Goldschmidt Homers Twice To Lead Diamondbacks

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Paul Goldschmidt bailed out the Arizona Diamondbacks twice on Tuesday night when it looked like they were going to fall futher behind in the National League West and the National League Wild Card Race. On Tuesday, it was a pair of leadoff homers — one in the ninth off Orioles closer Jim Johnson to tie the game and one in the 11th to win it that added to Goldschmidt’s MVP candidacy and gave the Diamondbacks a 4-3 win over the Baltimore Orioles. It was Goldschmidt’s fourth multi-homer game this season and he now leads the National League with 29 home runs. He also has 93 RBI, 13 stolen bases with a .297 batting average. Put all that together and Goldy is having a in an incredible fantasy season.  

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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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