LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kenley Jansen has got his groove back with the playoffs nearing.
He got four outs for his 30th save of the season, Corey Seager drove in four runs, including a go-ahead...
Dodgers top Padres 6-4 in 10 after Jansen blows another save
SAN DIEGO (AP) — After a wild pitch left Kenley Jansen with his seventh blown save of the season, Kiké Hernández helped pick up the struggling Los Angeles Dodgers closer.
Dodgers escape jam in bizarre 9th, hold off Yankees 2-1
LOS ANGELES (AP) — With the sellout crowd at Dodger Stadium hanging on his every pitch, Kenley Jansen found himself in a jam. Bases loaded, one out, and Los Angeles clinging to a one-run lead over...
Muncy’s homer in 10th lifts Dodgers over Blue Jays 2-1
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tied in extra innings at home, the Los Angeles Dodgers always expect to win.
"Who it's going to be is always a question," manager Dave Roberts said.
Ryu strong again as Dodgers get past Marlins 2-1
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen says he is tired, and it has nothing to do with an exhausting road trip to start the second half that included a handful of games that...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts says it's "a little bit tough to swallow" that closer Kenley Jansen changed his mind about the severity of a foot injury after blowing...
Los Angeles Dodgers (63-34, first in the NL West) vs. Philadelphia Phillies (49-46, third in the NL East)
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bryce Harper threw his helmet off rounding the bases, thrust his arms in the air and screamed while teammates stormed out of the dugout to mob him.
Dodgers edge Cubs 3-2 with late-game heroics
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kenley Jansen sent a late-night text to Dodgers manager Dave Roberts after his blown save against the Cubs.
"I wanted the ball after what happened last night," the closer...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Yu Darvish can rest easier now. He finally conquered his demons at Dodger Stadium.
He tossed seven innings of one-run ball while being booed heavily and Anthony Rizzo hit...
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Manny Machado drove a high fly ball to right field and all Bryce Harper could do was turn, run to the wall and watch it sail over his head into the home run deck at Petco...
Ryu dominant again, Dodgers blank Mets 2-0
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hyun-Jin Ryu was all but untouchable in May.
His final start of the month was no different Thursday night as the left-hander pitched four-hit ball into the eighth inning...
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Pinch-hitter Hunter Renfroe hit a grand slam with two outs in the ninth inning off Kenley Jansen to give the San Diego Padres a thrilling 8-5 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers...
SAN DIEGO (AP) — With one mighty swing against Kenley Jansen, Hunter Renfroe hit a grand slam that prevented San Diego from being swept by the Los Angeles Dodgers and finally gave Padres fans a...
Dodgers spoil Jon Lester’s return, beat Cubs 2-1
CHICAGO (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers spoiled Jon Lester's return to the Cubs' rotation by scoring on an error and a sacrifice fly, beating Chicago 2-1 on Thursday to avoid a three-game...
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Cody Bellinger saved a run with his glove and nailed down a series-clinching win for the Los Angeles Dodgers with his bat.
Cincinnati to visit Los Angeles Tuesday
Cincinnati Reds (5-10, fifth in the NL Central) vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (10-8, second in the NL West)
Los Angeles; Tuesday, 10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Reds: Tyler Mahle (0-0, 0.82...
DENVER (AP) — Kenley Jansen took a brief moment to catch his breath when he stepped on the mound.
Then, he did what he does best — his past heart scare in Denver's high altitude pushed from...
A look at what's a happening around the majors today:
Boston is 2-6, the worst start for a defending World Series champion since the stripped-down Marlins bumbled to 108...
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Kenley Jansen's numbers are down, but in a good way.
His fastball velocity has dipped for now, but he figures it will return. And besides, he said, "The radar gun is...
Jansen drops weight, feeling good after 2nd heart procedure
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen has dropped 25 pounds since the end of last season and threw his first bullpen session Thursday since a heart procedure in November.
The procedure, known as an ablation, was Jansen's second heart operation in six years. It came after he experienced an atrial fibrillation episode in Denver this past August.
"I definitely feel great. Ready to roll," Jansen said at the team's FanFest on Saturday.
