The Dodgers are NL West champions for the third straight year. Los Angeles beat the Giants in San Francisco on Tuesday night (LA 8, SF 0) to clinch their third straight division title. Believe it or not, this is the first time the Dodgers have ever won three straight division titles, either in Brooklyn or Los Angeles.
It was only three years ago that the Dodgers were bankrupt, having been run into the ground by previous owner Frank McCourt. Guggenheim Baseball Management, fronted by Magic Johnson, purchased the franchise in March 2012 and upped payroll significantly. The team is pushing a $300 million payroll in 2015.