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Kenley Jansen still hasn’t walked a batter this season

Chicago Cubs v Los Angeles Dodgers

LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 28: Closer Kenley Jansen #74 of the Los Angeles Dodgers throws a pitch in the ninth inning in a non save situation against the Chicago Cubs at Dodger Stadium on May 28, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. The Dodgers won 9-4. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

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Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen notched his 11th save of the season -- and the 200th of his career -- with a scoreless ninth inning during Sunday’s 9-7 victory over the Reds. He struck out one and, as usual, he did not walk a batter.

Jansen, 29, has now pitched 26 1/3 innings on the season, racking up 43 strikeouts without walking a single batter. He’s the only qualified pitcher in baseball yet to walk a batter. The Blue Jays’ Roberto Osuna has the next-fewest walks with two over 24 2/3 innings.

Jansen put up one of the best strikeout-to-walk ratios in 2015, striking out 80 while walking eight. There were only nine better seasons going by K/BB ratio. Dennis Eckersley has the best mark (18.33), walking only three with 55 strikeouts in 57 2/3 innings in 1989. If the season were to end today, Jansen’s K/BB ratio would be an impressive and unprecented “INF,” or “infinite.”

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