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Dodgers clinch home-field advantage before securing 5-3 defeat of Rockies

DENVER - On Saturday afternoon, the day of his 30th birthday, Los Angeles Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen ambled into the visitors' clubhouse and walked over to a few teammates seated at a table. Jansen knew the math - his team needed only one victory to clinch home-field advantage and insure that the road to the 2017 World Series went through Dodger Stadium.

"That's the only present I want," Jansen told the group. "A freaking W on my birthday."

It was far from pretty, but the Dodgers (103-58) granted Jansen his wish in a

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