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This is a Kenley Jansen appreciation post

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He’s been fantastic, and we need to appreciate him while he’s here

Kenley Jansen is the greatest closer in Dodgers history. I’m not sure how long Dodgers baseball will be around after my time here is finished, but it’s safe to say he’ll remain the greatest closer in Dodgers history.

At the moment, he’s likely a borderline Hall-of-Famer, but he might just miss out. Who knows, there’s a solid chance he can get in and his number No. 74...

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Locked On Dodgers: Dodgers Sweep DBacks + Gavin Lux Brought Offense Back From OKC

Click here to listen The Dodgers swept the DBacks and gained a game on the Giants, thanks to the Padres. Gavin Lux has looked like a different player since being called back up from OKC and that’s great for the Dodgers.

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Chris Taylor And The Ben Zobrist Contract

Much ink has already been spilled, or pixels illuminated, about the upcoming offseason and the superclass of shortstops. Even though the Mets extended

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Jex Musa

Dave Roberts keeps piling up wins with Dodgers

Dave Roberts, manager of the LA Dodgers, chats with former NBA player and coach Byron Scott, Aug. 31, 2021. | Photo by Michael Owens/Getty Images

Roberts has the best win record in baseball history as manager, plus the Dodgers finally have 5 starting pitchers again.

An interesting phenomenon surrounds Dave Roberts, the winningest manager in baseball. Namely, the armchair managers are much louder. When something goes wrong in baseball, it’s easy to blame the manager. The manager...

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Eric Stephen

Dodgers pump up the volume to sweep D-backs

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LA’s 14 hits are their most since August 15.

Offense was peppered throughout the night, finishing off a three-course sweep of the Diamondbacks, the final decision a 5-3 Dodgers win on Wednesday night at Dodger Stadium.

The win moved the Dodgers to within a game and a half of the Giants in the National League West.

The Dodgers scored in different ways. Sometimes it was via power, like with Max Muncy’s home run in the fifth inning, his 34th of the...

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Eric Stephen

Dodgers magic number to win the NL West

The Dodgers and Giants are both in the MLB playoffs. They were the first two teams to clinch postseason berths in 2021. One of them will win the National League West, and the other will host the NL wild card game.

Here’s what it takes for the Dodgers to either win or lose the division:

Magic number to clinch NL West: 18
Elimination number in NL West: 15

From the Dodgers’ perspective, the magic number is a combination of LA wins and San Francisco losses. The elimination number is a...

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Eric Stephen

Dodgers vs. D-backs Game XVI chat

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Homestand finale

The Dodgers try for their 15th series sweep of 2021. So far they’ve swept 10 three-game series, a pair of two-game sets, and two four-game series. Eight of the 14 sweeps have come at home, including a four-gamer against the Diamondbacks from May 17-20.

The Dodgers are 13-2 against Arizona this season, including 8-1 at Dodger Stadium.

Game info

Teams: Dodgers (93-53) vs. Diamondbacks (47-98)

Location: Dodger Stadium

Time: 7:10...

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What Clayton Kershaw’s Return Means For Dodgers Rotation

After fighting for weeks to shake off a left forearm injury, Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw finally made his return to the mound on Monday. Kershaw allowed one run over 4.1 innings in a no-decision on Monday against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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Dodgers join the Giants in the 2021 MLB postseason

There are now two teams in the 2021 Major League Baseball playoffs, and both teams are in the National League West. On Tuesday, the Los Angeles Dodgers joined the San Francisco Giants after beating the Arizona Diamondbacks 8-4.

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Jex Musa

Urías goes for No. 18

Julio Urías of the LA Dodgers throws during a game against the SF Giants, July 21, 2021. | Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

Dodgers go for the sweep against Arizona tonight

Tonight is the last home game for the Dodgers against the Diamondbacks this year. They’ll face each other for three more games next weekend at Arizona. Last night’s win against the Diamondbacks sealed their ninth consecutive playoff spot, and the Dodgers will hope to go for the sweep before a day off...

