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  1. 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
  2. Rapid Reaction: Dodgers 11, Rockies 3

    Mark Saxon

    DENVER -- Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly mentioned before the game that he expected the NL West race to go down to the final series. He might be right, but that would require the Dodgers to cool off some. They beat the Colorado Rocki...

    Blog | September 15, 2014
  3. Rapid Reaction: Dodgers 9, Padres 4

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- Clayton Kershaw's season for the ages continued its relentless march and got the Los Angeles Dodgers another half-step closer to the playoffs. With the second-place San Francisco Giants idle, Kershaw became the first pitcher in the ...

    Blog | September 08, 2014
  4. Rapid Reaction: Dodgers 4, Nationals 1

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- When Clayton Kershaw walked off the mound Tuesday night, fans near the Los Angeles Dodgers' dugout and elsewhere chanted "MVP!" for the first time this season. They just might know what they're talking about. With the Dodgers strugg...

    Blog | September 02, 2014
  5. Dodgers win a war of replay

    Mark Saxon

    PHOENIX - When Don Mattingly jogged out to ask the umpires to take a second look at whether catcher Miguel Montero had improperly blocked the plate while attempting to apply a tag on Carl Crawford in the fourth inning Tuesday night, he had a hidden a...

    Blog | August 26, 2014
  6. Rapid Reaction: Dodgers 9, D-backs 5

    Mark Saxon

    PHOENIX - The Los Angeles Dodgers continued their demolition job on the bottom-feeding teams in the NL West -- a pretty good method for reaching the playoffs -- on Tuesday. They defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks 9-5, which gives Los Angeles 11 win...

    Blog | August 26, 2014
  7. Don Mattingly is managing his finest season

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- He works with a clubhouse full of players that more than one person who works in the room has termed "dysfunctional," though the results would seem to indicate otherwise. He has been juggling egos all season long, with four multi-milli...

    Blog | August 25, 2014
  8. Clayton Kershaw's MVP case gets an unlikely assist

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- Clayton Kershaw's left arm was packed in ice and wrapped up tight in a towel, but that was no obstacle. When Justin Turner's deep fly ball cleared the left-field fence, Kershaw sprinted the length of the dugout, both arms pumping wi...

    Blog | August 21, 2014
  9. Rapid Reaction: Dodgers 2, Padres 1

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- The bubbles were floating out of the Los Angeles Dodgers' dugout way before Justin Turner hopped down the steps. When he got there, the party really roared to life, the players bobbing and dancing around Turner. The Dodgers continue...

    Blog | August 21, 2014
  10. Stock watch: Crawford continues fast pace

    Mark Saxon

    RISING Carl Crawford, LF: Dodgers manager Don Mattingly takes a heavy dose of criticism, even from many Dodgers fans. I wonder how many of them will give him credit for sticking with Crawford even when he was batting .240 not that long ago? Crawfo...

    Blog | August 21, 2014
  11. 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
  12. The case for Clayton Kershaw as NL MVP

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- Don Mattingly won the American League MVP award in 1985. The following season, he batted .352 and led the league in hits, doubles, slugging, OPS and total bases. He won a Gold Glove at first base. And he finished second to Roger Cle...

    Blog | August 18, 2014
  13. Stock watch: Crawford finds his groove

    Mark Saxon

    RISING Carl Crawford, LF: Some Dodgers fans were tweeting their displeasure with Don Mattingly for starting Crawford over Andre Ethier in left field. There aren't as many of those tweets lately. Crawford has been the Dodgers' hottest hitter, goi...

    Blog | August 14, 2014
  14. Rapid Reaction: Braves 3, Dodgers 2

    Mark Saxon

    ATLANTA -- The Los Angeles Dodgers lost a game, but they're hoping they didn't lose one of their best starting pitchers for an extended period. Hyun-Jin Ryu left Wednesday night's 3-2 loss to the Atlanta Braves in the sixth inning because of a str...

    Blog | August 13, 2014
  15. So far, August trade winds fan L.A.'s hopes

    Mark Saxon

    ATLANTA - The trade deadline is not what it used to be. In years past, players could settle in after July 31 came and went, confident they wouldn't be scrambling to pack up their homes in the midst of the season. Conversely, players stuck in bad s...

    Blog | August 11, 2014
  16. Rapid Reaction: Dodgers 6, Braves 2

    Mark Saxon

    ATLANTA - The Dodgers continued to pad what has become the biggest division lead in the National League by beating a team they've come to master. They beat the Atlanta Braves 6-2 Monday night at Turner Field to extend their lead over the San Franc...

    Blog | August 11, 2014