Dodgers star Mookie Betts finds himself in a close MVP race less than a week before the regular season ends. Why the Dodgers think he can win.
DENVER (AP) If everything broke just right, the Los Angeles Dodgers were planning a subdued celebration on the plane ride home. Antonio Senzatela pitched efficiently into the seventh inning as the Colorado Rockies avoided a Los Angeles sweep with a 6-3 win Sunday and delayed the Dodgers from clinching their eighth straight NL West title. ''I don't think anyone in the clubhouse takes that for granted,'' Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said of the division-title streak.
According to Statcast, the Dodgers shortstop has put the barrel of the bat to a baseball in 12.6 percent of his plate appearances this season. No one in baseball has done it at a higher rate. Seager has been credited with 89 hard-hit balls (an exit velocity of 95 mph or higher).