Lyou Dodgers they are trying to catch up with the San Francisco Giants in the NL West. They matched their rivals into something huge by becoming the second team in the majors to secure their playoff berth.
Max Muncy, Trea Turner and Will Smith hit home runs in the 8-4 win over Arizona Diamondbacks Tuesday night, the fifth in a row for the Dodgers.
San Francisco sealed their playoff ticket the night before. The Dodgers certified their ninth consecutive postseason presence after earning their eighth straight win at home, aided by losses from Cincinnati and San Diego. The reigning World Series champions have swept home, where their 51-23 record sets the tone in the majors.
The Giants threw a party after advancing to the postseason for the first time in five years.. The Dodgers preferred to be discreet.
“We had a little champagne toast, a few words and recognition was made of the fact that it is a great achievement,” noted pilot Dave Roberts, sporting a T-shirt with the phrase “Assembled for October.”
“We have a lot of work ahead of us and this is just the beginning”, added.
The Dodgers finally have all their cards from the starting rotation – leading by Walker Buehler, Max Scherzer and the mexican Julio Urías – after multiple injuries. All three are Cy Young candidates.