PHOENIX -- Should the regular season end in a tie for the National League West, the Dodgers would host the D-backs for a one-game playoff on Monday, Sept. 29. Major League Baseball did its annual coin flip to determine the site of a possible tiebreaking game, and Los Angeles won the toss. Los Angeles would host Arizona for a 163rd game at Dodger Stadium to determine the NL West champion. Last season, the Padres and Rockies played a 163rd game at Coors Field in Denver -- a one-game playoff for a Wild Card berth -- with the Rockies victorious in a 9-8, 13-inning game that was the start of an eventual World Series run for Colorado.
The D-backs currently trail the Dodgers by 3 1/2 games in the NL West standings with 17 games left in the season for Arizona, and 16 for Los Angeles.
Mike Ritter is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.