Dodgers claim NL West title, Kenta Maeda contributes in relief

Dodgers claim NL West title, Kenta Maeda contributes in relief

Dodgers claim NL West title, Kenta Maeda contributes in relief

Charlie Blackmon hit an RBI double in the eighth inning to complete the cycle, and the Colorado Rockies beat the Washington Nationals 12-0 Sunday in Denver to tie the Los Angeles Dodgers for first place in the National League West.

If the Dodgers win the NLDS, they will not have home-field advantage anymore in the playoffs unless the Rockies make it to the NLCS.

Pitcher Walker Buehler will start for the Dodgers, facing off against fellow right-hander German Marquez for the Rockies.

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The defending NL champion Dodgers became the first major league team to win six straight division crowns since the Yankees captured nine AL East titles in a row from 1998-2006. The Dodgers and Rockies were tied for the NL West lead while the Cubs and Brewers were tied for the NL Central lead.

In Chicago, Christian Yelich collected three more hits as Milwaukee won its first NL Central title since 2011, beating the Cubs in a tiebreaker game. Coming into the game, the Dodgers swept the Giants in San Francisco and the Rockies stumbled into Chavez Ravine with a tough series versus the Nationals.

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Fedde (2-3, 5.24 ERA) will be opposed by left-hander Tyler Anderson (6-9, 4.76). Monday's losers will be back on the field Tuesday, forced to face off in the single-game elimination NL Wild-Card Game.

Colorado (91-71), is trying for its first division title. He had 110 RBIs, one behind the Cubs' Javier Baez, and finished with 36 home runs, two shy of Colorado's Nolan Arenado.

Taylor Ward belted a two-run, walk-off home run as the Angels scored three times in the ninth inning. The Dodgers closed out the season with 25 victories in their last 35 games.

Cody Bellinger and Max Muncy both blasted two-run homers for the Dodgers while Buehler capped a superb individual display by uncorking an RBI single which allowed Kike Hernandez to scramble home for a 5-0 lead in the sixth inning.

J.D. Martinez hit a three-run homer in the fourth inning, and host Boston concluded the best regular season in team history with a victory over NY.

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