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Kenley Jansen ties Eric Gagne's all-time Dodgers saves record

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Kenley Jansen retired the side in the ninth inning on Wednesday to close out the Dodgers' 3-2 win over the Diamondbacks. It gave Jansen 19 saves on the season, and 161 in his career, tying Eric Gagne for the most saves in Dodgers franchise history.

Jansen on Wednesday got Rickie Weeks to ground out, then struck out Chris Herrmann and Yasmany Tomas in the ninth to end the game.

It was his second save in as many days, after striking out all three hitters he faced on Tuesday night. Jansen has a 1.71 ERA in 28 games this season, with 19 saves in 22 attempts. He has 30 strikeouts and four walks in his 26⅓ innings.

Jansen, a converted catcher who made his major league debut in 2010, has a career ERA of 2.24 in 366 games and 366⅓ innings, with 558 strikeouts and 112 walks.

Gagne, who was a starter for the Dodgers to start his career, became closer in 2002. In his parts of five seasons as Dodgers close, Gagne had an ERA of 1.82 in 262⅓ innings, with 390 strikeouts and 62 walks.

Gagne's strikeout rate from 2002-2006 was 38.73 percent. Jansen's strikeout rate is 38.86 percent.

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The Dodgers return home, starting first with a four-game weekend series against the Brewers, with Scott Kazmir starting the opener for the Dodgers. Milwaukee counters with Junior Guerra, the first of four right-handers for Milwaukee at Dodger Stadium.