Kenley Jansen Earns 11th Straight Save

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Kenley Jansen picked up his 18th save of the season, including 11 in a row, as he struck out three over 1 1/3 scoreless innings on Monday against the Mets. Jansen retired 27 straight batters before giving up a single in his last appearance Thursday against the Cardinals. Jansen retired all four Mets batters he faced last night. David Freese is the only batter to reach against Jansen since July 23 and Freese got on base with a simple single. Jansen has a 1.96 ERA through 58 appearances this season. The Dodgers signed Brian Wilson a few weeks ago to strengthen their bullpen, but Jansen owners can rest easy that Wilson is not going to take over as the closer. Jansen has been solid since Dodgers manager finally made the decision to remove Brandon League as the Dodgers closer in June. Jansen is a top tier closer and should continue to get alot of save opportunities the way the Dodgers are playing these days. 

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King Felix Shuts Down Brewers

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Felix Hernandez was simply dominant on Sunday afternoon as he threw eight scoreless innings in a victory over the Brewers. He gave up four hits, a walk, and racked up nine strikeouts. The 2010 Cy Young Award winner improved to 12-5 on the season, and 7-1 over his last 13 starts. With the win, Hernandez is now 3-0 in four starts against the National League this year. He has pitched at least seven innings in each start, and hasn't allowed more than two earned runs in any Interleague game this season. Hernandez had a rare non-quality start in his last outing, but was able to bounce back on Sunday.  Hernandez will take an AL-leading 2.28 ERA into his next start against the Rangers on Saturday in Texas. 

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