Austin Barnes

Jansen, Dodgers hang on in the ninth after taking 8-1 lead behind Kershaw

Jansen, Dodgers hang on in the ninth after taking 8-1 lead behind Kershaw

The alarms flickered around Kenley Jansen as he toiled in Thursday’s ninth inning. A quartet of Cardinals reached base. A pair of Dodgers relievers warmed up inside the bullpen. A non-save situation approached the precipice of a collapse.

Jansen was able to escape, collecting the final outs of a 9-7 victory over the Cardinals and yielding only two runs in the process. The outing still offered a one-inning snapshot of the worries generated by Jansen throughout this season. In his second outing back after his heart condition kept him out of a series in Denver, he issued two walks, gave up a hit and watched two runs score after a throwing error by Manny Machado in a harrowing...

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