New Dodger Kelly eager for return to Southern California
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Joe Kelly helped the Boston Red Sox win a World Series title. His next goal is to try to win one for the team he grew up rooting for and defeated this October.
The Dodgers on Friday officially announced signing Kelly to a three-year deal worth $25 million that brings the 30-year old right-hander back to Southern California. Kelly was born in Anaheim and grew up in Corona, where most of his family still resides.
Dodgers closer Jansen has surgery to address heart rhythm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen has undergone surgery to address an irregular heartbeat.
The team announced that Dr. Koonlawee Nademanee performed the surgery on Jansen on Monday in Los Angeles.
Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen set for heart surgery soon
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen will undergo heart surgery Nov. 26 and expects to be fully recovered by spring training.
The All-Star has twice experienced an atrial fibrillation episode, otherwise known as an irregular heartbeat, while the Dodgers were in the high altitude of Colorado. It most recently occurred in August, when his heart had to be shocked back into a regular rhythm. He didn't travel with the team back to Colorado in September as a precaution.
Cora, Red Sox in trouble after running through pitchers
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Now Alex Cora's in trouble.
Boston's manager went for a commanding lead in the World Series, using David Price and Nathan Eovaldi out of the bullpen in Game 3 against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
But Los Angeles won 3-2 in 18 innings Friday night, trimming Boston's lead to 2-1 in the best-of-seven series. Now Cora has to come up with a starting pitcher for Game 4.
After failing to answer the first time when asked, Cora spelled out his situation.
Out of seats, into spotlight, Buehler delivers for Dodgers
LOS ANGELES (AP) — From upper-deck spectator to October ace.
Walker Buehler looked nothing like the rookie he is, giving the Los Angeles Dodgers the pitching performance they desperately needed in Game 3 of the World Series.
Dodgers bullpen shines after Jansen’s mistake in epic Game 3
LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Kenley Jansen gave up Jackie Bradley Jr.'s dramatic tying homer in the eighth inning Friday night, the Los Angeles Dodgers' bullpen apparently had failed at a crucial time in another World Series.
As it turned out, Game 3 wasn't even half over.
LA's up-and-down bullpen shook off the disappointment of Bradley's quiet circling of the bases and provided several hours of redemption in an epic 18-inning affair.
Kershaw efficient, Dodgers pull closer to 1st-place Rockies
DENVER (AP) — Kenta Maeda felt something the veteran pitcher doesn't always experience — a touch of nerves.
Stepping into the shoes of All-Star closer Kenley Jansen happens to be stressful work. Even more so in the heat of a division chase.
Jansen expected to miss Dodgers’ weekend series in Colorado
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers are expected to be without All-Star closer Kenley Jansen for a key weekend series with the Colorado Rockies after a team cardiologist recommended the right-hander not travel to Denver.
Twice in his career Jansen has experienced an atrial fibrillation episode, more commonly known as an irregular heartbeat, while the Dodgers were in the high altitude of Colorado.
Dodgers’ Puig loses appeal, starts 2-game suspension
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig lost his appeal of a two-game suspension and started serving the discipline with Tuesday night's game against the New York Mets.
Puig was involved in an altercation with San Francisco's Nick Hundley during an Aug. 14 game, taking an open-handed swipe at the catcher's mask. Puig is eligible to return for Friday's series opener at Colorado.
Turner lifts Dodgers over Diamondbacks 3-2
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Justin Turner homered on Zack Greinke's first pitch of the eighth inning, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-2 on Friday night.
Los Angeles began the day two games behind Arizona in the NL West and 2 1/2 games back in the wild-card race.
The Dodgers also announced they had acquired third baseman David Freese from the Pirates in exchange for minor league infielder Jesus Manuel Valdez.
Dodgers rally to beat D-backs 3-2, Jansen earns 33rd save
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kenley Jansen is back, and just in time to help the Los Angeles Dodgers chase a sixth straight NL West title in September.
The All-Star closer worked the ninth for his 33rd save, and the Dodgers edged the division-leading Arizona Diamondbacks 3-2 on Friday night.
