On Friday night, the Los Angeles Dodgers won their 109th game (LAD 10, COL 1) and clinched baseball's best record, and thus home field advantage throughout the postseason. The 109 wins are the most since the 2001 Mariners went 116-46, and the most by a National League team since the 1909 Pirates went 110-42. Only six teams have ever won 110 games in a season.
When the postseason begins, the Dodgers will look to win their second World Series title in the last three years and their first in a full 162-game season since 1988. Los Angeles won the World Series in the shortened 60-game pandemic season in 2020 thanks in large part to Mookie Betts, who came over in a trade that February and was the NL MVP runner-up.
Outfielder Alex Verdugo was among the three players sent to the Red Sox in the Betts trade and he's been a solid player with Boston, though he hasn't come anywhere close to matching Mookie. Earlier this week, Verdugo talked about watching Betts and the Dodgers win the 2020 World Series, and he wasn't shy about slapping a qualifier on it.