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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. 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 on catcher Welington Castillo's bruised ribs, Clayton Kershaw had spent about 30 minutes...

    Blog | September 19, 2014
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
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  9. 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
  10. 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
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  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. Rapid Reaction: Rockies 16, Dodgers 2

    Mark Saxon

    DENVER -- The Los Angeles Dodgers bid Coors Field farewell, and good riddance. Manager Don Mattingly fretted even before they got here that his team would have a letdown in Colorado after playing an emotionally charged series in San Francisco last...

    Blog | September 17, 2014
  15. Dodgers plan on day off for Ramirez

    Mark Saxon

    DENVER -- Hanley Ramirez, who has been dealing with a sore throwing elbow, was able to pinch hit Tuesday night, but Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said he was hoping to stay away from using Ramirez entirely Wednesday afternoon. Still, Mattingly sai...

    Blog | September 17, 2014
  16. Coors Field takes Dodgers down a peg

    Mark Saxon

    DENVER -- Say what you will about the Colorado Rockies -- and they are a beaten-down team at the moment -- but unless you can abide by the arcane rules at their highly skewed ballpark, they can easily beat you. They might be the worst team in the ...

    Blog | September 16, 2014
  17. Rapid Reaction: Rockies 10, Dodgers 4

    Mark Saxon

    DENVER -- The Los Angeles Dodgers had one of those games in which all the breaks went the other way and most of their clutch at-bats went badly. Lucky for them, they have built up a enough of a cushion in the standings that they could withstand a ...

    Blog | September 16, 2014
  18. Hanley Ramirez of Los Angeles Dodgers scratched with elbow strain...

    Mark Saxon

    The Dodgers scratched shortstop Hanley Ramirez from their starting lineup Tuesday night before a 10-4 loss to Colorado because of a strained right elbow.

    Story | Conversation | September 16, 2014
  19. Dodgers' bats as hot as their tempers

    Mark Saxon

    DENVER -- One way to look at the dust-up between Matt Kemp and Yasiel Puig in the Los Angeles Dodgers' dugout is as another example of what several people have called a "dysfunctional" clubhouse. That could well be true. Another way to look at it ...

    Blog | September 15, 2014