The Giants win the NL West, setting up a Wild Card Game between the Dodgers and the Cardinals.
The National League West winner was determined by playing all 162 regular season games between the San Francisco Giants and the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Giants won the World Series after defeating the San Diego Padres in the final game.
Logan Webb pitched seven innings, allowing six hits and four runs while hitting a two-run home run to lead the Giants to an 11-4 victory in San Francisco on Sunday.
“It felt like we had to win every game for the last month, and we were pretty close to doing that,” Giants catcher Buster Posey told reporters.
“It was a slog. When you win 107 games, you expect to be able to relax for the last 10 days or so of the season at the very least. It makes it all the more amazing to make it down to the last day and play as well as we did.”
With the win, the Giants (107-55) clinched the National League’s top playoff seed. The Dodgers defeated the Milwaukee Brewers (106-56) in Los Angeles on Sunday, but they finished second in the division and qualified for the Wild Card Game.
On Wednesday, they play the St. Louis Cardinals in an elimination game. In the National League Division Series, the winner will face the Giants.
The Dodgers’ eight-year winning streak in the National League West came to an end with the Giants’ victory on Sunday. For the first time since 2012, the Giants, who placed third in the division last season, have won the title.
In San Francisco on Sunday, Webb had an 11-1 lead going into the eighth inning. After allowing three straight singles to start the frame, he exited the game. In his final at-bat, he gave up an RBI single. In the next at-bat, relief pitcher Kevin Castro gave up another RBI single.
To secure the division-clinching victory, the Giants bullpen surrendered just one hit in two spotless innings. Webb had two RBIs, three runs scored, a walk, and a strikeout in two at-bats.
Wilmer Flores, the Giants’ first baseman, and Buster Posey, the Giants’ catcher, each had two hits. Posey also drew a walk and drove in three runs.
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