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  1. Series preview: Dodgers at Padres

    Mark Saxon

    SAN DIEGO - Clayton Kershaw had a good response when somebody asked him about dominating the team that has been one of his more difficult matchups in recent years, the Arizona Diamondbacks, on Wednesday. "It's a totally different team," Kershaw sa...

    Blog | August 29, 2014
  2. Stock Watch: Kershaw still going strong

    Mark Saxon

    RISING Clayton Kershaw, LHP: Just give him the MVP already! Kershaw's week was pretty much reminiscent of each of his other weeks. He dominated two opponents and got the Dodgers two games closer to winning the NL West. Seems like what an MVP does,...

    Blog | August 28, 2014
  3. Clayton Kershaw's consistency is mind-numbing

    Mark Saxon

    PHOENIX - Interviewing Clayton Kershaw after one of his performances these days is a bit like those old "Chris Farley Show" skits from "Saturday Night Live." Fake Farley: "Remember that time when you threw a no-hitter and struck out 15 Colorado Ro...

    Blog | August 27, 2014
  4. Rapid Reaction: Dodgers 3, D'backs 1

    Mark Saxon

    PHOENIX -- Clayton Kershaw kept his MVP campaign marching along quite steadily. Kershaw (16-3) became the majors' first 16-game winner -- though he missed six weeks with an injury -- and the Dodgers won for the fifth time in their past six games b...

    Blog | August 27, 2014
  5. Series preview: Dodgers at D-backs

    Mark Saxon

    PHOENIX -- The Los Angeles Dodgers are in first place in the NL West in large part because they play in the NL West. They have gone 33-19 against teams in their division and 27-12 against teams other than the San Francisco Giants in their division...

    Blog | August 26, 2014
  6. 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
  7. Dan Haren has another good day

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- It's all about the now for Dan Haren. He looks back on the past few years and sees disappointment. He looks ahead and can't see much of anything, just a haze of unknowns. So, what else does he have to lean on but the day at hand? Th...

    Blog | August 22, 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. A most valuable moment for Kershaw

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- If Clayton Kershaw really is the most valuable player in the National League, this would be as good a time as any to prove it. On Saturday, the Los Angeles Dodgers trailed 2-0 by the time they batted in the fourth inning. The next d...

    Blog | August 20, 2014
  12. Zack Greinke of Los Angeles Dodgers given extra rest; Clayton Ker...

    Mark Saxon

    The Los Angeles Dodgers altered their pitching rotation Wednesday to give Zack Greinke two extra days of rest as he tries to pitch through discomfort in his right elbow.

    Story | Conversation | August 20, 2014
  13. 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
  14. Stopping (just) short of calling race for L.A.

    Mark Saxon

    ATLANTA -- Back in early June, two national baseball stories -- one in the pages of USA Today and one at ESPN.com -- essentially called the NL West race in favor of the San Francisco Giants. Those columns, which were perfectly well-reasoned, have ...

    Blog | August 14, 2014
  15. Kershaw: 'It's World Series or bust'

    Mark Saxon

    ATLANTA - As if having the highest payroll in baseball didn't already state it, now the Los Angeles Dodgers' best player is on record declaring his team's expectations. Appearing on ESPN's "The Herd with Colin Cowherd" show Tuesday, pitcher Clayto...

    Blog | August 12, 2014
  16. Los Angeles Dodgers acquire RHP Roberto Hernandez from Philadelph...

    Mark Saxon

    The Los Angeles Dodgers acquired veteran pitcher Roberto Hernandez from the Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for two players to be named later or cash considerations, the teams announced Thursday.

    Story | Conversation | August 07, 2014