LOS ANGELES—The LA Dodgers seem to be losing momentum going into the postseason after getting swept by the Colorado Rockies in their three-game series.
The latest game on Sunday saw the Rockies overcome the Dodgers midway through the game to bring the final score to 12-5.
Going into the fourth inning, the Dodgers were up 4-2 when starting pitcher Alex Wood first allowed a runner to score then a home run, with two men on bases, from Nolan Arenado. The hit brought the score at the end of the inning to 6-4. It was Arenado’s 41st homer of the season.
The Rockies would score three more times in both the 6th and 8th innings, while the Dodgers would manage just one more scoring run in the last inning.
One notable absence on the Dodgers’ roster for Sunday’s game was first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, who was out with a pinched back nerve from the night before. Gonzalez is expected to return to the lineup for the series against the Giants.
The Dodgers finally hope to clinch the NL West division title as they travel to San Francisco.
Because the Giants beat the Oakland Athletics in their most recent game, the Dodgers’ magic number remained at two.
The Giants recently saw its playoff hopes crushed at the hands of the A’s. This is the third time that the team has missed out on the playoffs after winning the World Series Championship title the previous year.
Should the Dodgers tally just one win in the three-game series, the title will be theirs for the third straight year.
Zack Greinke is expected to start on the mound for the Dodgers’ first game against the Giants. Greinke missed his last start due to a sore calf.