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  1. Series preview: D-backs at Dodgers

    Mark Saxon

    The Los Angeles Dodgers went through a week in which one of their best players, Yasiel Puig, got dragged into controversy about his wild escape from Cuba, they lost a series at their rival's stadium and nearly saw their best player, Hanley Ramirez, p...

    Blog | April 18, 2014
  2. The Puig Show returns to the field

    Mark Saxon

    SAN FRANCISCO -- Yasiel Puig looked happy. As a pack of reporters waited to talk with him after the Los Angeles Dodgers' 2-1 win over the San Francisco Giants, he playfully bantered with teammate Juan Uribe and slowly slipped on a gold watch and h...

    Blog | April 17, 2014
  3. Rapid Reaction: Dodgers 2, Giants 1

    Mark Saxon

    SAN FRANCISCO -- The Dodgers evaded the dreaded sweep in San Francisco with a 2-1 win over the Giants on Thursday afternoon by getting another strong start from Hyun-Jin Ryu, who is vying with Zack Greinke to be the Dodgers' fill-in ace while Clayton...

    Blog | April 17, 2014
  4. Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly says he worries about Y...

    Mark Saxon

    The latest news about Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig's perilous escape from Cuba has taken his relationship with manager Don Mattingly into new territory.

    Story | Conversation | April 17, 2014
  5. Hanley Ramirez says he'll play Friday

    Mark Saxon

    SAN FRANCISCO - Hanley Ramirez was not in Thursday's lineup. The swelling in his left hand where he was hit by a Ryan Vogelsong fastball had subsided after frequent icing, but not sufficiently for Ramirez to grip a bat pain-free. That doesn't mean...

    Blog | April 17, 2014
  6. Dodgers come within an X-ray of disaster

    Mark Saxon

    SAN FRANCISCO -- Hanley Ramirez was not a happy man. Since a Joe Kelly pitch collided with one of his ribs and rendered him a decoy in the playoffs last season, Ramirez has had one overarching goal: stay on the field and lead the Dodgers to the Wo...

    Blog | April 16, 2014
  7. Rapid Reaction: Giants 2, Dodgers 1

    Mark Saxon

    SAN FRANCISCO -- The Los Angeles Dodgers lost another maddening, one-run game at AT&T Park on Wednesday night, but it was nothing like the pain they could be feeling if their best hitter is out for an extended period of time once again. Hanley...

    Blog | April 16, 2014
  8. Hanley Ramirez of Los Angeles Dodgers leaves game after hit on ha...

    Mark Saxon

    Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez sat out Thursday's game after getting hit in the left hand by a pitch from the Giants' Ryan Vogelsong on Wednesday.

    Story | Conversation | April 16, 2014
  9. Extra Bases: Jansen's fastball is back

    Mark Saxon

    SAN FRANCISCO -- The Los Angeles Dodgers added a lot of well-paid, veteran relievers to their bullpen over the winter, but the most impactful addition might have shown up all by itself without any contract demands. Kenley Jansen's fastball came ba...

    Blog | April 16, 2014
  10. Depth hasn't yet paid off in bullpen

    Mark Saxon

    SAN FRANCISCO -- The Dodgers got The Beard back before Tuesday's game, but Brian Wilson was the only reliever who didn't pitch. He warmed up a couple of times and would have pitched at the end if the Dodgers could have gotten a lead in extra innings....

    Blog | April 16, 2014
  11. Rapid Reaction: Giants 3, Dodgers 2 (12)

    Mark Saxon

    SAN FRANCISCO -- A few years ago, a Josh Beckett-Tim Lincecum game would have made for a great pitching matchup. Now, it makes for a long game. Both starting pitchers, working with diminished tools, managed to wobble their way through five innings...

    Blog | April 16, 2014
  12. Los Angeles Dodgers activate Brian Wilson; Clayton Kershaw improv...

    Mark Saxon

    The Los Angeles Dodgers are gradually recovering from their season-opening trip to Australia.

    Story | Conversation | April 15, 2014
  13. Series preview: Dodgers at Giants

    Mark Saxon

    The schedule maker loaded up rivalry games in the early part of the Dodgers' schedule, with 11 of their first 16 games coming against the San Francisco Giants and Arizona Diamondbacks. The Dodgers have handled Arizona relatively easily, going 5-0,...

    Blog | April 15, 2014
  14. Stock watch: A-Gon heating up

    Mark Saxon

    Rising Adrian's power: Adrian Gonzalez is the most consistent hitter in baseball. He has the same season over and over ... with one exception. His power hasn't been the same since shoulder surgery four years ago, and pitchers haven't been as careful...

    Blog | April 14, 2014
  15. Series preview: Dodgers at D-backs

    Mark Saxon

    The Los Angeles Dodgers return to the scene of the crime -- or at least some people seemed to view it as a crime when they playfully took a dip in the Chase Field swimming pool while celebrating their NL West title last September. Several Arizona ...

    Blog | April 11, 2014
  16. Dodgers in better shape to withstand injuries

    Mark Saxon

    There are some eerie similarities. The Dodgers began the 2013 season winning six of their first 10 games, precisely as they have done this year. In the ninth game of 2013, Zack Greinke broke his collarbone in a fight with Carlos Quentin in San Die...

    Blog | April 10, 2014