Champagne and beer was sprayed earlier on their trip to the east coast when the Dodgers won the NL West in Baltimore. But with an eye on the final prize, the World Series, the Dodgers could have achieved even more during the weekend at Citi Field.
Jedd Gyorko came off the bench and was key to the Los Angeles Dodgers come from behind win to beat the Mets on Sunday 3-2, undermining the faint chances of New York to get one of the National League wildcards.
Meanwhile, the Dodgers achieved the locality in the National League Division Series with the defeat of St. Louis against Milwaukee on Sunday. With the victory, the Dodgers reduced their magic number to seven over Atlanta to gain the home advantage through the National League Championship Series.
On the other hand, Dodgers will not be able to stop stepping on the accelerator in the last weeks of the season, because to win locality in the entire postseason, including the World Series, they will have to come from behind to take away that honor from the Houston or Yankees Astros from New York.
Both have a 98-53 record, while the Los Angeles team is 97-54.
So the race for the best record of the entire MLB will be a very close one and it must be a good thing for both teams, as they will be playing in "playoff mode" in the last MLB games.