Dodgers go after series sweep against Giants

David Freese Kiké Hernandez Manny Machado Justin Turner Los Angeles Dodgers

The victory put the Dodgers half a game behind the Colorado Rockies for the division title, with the Rockies taking on the Washington Nationals later Saturday.

The winners of the respective contests will be crowned division champs, while the losers will turn around to play in the Wild Card game the following evening.

So Roberts switched from Buehler to Hill (11-5), who delivered. The Wild-Card Game will mark the 42nd time the Cubs had to show up at the ballpark in a 43-day span, riding a brutal schedule that included rainouts, weather delays and of course, Monday's Game 163.

Turner hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the fifth inning and the Los Angeles Dodgers moved to the brink of securing baseball's final playoff berth by beating the San Francisco Giants 3-1 on Friday night. Instead, the teams enter Sunday tied atop the division.

So, let's take a look at some of the infamous and some of the best moments in Giants and Dodgers history where the Giants played the role of spoiler. Andrew Suarez will make the start for the Giants in the season finale, and he will be opposed by Walker Buehler of the Dodgers.

As for the rules governing the extra contests, they'll be the same as for all other games in September.

Evan Longoria and Brandon Crawford homered against Ryu in an earlier meeting this season at AT&T Park, a game the Giants won 6-4 in April. Kemp had a two-run double and RBI single among his three hits, while Muncy and Brian Dozier each hit two-run homers.

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Now, the Dodgers will wait for the Atlanta Braves to come into town for Game 1 while the Rockies play the Chicago Cubs, who lost to the Milwaukee Brewers, tomorrow in Chicago.

Los Angeles led 14-0 at San Francisco in the eighth inning.

Suarez has not pitched almost as well in September, going 1-3.

Colorado flies to Los Angeles as one of the hottest teams in baseball, winners of nine of their last ten.

LAST 10 GAMES: Rockies: 9-1, .295 batting average, 2.30 ERA, outscored opponents by 47 runs.

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