The Los Angeles Dodgers, who have the best record in the league, defeated the Cardinals 4-1 today, tying the most wins in a single season in team history with 106 wins and becoming the first team in major league history to get at least 106 wins in three consecutive full seasons, locking in the best record in the National League this season and keeping home field advantage all the way to the NL Championship Series in the playoffs.
The Cardinals fought back in the second inning, breaking a duck egg on a Yadier Molina hit, but the Dodgers quickly added insurance runs in the bottom of the second and third innings and finished the game with three pitchers combining for a 4-1 win. Michael Grove, a 25-year-old rookie starting pitcher, picked up his first major league win.
The Dodgers collected their 106th win this season, tying the most wins in a single season in team history, and becoming the first team ever to win at least 106 wins in three consecutive full seasons (2019 and 2021), making a new record.
In addition, the Dodgers have locked up the best record in the National League and will retain home field advantage all the way to the NL Championship Series in the playoffs. Dodgers head coach Dave Roberts exclaimed happily, "That's great! You've been watching baseball for years, and baseball is almost 200 years old, and to do this shows that the Dodgers have maintained their excellence for a full season, and it takes a lot of people to do that.