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  1. Mark Saxon



    Mark Saxon is a staff writer for ESPNLosAngeles.com. He spent six years at the Orange County Register, and began his career at the Oakland Tribune, where he started an 11-year journey covering Major League Baseball. He has also covered colleges, including USC football and UCLA basketball.

  2. Scouting the opponent: Boston Red Sox

    Mark Saxon

    By Gordon Edes ESPN Boston ANAHEIM, Calif.-With the Red Sox coming to town for a four-game series, ESPNLA colleague Mark Saxon (Mark, shouldn't that be the ESPNLA of Anaheim?) was interested in some first-hand observations about the state of t...

    Blog | April 21, 2011
  3. Rapid Reaction: Dodgers 3, D'backs 1

    Mark Saxon

    PHOENIX -- Clayton Kershaw kept his MVP campaign marching along quite steadily. Kershaw (16-3) became the majors' first 16-game winner -- though he missed six weeks with an injury -- and the Dodgers won for the fifth time in their past six games b...

    Blog | August 27, 2014
  4. Hyun-Jin Ryu takes another step forward

    Mark Saxon

    PHOENIX - Hyun-Jin Ryu threw two simulated innings against Juan Uribe and Drew Butera and then spent some time practicing covering first base to test his strained buttock muscle. Afterward, the Dodgers said he is on track to be activated from the 15-...

    Blog | August 27, 2014
  5. Dodgers win a war of replay

    Mark Saxon

    PHOENIX - When Don Mattingly jogged out to ask the umpires to take a second look at whether catcher Miguel Montero had improperly blocked the plate while attempting to apply a tag on Carl Crawford in the fourth inning Tuesday night, he had a hidden a...

    Blog | August 26, 2014
  6. Rapid Reaction: Dodgers 9, D-backs 5

    Mark Saxon

    PHOENIX - The Los Angeles Dodgers continued their demolition job on the bottom-feeding teams in the NL West -- a pretty good method for reaching the playoffs -- on Tuesday. They defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks 9-5, which gives Los Angeles 11 win...

    Blog | August 26, 2014
  7. Signs point to Ryu returning Monday

    Mark Saxon

    PHOENIX - Pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu threw a light bullpen session before Tuesday night's game in Arizona to test his strained right buttock. If all goes well in the coming days, it appears he will return from the disabled list to pitch Monday against the ...

    Blog | August 26, 2014
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  9. Series preview: Dodgers at D-backs

    Mark Saxon

    PHOENIX -- The Los Angeles Dodgers are in first place in the NL West in large part because they play in the NL West. They have gone 33-19 against teams in their division and 27-12 against teams other than the San Francisco Giants in their division...

    Blog | August 26, 2014
  10. Don Mattingly is managing his finest season

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- He works with a clubhouse full of players that more than one person who works in the room has termed "dysfunctional," though the results would seem to indicate otherwise. He has been juggling egos all season long, with four multi-milli...

    Blog | August 25, 2014
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  12. Dan Haren has another good day

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- It's all about the now for Dan Haren. He looks back on the past few years and sees disappointment. He looks ahead and can't see much of anything, just a haze of unknowns. So, what else does he have to lean on but the day at hand? Th...

    Blog | August 22, 2014
  13. Rapid Reaction: Dodgers 6, Mets 2

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Dodgers got a good start from one of the pitchers at the struggling back of their rotation and beat the New York Mets 6-2 Friday night to keep their lead over the San Francisco Giants at 3.5 games. How it happen...

    Blog | August 22, 2014
  14. The pluses and minuses of Hanley Ramirez's return

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- All signs point to Hanley Ramirez coming off the disabled list on Sunday, exactly 15 days after he landed there because of a strained muscle in his right side. Ramirez's return is a good thing for the Dodgers' lineup, which has stru...

    Blog | August 22, 2014
  15. Series preview: Mets at Dodgers

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Dodgers continue to try to piece together a pitching rotation that, because of injuries, has gone from being their greatest strength to their biggest concern. This weekend will provide some more answers, with Dan Har...

    Blog | August 22, 2014
  16. Clayton Kershaw's MVP case gets an unlikely assist

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- Clayton Kershaw's left arm was packed in ice and wrapped up tight in a towel, but that was no obstacle. When Justin Turner's deep fly ball cleared the left-field fence, Kershaw sprinted the length of the dugout, both arms pumping wi...

    Blog | August 21, 2014
  17. Rapid Reaction: Dodgers 2, Padres 1

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- The bubbles were floating out of the Los Angeles Dodgers' dugout way before Justin Turner hopped down the steps. When he got there, the party really roared to life, the players bobbing and dancing around Turner. The Dodgers continue...

    Blog | August 21, 2014
  18. Dodgers see rapid progress from RP Baez

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- Earlier this month, the hardest-throwing reliever in the Los Angeles Dodgers' bullpen faced Mike Trout, Albert Pujols and Josh Hamilton and emerged unscathed. Two days later, he went through Jonathan Lucroy, Ryan Braun and Aramis Ramir...

    Blog | August 21, 2014
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  20. Stock watch: Crawford continues fast pace

    Mark Saxon

    RISING Carl Crawford, LF: Dodgers manager Don Mattingly takes a heavy dose of criticism, even from many Dodgers fans. I wonder how many of them will give him credit for sticking with Crawford even when he was batting .240 not that long ago? Crawfo...

    Blog | August 21, 2014