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Dodgers clinch NL's best record, secure home-field advantage through NLCS

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The Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the St. Louis Cardinals 4-1 on Sunday to clinch the best record in the National League and secure home-field advantage through the NLCS.

The Dodgers, who also matched a franchise record with their 106th win of the season, will face the winner of the No. 4-5 wild-card matchup in the NLDS.

Los Angeles has won at least 106 games in three straight full seasons. The club was also on pace for 116 wins during the shortened 2020 campaign, when L.A. finished 43-17, according to the Orange County Register's Bill Plunkett.

"It speaks to the level of consistency and excellence," manager Dave Roberts said, according to The Associated Press. "We've put ourselves in a really good spot. Part of getting where we want to get to, you've got to dominate and play well throughout the regular season. We've been as consistent as anyone."

The Dodgers have nine games left to break the franchise record. They begin a three-game series against the San Diego Padres on Tuesday before finishing the season with six games against the Colorado Rockies.

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