Dodgers Clinch Their 7th Consecutive NL West Division Title
By Matthew Demeke
September 10, 2019
The Dodgers have clinched their 7th consecutive NL West division championship in Baltimore.
Dodgers made sure to take over early as they had 4 runs and 4 hits which included a Corey Seager 3-run shot to give them the 4-0 advantage in the first inning alone. Then in the 3rd inning Corey Seager went deep again for a 2-run shot to get the Dodgers a 6-0 lead and ended up winning 7-3.
Another noteworthy moment in the game is Gavin Lux hitting his first of his major league home run of his career that was caught by a Dodger fan in Baltimore.
The Dodgers streak of seven consecutive division championships is the third longest since Major League Baseball began divisional play in 1969. The Atlanta Braves won 11 consecutive National League East titles from 1995-2005 and the New York Yankees won nine consecutive American League East titles from 1998-2006.
In the next couple of weeks, look for the Dodgers to make some big moves with the roster ahead of the postseason. They have already shifted Kenta Maeda from the starting staff to the bullpen and putting Julio Urias into the rotation for right now. They have also skipped Hyun-Jin Ryu's turn this time through, gave Walker Buehler some extra rest, and plan to activate veteran Rich Hill in the next few days. It will be interesting to see
While the Dodgers have been poised to win another NL West title, their focus has to shift now to getting healthy in team for the postseason and pushing for that home-field advantage spot through the World Series. The Dodgers currently trail the Houston Astros and Yankees by two games.
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