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  1. For what it's worth, Dodgers seize momentum against Giants

    Mark Saxon

    SAN FRANCISCO -- The Los Angeles Dodgers left their rival's stadium less than 24 hours earlier having taken their worst beating in nearly four months and having lost one of their best starting pitchers, perhaps for the remainder of the season. The...

    Blog | September 13, 2014
  2. Clayton Kershaw fills leadership void

    Mark Saxon

    SAN FRANCISCO -- The St. Louis Cardinals treated one of the Los Angeles Dodgers' best hitters like a dartboard. Clayton Kershaw took care of that. The San Francisco Giants seemed to have regained the momentum in the NL West race and might have sei...

    Blog | July 26, 2014
  3. Rapid Reaction: Marlins 13, Dodgers 3

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- Just when the Los Angeles Dodgers seemed to have caught a little breeze of momentum, they kicked a hole in their own keel, playing their worst game of 2014. The only thing worse than their fielding was their pitching in a 13-3 loss ...

    Blog | May 14, 2014
  4. Dodgers continue their crawl to October

    Mark Saxon

    SAN FRANCISCO -- The offense has stalled. They have frittered away a chance at home-field advantage. Their momentum heading into the playoff is virtually exhausted. All of which means what, exactly, when the bright lights come on somewhere other t...

    Blog | September 26, 2013
  5. Now that's how you end a winning streak

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- If momentum is only as good as the next day's starting pitcher, Chris Capuano pretty much blew up a week of good vibes in about 10 minutes Friday. The first three batters reached base safely. Rockets were flying low for a while, fin...

    Blog | June 28, 2013
  6. The wrong side of momentum

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- Matt Kemp took a good five minutes hunched over at his locker stall, painstakingly untangling his gold chain while about a dozen members of the media waited to talk to him Thursday night. If only Kemp and the Los Angeles Dodgers cou...

    Blog | September 13, 2012
  7. 3 Up, 3 Down: Marlins 6, Dodgers 2

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Dodgers couldn't carry the momentum of Saturday's massive trade to a second straight win. They lost 6-2 to the Miami Marlins on Sunday, an excruciatingly frustrating day at the plate, especially for shortstop Hanley ...

    Blog | August 26, 2012
  8. Dodgers hoping to press their advantage

    Mark Saxon

    This NL West race has yet to follow a predictable pattern, so this looks like a bad time for the Dodgers to begin to feel comfortable. They've got the weight of momentum behind them, having just won seven of the 10 games on a challenging East Coas...

    Blog | August 20, 2012
  9. 3 up, 3 down: Rockies 2, Dodgers 0

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Dodgers seem to be momentum-proof these days. Every time they seem like they're getting on a roll, they pop a tire. Fresh off an emotional sweep of the San Francisco Giants, they got manhandled by the Arizona Diamond...

    Blog | August 06, 2012
  10. 3 Up, 3 Down: Angels 6, Royals 3

    Mark Saxon

    ANAHEIM -- Monday night was a slow, sometimes-ugly grind and a far cry from the Angels' explosiveness of recent games. But they kept their momentum rolling along with a 6-3 win over the Kansas City Royals at Angel Stadium. Pinch hitter Kendrys Morale...

    Blog | July 23, 2012
  11. 3 Up, 3 Down: Angels 7, Rangers 4

    Mark Saxon

    ANAHEIM -- The Los Angeles Angels have finally gained a little second-half momentum. Behind six strong innings from returning starter Dan Haren and a 15-hit attack, the Angels beat the first-place Texas Rangers 7-4 Sunday night. The win gave the A...

    Blog | July 22, 2012
  12. 3 Up, 3 Down: Angels 3, Indians 0

    Mark Saxon

    The Angels continued to forge ahead with some positive momentum going into the All-Star break with a 3-0 win over the Cleveland Indians in Ohio behind ace Jered Weaver. The Good: Ace of aces. The Angels have the league batting leader and the ...

    Blog | July 02, 2012
  13. LAA vs. LAD: Perseverance vs. momentum

    Mark Saxon

    The Angels' three yearly games at Dodger Stadium are among my favorite days of the season, and not just because I can go door-to-door from my house about an hour faster than I reach Angel Stadium. Like all the good regional interleague rivalries, ...

    Blog | June 11, 2012
  14. 3 up, 3 down: Angels 6, Mariners 1

    Mark Saxon

    ANAHEIM -- The Angels kept their momentum going, beating the Seattle Mariners 6-1 Tuesday night behind Garrett Richards' first major-league victory. The Good: Big threat. A year ago, Mark Trumbo led the team in home runs (29) and RBIs (87), the...

    Blog | June 05, 2012
  15. Ervin Santana: 'I'm a home-run pitcher'

    Mark Saxon

    ANAHEIM -- The Angels' 6-5 loss to the New York Yankees didn't seem to portend a dramatic shift in momentum, even if it snuffed out the team's longest winning streak in three years. If anything, it felt like a continuation of their offensive resur...

    Blog | May 30, 2012
  16. 3 up, 3 down: Twins 5, Angels 0

    Mark Saxon

    The Angels' momentum, particularly in the batter's box, came to a crashing halt Tuesday night in Minnesota. The Angels managed just five base runners, four on hits, in a 5-0 loss to the Twins and minor-league call-up Scott Diamond. The Good: ...

    Blog | May 08, 2012