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  1. Rapid Reaction: Dodgers 14, Cubs 5

    Mark Saxon

    CHICAGO -- The Los Angeles Dodgers finally repaid Clayton Kershaw for a season's worth of picking them up. The ace was far from his sharpest Friday, but the Dodgers bats pounded the Chicago Cubs' pitching, launching four home runs in a 14-5 win at...

    Blog | September 19, 2014
  2. Rapid Reaction: Rockies 10, Dodgers 4

    Mark Saxon

    DENVER -- The Los Angeles Dodgers had one of those games in which all the breaks went the other way and most of their clutch at-bats went badly. Lucky for them, they have built up a enough of a cushion in the standings that they could withstand a ...

    Blog | September 16, 2014
  3. Dodgers' bats as hot as their tempers

    Mark Saxon

    DENVER -- One way to look at the dust-up between Matt Kemp and Yasiel Puig in the Los Angeles Dodgers' dugout is as another example of what several people have called a "dysfunctional" clubhouse. That could well be true. Another way to look at it ...

    Blog | September 15, 2014
  4. Rapid Reaction: Dodgers 7, Padres 1

    Mark Saxon

    SAN DIEGO -- Their bats finally warmed up after 29 innings in a deep freeze, and the Los Angeles Dodgers managed to avoid a costly sweep with a 7-1 win over the San Diego Padres on Sunday afternoon. The San Francisco Giants kept the heat on the Do...

    Blog | August 31, 2014
  5. Rapid Reaction: Dodgers 8, Padres 6

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- With injuries beginning to tatter the Los Angeles Dodgers' pitching staff, the bats bought them a little breathing room with an 8-6 win over the San Diego Padres on Tuesday night. How it happened: Normally, when the Dodgers and Padr...

    Blog | August 19, 2014
  6. Kemp's bat hushing trade chatter

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- As the hours slip away until Thursday's 1 p.m. PT trade deadline, the Los Angeles Dodgers' needs and lack thereof seem to come more crisply into focus with each inning they play. In his past four starts, Josh Beckett has looked a lo...

    Blog | July 30, 2014
  7. Stock watch: Pitching issues arise

    Mark Saxon

    RISING Adrian Gonzalez, 1B: The Dodgers went nearly two months with spotty production from one of their middle-of-the-order bats, but Gonzalez has had a good trip (8-for-22, two doubles, a homer, five RBIs and four walks). The dramatic shifts team...

    Blog | July 24, 2014
  8. Series preview: Dodgers at Pirates

    Mark Saxon

    PITTSBURGH -- The Dodgers will be looking for their bats to heat up while their emotions simmer down after they arrived in Pittsburgh in the wee hours of Monday morning. On ESPN's Sunday Night Baseball, the Dodgers played a raw finale in St. Louis...

    Blog | July 21, 2014
  9. Rapid Reaction: Dodgers 1, Padres 0

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Dodgers fell into the trap of playing the only kind of game the San Diego Padres can win, games in which nobody scores many runs. But they interrupted a night of lifeless at-bats at an opportune time, the bottom of t...

    Blog | July 12, 2014
  10. Juan Uribe won't return Monday

    Mark Saxon

    SAN DIEGO -- The original plan was to activate third baseman Juan Uribe Monday in Kansas City, but Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said that plan changed when Uribe told trainer Stan Conte he wanted to get more at-bats in minor-league rehab games. U...

    Blog | June 22, 2014
  11. Dodgers missing too many pieces to roll

    Mark Saxon

    CINCINNATI -- At a pivotal point in a pivotal game, the team with the $239 million payroll took its chances with the bats of Tim Federowicz and Miguel Rojas. It had Drew Butera and Jamie Romak on the bench, standing by. To the surprise of few, thi...

    Blog | June 12, 2014
  12. Carl Crawford of Los Angeles Dodgers says he cannot afford to com...

    Mark Saxon

    Los Angeles Dodgers left fielder Carl Crawford said the competition for at-bats with Matt Kemp has prompted him to seek out a minor-league rehabilitation assignment, a rare request for a veteran player.

    Story | Conversation | June 09, 2014
  13. 'Maestro' of the bat flip in a changing game

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- You can tell something has blossomed into a true social phenomenon around the Los Angeles Dodgers when Vin Scully comments on it. Two seasons ago, he discovered Twitter. As he read new outfielder Shane Victorino's tweet, h...

    Blog | June 05, 2014
  14. Hanley Ramirez says he'll play Friday

    Mark Saxon

    SAN FRANCISCO - Hanley Ramirez was not in Thursday's lineup. The swelling in his left hand where he was hit by a Ryan Vogelsong fastball had subsided after frequent icing, but not sufficiently for Ramirez to grip a bat pain-free. That doesn't mean...

    Blog | April 17, 2014
  15. Rapid Reaction: Dodgers 5, Padres 1

    Mark Saxon

    SAN DIEGO -- The Los Angeles Dodgers haven't exactly been battering down fences in these first few games, but they've gotten excellent starting pitching and their bats started to warm up on a cool night in San Diego. Wednesday, they staked Dan Har...

    Blog | April 02, 2014
  16. Teams starting to exploit Hanley's defense

    Mark Saxon

    GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Los Angeles Dodgers accept the bad with the good when it comes to Hanley Ramirez. His powerful bat makes up for defense at shortstop that, at its best, is unreliable. This spring, they're seeing examples of both sides of Ram...

    Blog | March 13, 2014