From the Diamondbacks perspective, their stake in Saturday night's game against the Rockies diminished considerably a little more than an hour and a half before first pitch. One time zone away the Padres lost to the Brewers, giving the Diamondbacks the National League West title, and rendering moot the outcome of Saturday's game. No one seemed to mind that the Diamondbacks lost 11-1 to the Rockies, certainly not as they were commemorating their division title with a champagne toast in the visiting clubhouse at Coors Field after the game. With 90 wins, the Diamondbacks are assured of the division title - San Diego could reach 90 today but the Diamondbacks possess the tiebreaker with a 10-8 head-to-head record - and of home-field advantage through the first two rounds of the playoffs.
Arizona Loses, Still Wins NL West Title