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MLB standings 2014: Dodgers lose, Nationals win NL East

Justin Edmonds

After three straight days of all positive outcomes, the Dodgers saw things not break their way on Tuesday. A loss in Denver not only lowered the Dodgers' division lead, but also pushed the Dodgers further back of the new National League East champion Nationals for the league's best record.

Tuesday results

Rockies 10, Dodgers 4: The Dodgers scattered 16 hits but only managed to score four runs. The upshot was Yasiel Puig hitting his first home run in 47 days.

Giants 2, Diamondbacks 1: Arizona again held San Francisco to only two runs, but Jake Peavy made it hold up, bringing the Giants to within three games of the Dodgers.

Nationals 3, Braves 0: Tanner Roark pitched seven scoreless innings, and Ian Desmond hit a two-run home run off Aaron Harang in the sixth inning, helping Washington clinch its second NL East crown in three seasons.

Pirates 4, Red Sox 0: Old friend Russell Martin hit a two-run home run, helping keep Pittsburgh in front for the second Wild Card spot, and remained 2½ games back of San Francisco.

Brewers 3, Cardinals 2 (12): Down a run in the ninth inning, Milwaukee tied the game, then won it on an infield single in the top of the 12th inning by Hector Gomez.

Wednesday's relevant action (all times PT)

12:10 p.m. - Dodgers (Carlos Frias) at Rockies (Jorge De La Rosa)

12:40 p.m. - Giants (Madison Bumgarner) at Diamondbacks (Andrew Chafin)

4:05 p.m. - Red Sox (Clay Buchholz) at Pirates (Francisco Liriano)

4:10 p.m. - Nationals (Blake Treinen) at Braves (Alex Wood)

5:15 p.m. - Brewers (Mike Fiers) at Cardinals (Adam Wainwright)