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Ryan Walton

September 15: Dodgers vs. Diamondbacks

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LA tries for 6th straight win

The Dodgers try for a third sweep of the Diamondbacks in 2021 on Wednesday night at Dodger Stadium.

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Locked On Dodgers: Dodgers Clinch Behind Tony Gonsolin and a Surging Offense

Click here to listen Tony Gonsolin’s second start back from injury was better than we could have hoped for, with five shutout innings and great command of three pitches.

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Ryan Walton

Oklahoma City beats up on Salt Lake again

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OKC had double-digit hits for the third time of the series

While three of the four teams in the organization came away with victories, it was Oklahoma City that continued the big offensive numbers.

Triple-A Oklahoma City

Several players had multiple hits for OKC Tuesday and three of them had homers. A number of them would qualify for the player of the day honors.

Matt Davidson was 3-for-5 with his 24th homer of the season, a two-run...

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Jex Musa

Turner & Scherzer up for 2021 Roberto Clemente Award

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Fans can vote through Oct. 3

Today is the 20th annual Roberto Clemente Day league-wide, honoring the Pittsburgh Pirates right fielder’s life and commitment to philanthropy. Clemente played for 18 seasons with the Pirates until tragically losing his life in a plane crash delivering supplies to earthquake victims in Nicaragua in 1972. Clemente’s on-field achievements were so vast (13 time All-Star, NL MVP, 12 time consecutive Gold Glove winner, and the list goes on), that the...

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Eric Stephen

Dodgers clinch 9th straight postseason trip

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The Dodgers have bigger goals in mind, but for now they know they will play at least one postseason game in 2021. On Tuesday they clinched a playoff berth with a win over the Diamondbacks at Dodger Stadium.

That gave the Dodgers 93 wins on a night the Reds and Padres — the next-best teams on the outside of playoff position — each picked up their 70th loss.

It’s the ninth consecutive season the Dodgers are in the playoffs.

Los Angeles trails the Giants...

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Eric Stephen

Dodgers win over D-backs is the norm

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LA clinches a 9th straight postseason berth

The Dodgers beat the Diamondbacks on Tuesday night, just like they were expected to. The 8-4 win at Dodger Stadium pushed Los Angeles to 13-2 against hapless Arizona this season, outscoring them 110-41. The Diamondbacks are a team who have now lost 21 of its last 24 games on the road against the Dodgers dating back to 2018, so this result was the norm.

I bet it’s spelled B-O-R-E-D

After a patchwork pitching staff...

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Eric Stephen

Dodgers vs. Diamondbacks Game XV chat

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Tony Gonsolin is on the mound for the Dodgers’ latest drive for five. They’ve had five winning streaks at least that long in 2021, topping out at nine straight (twice), along with two eight-gamers and a five-game win streak.

Game info

Teams: Dodgers (92-53) vs. Diamondbacks (47-97)

Location: Dodger Stadium

Time: 7:10 p.m.

TV: SportsNet LA

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September 14: Dodgers vs. Diamondbacks

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The Dodgers try for a fifth straight win on Tuesday night, hosting the Diamondbacks at Dodger Stadium.

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Kenley Jansen reinstated off paternity list

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Mitch White optioned to minors

Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen is back off the paternity list, activated Tuesday after missing two games to be with his family for the birth of his baby daughter Key’Gia.

Welcome to the world, Key’Gia!

Congratulations @kenleyjansen74 and @GianniKJansen on the birth of your daughter. pic.twitter.com/4iM8d8f39C

— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) September 14, 2021

Key’Gia, the fourth child for the...

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Estevão Maximo

Gonsolin gets the ball for the second time since his return

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An insurmountable lead? Dodgers still need to take care of business 2.5 GB

As the Arizona Diamondbacks are at Dodger Stadium for the last time in the 2021 season, they’ll play the second of three on Tuesday night against the Dodgers.

It’s been a disappointing campaign for the D-Backs but they’ll look to spoil the Dodgers chances of catching up with the Giants sending Luke Weaver to the mound to square off against Tony Gonsolin.

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