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Marlins edge Dodgers in ninth as Roberts' use of Baez backfires

LOS ANGELES_Kenley Jansen stood idle on a bullpen mound as the door opened for Tuesday's ninth inning. Another pitcher trotted toward the diamond to preserve a tied game. It was not a save situation, but the assignment used to belong to Jansen. The orthodoxy of the sport requires managers to use their closers for the ninth inning of deadlocked contests. On Tuesday, in a 3-2 loss to the Miami Marlins, Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts paid for his deviation from the norm.

Into the fray came Pedro Baez. The

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