Parts of today's game were expected: Randy Wolf got another no-decision, and the Dodgers had to come from behind.
Other parts were unexpected: The Pirates scored three runs off Hong-Chih Kuo and George Sherrill, and Jim Thome had two RBIs.
But the end result was something that has been expected for a long time: The Dodgers clinch a playoff spot. Champagne flowed in the locker room afterward, but heads stayed dry — for now. The Rockies' loss to the Cardinals tonight reduces the Dodgers' division-winning magic number to...one!
photo by Jon SooHoo/Dodgers