LOS ANGELES — With the sellout crowd at Dodger Stadium hanging on his every pitch, Kenley Jansen found himself in a jam. Bases loaded, one out, and Los Angeles clinging to a one-run lead over the Yankees in the ninth.
All that right after a bizarre twist that had both managers on the field, trying to figure out what happened during a potential game-ending double play that got reviewed.
Jansen stayed cool in the heat of the moment on a scorching day and struck out Mike Tauchman and pinch-hitter Gary Sanchez to give the Dodgers a 2-1 victory over New York on Saturday in a matchup between the teams with the best records in baseball.
“Stressful? No,” Jansen said. “Just got to trust yourself in that situation. I don’t lose confidence in myself.”
Still, Jansen has faltered at times this season, including earlier in the week when fans booed during his sixth blown save. His 27th save was his first since Aug. 6.
Justin Turner hit a two-run homer in the third. After two games without a homer, the Dodgers got their National League-leading 226th.
Aaron Judge homered for the second straight day, connecting in the fourth.
Making just his fourth career start, rookie Tony Gonsolin outlasted six-time All-Star C.C. Sabathia in 89-degree heat.
Nationals 7, Cubs 2: CHICAGO — Trea Turner reached base four times and scored twice, Yan Gomes and Howie Kendrick each drove in two runs and surging Washington beat Chicago.
Orioles 7, Rays 1: BALTIMORE — Pedro Severino hit his first career grand slam, Hanser Alberto and Jonathan Villar homered on successive pitches and Baltimore beat Tampa Bay.
Phillies 9, Marlins 3: MIAMI — Corey Dickerson had four hits and five RBIs as Philadelphia beat Miami. Zach Eflin pitched six solid innings for his first win since June 24.
Indians 4, Royals 2: CLEVELAND — Franmil Reyes hit a three-run homer to help Cleveland beat Kansas City in a game in which the Indians lost third baseman Jose Ramirez to a right wrist injury. Reyes’ 30th homer of the season highlighted a four-run third inning against the Royals’ Glenn Sparkman.
Astros 5, Angels 2: HOUSTON — Alex Bregman hit his career-high 32nd homer and Wade Miley earned his seventh straight win.
Cardinals 6, Rockies 0: ST. LOUIS — Harrison Bader homered and Dakota Hudson allowed just two hits over six innings to lead St. Louis. Hudson extended his consecutive scoreless innings streak to a career-high 182⁄3 as the Cardinals won their third straight and sixth in their last seven games.
Brewers 4, Diamondbacks 0: MILWAUKEE — Eric Thames and Trent Grisham hit back-to-back homers, Keston Hiura knocked in two runs and Chase Anderson pitched five strong innings as Milwaukee blanked Arizona.
Braves 9, Mets 5: NEW YORK — Newly signed Francisco Cervelli had three hits and three RBIs in his Atlanta debut, and the Braves won their seventh straight.
Twins 8, Tigers 5: MINNEAPOLIS — Miguel Sano’s three-run homer capped a five-run rally in the fifth inning, Jake Cave and Max Kepler also connected and AL Central-leading Minnesota beat Detroit.
Giants 10, Athletics 5: OAKLAND, Calif. — Stephen Vogt’s three-run homer highlighted an eight-run eighth and broke it open against his former club, Kevin Pillar hit a tiebreaking, two-run double in San Francisco’s biggest inning of 2019, and the Giants beat the surging Athletics.