Dodgers clinch 7th straight NL West title, 1st playoff team

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    The Los Angeles Dodgers sprayed each other with bubbly, emptied dozens of bottles of beer while drinking very little of it and essentially carried on in a fashion appropriate for a team celebrating its seventh consecutive NL West tile.

    Certainly, the Dodgers were elated about becoming the first team in the majors to clinch a playoff spot this season. Yet, because the occasion was virtually a given since May and not nearly as emotional as their playoff win over Colorado in Game 163 last year, the party was, as manager Dave Roberts put it, "subdued."

    "It was one of those things that we expected it," Roberts said Tuesday night after a clinching 7-3 win over the Baltimore Orioles. "It's obviously early in September, but it doesn't take away what we as an organization accomplished."

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