On the way to the Dodgers storming to a third consecutive division title, there is this:
They just lost their third consecutive game.
OK, so not part of their blueprint for capturing the National League West. The latest setback to the champagne spraying came Monday, the Dodgers getting handled 8-4 by the Diamondbacks before a Dodger Stadium crowd of 38,791.
Because the Giants had the day off, that left the Dodgers' magic number for clinching the division at seven. The Mets, however, won, reducing the Dodgers’ lead for homefield advantage in the playoffs to half a game.
The Dodgers looked rather flat for a team on the verge of a division title. Right-hander...