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  1. Dodgers see rapid progress from RP Baez

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- Earlier this month, the hardest-throwing reliever in the Los Angeles Dodgers' bullpen faced Mike Trout, Albert Pujols and Josh Hamilton and emerged unscathed. Two days later, he went through Jonathan Lucroy, Ryan Braun and Aramis Ramir...

    Blog | August 21, 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. Rapid Reaction: Dodgers 2, Angels 1

    Mark Saxon

    ANAHEIM -- Five days earlier, Dan Haren said he was "embarrassed" by how he was pitching and felt bad for Dodger fans and the other 24 players on his team who had to watch it. On Wednesday night, the only people who might have been embarrassed wer...

    Blog | August 06, 2014
  4. Kershaw gets through seven the hard way

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- At one point as he was warming up in the bullpen about 10 minutes before the first pitch of a highly anticipated game, Clayton Kershaw threw a breaking ball in the dirt. After catcher A.J. Ellis chucked the ball back to him, Kershaw fl...

    Blog | August 05, 2014
  5. Rapid Reaction: Dodgers 5, Angels 4

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- Mike Trout got the better of Clayton Kershaw in the two Southern California superstars' first regular-season head-to-head meeting, going 2-for-3. But Kershaw got the last laugh: He straightened out a rough outing and his Los Angeles Do...

    Blog | August 05, 2014
  6. Another perspective on Trout-Kershaw

    Mark Saxon

    Your browser does not support iframes. LOS ANGELES -- Tuesday night's game between the Dodgers and Angels probably won't be decided because of what happens when Clayton Kershaw faces Mike Trout. There are, after all, 16 other people starting in th...

    Blog | August 05, 2014
  7. Sum of little mistakes Dodgers' new plague

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- The last time the Los Angeles Dodgers were in a series with a lot at stake in a stadium filled with revved-up fans stoked by a rivalry, they played their best baseball of the season, outscoring the San Francisco Giants 17-4 over a thre...

    Blog | August 04, 2014
  8. Rapid Reaction: Angels 5, Dodgers 0

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- There were more than 53,000 fans at Dodger Stadium Monday and many of them booed Mike Trout's every move. Fans in Anaheim likely will give it to Yasiel Puig pretty good on Wednesday. In other words, Southern California's baseball ri...

    Blog | August 04, 2014
  9. Sneak peek at a Freeway Series?

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- Two spring trainings ago, Hall of Fame manager Tommy Lasorda had a premonition that 2013 could be the year of the long-anticipated postseason Freeway Series, pitting his beloved former team, the Los Angeles Dodgers, against the Los Ang...

    Blog | August 04, 2014
  10. Puig struggles in ASG but still 'happy'

    Mark Saxon

    MINNEAPOLIS -- Yasiel Puig was so excited for his first All-Star Game, he cleaned up his Mohawk and shaved a giant star into the side of his head. It's hard to know what haircut he'll be wearing when the Los Angeles Dodgers open after the All-Star...

    Blog | July 15, 2014
  11. Wainwright defends start after rough outing

    Mark Saxon

    MINNEAPOLIS -- So, the evidence would seem to suggest that National League manager Mike Matheny made the wrong call going with Adam Wainwright over Clayton Kershaw to start Tuesday night's All-Star Game. Wainwright gave up three runs in the first ...

    Blog | July 15, 2014
  12. Mike Trout or Yasiel Puig: Who ya got?

    Mark Saxon

    MINNEAPOLIS -- Back in March, before the Dodgers played the Angels in one of their annual preseason exhibition games, several Dodgers players, including Hanley Ramirez and Juan Uribe, were posing for pictures behind the batting cage with Mike Trout. ...

    Blog | July 15, 2014
  13. Kershaw should start All-Star Game

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Dodgers are pretty confident St. Louis manager Mike Matheny will pick his own ace, Adam Wainwright, to start Tuesday night's All-Star Game for the National League. They understand it even if they know it's an absurd ...

    Blog | July 10, 2014
  14. Angels 2014: Could this be the year?

    Mark Saxon

    The other day, a reporter asked Angels general manager Jerry Dipoto to assign blame for the acquisition of pitcher Joe Blanton, the occasion being the Angels' unconditional release of the, ahem, struggling right-hander. Dipoto's answer was refreshing...

    Blog | March 31, 2014
  15. Dodgers' two-year plan seems to be Hanley at third

    Mark Saxon

    Hanley Ramirez is setting himself up for a pretty handsome payday. One could argue he was, when healthy, the best offensive player in baseball not named Miguel Cabrera or Mike Trout last season. After a few down years, perhaps due to his recovery ...

    Blog | March 07, 2014
  16. Examining ex-Dodgers' chances on the HOF ballot

    Mark Saxon

    The Baseball Writers Association of America released its 2014 Hall of Fame ballot on Tuesday and it was full of players with Dodgers ties. That's the good news. The bad news is some of those players carry the suspicion -- or the admission -- of pe...

    Blog | November 27, 2013