Dodgers Officially Clinch 10th Straight Playoff

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With a 6-0 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday, the Los Angeles Dodgers sealed a berth in the 2022 MLB playoffs—for real this time.

Following their 11-2 victory over the San Diego Padres on Sunday, Dodgers players commemorate what they thought was a postseason-clinching result. They were premature, however.

The slim mathematical chance remained that L.A. could get locked into a tiebreaker to determine the final wild-card spot in the National League. The revelation merely delayed the inevitable.

Having made the postseason for nine straight years, the Dodgers were basically playoff-bound before a single ball was thrown this season.

They are also on the verge of restoring order in the National League West after the San Francisco Giants snapped their eight-year division title streak in 2021.

As with Monday’s news, it’s only a matter of time before the Dodgers formally sew up their division crown.