Kenley Jansen blows a save, Dodgers lose to Rays in 11 innings

Orange County Register
Kenley Jansen blows a save, Dodgers lose to Rays in 11 innings
Kenley Jansen blows a save, Dodgers lose to Rays in 11 innings

LOS ANGELES — To Kenley Jansen's credit, he is at least aware of the calendar. The veteran pitcher refrained from leaning on excuses after blowing another save Wednesday night, his eighth this season, in the Dodgers' eventual 8-7 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays. Jansen was the victim of a tight strike zone from home plate umpire Adrian Johnson. He was attempting to convert saves on back-to-back days for the first time since May. He allowed only one hard-hit ball to the six batters he faced in the ninth inning. Yet Jansen also failed to protect a 6-4 lead against a good team, the exact situation the Dodgers' closer – whoever it might be – will be tasked with during the postseason. Only nine regular-season

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