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Surging Dodgers beat Nats

LOS ANGELES—After Kenley Jansen became the L.A. Dodgers’ franchise leader with the 162nd save of his career, he made sure to compliment the pitcher whose dominance constantly puts him in position to slam the door.

Jansen thinks he wouldn’t be the pitcher he is without Clayton Kershaw—and the Dodgers’ ace feels the same about Jansen.

LeBron brings long-awaited title home

CLEVELAND—LeBron James stepped off the plane yesterday and into a blizzard of red-and-gold confetti before hoisting the Larry O’Brien trophy.

It gleamed in the bright summer sun—a symbol of hope and history.

As promised, James brought home a championship. The one on hold the past 52 years.

“This is for you, Cleveland,” James shouted into a microphone.

Blue Jays rough up Phillies

PHILADELPHIA—Marco Estrada has reached the point where he doesn’t need his best stuff to pitch well.

Estrada had another sharp outing, and Edwin Encarnacion and Josh Donaldson hit solo homers, as the Toronto Blue Jays dumped the Philadelphia Phillies 7-2 last night.

Estrada (5-2) allowed two runs and four hits while striking out five in 6 2/3 innings.

Phillies cool off Jays’ bats

TORONTO—After a one-start reprieve, R.A. Dickey went right back to dealing with a lack of run support.

Ryan Howard and Odubel Herrera homered, and Jerad Eickhoff pitched six spotless innings to win consecutive starts for the first time this season, as the Philadelphia Phillies snapped a four-game losing streak by beating Dickey and the Toronto Blue Jays 7-0 last night.