LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers beat the Padres on Saturday night at Dodger Stadium for their third straight win, and coupled with the Mets getting swept in a doubleheader by the Nationals at home in New York, Los Angeles has secured home field advantage over New York in the National League Division Series.
The NLDS will begin at Dodger Stadium on Friday, Oct. 9, with game times to be announced at a later date.
The Dodgers (91-70) now lead the Mets (89-72) by two games with one to play, ensuring a better record than New York, which was needed because the Mets held the tiebreaker over the Dodgers by virtue of winning four of their seven meetings this season.
The Dodgers enter Sunday with a 54-26 record at Dodger Stadium, needing a win on Sunday to set a Los Angeles franchise mark for best home record. A win would also tie the Dodgers with St. Louis for the best home record in the majors in 2015.
The Dodgers tied for the best road record in the majors in 2013 (45-36) and had the best outright road record in 2014 (49-32), but this year were 37-44 away from home.
The Mets are 48-32 at Citi Field this season, and 41-40 away from home, one of just eight teams in baseball with a winning road record in 2015.
New York won two of three games at Dodger Stadium from July 3-5 this season, and the two teams split four games at Citi Field from July 23-26.
Game times to be determined at a later date.
Game 1: Friday, Oct. 9 at Dodger Stadium
Game 2: Saturday, Oct. 10 at Dodger Stadium
Game 3: Monday, Oct. 12 at Citi Field
Game 4*: Tuesday, Oct. 13 at Citi Field
Game 5*: Thursday, Oct. 15 at Dodger Stadium
The entire National League playoffs will be televised on TBS.