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Dodgers lead Week 16 Power Rankings (1:21)
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Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen was asked if this pitching staff has enough to sustain a prolonged absence from Clayton Kershaw. Here's what he said ...

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts, on Kershaw: "Obviously what he means to our ballclub, how he's been throwing, and his history -- yeah, there's some pause. We have to do the scans, let the medical guys do their thing and gather information. ... From what I understand, it's more muscular. That sharpness that he felt last year, the herniation-type thing, that's not what he felt today. The scans can prove different, but that all I've got right now."

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw seemed really down when talking about his back injury. The quote that stood out: "A lot of frustration. I've done just countless, countless hours of back maintenance and rehab and everything, just trying to stay healthy. I felt really, really good up to this point. So, yeah, there's definitely some frustration."

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Will Kershaw's injury affect Dodgers trade-deadline plans? (1:11)
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Kershaw injured in Dodgers' victory over Braves (1:27)
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Kershaw frustrated with injury (0:48)

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Clayton Kershaw seemed down postgame. He expressed "a lot of frustration" to be hit with an injury like this after doing "countless hours" of rehab from his previous back issue, but also said a lot of the symptoms are dissimilar and didn't want to speculate as to the extent. He said he was feeling very good leading up to this. Kershaw will see Dr. Robert Watkins, the team's back specialist, tonight.

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Angels hold off Red Sox in victory (1:17)

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Clayton Kershaw was taken out as a "precaution," but obviously there's concern there because of the herniated disk that robbed him of 2 1/2 months last year. Roberts believes this issue is more "muscular," and that he didn't have the shooting pain down his leg like he did last year. Kershaw will be going on the disabled list, and they'll have more information on his status on Monday. He's going to undergo further testing. Brandon McCarthy will also go on the DL with a blister issue.

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Forsythe single gives Dodgers a walk-off win (0:16)
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Adams' homer gives Jansen first blown save of year (0:23)
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Bellinger blasts 27th homer of season (0:25)

ESPN Stats and Information  

Clayton Kershaw didn't factor into the decision after his second-inning injury, but the Dodgers went on to win for the 15th straight time in a game he started. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, that's tied for the longest winning streak in a single pitcher's starts in franchise history.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Dodgers win, 5-4, on a 10th-inning walk-off hit by Logan Forsythe, and thus avoid their first loss when leading by three entering the ninth since Aug. 12, 2010.

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Kershaw leaves with lower back tightness (0:33)

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

It had to happen some day, and that day was today. Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen has blown his first save of the season, giving up three ninth-inning runs to the Braves to tie this game at 4. Entered with a 0.88 ERA in 41 innings.

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Elijah Weaver tells Espn that he will make an official visit to the USC Trojans on September 2nd. He adds that to his visit schedule of Ohio State on September 9th and Florida on September 16th. Weaver sits at no.46 in the 100.