Jansen's 161st save ties Dodgers' record

Closer draws even with Gagne, who deems righty All-Star worthy

June 16th, 2016

PHOENIX -- With his 161st save in Los Angeles' 3-2 win over the D-backs at Chase Field on Wednesday, Kenley Jansen tied Eric Gagne for the Dodgers' franchise record.

Now, if he can just make an All-Star team.

"That's crazy," Gagne said of Jansen's All-Star slight. "He's always been amazing. I don't know why he doesn't get the hype the others get. He's such a good guy. It's fun to see him having this success, a guy I got to hang around with in Spring Training [as an instructor this year]. He deserves this. He's the best closer in history."

"It would be a travesty if he isn't [an All-Star] this year," manager Dave Roberts said. "I had no idea he never has [been one]."

"I'm sure he'll make it this year," Wednesday's winning pitcher Clayton Kershaw said. "At least 92 percent sure. Year after year, he's one of the most dominant closers in the game."

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Jansen has a 1.71 ERA and 19 saves this season, two in his past two games, demonstrating he's turned the page on a blown save over the weekend in San Francisco.

"That's awesome," Jansen said of tying the mark. "In this organization, being a part of Dodger history is awesome. Definitely, it doesn't get out of your mind. I just try to do the same thing, save games and help the team win."