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Dodgers clinch fifth consecutive NL West title with 4-2 victory over Giants

Dodgers clinch fifth consecutive NL West title with 4-2 victory over Giants

The Dodgers finally popped the champagne corks on their National League West title Friday. And not a moment too soon for manager Dave Roberts, who has looked like a man in need of a stiff drink for a couple of weeks now.

Roberts’ team is limping toward the postseason with a battered bullpen, a couple of banged-up players in the middle of his batting order and the league’s worst record in September. But the mood after the clinching 4-2 win over the San Francisco Giants at Dodger Stadium was anything but subdued, with the jubilant Dodgers bouncing in celebration at the center of the diamond, then drenching their clubhouse — and one another — in their locker room.

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