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  1. Stock watch: Matt Kemp stepping up

    Mark Saxon

    RISING Matt Kemp, RF: Where did all this power come from? Kemp hit eight home runs in his first 98 games and he has hit six in his last nine games. Since the All-Star break, Kemp is batting .344 with a 1.097 OPS. It's a good thing the Dodgers didn...

    Blog | August 07, 2014
  2. Baseball's best regional rivalry hums along

    Mark Saxon

    ANAHEIM, Calif. -- It was a one-run lead in the bottom of the ninth inning and the leadoff hitter had just singled and stolen second base. In the box, with a hitter's count, stood Mike Trout, who - depending which numbers you favor -- profiles, rough...

    Blog | August 06, 2014
  3. Hot streak fuels need to make trade

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- Say what you will about Don Mattingly -- and many Los Angeles Dodgers fans seem predisposed toward being critical -- but he has ferreted out the right button to push two straight seasons. In 2013, he called out his team's effort lev...

    Blog | July 30, 2014
  4. Rapid Reaction: Dodgers 3, Braves 2 (10)

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- Is it a coincidence the Los Angeles Dodgers are playing their best baseball as the trade deadline approaches? Probably, but this is a team that has tended to be able to turn it on at critical junctures. The Dodgers won their season-...

    Blog | July 30, 2014
  5. Matt Kemp of Los Angeles Dodgers not going to be traded before de...

    Mark Saxon

    Matt Kemp will be wearing a Los Angeles Dodgers uniform after Thursday afternoon's trade deadline, general manager Ned Colletti said.

    Story | Conversation | July 30, 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. Rapid Reaction: Dodgers 8, Braves 4

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- For a team with the best record in the National League, the Los Angeles Dodgers took their time putting together a four-game winning streak. On Game 107, they finally got it done. The Dodgers beat the Atlanta Braves 8-4 on Tuesday n...

    Blog | July 29, 2014
  8. Dodgers make trade deadline seem less relevant

    Mark Saxon

    SAN FRANCISCO -- The National League West might still be decided based on what the respective general managers of the San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers are able to pull off before Thursday's trade deadline. And then again it might not. ...

    Blog | July 27, 2014
  9. Rapid Reaction: Dodgers 4, Giants 3

    Mark Saxon

    SAN FRANCISCO -- The Los Angeles Dodgers did what they set out to do. They proved they can beat the San Francisco Giants head to head and they reclaimed first place. Not a bad weekend by the Bay, a three-game sweep at AT&T Park that ended with Su...

    Blog | July 27, 2014
  10. Clayton Kershaw fills leadership void

    Mark Saxon

    SAN FRANCISCO -- The St. Louis Cardinals treated one of the Los Angeles Dodgers' best hitters like a dartboard. Clayton Kershaw took care of that. The San Francisco Giants seemed to have regained the momentum in the NL West race and might have sei...

    Blog | July 26, 2014
  11. Los Angeles Dodgers GM Ned Colletti exploring trade market for pi...

    Mark Saxon

    The Los Angeles Dodgers have cast a wide net before Thursday's trade deadline, but general manager Ned Colletti said Saturday that traction has been slow.

    Story | Conversation | July 26, 2014
  12. Yasiel Puig of Los Angeles Dodgers moved to center field

    Mark Saxon

    The Los Angeles Dodgers have gone to Option No. 4 in their quest to find an every-day center fielder.

    Story | Conversation | July 25, 2014
  13. X-rays negative on hands of Yasiel Puig, Hanley Ramirez of Los An...

    Mark Saxon

    Hanley Ramirez and Yasiel Puig, both of whom were struck in the hand by pitches in the Los Angeles Dodgers' weekend series in St. Louis, were out of the lineup again on Tuesday.

    Story | Conversation | July 21, 2014
  14. 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
  15. Crawford next on 'Who plays center field?'

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- The center-field auditions continue. Next up is Carl Crawford, who hasn't played the position on a consistent basis since he was 22 years old in 2004, but has begun taking fly balls there. Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly s...

    Blog | July 12, 2014
  16. Joc Pederson's hour fast approaching?

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- Scott Van Slyke is not the reason the Los Angeles Dodgers lost 6-3 to the San Diego Padres on Friday night. He might not even be in the top five most culpable Dodgers. The ball Chase Headley hit that glanced off the webbing of Van S...

    Blog | July 12, 2014