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  1. Rapid Reaction: Dodgers 11, Rockies 3

    Mark Saxon

    DENVER -- Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly mentioned before the game that he expected the NL West race to go down to the final series. He might be right, but that would require the Dodgers to cool off some. They beat the Colorado Rocki...

    Blog | September 15, 2014
  2. Stopping (just) short of calling race for L.A.

    Mark Saxon

    ATLANTA -- Back in early June, two national baseball stories -- one in the pages of USA Today and one at ESPN.com -- essentially called the NL West race in favor of the San Francisco Giants. Those columns, which were perfectly well-reasoned, have ...

    Blog | August 14, 2014
  3. 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
  4. Rapid Reaction: Dodgers 4, Rockies 2

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- Granted, division races can turn on a dime, which means there's no guarantee things will stay as they've been going lately in the NL West, but it sure looks as if the Los Angeles Dodgers are entering a June groove once again. The Do...

    Blog | June 17, 2014
  5. Series preview: Rockies at Dodgers

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- Not only did the Colorado Rockies pull themselves out of a nosedive this weekend, they may have kept the Dodgers' hopes of an NL West pennant race alive with their first three-game sweep at San Francisco in six years. Less than a we...

    Blog | June 16, 2014
  6. Series preview: Giants at Dodgers

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- Considering the baseball season is barely 20 percent complete, it might be too early for such proclamations, but the Dodgers and San Francisco Giants just might be gearing up for the pennant race their fan bases have been missing. T...

    Blog | May 08, 2014
  7. Relax, Dodgers fans, it will be OK, probably

    Mark Saxon

    PHOENIX -- If you are a Los Angeles Dodgers fan and you are starting to get frustrated with your team being stuck in this thick, goopy mud so close to the tape in the National League West race, realize that you are, in fact, alone. Well, maybe you...

    Blog | September 16, 2013
  8. Ryu's talent translating well so far

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- Saturday's game at Dodger Stadium was far from meaningless -- two good teams with something to play for easing into pennant races -- but hardly the crux of these teams' seasons. Those days will come in August and September, i...

    Blog | July 27, 2013
  9. Grading the manager

    Mark Saxon

    If we've learned anything about Don Mattingly in the past couple of months, it's that he's not against taking a walk. He wore out a path from the dugout to the pitchers' mound after the Dodgers got into a pennant race for the first time in his manage...

    Blog | October 05, 2012
  10. On the joys of scoreboard watching

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- Information finds us nowadays. It finds us on an island in the South Pacific or in a yurt in the Gobi Desert. So, if you ever hear a baseball player in the midst of a pennant race -- surrounded by 40,000 people, most of whom have mobil...

    Blog | September 29, 2012
  11. 3 up, 3 down: Dodgers 4, Cardinals 3

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Dodgers got the kind of stirring victory that can turn a pennant race. They rallied for two runs in the ninth inning to beat the St. Louis Cardinals 4-3 and pull into a dead heat in the race for the second wild-card ...

    Blog | September 15, 2012
  12. 3 up, 3 down: D-backs 3, Dodgers 2

    Mark Saxon

    The slow-motion playoff race is now being run in reverse. The Los Angeles Dodgers lost for the sixth time in their past seven games, blowing a lead to lose 3-2 to the Arizona Diamondbacks in Phoenix on Wednesday, but remain just a game out of the wil...

    Blog | September 12, 2012
  13. Dodgers nervously watch injuries mount

    Mark Saxon

    Matt Kemp and Clayton Kershaw spent a good part of Saturday at a Bay Area hospital undergoing MRI examinations. That's not exactly what you want your two most talented players to be up to with just a few weeks left in a pennant race. The Dodgers a...

    Blog | September 09, 2012
  14. Los Angeles Dodgers' Matt Kemp scratched from lineup, to undergo ...

    Mark Saxon

    Matt Kemp was scratched from Saturday's lineup and is scheduled to undergo a contrast MRI on his left shoulder.

    Story | Conversation | September 08, 2012
  15. 3 up, 3 down: Padres 4, Dodgers 3

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Dodgers lost no ground in either playoff race, but they could be headed for a perilous drop. The Dodgers lost 4-3 to the San Diego Padres at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday night. Since Aug. 22, the last time they played...

    Blog | September 05, 2012
  16. How to deploy Clayton Kershaw this month?

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- Presuming the Los Angeles Dodgers stay in the playoff race for the next few weeks, the team will have some interesting pitching choices to make. Manager Don Mattingly said he will look to maximize the starts of ace Clayton Kershaw i...

    Blog | September 01, 2012