Last year, the Dodgers lost 13 of 18 to the Pods and thus had to settle for the wild card when they finished tied with them atop the division. This is not to suggest the Dodgers and D-backs are going to finish tied this year, but if they do, the Dodgers have a good head start to getting the division crown. They have won six of seven from the Snakes, including all four in PHX. The two clubs have 11 games left wth each other, so the Dodgers haven’t clinched the season series yet at all, but it’s definitely a good start. … Dodgers go to 44-33 and move a half-game ahead of the D-backs and Pods. Now back to the Westin, which ISN’T hosting a sorority convention tonight.