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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. Giants give Dodgers a reality check

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- It's not like the Los Angeles Dodgers haven't been down this path before. As bad as they looked in the batter's box and in the field during Monday night's 5-2 loss to the San Francisco Giants that was stretched over 13 dramatic inn...

    Blog | September 23, 2014
  4. Rapid Reaction: Giants 5, Dodgers 2 (F/13)

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- In case the Los Angeles Dodgers needed a reminder of what the playoffs feel like, they got 13 innings to study up on it over the course of their 3-2 loss to the San Francisco Giants Monday night. They just hope things have happier endi...

    Blog | September 22, 2014
  5. Los Angeles Dodgers scout Mike Brito home after being stranded in...

    Mark Saxon

    Dodgers scout Mike Brito had a harrowing ordeal last week in Mexico, where he was stranded with no water or electricity for two days after a hurricane struck the Baja peninsula, where Brito and another Dodgers scout were attending an 18-and-under tourney.

    Story | Conversation | September 22, 2014
  6. W2W4: Dan Haren vs. the Giants

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- To prepare for tonight's start, his first against the San Francisco Giants this season, Dan Haren studied video of right-handers Odrisamer Despaigne and Josh Collmenter pitching to the Giants' lineup over the past few days to see what ...

    Blog | September 22, 2014
  7. Series preview: Giants at Dodgers

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- Jake Peavy is excited about the chance to put his mark on the most vibrant rivalry in baseball. He told San Francisco Giants beat reporters earlier this week, "I'm not going to lie to you. I was just in the shower thinking about Dee Go...

    Blog | September 22, 2014
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  9. Dodgers survive, now look to clinch at home

    Mark Saxon

    CHICAGO -- Considering how Saturday's game went, with Los Angeles Dodgers relievers squandering a five-run lead in the final two innings, the notion of a "bullpen game" wasn't exactly a reassuring prospect for many Dodgers fans. Manager Don Mattin...

    Blog | September 21, 2014
  10. Rapid Reaction: Dodgers 8, Cubs 5

    Mark Saxon

    CHICAGO -- The intermission is over. The Los Angeles Dodgers' side trips to Colorado and Chicago were just biding time between the two series that will decide the National League West, one last weekend in San Francisco and the next three days at D...

    Blog | September 21, 2014
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  12. Gordon looks forward to 'first time' clinching

    Mark Saxon

    CHICAGO -- The images are out there, living on the Web and searchable. Dee Gordon was wearing his uniform pants and a blue cut-off Los Angeles Dodgers' T-shirt and gray undershirt, a SCUBA mask strapped to his head, celebrating the team's division ti...

    Blog | September 21, 2014
  13. Bullpen troubles rise again for Dodgers

    Mark Saxon

    CHICAGO -- When the Los Angeles Dodgers left San Francisco last weekend, they had reason to feel good about their offense, good about their pitching and hopeful about their trajectory. Not only had they held their ground on top of the National League...

    Blog | September 20, 2014
  14. Rapid Reaction: Cubs 8, Dodgers 7

    Mark Saxon

    CHICAGO - The Los Angeles Dodgers had been scoring enough runs lately that it was easy to ignore their starting pitching, which has struggled uncharacteristically all week and placed a heavy burden on the bullpen. But the Chicago Cubs pulled back ...

    Blog | September 20, 2014
  15. Dodgers skip wild-card celebration

    Mark Saxon

    CHICAGO -- Some of the Los Angeles Dodgers gathered at an Italian restaurant in Chicago on Friday night for a party hosted by team chairman and billionaire Mark Walter, who lives in the Chicago area. By about 10 p.m., word began going around that the...

    Blog | September 20, 2014
  16. Clayton Kershaw notches 20 the hard way

    Mark Saxon

    CHICAGO -- By the time the Los Angeles Dodgers had scored six runs on five hits, forced a pitching change and waited out Chicago Cubs trainers while they checked catcher Welington Castillo's bruised ribs, Clayton Kershaw had spent about 30 minutes co...

    Blog | September 19, 2014
  17. Rapid Reaction: Dodgers 14, Cubs 5

    Mark Saxon

    CHICAGO -- The Los Angeles Dodgers finally repaid Clayton Kershaw for a season's worth of picking them up. The ace was far from his sharpest Friday, but the Dodgers bats pounded the Chicago Cubs' pitching, launching four home runs in a 14-5 win at...

    Blog | September 19, 2014
  18. Ryu's next start could be in postseason

    Mark Saxon

    CHICAGO - The Los Angeles Dodgers would prefer that pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu get one more regular-season start before the postseason begins, but they are also planning for the scenario that Ryu's next start will be in the pressure cooker of October. They...

    Blog | September 19, 2014
  19. Dodgers add versatility to bag of tricks with unlikely rally

    Mark Saxon

    CHICAGO -- One talent evaluator who has been shadowing the Los Angeles Dodgers for the past several days noted the team's body language in recent games and wondered whether tales of the team's lack of chemistry might be entirely apt. In the next b...

    Blog | September 18, 2014