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  1. Rapid Reaction: Dodgers 5, Royals 4

    Mark Saxon

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Los Angeles Dodgers might lead the San Francisco Giants two no-hitters to one, but they do still trail them in the standings that matter most. On the day Tim Lincecum threw his second career no-hitter in San Francisco -- th...

    Blog | June 25, 2014
  2. Hanley sits again, Clint Robinson arrives

    Mark Saxon

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Hanley Ramirez missed a second straight start because of irritation in his right shoulder Wednesday, but Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Ramirez did not receive a cortisone injection and could be available to pinch hit. Rami...

    Blog | June 25, 2014
  3. Rapid Reaction: Dodgers 2, Royals 0

    Mark Saxon

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Johnny Vander Meer's record never got a scare Tuesday night. Clayton Kershaw lost his no-hitter on the second batter he faced, leaving the former Cincinnati Reds pitcher as the only player ever to throw back-to-back no-hitters. ...

    Blog | June 24, 2014
  4. Greinke has an interesting evening in K.C.

    Mark Saxon

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Days before the Kansas City Royals traded Zack Greinke to the Milwaukee Brewers four winters ago, Greinke did what he often does. He spoke his mind. Only this time it was premeditated rather than just blurted out. Greinke said ...

    Blog | June 23, 2014
  5. Rapid Reaction: Royals 5, Dodgers 3

    Mark Saxon

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Zack Greinke made his third start at Kauffman Stadium as a visiting player Monday night, and it was far from a charm. Greinke's first-half All-Star cruise hit some choppy water in the place where he broke into the major leagues...

    Blog | June 23, 2014
  6. Series preview: Dodgers at Royals

    Mark Saxon

    KANSAS CITY -- When the Los Angeles Dodgers play three games against the Kansas City Royals starting Monday night, it will be a momentous occasion. It's not that the series has much sex appeal. The teams haven't played each other in nine years. An...

    Blog | June 23, 2014
  7. Will Dodgers pull off first no-hitter trifecta?

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- If you happened to be watching the Dodgers on TV last night, or you can truthfully say you were one of the 46,069 fans at Dodger Stadium, rest assured: You will never see a better-pitched game than Clayton Kershaw's 15-strikeout no-hit...

    Blog | June 19, 2014
  8. Zack Greinke is reimagining dominance

    Mark Saxon

    PHOENIX -- When Zack Greinke was 25, he really only had to make one decision when he was on a pitcher's mound. Would he go with the 96 mph fastball or the nastiest slider of any right-handed pitcher in the league? He remembers the mindset of his C...

    Blog | May 16, 2014
  9. Series preview: Dodgers at Twins

    Mark Saxon

    Zack Greinke's feelings about traveling to Australia are making more sense by the day. Greinke ruffled some feathers overseas when he said this spring he had, "zero excitement," for the Dodgers' season-opening trip, but he was speaking about the disr...

    Blog | April 28, 2014
  10. What would it take for the Dodgers to land David Price?

    Mark Saxon

    The Rakuten Golden Eagles may be intent on keeping their star pitcher, Masahiro Tanaka, in Japan. They are preparing to offer him a record contract of 800 million Yen, or around $7.7 million, according to reports out of Japan, and may decline to make...

    Blog | December 19, 2013
  11. Signing Haren looks like a sensible move

    Mark Saxon

    The Los Angeles Dodgers might have been able to wait and acquire a pitcher with better numbers over the past couple of seasons. Dan Haren might have been able to find a better opportunity elsewhere, in which he could have been an entrenched No. 3 or ...

    Blog | November 24, 2013
  12. Only the players can save Don Mattingly's job

    Mark Saxon

    For a moment, let's forget about how Don Mattingly's players feel about him and ponder how he feels about them. When the Dodgers left San Francisco early this month, having been swept in a bitter, hard fought series, Mattingly told reporters he fe...

    Blog | May 20, 2013
  13. Greinke: It was about the money

    Mark Saxon

    It's not always about the money, but it's usually about the money. Once a player leaves the cocoon of the team that signed him and explores free agency, he tends to make decisions based on a bottom line. Most people recognize this. Very few player...

    Blog | February 26, 2013
  14. Zack Greinke may have found his comfort zone in L.A.

    Mark Saxon

    Ever since Zack Greinke admitted to dealing with social anxiety disorder and depression six years ago, it has become a source of occasional derision from detractors and consternation from supporters. Was he someone who couldn't handle pitching und...

    Blog | December 12, 2012
  15. 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
  16. Angels hope Greinke settles in fast

    Mark Saxon

    ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Zack Greinke will be riding a 19-game home unbeaten streak when he takes the mound at Angel Stadium on Sunday afternoon, but those came in a different home -- actually, two different homes. Greinke, the 2009 Cy Young winner, has...

    Blog | July 28, 2012