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LOS ANGELES -- Sprayed champagne and beer flooded the blue carpet in the Dodgers clubhouse. The stench of alcohol hung in the damp air. Wives, kids and a puppy were in on the party with music blaring.The Los Angeles Dodgers celebrated clinching their fourth straight NL West title with the kind of storybook ending this city was built on: winning the crown in Vin Scullys final home game when Charlie Culberson homered with two outs in the 10th inning to beat the Colorado Rockies 4-3 Sunday.It hasnt really sunk in, said Culberson, who made the opening day roster only to flip-flop between the majors and minors during the season.Scully eluded the clubhouse chaos and throng of fans waiting outside the press box named for him, having quietly exited after broadcasting his last game at Dodger Stadium.The 88-year-old Hall of Famer, who has just three games at San Francisco next weekend before ending his 67-year career, bid a public farewell to the team and its 51,962 fans at games end.I was hoping the team would win the game 10-0 and there would be no tension, and it would be a nice easy day, Scully said, looking out at the sea of faces turned toward his booth. Believe me when I tell you, Ive needed you far more than youve needed me.At that, he asked the crowd to indulge what he called a loving gesture and listen to him singing Wind Beneath My Wings that he recorded for his wife, Sandi. As the song played, the couple stood with their arms around each other.A lot of history this weekend, ace Clayton Kershaw said.Under Dave Roberts, the Dodgers became the first NL West team to win four straight division titles, also a first in franchise history. Roberts joined Tom Lasorda (1977) as the only rookie managers to lead the club to a division title.It was a work in progress all year, said Roberts, his eyes burning from champagne. Were going to enjoy it.Culbersons first homer of the season and just sixth of his career landed in the lower left-field seats, touching off wild cheers and a raucous celebration at home plate. The Dodgers charged out of their dugout and surrounded Culberson, jumping up and down. They donned championship T-shirts and hats from carts wheeled on the field.I wanted to see how they did it because everybody on this team believes and thinks that were going to do that next year, Colorado starter Tyler Anderson said after his teams 83rd defeat.The Dodgers took off their caps, turned toward the broadcast booth and held them in a salute to Scully, nattily attired in his usual long-sleeved shirt and tie despite the 95-degree heat. He began with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1950 and is the longest tenured broadcaster with a single team in professional sports.What a special day, third baseman Justin Turner said. Its an incredible feeling.Catcher Yasmani Grandal partied with his puppy, Taz, after the players jogged the warning track exchanging high-fives with fans.The Dodgers provided plenty of drama for Scully to describe.Yeah, Vin has a lot of pull, Colorado manager Walt Weiss said.Corey Seager homered with two outs in the ninth off Adam Ottavino, tying the game 3-all. It was the rookies 190th hit of the season to go with a single in the first and triple in the seventh.David Dahls two-out homer snapped a 2-all tie in the ninth off closer Kenley JansenSeagers triple rolled into the right-field corner, tying the game 2-all and chasing Rockies starter Tyler Anderson.Culberson contributed three hits, tying his career high, and is 7 for 14 in seven games this month.Its the way its been all year, different guys doing different things to win games, said Kershaw, his hair soaked and wife Ellen and young daughter Cali nearby.Joe Blanton (7-2) pitched the 10th to get the victory.Boone Logan (2-5) took the loss in relief.The Dodgers trailed 2-1 after Yasiel Puigs sacrifice fly in the third.Colorado took a 2-0 lead in the third on Dustin Garneaus RBI double in the right field corner and Charlie Blackmons sacrifice fly.Brandon McCarthy came off the disabled list (right hip stiffness) earlier in the day to make his first start for the Dodgers since Aug. 13. He replaced Rich Hill, who skipped his scheduled start for precautionary reasons because of a recurrence of blisters on the index finger of his left pitching hand.McCarthy gave up two runs and four hits in 5 1/3 innings, struck out six and walked one. He hasnt won since July 9 against San Diego.Anderson allowed two runs and 10 hits in 6 1/3 innings. The left-hander struck out one and walked two.Several Dodgers tipped their helmets or saluted toward Scully in his booth before stepping into the box for their first at-bats.Some of Scullys grandchildren popped into the booth between innings, sharing hugs and kisses before he put his headset back on. Fans chanted VIN! VIN! VIN! between innings when video tributes to him were aired. A sheepish Scully covered his face with his hands, having said earlier that all the attention was embarrassing.COUNTING DOWNScullys final three games will be next weekend at San Francisco. He wont do the three-game series in San Diego starting Tuesday, having long ago reduced his travel.REMEMBERING FERNANDEZThere was a moment of silence for Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez before the game. He was killed in a boating accident early Sunday in Miami. Fellow Cuban Yasiel Puig used pieces of white athletic tape to secure Fernandezs jersey to the wall of the Dodgers dugout. The flags in center field were lowered to half-staff.TURNSTILES CLICKINGThe announced attendance of 51,962 brought the Dodgers season total to 3,703,312, their fourth consecutive year leading the major leagues.UP NEXTRockies: Theyre off Monday before opening a three-game series at San Francisco. RHP German Marquez (1-0, 3.48 ERA) makes his first major league start on the road, where he has a 6.23 ERA. He has yet to allow a homer.Dodgers: After an off-day Monday, RHP Jose De Leon (2-0, 5.52) starts the series opener at San Diego. 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MINNEAPOLIS -- The only thing standing between the Minnesota Lynx and a fourth WNBA championship is the Los Angeles Sparks.The Lynx are the defending champions and have won the league title three times in the last five years. The core group of players during Minnesotas dominant run -- Maya Moore, Seimone Augustus and Lindsay Whalen -- is back for more against a Sparks club that hasnt clinched a title since 2002.Its an unusual matchup that pits two Western Conference teams against each other in the Finals. Thats because of the new format that seeds the eight playoff teams regardless of conference. As a result, the top-seeded Lynx open the Finals on Sunday as the host to the second-seeded Sparks.The first time the two teams met in the regular season was a battle of unbeatens. The Lynx were 12-0 at the time and the Sparks were 11-0. It marked the first time in professional American sports that two undefeated teams met with at least 10 wins and no losses.Minnesota won that game by three to improve to a 13-0 en route to a 28-6 regular-season record.After sweeping Phoenix in three games in the conference semifinals, the Lynx will have waited an entire week between games.dddddddddddd Los Angeles last played Oct. 4 after winning Game 4 against Chicago to advance to the Finals.It feels like we finished the regular season a long time ago, Whalen told WNBA.com. I think weve practiced more in the last however many weeks than during the entire rest of the season.The matchup features plenty of star power on both sides. Moore and Los Angeles Candace Parker are both former MVPs, and the Sparks Nneka Ogwumike finished third in the league in points per game during the regular season (19.7).Minnesota was 2-1 in the three games against Los Angeles this season. 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