Rockies fall to Nats, drop into NL West tie with Dodgers

DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 29: Nolan Arenado #28 of the Colorado Rockies watches the flight of a sixth inning solo homerun against the Washington Nationals at Coors Field on September 29, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

DENVER ā€” The Colorado Rockies dropped into a tie with Los Angeles for the NL West lead with only one game left, routed by Stephen Strasburg, Juan Soto and the Washington Nationals 12-2 Saturday night.

Hoping to hold their one-game edge, the Rockies instead saw their winning streak end at eight. The Dodgers were 10-6 winners in San Francisco earlier to ensure the race will go down to the wire.

With game No. 162 on deck, the Rockies (90-71) are attempting to accomplish something they’ve never done since entering the league in 1993: capture a division title. It won’t be an easy task, either, with Colorado expected to face NL Cy Young candidate Max Scherzer. The Dodgers plan to throw Walker Buehler against a scuffling Giants squad.

If Los Angeles and Colorado finish tied, there will be a one-game tiebreaker for the West title Monday at Dodger Stadium. The loser will become a wild card.

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