Kenley Jansen and Justin Turner receive qualifying offers from Dodgers.

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Pitcher Kenley Jansen, center, and third baseman Justin Turner, left, were the only free agents given qualifying offers by the Dodgers on Monday. (Stephen Carr/Staff photographer)


Free agent third baseman Justin Turner and closer Kenley Jansen each received a qualifying offer Monday from the Dodgers, a one-year, $17.2 million contract that players historically reject.

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Nine Dodgers players become free agents, including Kenley Jansen and Justin Turner.

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Justin Turner and Chase Utley became free agents on Thursday. (Keith Birmingham/Staff photographer)

Kenley Jansen and Justin Turner are free agents as of today, along with seven other Dodgers whose contracts expired the day after the World Series: Rich Hill, Joe Blanton, Chase Utley, Josh Reddick, J.P. Howell, Brett Anderson and Jesse Chavez.

A total of 139 players became free agents around MLB. That does not include Dodgers catcher Carlos Ruiz; the club has until Monday to exercise his 2017 contract option.

Colleague Bill Plunkett has the details.

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NLCS Game 2: Clayton Kershaw starts, Kenley Jansen saves, Dodgers win.

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Adrian Gonzalez hits a home run during the second inning of Game 2 of the National League Championship Series, the only run in the Dodgers’ 1-0 win over the Chicago Cubs. (Associated Press photo)

CHICAGO — Clayton Kershaw kept a remarkable streak alive in the Dodgers’ 1-0 win over the Chicago Cubs in Game 2 of the National League Championship Series on Sunday: The Dodgers haven’t lost a postseason game in which he pitches, and they haven’t won a game in which he doesn’t pitch.

The box score is here.

The photo gallery is here.

Kenley Jansen answered questions about his stamina by recording a six-out save.

In today’s notebook: Andre Ethier might step in against (more) left-handed pitchers in the series, and Adrian Gonzalez didn’t lament the Dodgers not staying at Donald Trump’s hotel in Chicago.

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NLCS Preview: Kenta Maeda gets the ball for underdog Dodgers in Game 1.

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On Thursday, Dodgers pitcher Kenta Maeda doused his intepreter, Will Ireton, with beer. On Friday Ireton interpreted Maeda’s thoughts about starting Game 1 of the National League Championship Series. (Getty Images)

CHICAGO — A fairly routine off-day practice at Wrigley Field injected a dash of news on the eve of the National League Championship Series.

Kenta Maeda will start Game 1 for the Dodgers, who will reset their 25-man roster but haven’t said who’s in and who’s out.

Position for position, the Cubs have the advantage on paper. A balanced attack allowed Chicago to win 103 games.

Kenley Jansen‘s Mariano Rivera impersonation might need to continue into the NLCS, writes Mark Whicker.

Here’s more from Maeda prior to the Dodgers’ Friday afternoon workout:

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