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  1. 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
  2. Justin Turner proves invaluable to Dodgers

    Mark Saxon

    SAN DIEGO -- It was Jan. 25, two weeks before the Dodgers' pitchers and catchers were due to report for spring training, and Justin Turner was growing a bit nervous. He had been non-tendered by the New York Mets two months earlier, and the offers ...

    Blog | August 28, 2014
  3. Stock Watch: Kershaw still going strong

    Mark Saxon

    RISING Clayton Kershaw, LHP: Just give him the MVP already! Kershaw's week was pretty much reminiscent of each of his other weeks. He dominated two opponents and got the Dodgers two games closer to winning the NL West. Seems like what an MVP does,...

    Blog | August 28, 2014
  4. Clayton Kershaw's consistency is mind-numbing

    Mark Saxon

    PHOENIX - Interviewing Clayton Kershaw after one of his performances these days is a bit like those old "Chris Farley Show" skits from "Saturday Night Live." Fake Farley: "Remember that time when you threw a no-hitter and struck out 15 Colorado Ro...

    Blog | August 27, 2014
  5. 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
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  7. 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
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  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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