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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. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
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  9. 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
  10. 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
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  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. Rapid Reaction: Dodgers 8, Cubs 4

    Mark Saxon

    CHICAGO -- The Los Angeles Dodgers went into Thursday's game against the Chicago Cubs with a .018 winning percentage when trailing after six innings. Make that .036. They rallied from a three-run deficit in the seventh inning to beat the Cubs 8...

    Blog | September 18, 2014
  16. Hanley Ramirez back in lineup, rotation still unsettled

    Mark Saxon

    CHICAGO -- Shortstop Hanley Ramirez returned to the Los Angeles Dodgers' lineup Thursday after sitting out two games because of a strained right elbow, but the team's pitching plans remain unsettled for later this weekend. Pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu, wh...

    Blog | September 18, 2014
  17. Stock watch: Counting on Kershaw

    Mark Saxon

    RISING Clayton Kershaw, LHP: At the moment, the Dodgers are a mediocre team that has Clayton Kershaw. That's a pretty good argument, by itself, for Kershaw's MVP candidacy. In the rubber game of the Dodgers' biggest series to date, Kershaw argue...

    Blog | September 18, 2014
  18. Series preview: Dodgers at Cubs

    Mark Saxon

    CHICAGO -- Getting blown out in two straight games in Colorado and slipping two games in the standings heightened the Los Angeles Dodgers' sense of urgency in Chicago, where the Cubs are feeling pretty good about their chances of playing spoiler. ...

    Blog | September 18, 2014
  19. Depth issues keep sinking Dodgers

    Mark Saxon

    DENVER -- Carlos Frias pitched one of the worst games in the history of the worst place to pitch in the major leagues. Then, he had to answer questions about it, which he did, dutifully and with a smile on his face. And then, he had to squeeze into a...

    Blog | September 17, 2014