The long wait to clinch the NL West finally came to an end this afternoon as the Dodgers clinched the division with a 7-6 victory over the Diamondbacks.
A.J. Ellis hit the game-winning home run in the 8th inning and Kenley Jansen closed things down in the 9th as the Dodgers won their first division title since 2009.
Hanley Ramirez had two home runs as the Dodgers battled back from a 6-3 deficit early in the game. Ricky Nolasco didn’t have his best stuff, but the bullpen led by Brian Wilson, J.P. Howell and even Brandon League pitched in this afternoon.
Now, the Dodgers will have some time to rest banged up players and set their rotation for the playoff push. Here’s video of Skip Schumaker making the final out and the celebration that ensued afterwards: