One final sport, one final probability for the streaking Los Angeles Dodgers to seize a share of their ninth consecutive NL West title.
The playoff-bound Dodgers (105-56) should beat Milwaukee once more on Sunday and hope the rival first-place Giants (106-55) lose once more to San Diego to tie for the title. That would ship them and the Giants to a deciding Game 163 in San Francisco on Monday.
“If we don’t win, it doesn’t matter what anyone else does,” third baseman Justin Turner stated.
Julio Urías turned the Dodgers’ first 20-game winner since Clayton Kershaw in 2014, pitching one-run ball into the seventh inning as Los Angeles beat the Brewers 8-3 on Saturday night time to increase the NL West race to the ultimate day of the common season.
“The only focus for us is to win tomorrow,” supervisor Dave Roberts stated. “That’s all we can control.”
The Giants misplaced to San Diego earlier Saturday, lowering their result in one sport. The Dodgers had been watching earlier than their sport started.
“There was a good buzz going around the clubhouse heading into the game knowing the opportunity for us,” Turner stated.
The Dodgers or the Giants are assured to have probably the most wins of a group that fails to complete first, bettering the 1909 Chicago Cubs and 1942 Brooklyn Dodgers, who had 104 wins every.
Los Angeles gained its 14th consecutive dwelling sport, tying a 100-year-old franchise document.
Urías (20-3) gave up one hit, struck out seven and walked two over 6 1/3 innings in his thirty second begin of the common season, turning into the majors’ solely 20-game winner this yr. The 25-year-old left-hander retired 16 in a row after permitting a double to Eduardo Escobar within the first.
“The focus, adrenaline and energy level was all at peak position knowing what was at stake,” Urías stated by means of a translator.
Urías left within the seventh as a part of a double swap, handing the ball to Roberts, who grabbed his arm to speak earlier than the pitcher walked off to a standing ovation from the group of 49,705.
“He just said, ‘Great job, great season,’” Urías stated. “I was very pleased and very happy with the ovation of the crowd.”
He completed his first full season within the rotation with a 2.98 ERA and 195 strikeouts.
“It’s a dream season. Very blessed and very thankful,” Urías stated. “I was very blessed all year to stay healthy.”
Kershaw gained 21 video games in 2014, when he earned the final of his three Cy Young Awards. He watched from the dugout. Urías turned the fourth Mexican-born pitcher to win 20 video games within the majors, becoming a member of former Dodger Fernando Valenzuela and Milwaukee’s Teddy Higuera (each 1986) and Esteban Loiaza of the Chicago White Sox (2003).
Urías hasn’t misplaced since June 21 at San Diego. He’s 11-0 with a 2.03 ERA since then.
“It’s a feather in his cap winning 20 games. Those are hard to come by these days,” Roberts stated. “It’ll be something he’ll always remember and be proud of.”
The Dodgers acquired a three-run homer from Turner within the first, a two-run blast by AJ Pollock within the fourth, and a solo shot by Corey Seager within the fifth, giving them 17 homers of their final 4 video games. Max Muncy’s RBI double within the eighth made it 8-1.
Trea Turner went 2 for 4 to increase his career-high 18-game hitting streak and all however lock up the NL batting title with a .328 common. His closest competitors, former Washington teammate Juan Soto, went 0 for 3 in opposition to Boston, dropping his common to .315.
Trea Turner will change into the primary Dodger to win a batting crown since Tommy Davis claimed back-to-back titles in 1962 and ’63.
Christian Yelich’s fielder’s alternative groundout scored Willy Adames, who walked, to offer the NL Central-champion Brewers an early lead. Urías walked Adames once more with two outs within the sixth earlier than Escobar struck out swinging to finish the inning.
Adames homered off David Price within the ninth for the Brewers’ first hit and first run for the reason that first inning. Tyrone Taylor added an RBI single. Escobar doubled for his 1,000th profession hit within the inning.
“That’s a number that’s nice to achieve,” Brewers supervisor Craig Counsell stated. “He didn’t walk in as an everyday player. He worked into that and made himself a dangerous player.”
Milwaukee’s Corbin Burnes (11-5) made a quick begin, pitching simply two innings. The right-hander whose title has been within the Cy Young Award dialog gave up three runs and two hits, struck out 4 and walked one. He completed the common season with an NL-best 2.43 ERA.
The Dodgers tied the franchise document for consecutive dwelling wins set by the Brooklyn Robins. They gained 14 in a row at Ebbets Field from April 21-May 12, 1921. LA has gained six in a row total.
Brewers: 1B Rowdy Tellez (proper patella pressure) was activated and began after lacking three weeks.
Dodgers: Kershaw (left forearm discomfort) went on the IL. He will bear assessments on Monday.
Brewers: LHP Brett Anderson (4-9, 4.26 ERA) begins the regular-season finale in opposition to his former group.
Dodgers: RHP Walker Buehler (15-4, 2.49) begins however his innings could possibly be restricted with the postseason days away.
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