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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. Time to dial back expectations on Los Angeles Dodgers' Yasiel Pui...

    Mark Saxon

    Yasiel Puig's amazing start with the Dodgers has been fun, but sustainability is the key.

    Story | Conversation | June 11, 2013
  14. Yasiel Puig has begun to run amok

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- There is a temptation when you see a young player with such explosive tools and such raw edges to wonder how good he can be with a good coat of polish. Then again, when you put varnish on a work of art, you only diminish its value. ...

    Blog | June 04, 2013
  15. Matt Kemp of Los Angeles Dodgers to have MRI on strained right ha...

    Mark Saxon

    Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder Matt Kemp left Wednesday night's game with a strained right hamstring and could be headed to the 15-day disabled list.

    Story | Conversation | May 29, 2013
  16. Quick take: Angels 4, Dodgers 3

    Mark Saxon

    ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The Los Angeles Dodgers rarely look competitive in interleague road games -- especially when they drift south to Anaheim -- and Wednesday night was no exception. The Dodgers were dominated by returning ace Jered Weaver and lost ...

    Blog | May 29, 2013