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Dodgers' magic number is reduced again despite another loss to the Rockies

Dodgers' magic number is reduced again despite another loss to the Rockies

The Dodgers have been telling everyone who will listen that this slump is just a bump, a speed bump on the way to the inevitable postseason run.

For all their futility, the Dodgers lead the National League West by 10 games, with 20 to play. They keep telling their fans not to worry, and yet their manager said he was scoreboard watching on Saturday.

The Dodgers lost their ninth consecutive game, this one 6-5 to the Colorado Rockies. But the second-place Arizona Diamondbacks lost too, in Phoenix, when they gave up six runs in the ninth inning to the San Diego Padres.

“I saw it,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. “I saw the whole inning.”

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