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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. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
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  9. 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
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  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
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  20. 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