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Jansen had a shaky outing Tuesday against the Padres, allowing one run on two hits and a walk in one inning pitched, but still came away with his 35th save of the year.

The run Tuesday was Jansen's first allowed since July 30. With a 2.98 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and a staggering 81 strikeouts in 51.1 innings pitched, Jansen is as reliable as they come at closer.

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Jansen picked up an adventurous 34th save Thursday in Atlanta, throwing 1.1 innings and allowing three hits while striking out four.

An unusual breakdown, certainly -- four strikeouts and three hits among seven batters. Jansen had to throw 31 pitches to clean up Brian Wilson's mess and then his own, so he probably won't be available Friday.

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Jansen pitched a perfect ninth inning in Sunday's win over Milwaukee.

Jansen, who threw nine of his 11 pitches for strikes, struck out two to help secure the victory for the Dodgers. The closer has followed up shaky months of May (4.66 ERA) and June (4.22 ERA) to dominate in July (0.96 ERA) and early on in August. He's yet to allow a run and has struck out seven (with zero free passes) in four appearances this month.

Kenley Jansen RP LAD 6 Months

Jensen allowed a hit and struck out two en route to his 32nd save of the season Wednesday against the Angels.

Jensen's 32 saves ties him for third in the bigs with Greg Holland of the Royals and the Braves' Craig Kimbrel. The big right-hander's peripheral numbers suggest his 3.08 ERA has been inflated due to a little bad luck, as witnessed by a .356 BABIP and 1.88 xFIP.

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Kenley Jansen racked up his 30th save of the season in style on Sunday, fanning all three Dodgers hitters that he faced.

The flame-throwing right-hander has made good on 30 of his 33 save chances on the season while compiling a 3.24 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 66/12 K/BB ratio over 41 2/3 innings. He hasn't allowed a run in his last 12 outings and remains one of the finest stoppers in the game today.

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Kenley Jansen slammed the door on the Cardinals in the ninth inning on Sunday, retiring all three hitters he faced to preserve a one-run victory.

Jansen recorded his 28th save of the season for his troubles. The hard-throwing right-hander now owns a 3.40 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 63/12 K/BB ratio 39 2/3 innings on the season. He remains one of the most dominant closers in the National League.

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Kenley Jansen worked out of a two-on, one-out jam in the ninth inning to earn the save against the Padres on Sunday.

A walk and a single put runners on the corners with one out, but Jansen recovered to strike out Jake Goebbert and Seth Smith to end the threat. Jansen goes into the break with a 3.49 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 62/12 K/BB ratio over 38 2/3 innings. He's third in the National League with 27 saves, and he'll continue to be one of the game's best closers in the second half.

Kenley Jansen RP LAD 7 Months

Kenley Jansen worked a perfect ninth inning, earning his 26th save in Thursday's win over the Rockies.

Juan Uribe broke a 2-2 tie in the previous half-inning, allowing the Dodgers to get Jansen into the game. It was his first appearance since June 30, but wasn't rusty in a 1-2-3 inning. Jansen is 26-for-29 in save opportunities with a 3.79 ERA, a 1.26 WHIP, and a 57/11 K/BB ratio in 35 2/3 innings.

Kenley Jansen RP LAD 7 Months

Kenley Jansen pitched a scoreless ninth inning against the Indians on Monday for his 25th save of the season.

The 6-foot-5, 265-pound fireballer ended things quickly with a 1-2-3 inning that featured no strikeouts, a rare occurrence indeed. He has collected five consecutive shutout appearances, earning a save each tine. That dominant stretch has put his ERA on a 4.55-to-3.89 diet. Jansen is now 25-for-28 in save chances to go with a 1.30 WHIP and 56/11 K/BB rate over 34-plus innings.

Kenley Jansen RP LAD 7 Months

Kenley Jansen tossed a scoreless ninth inning against the Cardinals on Thursday for his 24rd save of the season.

He allowed a single and struck out a batter. Jansen coughed up five runs over four appearances between June 13-20, but he's put the pieces back together during four consecutive scoreless performances. The ace reliever is 24-for-27 in save chances with a 4.01 ERA and 1.34 WHIP.