Rodney struck out one in a perfect ninth inning Friday to collect his 37th save of the season in a 3-2 win over the Giants.

The veteran righty hadn't pitched since last Saturday's blown save -- his first since early July -- and the rest appeared to do Rodney a world of good. With the D-backs holding a five-game lead on the Rockies for the first wild-card spot in the NL and with the Dodgers having all but clinched the NL West, there's little incentive for the club to push its 40-year-old closer too hard down the stretch, so don't be surprised if he loses some save opportunities to other relievers.

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