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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Quick take: Dodgers 8, Angels 7

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Dodgers showed plenty of fight Monday night. The Dodgers clawed their way out of a 6-1 hole by steadily chipping away against lefty C.J. Wilson and the Los Angeles Angels' unpredictable bullpen. It was the Dodgers' b...

    Blog | May 27, 2013
  5. Dodgers, Angels share many parallels

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Dodgers couldn't help but notice a few parallels with the team that plays approximately 30 miles down the freeway from them. Massive expectations after an offseason splash, two franchises trying to plug the hole on d...

    Blog | May 26, 2013
  6. Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly fine for speaking his m...

    Mark Saxon

    Dodgers manager Don Mattingly shouldn't be criticized for speaking his mind about his players.

    Story | Conversation | May 24, 2013
  7. Q&A with author of '88 Dodgers book

    Mark Saxon

    There have been better weeks to be a Dodger fan. The team lost all but one game last week, has seen its starting pitchers go down one after the next and has generally looked anemic when at bat. The cloud of a record payroll isn't making expectations ...

    Blog | April 22, 2013
  8. Dodgers vs. Angels: Who has the edge?

    Mark Saxon

    Who knows, maybe this is the season it finally happens. The Dodgers, having spared no expense, will field a balanced, dangerous team and feel like they are positioned for a World Series run. The Angels, who jacked up their already formidable power wi...

    Blog | January 24, 2013
  9. What to do about: Matt Kemp's health

    Mark Saxon

    Periodically this offseason, we'll be examining some of the issues facing the Dodgers in the near future. First order of business: Matt Kemp. I remember several years ago having a conversation with Angels manager Mike Scioscia, who was raving abou...

    Blog | October 16, 2012
  10. Dodgers offer Hanley Ramirez 'clean slate'

    Mark Saxon

    Cary Edmondson/US Presswire When the Dodgers acquired Hanley Ramirez from the Florida Marlins on July 25, they had a precedent to believe the 28-year-old former batting champion would play hard and blend into the fabric of the team. Four years e...

    Blog | August 02, 2012
  11. There's no 'W' in Anaheim for Greinke

    Mark Saxon

    AP Photo/Reed Saxon Zack Greinke made his first start as an Angel on Sunday afternoon, but it was his third start at Angel Stadium. Here's how his luck has gone in Orange County: In 2009, he took his first loss of what proved to be a Cy Young ...

    Blog | July 29, 2012
  12. 3 Up, 3 Down: Rays 2, Angels 0

    Mark Saxon

    ANAHEIM, Calif. -- If it's going to be like this pitching in Anaheim, Zack Greinke might want to head back to the Midwest. Greinke's 19-game home winning streak ended in his first start in Anaheim. Greinke pitched seven strong innings Sunday in hi...

    Blog | July 29, 2012
  13. Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout scratched with bruised left knee

    Mark Saxon

    Los Angeles Angels rookie Mike Trout, the AL batting leader, did not start in Sunday's series finale against the Tampa Bay Rays because of a bruised left knee.

    Story | Conversation | July 29, 2012
  14. Mike Trout scratched with bruised knee

    Mark Saxon

    It doesn't sound like a long-term concern, but with a player this talented, any injury is a concern. The Angels scratched Mike Trout from the lineup shortly before Sunday afternoon's game with the Tampa Bay Rays with a left knee contusion. Trout h...

    Blog | July 29, 2012
  15. C.J. Wilson and the art of coping

    Mark Saxon

    ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Because the Angels signed C.J. Wilson as a free agent this past winter, it's easy to forget he's not exactly a sage when it comes to being a starting pitcher. Until 2010, Wilson had never started a major league game, having pitc...

    Blog | July 28, 2012
  16. 3 up, 3 down: Rays 3, Angels 0

    Mark Saxon

    ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The Angels say they're still focused on winning their division, but now they have two teams to get past. The Angels managed just five hits against Matt Moore and three relievers, and lost 3-0 to the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday ni...

    Blog | July 28, 2012