Tiebreakers have been perilous for Dodgers

Dodgers use four-run ninth inning to clinch playoff spot in 10-6 victory over Giants

Tiebreakers have been perilous for Dodgers

Nolan Arenado - 3-10 against Buehler but no home runs or runs batted in.

Hill (11-5) took the early lead and coasted with it, allowing just two hits in his seven innings.

The Dodgers are looking to push their streak of NL West championships to six straight seasons. The Rockies host the Washington Nationals on Friday night, and the Cardinals begin a three-game series against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field.

Manny Machado, Matt Kemp and Max Muncy all joined the hit parade as Los Angeles left nothing to chance in Game No. 162.

Bumgarner beat the Dodgers 5-2 on August 13, allowing a home run to Justin Turner among seven hits in six innings. Charlie Blackmon hit a two-run dinger in the third and David Dahl made it 7-0 with a three-run shot in the fifth. Roberts said "that's probably the way it looks like" when asked if that is the plan. Brian Dozier's two-run homer and a two-run double by Kemp highlighted a seven-run third inning.

Marquez comes into the game 2-0 against the Dodgers this year.

Out of all six appearances, this one feels the most unique as the Los Angeles Dodgers are coming off of a heartbreaking loss in the 2017 World Series to the Houston Astros.

Jon Lester will get the ball for the Cubs in a pressure-packed game that "takes years off your life", they've said. Rich Hill got the start for the Dodgers and has pitched well, limiting the Giants to two hits with no walks and four strikeouts over four innings.

How big is home-field advantage? That marked the 44th splash homer by a Giants opponent, fifth by a Dodger and first by an LA player since Cody Bellinger on September 13, 2017.

The Dodgers clinched baseball's final playoff berth by beating the Giants 10-6 on Saturday and celebrated with champagne in the visiting clubhouse - then all attention turned to winning another division crown.

As first pitch approaches, something to consider in the game. I know we believe in ourselves. The Dodgers and Giants each won five games at Dodger Stadium, and have split their first eight games at AT&T Park.

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