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  1. Moves have makings of a master plan

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- Brandon McCarthy pitches in a statistically extreme way, so it makes sense he pays close attention to some of his numbers. For example, he allowed 2.13 ground balls for every fly ball he gave up last season, which isn't terribly surpri...

    Blog | December 17, 2014
  2. Dodgers lose ground in home-field chase

    Mark Saxon

    SAN DIEGO -- Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly insists he would like to have home-field advantage in the playoffs. He's just not extreme about it. The Dodgers' lineups figure to get more competitive as the team gets closer to its first pla...

    Blog | September 20, 2013
  3. C.J. Wilson talks short-term career goals

    Mark Saxon

    TEMPE, Ariz. -- C.J. Wilson gives the impression he can never sit still for long, so why would anyone expect him to rest on his accomplishments from 2011? Pitching for the Texas Rangers, at an extreme hitter's ballpark, he finished in the top 10 i...

    Blog | March 15, 2012
  4. Middle ground key for Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout

    Mark Saxon

    Angels phenom Mike Trout faces expectations as high as the Matterhorn.

    Story | Conversation | July 08, 2011
  5. The bullpen finds its collective groove

    Mark Saxon

    This Angels' bullpen is showing signs of extreme streakiness. What was a daily mess in Kansas City has suddenly become the strength of the team. Through the first five games, Angels relievers pitched 18 1/3 innings, had a 5.40 ERA and gave up 2...

    Blog | April 12, 2011
  6. Still waiting on Aybar

    Mark Saxon

    The Angels are going to extreme lengths to avoid putting shortstop Erick Aybar on the disabled list. Aybar hasn't played in more than a week and Tuesday he received a cortisone injection in his left knee after an examination by team orthopedist Le...

    Blog | June 22, 2010