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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. Battered pitching staff doesn't sink hopes

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- Zack Greinke politely refused to talk about it, shaking his head and smiling before he walked off. Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly wouldn't offer much more detail about whatever is ailing Greinke's pitching elbow. Asked...

    Blog | August 19, 2014
  4. Rapid Reaction: Dodgers 8, Padres 6

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- With injuries beginning to tatter the Los Angeles Dodgers' pitching staff, the bats bought them a little breathing room with an 8-6 win over the San Diego Padres on Tuesday night. How it happened: Normally, when the Dodgers and Padr...

    Blog | August 19, 2014
  5. Greinke (elbow) skips bullpen session

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Dodgers are concerned enough about some discomfort in Zack Greinke's elbow that they scratched his between-starts bullpen session heading into Thursday's outing. They are still hopeful Greinke will start Thursday, bu...

    Blog | August 19, 2014
  6. Dodgers recall Erisbel Arruebarrena

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers promoted shortstop Erisbel Arruebarrena from Triple-A Albuquerque and optioned infielder Carlos Triunfel on Tuesday. Arruebarrena, 24, was batting .333 with three doubles, a home run and 11 RBIs in 26 games for the Isoto...

    Blog | August 19, 2014
  7. Series preview: Padres at Dodgers

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- A lot was made of the fact the Dodgers hadn't won more than three games in a row until they rattled off a six-game winning streak to end July. But the flip side was the fact they also hadn't lost more than three in a row. They still...

    Blog | August 19, 2014
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  9. The case for Clayton Kershaw as NL MVP

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- Don Mattingly won the American League MVP award in 1985. The following season, he batted .352 and led the league in hits, doubles, slugging, OPS and total bases. He won a Gold Glove at first base. And he finished second to Roger Cle...

    Blog | August 18, 2014
  10. Injuries are unsettling Dodgers' plans

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- No matter how cushy their lead appears or how reassuring it is that the San Francisco Giants remain stuck in the mud on their heels, this is certainly not a comfortable moment for the Los Angeles Dodgers. The latest moment was nice, su...

    Blog | August 16, 2014
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  12. Rapid Reaction: Brewers 6, Dodgers 3

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- On most nights when everyone is available to pitch, the Los Angeles Dodgers' bullpen is capable of holding leads. But when its depth is tested, chaos usually ensues. It appeared that at least one of the Dodgers' primary relievers wa...

    Blog | August 15, 2014
  13. Hyun-Jin Ryu on 15-day DL with two strained muscles in right butt...

    Mark Saxon

    The Los Angeles Dodgers will put pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu on the 15-day disabled list with two strained muscles in his right buttock, the team announced Friday.

    Story | Conversation | August 15, 2014
  14. Stopping (just) short of calling race for L.A.

    Mark Saxon

    ATLANTA -- Back in early June, two national baseball stories -- one in the pages of USA Today and one at ESPN.com -- essentially called the NL West race in favor of the San Francisco Giants. Those columns, which were perfectly well-reasoned, have ...

    Blog | August 14, 2014
  15. Rapid Reaction: Dodgers 6, Braves 4

    Mark Saxon

    ATLANTA -- It's a shame the Dodgers can't get a deal done with many of the TV distributors in Southern California, because this team does most of its finest work when it hits the road. The Dodgers beat the Atlanta Braves 6-4 Thursday afternoon at ...

    Blog | August 14, 2014
  16. Stock watch: Crawford finds his groove

    Mark Saxon

    RISING Carl Crawford, LF: Some Dodgers fans were tweeting their displeasure with Don Mattingly for starting Crawford over Andre Ethier in left field. There aren't as many of those tweets lately. Crawford has been the Dodgers' hottest hitter, goi...

    Blog | August 14, 2014
  17. Dodgers can be cautious with Ryu

    Mark Saxon

    ATLANTA -- Hyun-Jin Ryu says he thinks he's going to be OK. He said through an interpreter that he felt good enough to "jump right back on the mound," about an hour after he left the Los Angeles Dodgers' 3-2 loss to the Atlanta Braves because of a st...

    Blog | August 13, 2014
  18. Hyun-Jin Ryu of Los Angeles Dodgers leaves with strained gluteus ...

    Mark Saxon

    The Los Angeles Dodgers are pessimistic that pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu will be able to make his next scheduled start after he left Wednesday night's game in Atlanta with a strained right gluteal muscle.

    Story | Conversation | August 13, 2014
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  20. Rapid Reaction: Braves 3, Dodgers 2

    Mark Saxon

    ATLANTA -- The Los Angeles Dodgers lost a game, but they're hoping they didn't lose one of their best starting pitchers for an extended period. Hyun-Jin Ryu left Wednesday night's 3-2 loss to the Atlanta Braves in the sixth inning because of a str...

    Blog | August 13, 2014