Los Angeles Teams

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Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen, on his struggles tonight: "Everything was flat."

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Kenley Jansen has become the seventh different Dodgers reliever to be tagged with a loss in the last 10 games. They lose to the Cardinals, 5-3.

Gyorko, Carpenter hit back-to-back homers off Jansen (0:59)
Machado knocks in run with single (0:19)

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

The only other time Kenley Jansen allowed multiple home runs in a regular-season game, per ESPN Stats & Info: May 2013.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Or ... not? Kenley Jansen served up back-to-back home runs to the first two batters he faced, Jedd Gyorko and Matt Carpenter, in his return from an irregular heartbeat. Jansen had allowed just 6 home runs in 54 1/3 innings all year.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

"California Love" blares from the Dodger Stadium speakers and Kenley Jansen trots out to the mound with this game still tied in the ninth inning. A welcomed sight, to say the least.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Max Muncy, a .244 hitter since the start of July, reached out and poked a sixth consecutive triple-digit fastball from Jordan Hicks into left field for a two-out, pinch-hit RBI single, tying this game at 3 in the seventh inning.

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Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Manny Machado is starting to get going again for the Dodgers. He flied out to the warning track his last time up and just smacked an RBI single up the middle to get his team on the board. That's seven hits in his last 22 at-bats and several hard outs.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

It took Pedro Baez an average of about 30 seconds to throw his last six pitches of the fifth inning, from the time the ball arrived at his glove to the time it left his hand. But he did a nice job, inheriting the bases loaded with none out and allowing only one run to come across.

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Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

"No restrictions," Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen said. "I can do what we I want to."

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

"No restrictions," Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen said. "I can do what we I want to."

Jansen says 'no restrictions' upon return Monday (0:30)

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Kenley Jansen will resume his role as the team's closer immediately. "He's excited," Roberts said. "He seems like he's ready to pitch two innings tonight. We'll temper that." Roberts didn't rule out the possibility of Jansen coming out for a multi-inning save, however.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Manny Machado, plunked in the wrist late in Sunday's blowout from Seattle, is back in the lineup, batting third and playing shortstop.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen said he is off blood thinners and is ready to return to pitching. "I'm ready to go," he said. "... I don't need to be babied."

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Lindsey Thiry ESPN 

Defensive tackle Dominique Easley has been moved from the PUP to the active roster, the Rams announced Monday. Easley suffered a torn ACL during training camp last season. The Rams re-signed him to a one-year deal last March. A first-round pick in 2014 by the New England Patriots, Easley has 60 career tackles and 6.5 sacks. After practice Monday, Easley said he thought his return was "Something I thought would never happen."