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  1. Grading the week

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- Is it throwing a wet blanket on this thing to point out that the Dodgers would be in fourth place if they played in the American League East? Or, that they would be seven games out if they played in the NL Central? Or that they woul...

    Blog | July 29, 2013
  2. They can't be this good, can they?

    Mark Saxon

    At some point, the Los Angeles Dodgers will come down from the clouds and we'll see where this thing is headed, right? They're probably not going to play at an .821 pace between now and Sept. 29, as they have for the past 28 games. Nor are they li...

    Blog | July 24, 2013
  3. No doubting their fight these days

    Mark Saxon

    When Don Mattingly made all those now-famous comments about mental toughness and what it takes to compete in the major leagues, he was probably envisioning a Los Angeles Dodgers team a lot like this one. Remember that day, May 22, when Mattingly s...

    Blog | July 23, 2013
  4. Hits coming from all places for Dodgers

    Mark Saxon

    Back in late May, when the Los Angeles Dodgers were sapped by injuries and buried under expectations, the pitchers were careful not to complain about the paltry run support they were getting night after night. Even Clayton Kershaw, who saw nothing...

    Blog | July 22, 2013
  5. 3 Up, 3 Down: Angels 10, Blue Jays 6

    Mark Saxon

    The Angels managed to split a four-game series in Toronto with Sunday's 10-6 win at the Rogers Centre. It has been a resurgent offense leading the way lately -- a far cry from the majority of this season -- with the Angels launching three home run...

    Blog | July 01, 2012
  6. 3 up, 3 down: Blue Jays 11, Angels 2

    Mark Saxon

    Some ragged starting pitching near the back of the Angels' rotation has slowed down their roll. For the third straight game, the Angels got a shaky start -- this time from rookie Garrett Richards -- and lost 11-2 to the Toronto Blue Jays. The G...

    Blog | June 30, 2012
  7. 3 up, 3 down: Blue Jays 7, Angels 5

    Mark Saxon

    Even after a 17-8 June, the Angels have gotten no closer to catching the first-place Texas Rangers. The Angels lost 7-5 to the Toronto Blue Jays north of the border, snapping a four-game winning streak and pushing them to 5 1/2 games behind the Ra...

    Blog | June 29, 2012
  8. 3 up, 3 down: Angels 9, Blue Jays 7

    Mark Saxon

    The Angels are starting to obliterate memories of their miserable April. Buoyed by a resurgent offense, they are hitting their stride just as the All-Star break approaches. They beat the Toronto Blue Jays 9-7 Thursday, giving them 14 wins in their...

    Blog | June 28, 2012
  9. 3 Up, 3 Down: Angels 4, Blue Jays 3

    Mark Saxon

    ANAHEIM -- Albert Pujols finally hit a home run and the Angels' bullpen finally held a slim lead in a 4-3 win over the Toronto Blue Jays Sunday. The Angels finished the homestand 5-2. Until this week, they had lost every road trip and homestand of...

    Blog | May 06, 2012
  10. Albert Pujols finally connects for 1st homer with Los Angeles Ang...

    Mark Saxon

    Albert Pujols, stumbling through the longest home run drought of his 12-year career, was not in the Los Angeles Angels' starting lineup Saturday for the first time this season.

    Story | Conversation | May 06, 2012
  11. Pujols returns, etc.

    Mark Saxon

    ANAHEIM -- A day after Angels manager Mike Scioscia gave Albert Pujols a day off to help the struggling slugger get his thoughts in order, Pujols was back in the lineup batting third Sunday against the Toronto Blue Jays. "He needs to see a lot of ...

    Blog | May 06, 2012
  12. 3 Up, 3 Down: Blue Jays 5, Angels 0

    Mark Saxon

    ANAHEIM -- So much for momentum. The Angels, fresh off their first three-game winning streak of the year, played one of their worst games of the season in a 5-0 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays Thursday night. Brandon Morrow only needed 102 pitches t...

    Blog | May 03, 2012
  13. Position previews: Left field

    Mark Saxon

    Now, we've reached the hot-potato portion of our series. Nothing gets Angels fans more riled up than thinking about left field; specifically, the brutal 2011 season of left fielder Vernon Wells. What makes it particularly galling to many fans is t...

    Blog | February 08, 2012
  14. Position previews: Catcher

    Mark Saxon

    AP Photo/David Zalubowski A few days before general manager Jerry Dipoto made a couple of loud noises in the free-agent market, he made two lower-decibel moves that nonetheless resonated with Angels fans. Dipoto traded young pitcher Tyler Chatwoo...

    Blog | January 31, 2012
  15. Los Angeles Angels trade Jeff Mathis to Toronto Blue Jays for Bra...

    Mark Saxon

    Three days after trading for catcher Chris Iannetta, the Los Angeles Angels found a landing place for light-hitting catcher Jeff Mathis, trading him to the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for left-handed pitcher Brad Mills.

    Story | Conversation | December 03, 2011
  16. Blue Jays 4, Angels 3: Three Up, Three Down

    Mark Saxon

    The Los Angeles Angels' offense -- hit or miss all season -- went into miss mode at a bad time. The result was a 4-3 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays in 12 innings Thursday -- Edwin Encarnacion ending things with a 12th-inning home run -- that could ...

    Blog | September 22, 2011