Déjà Vu for Dodgers as Kenley Jansen Blows Third Straight Save in 5-3 Loss to Giants

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LaMonte Wade Jr. broke a ninth-inning necktie with a two-run azygous and the San Francisco Giants rallied against person Kenley Jansen again for a 5-3 triumph implicit the Los Angeles Dodgers connected Thursday night.

The Giants trailed 3-1 going into the ninth earlier scoring 4 times to widen their pb successful the NL West to 3 games implicit the defending World Series champions. San Francisco took 3 of 4 successful a tense bid betwixt the longtime rivals.

Wilmer Flores, who deed a go-ahead homer disconnected Jansen connected Wednesday, started the rally with a one-out azygous and precocious to 3rd erstwhile Donovan Solano lined a treble disconnected the partition successful halfway tract with 2 outs. Pinch-hitter Jason Vosler walked to load the bases.

Flores scored connected Thairo Estrada's infield single, cutting it to 3-2, and the Giants tied it erstwhile Jansen walked Darin Ruf to unit successful a run.

Ruf checked his plaything connected a full-count transportation — though replays appeared to amusement helium went around. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts threw his headdress and argued vehemently, starring to him being ejected successful the ninth inning for the 2nd consecutive night.

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LA is 59-39. They spectacularly stroke this crippled aft appearing to get the last retired not once, but twice. Kenley Jansen has 3 consecutive blown saves. Walker Buehler was denied a win. Will Smith homered again. LA is present THREE backmost of SF. pic.twitter.com/38PZchT0B5

— Michael J. Duarte (@michaeljduarte) July 23, 2021

Wade past deed a sinking liner to close tract that dropped conscionable successful beforehand of recently acquired Billy McKinney, giving San Francisco a 5-3 advantage. Jansen was lifted to a chorus of boos for the 2nd consecutive night.

Jansen (1-4) fell to 21 for 26 successful prevention opportunities. He has allowed 7 runs connected 7 hits with 4 walks successful 1 inning implicit the past 2 games.

José Álvarez (4-1) got the triumph and Jake McGee pitched the ninth for his 20th save.

Will Smith deed a two-run homer successful the 4th and Walker Buehler allowed 1 tally successful 7 1/3 innings for the Dodgers.

The teams person a three-game bid opening Tuesday successful San Francisco earlier playing their last bid of the play Sept. 3-5.

The crippled was tied astatine 1 successful the 4th erstwhile Smith drove a sinker from Anthony DeSclafani to halfway for his 13th of the season. It was the 2nd clip Smith went heavy successful the series. He deed a three-run, walk-off homer successful the ninth inning Tuesday to springiness the Dodgers an 8-6 victory.


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Buehler tied his play precocious by going 7 1/3 innings. The right-hander struck retired 9 and allowed 5 hits. Buehler — who has a 2.05 vocation ERA against the Giants — has gone astatine slightest six innings successful each but 1 of his past 22 starts dating to past season, including the postseason.

DeSclafani yielded 2 runs connected six hits successful six innings with 7 strikeouts.

The Giants took a 1-0 pb successful the archetypal erstwhile Wade scored connected Mike Yastrzemski's sacrifice fly.

The Dodgers evened it successful the archetypal erstwhile the archetypal 3 batters got basal hits disconnected DeSclafani, including Justin Turner's azygous to thrust successful Chris Taylor.


Giants: 1B Brandon Belt (right genu inflammation) volition statesman moving the bases this weekend. ... 2B Tommy La Stella (left hamstring strain, close thumb) went 2 for 2 and RHP Aaron Sanchez (right bicep tightness) allowed 4 runs successful 5 1/3 innings during rehab assignments astatine Triple-A Sacramento.

Dodgers: RHPs Corey Knebel (right lat strain) and Jimmy Nelson (back) some pitched an inning during a simulated game. Roberts said Nelson could beryllium activated during this weekend's bid against Colorado, portion Knebel could spell retired connected a rehab duty adjacent week.


Giants: Begin a nine-game homestand Friday against Pittsburgh. RHP Johnny Cueto (6-5, 4.01 ERA) has gone 0-2 successful his past 3 starts and volition beryllium opposed by Pirates RHP Chad Kuhl (3-5, 4.31.

Dodgers: Continue their homestand against Colorado connected Friday. LHP David Price (4-0, 3.12 ERA) allowed 1 tally successful 4 innings past Sunday against the Rockies. RHP Chi Chi Gonzalez (3-6, 5.99) takes the mound for Colorado.

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