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  1. Hanley Ramirez missing from Los Angeles' Dodgers NLCS Game 2 line...

    Mark Saxon

    With Hanley Ramirez injured and Yasiel Puig MIA, L.A. is without a spark.

    Story | Conversation | October 12, 2013
  2. Hanley Ramirez, Andre Ethier of Los Angeles Dodgers' out of lineu...

    Mark Saxon

    The Los Angeles Dodgers were without shortstop Hanley Ramirez and center fielder Andre Ethier to start Game 2 of the National League Championship Series with the St. Louis Cardinals.

    Story | Conversation | October 12, 2013
  3. Arizona Diamondbacks take exception to Los Angeles Dodgers partyi...

    Mark Saxon

    The Arizona Diamondbacks were upset after roughly half the Los Angeles Dodgers' players celebrated clinching the National League West title on Thursday by jumping into their center-field pool.

    Story | Conversation | September 19, 2013
  4. Dodgers' party bus taps the brakes

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- The way the Los Angeles Dodgers looked in the first two games of this series (and the way the Arizona Diamondbacks looked), they figured to be popping the corks off champagne bottles at the nearest possible date. Make no mistake, it...

    Blog | September 11, 2013
  5. As October beckons, Dodgers sift through clues

    Mark Saxon

    DENVER -- If you didn't know Ricky Nolasco was this good, you're not alone. He pitched a lot of good innings and won a lot of games with the Miami Marlins for eight years without people ever really making much of a fuss over him. "I've been hiding...

    Blog | September 03, 2013
  6. Powerful lineup could get even better

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES - "It has to be destiny," Skip Schumaker said. "There's no other way to explain it." You would think the Los Angeles Dodgers' utility man would have blurted that out after one of the Dodgers' startling comebacks this past week. The imp...

    Blog | August 15, 2013
  7. Dodgers sailing through chemistry class

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- Somebody asked Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly after Tuesday night's 4-2 win over the New York Mets how tough it will be to take Nick Punto out of his lineup Wednesday. "It's pretty easy, honestly," Mattingly said. Punt...

    Blog | August 13, 2013
  8. Dodgers on a historic run

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Dodgers are on one of those rolls in which nothing -- not even simple logic -- can slow them down. With an injury-riddled lineup playing against one of the most intimidating pitchers in baseball, the Dodgers beat the...

    Blog | August 13, 2013
  9. Dodgers' late show continues

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES - If you're going to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers these days, you'd better put them away early. Let them linger and you're likely to have yourself a little problem. The New York Mets found out the hard way when, after furious activity ...

    Blog | August 12, 2013
  10. It's hard to convince this team it's going to lose

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- In May, when the Los Angeles Dodgers fell behind by a run or two in the fourth inning, it felt as if their path was being blocked by a sleepy Brachiosaurus. They weren't going anywhere. Now, when they fall behind 6-0 in the seventh ...

    Blog | August 09, 2013
  11. Dodgers overcome a wobbly start

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- Every once in a while, a major league game begins, and one of the teams doesn't look ready. The Los Angeles Dodgers had one of those nights Friday -- and it's probably no coincidence they spent Thursday night in the air, flying home...

    Blog | August 09, 2013
  12. Grading the week

    Mark Saxon

    The thing about a major-league season is it just keeps going. That nearly inexhaustible stretch of games was good news when the Los Angeles Dodgers were languishing in last place, limping along with injuries and underachievement. It gave them time...

    Blog | August 05, 2013
  13. Dodgers keep the heat on Arizona

    Mark Saxon

    At least as long as the San Francisco Giants continue to struggle, the best rivalry in the NL West has shifted a bit south and a bit east. And, for the first time in years, the Los Angeles Dodgers gained the upper hand. The Arizona Diamondbacks bl...

    Blog | July 11, 2013
  14. How far can Puig carry the Dodgers?

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- A TV reporter caught up with Los Angeles Dodgers utility infielder Nick Punto after L.A.'s 3-1 win over the San Francisco Giants on Monday night and asked him about -- get this -- Yasiel Puig. Punto talked about Puig's abundant tale...

    Blog | June 24, 2013
  15. Stuck in nowhere land, but seeing the light

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Dodgers played a competitive -- and, at times, cantankerous -- series against the first-place team in their division this week. When it was over, when the teams had showered and changed, gotten on their buses for the...

    Blog | June 12, 2013
  16. It's not about feelings now, it's about wins

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- You could feel the frustration of the past 12 months bubbling up for Matt Kemp in the seventh inning Saturday night. A year ago, he was batting .359 with a 1.173 OPS and just getting ready to come off the disabled list from the firs...

    Blog | May 25, 2013