LOS ANGELES—On the first day of October, the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Colorado Rockies 5-2 to win the National League Title. This is the Dodgers’ sixth straight NL title.
After a scoreless first three innings, the Dodgers snatched the lead in the bottom of the fourth. First baseman Cody Bellinger hit a two-run homer and Los Angeles never looked back. The Dodgers added to their lead in the fifth inning when infielder Max Muncy hit the second two-run homer for Los Angeles.
The Dodgers never let go of the momentum as they stayed hot into the sixth inning. Pitcher Walker Buehler hit the ball to the right for a single, allowing utility player Enrique (Kike) Hernandez to score. The score was 5-0.
After going scoreless for the first eight innings, the Rockies scored two home runs in the top of the ninth inning. Third baseman Nolan Arenado hit the first to the left side and shortstop Trevor Story hit the second to the right side. It would not be enough however, as the Rockies would lose by a score of 5-2.
After being in a tight NL West race the entire season, Los Angeles managed to claim first place. Now, the Dodgers will face the Braves as they look to return to the World Series. Los Angeles will host Atlanta in a five game series starting on Thursday, October 4.