Los Angeles moved within a game of Arizona, while Colorado dropped 1 1/2 games back after a 7-0 loss in San Diego.
Contending Dodgers acquire reliever Madson from Nationals
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers bolstered their bullpen on Friday, acquiring right-hander Ryan Madson from the Washington Nationals for a minor league pitcher.
The five-time defending NL West champions have Kenley Jansen as their closer, but he's been shaky since coming off the disabled list, allowing seven earned runs in four innings over four appearances.
Machado 4 RBIs, Dozier HR for Dodgers in 8-4 win at Rangers
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Those midseason additions are doing their part to help the defending NL champion Los Angeles Dodgers in a push to get back into the playoffs. Their closer is struggling.
Manny Machado drove in four runs, his most since getting to Los Angeles, and Brian Dozier hit his 20th homer of the season as the Dodgers beat the Texas Rangers 8-4 on Tuesday night for their fourth win in a row.
Turner’s bloop double in 12th lifts Dodgers over Padres 5-4
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The power went out for the Los Angeles Dodgers, but not their luck.
Justin Turner blooped an RBI double to drive in Matt Kemp from second base on the first pitch after a 20-minute power outage in the 12th inning, giving the Dodgers an odd 5-4 victory over the San Diego Padres on Saturday night.
"That," said Dodgers manager Dave Roberts, "was a weird one."
DeJong homers off Jansen in 9th, Cardinals beat Dodgers 3-1
LOS ANGELES (AP) — For the second straight game, the St. Louis Cardinals rallied to win. And for the second time in the series, they did it on a ninth-inning homer off All-Star closer Kenley Jansen.
"It's definitely redundant," Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. "Same thing we've seen."
The Cardinals clearly love a rerun.
Paul DeJong hit the go-ahead, two-run homer Wednesday night for a 3-1 victory and the Cardinals' first sweep at Dodger Stadium since 2006.
Teams find it hard to rebound from tough Series losses
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dodgers reliever Ross Stripling was confident as the World Series headed back to California.
"If we can just hold them to less than 12 runs, we'll get some wins," he said playfully.
Los Angeles players seemed dazed after Sunday night's 13-12, 10-inning loss to the Astros, which gave Houston a 3-2 Series lead.
Astros felt ecstatic and energized, Dodgers drained and dispirited after 5 hours, 17 minutes that resembled Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots transferred from a ring to a diamond.
Column: Epic game or lousy pitching? Either way it’s a hit
An epic game. No, make that an instant classic.
Words that get tossed around way too much to have much meaning. Words that don't really describe Game 5 of the World Series, no matter how entertaining much of it was.
The Latest: Astros take wild Game 5, take 3-2 lead to LA
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on Game 5 of the World Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Houston Astros (all times local):
Alex Bregman hit a game-ending single off Kenley Jansen with two outs in the 10th inning Monday morning, and the Houston Astros outslugged the Los Angeles Dodgers 13-12 to take a 3-2 World Series lead.
Dodgers’ foundation tested after bullpen blasted in Game 2
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kenley Jansen is 6-foot-5 and very wide. The Los Angeles closer is undeniably imposing in his home whites on the Dodger Stadium mound even before he throws his cutter, one of the most sadistic and dependable pitches in baseball.
Dodgers’ dominant bullpen is baffling foes in NL playoffs
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A year ago, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts was attempting to get through the late innings of tight playoff games with long appearances by closer Kenley Jansen, a hodgepodge of veteran relievers and one desperate bailout from ace Clayton Kershaw.
One October later, Los Angeles' bullpen is downright dominant as the team steamrolls toward the World Series.
Whiffle Ball: MLB sets strikeout record for 10th year in row
Major League Baseball hitters have once again swung — and missed — into the record book.
For the 10th straight year, MLB batters have set the mark for most strikeouts in a season. They did it Wednesday, raising the whiff total to 39,168. That topped the 38,982 who fanned in 2016.
The final game of the day was at Dodger Stadium and, fittingly, the last out came when Los Angeles closer Kenley Jansen got San Diego's Jabari Blash to swing at strike three.