That magic number of six (to win the NL West) got a bit sticky tonight, as the Dodgers dropped one to the Diamondbacks that seemed to be out of reach early. Hyun-Jin Ryu was rusty coming back after a missed start, giving up two runs in the first and leaving with a bad line, at least for Ryu: 6.0 IP, 10 H, 3 ER, 0 BB and 1 K).
Brandon League came in for the seventh and promptly loaded the bases, with one run eventually scoring despite Brian Wilson getting an inning-ending double play. League, as SoSG Fred's Brim pointed out in the GT, is reverting to form and / or unlearning his Honeycutt lessons at just the wrong time (for him; maybe not for us Dodgers fans).
Yasiel Puig launched a majestic solo shot to left in the seventh, his 16th HR of the year. Other than that, not much about which to write tonight. Magic number six it is; with the Diamondbacks idle tomorrow (though we play the Giants tomorrow in the first of four games), the earliest we could possibly clinch is Sunday. I'm guessing it's later than that.