Greinke, Dodgers top Padres 2-1 to clinch home field in NLDS
LOS ANGELES (AP) Zack Greinke earned the NL ERA title and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the San Diego Padres 2-1 Saturday night to clinch home-field advantage in their upcoming playoff series against the New York Mets.
The Dodgers’ win combined with Washington’s doubleheader sweep of the Mets (89-72) ensured Los Angeles (91-70) will open the Division Series at home Friday against New York starter Jacob deGrom.
Greinke (19-3) allowed one run and four hits in eight innings to conclude the regular season with a 1.66 ERA, beating out Cubs ace Jake Arrieta, who finished at 1.77. Arrieta tossed a no-hitter against the Dodgers in August.