For a second consecutive year, the Los Angeles Dodgers fell behind first place in the NL West standings by double digits at one point, only to find themselves as division champions come season’s end.
The Dodgers rung in the 2014 season with the Arizona Diamondbacks in Australia and multiple peaks and valleys en route to winning 94 games. They were the only team to throw two no-hitters this season — one from Josh Beckett and the other courtesy of Clayton Kershaw.
For both pitchers, it was the first time in their careers accomplishing the feat. Kershaw also had a streak of 41 scoreless innings, 11 consecutive wins and an all-around performance on the night the Dodgers clinched the NL West.
Unfortunately for the Dodgers, their efforts in the postseason fell short as they were eliminated by the St. Louis Cardinals in the NLDS. While the season didn’t have a storybook ending, the season did produce highlights: