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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. Series preview: Nationals at Dodgers

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- The three game-series against the Washington Nationals that starts Monday stands out starkly on the Los Angeles Dodgers' September schedule. Aside from that and the six games against the second-place San Francisco Giants, the Dodger...

    Blog | September 01, 2014
  4. With Hyun-Jin Ryu back, Dodgers relying on Big Three for stretch ...

    Mark Saxon

    SAN DIEGO -- The Los Angeles Dodgers have discovered a few things about Hyun-Jin Ryu over the past two seasons since they signed him to a record $36 million contract for a Korean player. The most important lesson has been that less is more. They f...

    Blog | August 31, 2014
  5. Rapid Reaction: Dodgers 7, Padres 1

    Mark Saxon

    SAN DIEGO -- Their bats finally warmed up after 29 innings in a deep freeze, and the Los Angeles Dodgers managed to avoid a costly sweep with a 7-1 win over the San Diego Padres on Sunday afternoon. The San Francisco Giants kept the heat on the Do...

    Blog | August 31, 2014
  6. Dodgers roster in serious flux next three days

    Mark Saxon

    SAN DIEGO -- On Sunday, the Dodgers optioned shortstop Miguel Rojas and pitcher Carlos Frias to the minors to free roster spots for Hyun-Jin Ryu and Juan Uribe to come off the 15-day disabled list and start the game in San Diego. But those two young ...

    Blog | August 31, 2014
  7. Dodgers feel good despite tough losses

    Mark Saxon

    SAN DIEGO - The past two nights, the Los Angeles Dodgers have hit the thick marine air in San Diego and scraped across three runs in 22 innings to lose two games. With the San Diego Padres' pitching staff holding them down, helpless, they have watche...

    Blog | August 30, 2014
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  9. Rapid Reax: Padres 2, Dodgers 1 (10)

    Mark Saxon

    SAN DIEGO -- The Los Angeles Dodgers have made the mistake of entering the San Diego Padres' world the past two nights, and it might wind up costing them dearly. The Dodgers got caught up in low-scoring games decided by bullpens, and that is prett...

    Blog | August 30, 2014
  10. Hanley Ramirez gets late clearance

    Mark Saxon

    SAN DIEGO - When Los Angeles Dodgers bench coach Tim Wallach posted the original lineup in the visiting clubhouse here Saturday afternoon, Miguel Rojas was playing shortstop and batting seventh. Then trainer Stan Conte put Hanley Ramirez through a wo...

    Blog | August 30, 2014
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  12. Four-man infield shift pays off; Dodgers feel good Hanley Ramirez...

    Mark Saxon

    SAN DIEGO -- They looked like a kickoff-coverage team, lined up and holding themselves on their tip-toes, trying not to go offside but ready to charge down the field and be the hero. The Los Angeles Dodgers might have employed the first four-man, ...

    Blog | August 30, 2014
  13. Rapid Reaction: Padres 3, Dodgers 2 (F/12)

    Mark Saxon

    SAN DIEGO -- The Los Angeles Dodgers might have a soft schedule between now and the end of the regular season, but Friday night was a strong reminder that they can't just throw their gloves on the field and expect to win. The Dodgers squeezed just...

    Blog | August 29, 2014
  14. Los Angeles Dodgers rest slumping Yasiel Puig amid concerns over ...

    Mark Saxon

    The Los Angeles Dodgers have become concerned enough about Yasiel Puig's nearly monthlong batting slump that manager Don Mattingly held him out of the starting lineup for Friday night's game in San Diego.

    Story | Conversation | August 29, 2014
  15. Series preview: Dodgers at Padres

    Mark Saxon

    SAN DIEGO - Clayton Kershaw had a good response when somebody asked him about dominating the team that has been one of his more difficult matchups in recent years, the Arizona Diamondbacks, on Wednesday. "It's a totally different team," Kershaw sa...

    Blog | August 29, 2014
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
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  20. 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