Los Angeles Dodgers Clinch National League West

The Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday gave their long time announcer a great sendoff by clinching the National League West with a two-out walk-off homer by Charlie Culberson in the 10th inning.

The win clinched the Dodgers’ fourth straight division crown.

The postseason will open for Los Angeles Friday October 7 against the Washington Nationals the champion of the NL East, who lead the Dodgers by 1 ½ games for home field advantage for the series, which is best of five.

Scully is not working the Dodgers postseason and his final game will be next Sunday when the Dodgers end the regular season with a weekend series with the San Francisco Giants.

The Dodgers poor results against left-handed starters continued in the game on Sunday, as they were 0-for-10 with runners in scoring position, stranding 11 runners over that period.

Los Angeles becomes the first team in the history of the NL West to win four straight division titles and the last team in the NL to win four consecutive since the 2007-2011 Philadelphia Phillies. The Detroit Tigers did the same in the American League between 2011 and 2014.

After a Monday day off, Los Angeles will begin a three-game series in San Diego on Tuesday. The Dodgers will send Jose De Leon to the mound. His last start was in Arizona on September 18 in which is gave up six runs of which four were earned. He did not get a decision in the game.

His debut in the Major Leagues was September 4 against San Diego when he gave up four runs, with three earned, over five innings.

Depending upon how he pitches this week, De Leon could wind up being the fourth starter for the Dodgers during the postseason.

The Dodgers are now 24 games over .500 having won 8 of their past 10. They hold the third best record in the National League with 90 wins, trailing just the Chicago Cubs and Washington Nationals.

The San Francisco Giants, who trail the Dodgers by 8 games after a free fall during the second half of the season, are still in the running for a wildcard berth.

The Giants currently hold the second and final NL wildcard spot one game behind the New York Mets who hold the first spot and a half game in front of the St. Louis Cardinals.

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