DENVER – It didn’t take long to realize on Sunday that Colorado would need to travel to Los Angeles for game 163. After two runs in the first inning against San Francisco and another seven in the third, it was clear that neither the Giants nor the Nationals would decide the fate of the National League West.

While San Francisco may be one of the largest westernmost points in our nation, Los Angeles – winners of the last five division titles – is the most West city in the National League.

It’s only right for the Rockies to win one more to prove their ownership of this year’s NL West pennant.

After Sunday’s 12-0 drubbing of Washington, all eyes were on the squad from Chavez Ravine.

Manager Bud Black discussed the electricity of a game with this much importance riding it:

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