Sunday afternoon marked the final game at Dodger Stadium in Vin Scully's legendary 67-year career, and the contest against the Rockies wrapped up in just about the most dramatic way possible.
With L.A.'s magic number to win the West sitting at one game entering the day, a number of things could have happened. If they won the game, they'd clinch. If they lost and the Padres beat the Giants, the Dodgers would wrap it up. Then again, if both the Dodgers and Padres lost, they would have to wait just a bit longer to punch their postseason ticket.
But it wasn't meant to go down that path on Sunday. Corey Seager stepped up in the bottom of the ninth and hit a two-out, game-tying homer to both extend Scully's time at the mic and keep the hope of a home clinch alive. Naturally, there was a curtain call:
One inning later, utility man Charlie Culberson -- whose last homer came in 2014 as a Rockie -- sent a pitch into the left-field seats, giving the Dodgers a 4-3 win, clinching the division in the process and giving Scully an absolutely perfect final call for his Dodger Stadium career. Watch the video at the top of this post for the call.
Yes, Vin has three more games to go before he retires for good as he'll broadcast next weekend's season-ending series in San Francisco, but what transpired on Sunday was an absolutely perfect punctuation mark for an unparalleled career and presence in the game.
Thank you, Vin.