Rank relief: Dodgers give up the first of two games because Kenley Jensen stopped pitching

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Kenley Jansen is possible the best non-closer reliever in the game.  He had already recorded four outs and then the Dodgers brought in Paco Rodriguez and Ronald Belisario.  They did not pitch like Kenley Jansen.  With the game tied at 5, the following happened:

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Rodriguez only got a shot at the AL home run leader, Chris Davis, before Belisario came in.  The total damage:  2 doubles, 2 walks, 2 runs, and 2 outs…wow…scary.  Maybe next time save Jansen for a higher leverage situation.

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