The Los Angeles Dodgers clinched the 2015 National League West Division Championship. It’s the Dodgers’ third straight and 14thoverall NL West title, as the club reached the postseason in three consecutive seasons for the first time in franchise history.
Los Angeles will open postseason play against the East Division-champion New York Mets on Friday, October 9. The team with the better regular-season record will open the best-of-five National League Division Series at home.
The Dodgers will play “October Baseball” for the 29th time in franchise history (20th time in Los Angeles) and for the sixth time in the last 10 years. The Dodgers previously won division titles in 1974, 1977, 1978, 1981, 1983, 1985, 1988, 1995, 2004, 2008, 2009, 2013 and 2014 and twice reached the postseason as the Wild Card, in 1996 and 2006. In franchise history, the club has won six World Series championships and 21 National League pennants.
Don Mattingly led the Dodgers to a division title for the third time in five seasons as manager, while President of Baseball Operations Andrew Friedman and General Manager Farhan Zaidi assembled a division champion in their first seasons with the club. Friedman previously reached the postseason four times in nine seasons as Tampa Bay’s GM, including two division titles (2008, 2010).
The Dodgers have already announced that their first two potential home games for the Division Series and their first potential home game for the League Championship Series are sold out. A public on sale continues at www.Dodgers.com, with a limited number of tickets remaining for a potential Division Series Game 5 (Home game 3) and potential League Championship Series home games 2, 3 and 4 at Dodger Stadium. The Dodgers’ postseason schedule can be viewed online at www.Dodgers.com/postseason.
Fans can purchase official NL West championship and 2015 postseason merchandise (images attached) online at Dodgers.com and at the Top of the Park store at Dodger Stadium, starting tomorrow at 9:00 a.m. Store hours through Thursday are 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m and the stadium can be accessed through the Sunset Gate at the corner of Stadium Way and Elysian Park Avenue.
The Dodgers return home on Friday to begin the final regular-season homestand with the San Diego Padres and store hours will be from 9:00 a.m. until the end of each game through the weekend.