now they have two teams to get past. The Angels managed just five hits against Matt Moore and three relievers, and lost 3-0 to the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday ni...

    Blog | July 28, 2012
  14. Getting Zack Greinke pushes Los Angeles Angels forward

    Mark Saxon

    The Angels show commitment to winning now by getting Zack Greinke.

    Story | Conversation | July 27, 2012
  15. 3 up, 3 down: Angels 3, Rays 1

    Mark Saxon

    ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The Angels got a boost before Friday's game by the trade that brought them Milwaukee Brewers ace Zack Greinke. That, plus a stalwart outing from Dan Haren, good relief and a couple of key hits, propelled them to a 3-1 win over t...

    Blog | July 27, 2012
  16. Torii Hunter, remember him?

    Mark Saxon

    ANAHEIM, Calif. -- For most of Torii Hunter's time in Anaheim, he was the conscience of his team, the player reporters sought for perspective. He was the center of the clubhouse and, many times, the best player wearing an Angels uniform. Now, h...

    Blog | July 25, 2012