The Los Angeles Dodgers made it a closer call than anyone expected Brett Cecil Jersey , but they're headed back to the postseason.The Dodgers clinched their sixth straight MLB playoff berth Saturday with a 10-6 win over the San Francisco Giants. Alex Wood was credited with the win after pitching 1.1 of scoreless relief. Manny Machado went 2-of-5 and gave the Dodgers a 6-5 lead with an RBI triple in the eighth.Los Angeles Dodgers DodgersThe boys in blue are heading back! #CLINCHED 9AshHnnBE3A year removed from reaching Game 7 of the World Series, the Dodgers spent most of 2018 battling to make it to October. They entered September one game out of the NL West lead and 2.5 games behind for the second wild-card slot.The Colorado Rockies led the West as late as Sept. 16. But a three-game sweep of Bud Black's team in a late-season series shifted the tide in the Dodgers' favor. Colorado has since climbed back into first place and holds a 0.5-game lead.Had the Dodgers missed the playoffs, this whole season could have been a miscalculation. The team went all-in on winning a ring in 2018, giving up elite prospects to land Machado from the Baltimore Orioles and adding David Freese from the Pittsburgh Pirates.Health has been a major issue throughout the season http://www.stlouiscardinalsteamshop.com/authentic-marcell-ozuna-jersey , with every regular starting pitcher missing time because of injury. No Dodgers pitcher has thrown more than 161.1 innings.The bats have also been shakier than expected. The Dodgers rank in the bottom half of baseball in batting average, though their on-base numbers are much better.Despite injuries and occasional hitting droughts, the Dodgers still rank second in ERA and sixth in runs scored. Their plus-176 run differential is by far the best in the National League. So while the road to get there was a little uneven, the Dodgers should be considered favorites for another World Series berth once the postseason gets underway. CARLSBAD Michael Wacha Jersey , Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers have exercised their option on Dave Roberts’ contract for 2019 while continuing to work on a long-term deal for the manager who has taken the team to consecutive World Series.Andrew Friedman, the Dodgers president of baseball operations, says the team is “optimistic about working something out long-term.”“The reason that we’ve kind of slowed down a little bit is we’ve got a lot of coaching staff decisions to make and interviews,” Friedman said Wednesday at the general manager’s meetings. “I think it speaks more to the optimism that something is going to definitely get done and allows us to kind of focus on what we need to near-term.”Roberts just finished his third season as the Dodgers’ skipper Ozzie Smith Jersey , when Los Angeles lost the World Series in five games to the Boston Red Sox. The Dodgers lost the 2017 World Series in seven games to the Houston Astros.He has led the Dodgers to seasons of 91, 104 and 92 wins, and is 287-200 overall.