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  1. Giants rivalry gets a jolt after the break

    Mark Saxon

    It is fair to say that Miguel Montero is not a fan of the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Arizona Diamondbacks catcher, whose locker was - awkwardly - right next to Yasiel Puig's for two days at the All-Star Game in Minneapolis, is kind of blunt about it. ...

    Blog | July 17, 2014
  2. Dee's All-Star Journal: Taking it in

    Mark Saxon

    Dodgers second baseman Dee Gordon has agreed to offer occasional journal entries about his experiences at his first All-Star Game. It was a great time, and I'm glad I got to be a part of my first All-Star Game and look forward to many more. Wh...

    Blog | July 16, 2014
  3. Rizzo took it all in at his first All-Star Game

    Mark Saxon

    MINNEAPOLIS - Anthony Rizzo spent two days in Minneapolis, and all he got to show for it was a lousy strikeout. Similar story for his teammate Starlin Castro. The two Chicago Cubs each struck out on foul tips while facing Oakland left-hander Sean ...

    Blog | July 16, 2014
  4. Jeter passes torch to Chicago's Ramirez

    Mark Saxon

    MINNEAPOLIS -- Before Tuesday night's All-Star Game, former White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen, in town to do some broadcast work, recognized a Chicago beat writer he knew and yelled, "Hey man, when are you going to start writing about my boy Alexei? Th...

    Blog | July 15, 2014
  5. Puig struggles in ASG but still 'happy'

    Mark Saxon

    MINNEAPOLIS -- Yasiel Puig was so excited for his first All-Star Game, he cleaned up his Mohawk and shaved a giant star into the side of his head. It's hard to know what haircut he'll be wearing when the Los Angeles Dodgers open after the All-Star...

    Blog | July 15, 2014
  6. Yu Darvish makes most of All-Star action

    Mark Saxon

    MINNEAPOLIS - Yu Darvish trots out an eephus pitch a few times a year, but to do so to the major league batting leader in front of millions of people watching the All-Star Game on TV took a bit of gall. "It's my strength," Darvish joked through ...

    Blog | July 15, 2014
  7. Greinke says he wouldn't groove pitches

    Mark Saxon

    MINNEAPOLIS -- Zack Greinke speaks plainly, as you might have noticed by now. If you don't want his true opinion, don't ask him. So when someone asked Greinke whether he would have been able to groove pitches to Derek Jeter in a situation such as ...

    Blog | July 15, 2014
  8. Wainwright defends start after rough outing

    Mark Saxon

    MINNEAPOLIS -- So, the evidence would seem to suggest that National League manager Mike Matheny made the wrong call going with Adam Wainwright over Clayton Kershaw to start Tuesday night's All-Star Game. Wainwright gave up three runs in the first ...

    Blog | July 15, 2014
  9. Dee's All-Star Journal: Dad takes a turn

    Mark Saxon

    Dee Gordon has agreed to offer occasional journal entries detailing his All-Star experience. Today, his father, Tom "Flash" Gordon, takes over the journal, as told to Mark Saxon of ESPNLosAngeles.com. As a parent, you're more nervous for your kid ...

    Blog | July 15, 2014
  10. Mike Trout or Yasiel Puig: Who ya got?

    Mark Saxon

    MINNEAPOLIS -- Back in March, before the Dodgers played the Angels in one of their annual preseason exhibition games, several Dodgers players, including Hanley Ramirez and Juan Uribe, were posing for pictures behind the batting cage with Mike Trout. ...

    Blog | July 15, 2014
  11. Prospect Corey Seager gets rave reviews

    Mark Saxon

    MINNEAPOLIS - At least two players in Tuesday night's All-Star Game have a special interest in one of the Los Angeles Dodgers' top prospects. First, by a wide margin, is that player's older brother, Kyle Seager, an All-Star third baseman from the ...

    Blog | July 14, 2014
  12. Kershaw understands Wainwright selection

    Mark Saxon

    MINNEAPOLIS - A year ago, Clayton Kershaw bristled when Bruce Bochy picked New York Mets ace Matt Harvey to start the All-Star game over him at New York's Citi Field. Kershaw said things like, "It hurts," and, "That's his opinion." He was more ...

    Blog | July 14, 2014
  13. 2014 MLB All-Star Game -- Derek Jeter of New York Yankees looking...

    Mark Saxon

    Derek Jeter says he has no expectations going into his final All-Star Game.

    Story | Conversation | July 14, 2014
  14. Dee's All-Star Journal: the Gordon legacy

    Mark Saxon

    Dodgers second baseman Dee Gordon has agreed to offer occasional journal entries about his experiences at his first All-Star Game. I've always wanted to be an All-Star. That's the highest honor you can have as a professional athlete and just to sh...

    Blog | July 14, 2014
  15. Kershaw should start All-Star Game

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Dodgers are pretty confident St. Louis manager Mike Matheny will pick his own ace, Adam Wainwright, to start Tuesday night's All-Star Game for the National League. They understand it even if they know it's an absurd ...

    Blog | July 10, 2014
  16. Dee Gordon's All-Star case

    Mark Saxon

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Dodgers second baseman Dee Gordon isn't coy about his feelings toward making the National League All-Star team. His whole face lights up when he talks about it. "I would absolutely love it," Gordon said. "If I don't, I don't. A...

    Blog | June 23, 2014