COMPANY TOWN
Russell Simmons and Brett Ratner face new allegations of sexual misconduct

Carlos Gonzalez

Dodgers can finally focus on playoffs after beating Rockies to wrap up regular season

Dodgers can finally focus on playoffs after beating Rockies to wrap up regular season

After 161 games in 180 days, the Dodgers played a game Sunday that meant nothing. There was no division title to pursue — the Dodgers clinched a fifth consecutive National League West championship last week. There was no home-field advantage to chase — the Dodgers guaranteed themselves the best record in the majors with a victory Saturday.

By August, the Dodgers had begun to discuss the regular season as a mere prologue for the playoffs. Manager Dave Roberts found a mantra to lean on, the prospect of winning 11 games in October. A hideous stretch between August and September distracted from that pursuit, but as the Dodgers finished the regular season with a 6-3 victory over the...

EDITION: California | U.S. & World
68°