Kenley Jansen is working on his mechanics. Here’s a look at where he might begin.

Kenley Jansen and manager Dave Roberts said after last night’s game that the closer is working on his mechanics.

Staff photographer John McCoy, who was at the game last night, shot a couple photos that might be instructive as to what Jansen might want to tweak.

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Game 99: As temperatures rise in St. Louis, Dodgers rise to the occasion.

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Cardinals catcher Alberto Rosario tags out Joc Pederson during the sixth inning of the Dodgers’ 7-2 win on Saturday. (Getty Images)

Kenta Maeda and Andrew Toles beat the heat, and helped the Dodgers beat the St. Louis Cardinals 7-2. The box score is here.

Dodgers pitching coach Rick Honeycutt is working with Kenley Jansen on his mechanics after the closer’s recent bout of blown saves.

From stories to a high school yearbook, Mark Langill’s collection of Vin Scully treasures is impressive.

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Corey Seager and Kenley Jansen: a tale of two first time All-Stars.

SAN DIEGO– The two Dodgers on the National League team fared very differently in the first All-Star Game appearance for each.

Corey Seager struck out in his only at-bat against New York Yankees right-hander Dellin Betances. He swung at only one of the five pitches he saw, a 2-2 fastball clocked at 100 mph, and missed.

The rookie shortstop also committed an error in the field, bobbling a Mark Trumbo ground ball in the seventh inning.
Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen faced one batter in the eighth inning, Baltimore Orioles catcher Matt Wieters, and struck him out on three pitches.

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Clayton Kershaw, Kenley Jansen, Corey Seager are National League All-Stars.

Clayton Kershaw

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Three Dodgers were named to the National League All-Star team on Tuesday: pitchers Clayton Kershaw and Kenley Jansen, and shortstop Corey Seager.

All three were chosen by Mets manager Terry Collins, who will manage the National League side July 12 at San Diego’s Petco Park. Fans cannot vote on pitchers, and Seager finished third among NL shortstops in fan voting.

Kenley Jansen All-Star

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Jansen and Seager, who had not made his major league debut as of this time a year ago, were chosen to their first All-Star team.

Kershaw was chosen to the sixth All-Star team of his career. He’s on the 15-day disabled list with a mild disc herniation in his lower back that will prevent him from appearing in the game.

Seager (22 years and 69 days old) is the youngest position player in franchise history to be chosen an All-Star. Only Dodger pitchers Fernando Valenzuela (20/281) in 1981 and Ralph Branca (21/183) in 1947 were younger at the time of their All-Star selections.

Corey Seager

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Seager enters play today with the longest active hitting streak in the National League at 17 games. Overall, he’s slashing .305/.363/.540 in 84 games.

Jansen ranks second among National League relievers with 25 saves. His 1.30 ERA is third and his 0.66 WHIP is second.

Kershaw is the first Dodger player to be named to six consecutive All-Star teams since Valenzuela. He leads MLB pitchers with a 1.79 ERA, 16.11 strikeout-to-walk ratio and a 0.73 WHIP. Despite not pitching since June 26, he still ranks second in baseball in innings pitched.

Here are the complete All-Star rosters for both leagues:
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Game 73: Yasmani Grandal’s home run brings Dodgers’ winning streak to five.

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Yasmani Grandal shouts as he heads for second base after hitting a 3-run home run in the eighth inning. (John McCoy/Staff photographer)

Yasmani Grandal‘s three-run home run off Tanner Roark gave the Dodgers all the runs they would need in their fifth straight win, 3-2 over the Washington Nationals.

The Dodgers maintained their 5 ½-game deficit in the National League West behind the San Francisco Giants, who beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 15-4. The Dodgers visit Pittsburgh on Friday.

The box score is here.

Eric Gagne passed the best-closer-in-franchise-history torch to Kenley Jansen, and only one of them wanted to be a closer at first.

Here’s what they were saying after the game:
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