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Dodgers lose National League West to Giants on season’s final day

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SF won the division with a win on the season’s final day

MLB: San Diego Padres at San Francisco Giants D. Ross Cameron-USA TODAY Sports

The Dodgers and Giants are both in the MLB playoffs. They were the first two teams to clinch postseason berths in 2021. But it took until the final day of the regular season to decide the National League West.

San Francisco clinched the division with a win on Sunday at home over the Padres, the Giants’ franchise-record 107th win of the season. The Dodgers’ game with the Brewers is still going on at the moment.

Giants 107-55 (.660) ---
Dodgers 105-56 (.652) 1½ GB

The Dodgers’ run of eight consecutive division titles, the third-longest in major league history, is over.

Had the two teams tied after 162 games, the Dodgers and Giants would have play a one-game playoff for the division on Monday, October 4. That game would have been at Oracle Park in San Francisco, by virtue of the Giants winning 10 of 19 games over the Dodgers this season.

Instead, the Giants are off until Friday, when they will host the first two games of the NLDS. Their opponent will be the winner of the NL wild card game, with Max Scherzer and the Dodgers hosting Adam Wainwright and the Cardinals on Wednesday, October 6.