LA Dodgers win the NL West… 10 times out of the last 11 seasons
The Los Angeles Dodgers won the 2023 Major League Baseball (MLB) National League (NL) West Division championship.
The Dodgers won 6-2 after a close game in the 11th inning of overtime against the Seattle Mariners in a visiting game held at T-Mobile Park in Seattle, Washington, USA on the 17th (Korean time).
With this victory, the Dodgers recorded 90 wins and 57 losses (0.612 winning percentage), widening the gap with the second place Arizona Diamondbacks (78 wins, 72 losses, 0.520 winning percentage) to 13.5 games.
Even if the Dodgers lose all 15 games remaining in the regular season and Arizona wins all 12 games remaining, they will be ranked first in the division ahead of their opponents.
With this victory, the Dodgers secured a direct ticket to the postseason and even won the district championship for the second year in a row. In addition, the team has maintained its position as a prestigious team by winning the district championship 10 times in the past 11 seasons.
The 2021 season is the only time in the past 11 years that the Dodgers have missed out on a district championship. At that time, the Dodgers had a winning percentage of 0.654, but fell behind the San Francisco Giants (0.660) by one game and came in second place. That year안전놀이터, San Francisco ranked first in winning percentage across all 30 MLB teams, and the Dodgers ranked second.
On this day, both teams failed to score a single run during the regular innings. For the Dodgers, franchise star Clayton Kershaw pitched 4 scoreless innings, and Emmett Sheehan also pitched 3 scoreless innings, putting Seattle’s batting lineup to rest.
However, the Dodgers’ batting lineup also failed to score opposing starter Bryce Miller with one out in the sixth inning, and remained silent even after Miller went down.
The Dodgers, who traded one run each in the 10th inning, won the game in the top of the 11th overtime. With 1 out and runners on 1st and 2nd base, Max Muncy scored a run with a timely hit, and two more runs were scored thanks to Amed Rosario’s walk and Chris Taylor’s timely hit to left.
The Dodgers then hit two more hits and increased their lead to 6-1. The Dodgers gave up one run in their final defense, but did not allow a comeback.
Seattle fell to 4th place in the American League wild card with this loss. Ryu Hyun-jin’s team, the Toronto Blue Jays, ranked third, beating Seattle by a half-game.
Postseason tickets are given to the top 3 wild cards.