Before play on June 22, the Dodgers were last in the NL West and 9.5 games behind the first-place Arizona Diamondbacks at 30-42. Fast forward three months and the Los Angeles Dodgers clinched their first NL West title since 2009 as they rallied past the Diamondbacks 7-6 behind two homers from Hanley Ramirez.

Trailing 6-3 in the sixth, A.J. Ellis hit a tiebreaking homer off Josh Collmenter leading off the eight as the bullpen kept the Dodgers in the game after another subpar game from Ricky Nolasco.

The Dodgers become the first team to clinch a postseason berth after going 58-23 since June 22, but still have home field advantage to play for, if Don Mattingly chooses to play his starters regularly.

Dodgers Nation News

Video: Dodgers Celebrate 2013 NL West Championship At Chase Field

Tweets Of The Day: Dodgers Beat Diamondbacks, Clinch NL West

Dodgers News: Volquez Dealing With Thumb Blister, Will Start Friday

Dodgers News: Adrian Gonzalez Out With Quad Cramp, Not Serious

Video: Yasiel Puig Talks Important Dodger Moments And Expectations

Dodgers News

Dodgers Complete Turnaround, Win NL West On AJ Ellis Homer, 7-6 [Los Angeles Times]

Dodgers Clinch National League West With Win Over Diamondbacks [SB Nation]

Mostly Healthy Dodgers Will Be Very Tough Out In October [CBSSports]

Patience, Talent Won Out For Dodgers After Unsettling Start [CBSSports]

Bursting The Dodgers’ Bubbly [Los Angeles Times]

MLB News

Weaver Scratched From Scheduled Friday Start [MLB]

Pittsburgh Pirates On Verge Of MLB Playoffs [USA TODAY]

Deep, Experienced Red Sox Ready For Postseason Run [MLB]

MLB Playoff Races:  Teams Make Extra Effort As Days Dwindle [SportingNews]

Corey Hart Says He’ll Take Less Money To Re-Sign With Brewers [HardballTalk]

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In case you missed it, here’s the Dodgers pool celebration, PLUS Yasiel Puig’s celebration dance off!

http://youtu.be/LknQOqL7uME

 

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Dan Duangdao was a contributing writer for Dodgers Nation. Follow him on Twitter @DanDuangdao

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