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Dodgers get fourth win in a row with 8-4 blitz over Rangers

Dodgers get fourth win in a row with 8-4 blitz over Rangers

The circumstances did not matter: Kenley Jansen was going to pitch on Tuesday. If there was a save situation, the Dodgers would gamble with him closing it out. If the Dodgers were losing, Jansen would pitch the eighth inning. And if there was a sizable lead, Jansen would enter in a low-pressure environment with an opportunity to correct the glitches that undid him last week at Dodger Stadium.

The third door opened for Jansen in an 8-4 victory over the Rangers. The beleaguered closer inherited a six-run lead. His performance invited more questions and provided few answers. Operating without reliable command, Jansen allowed four of the first five batters he faced to reach base...

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