David Dahl stayed hot by going deep for a fifth straight game, while Ian Desmond added a two-run shot, as the Rockies at least have a Wild Card spot in line. They are still looking for their first division title in franchise history, but are heading to the Postseason for the fifth time since the franchise started in 1993. Although, they would like to stay away from the Wild Card Game, as fell to the Arizona Diamondbacks in last season's one-game Wild Card playoff.
Wade Davis shut things down to secure the playoff spot, striking out Bryce Harper looked to earn his 43rd save of the season. Kyle Freeland pitched well to earn his 17th win of the season, improving his ERA to 2.40 at Coors Field this year. He gave up two runs on 11 hits over six innings in the win.
Colorado's win streak is their longest since an eight-game run in April of 2013, as they have outscored opponents, 57-12, during the run. Their win streak improves their record to 18-8 in the month of September, as they continue to roll behind the mantra "Hunt for Rocktober." They are looking to snap the Dodgers' five-year run as NL West Division Champions.
Dahl is leading the way in the recent run, becoming the fourth Rockies player to homer in five straight games, joining Dante Bichette, Larry Walker, and Nolan Arenado. Colorado's win handed Joe Ross his second loss, as these two teams will play two more times this weekend.