The Los Angeles Dodgers clinched their fourth straight NL West title, winning the crown in Vin Scully's final home game when Charlie Culberson homered with two outs in the 10th inning to beat the Colorado Rockies 4-3 Sunday.
Culberson's 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.
The Dodgers took off their caps, turned toward Scully's broadcasting booth and held them in a salute to the 88-year-old Hall of Famer, who has just three games at San Francisco next weekend before ending his 67-year career.
Under first-year manager Dave Roberts, the Dodgers became the first NL West team to win four successive division titles.
Scully began with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1950 and is the longest tenured broadcaster with a single team in professional sports. He was nattily attired in his usual long-sleeved shirt and tie despite the 95 F heat.
Joe Blanton (7-2) pitched the 10th to get the victory.
Boone Logan (2-5) took the loss in relief.
The Dodgers provided plenty of drama for Scully to describe.
Corey Seager homered with two outs in the ninth off Adam Ottavino, tying the game three all. It was the rookie's 190th hit of the season to go with a single in the first and triple in the seventh.
Several Dodgers tipped their helmets or saluted toward Scully in his booth before stepping into the box for their first at-bats.
Some of Scully's 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.
Scully spoke at the end of the game, thanking the fans. His tenure in L.A. ended with a recording of him singing, Wind Beneath My Wings.