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Scully's home finale could see LA crowned

Cardinals, Cubs clash in final regular-season matchup; Jays face Yankees
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For the final time in his 67-year career, Vin Scully will be behind the mic at Dodger Stadium. The legendary broadcaster, who is retiring after this season, will call his last Dodgers home game today as the club looks to clinch the National League West.

A win over the Rockies or a Giants loss to the Padres in San Diego will hand the Dodgers their fourth consecutive division title. Scully will then finish his career by calling LA's three-game series at San Francisco next weekend.

For the final time in his 67-year career, Vin Scully will be behind the mic at Dodger Stadium. The legendary broadcaster, who is retiring after this season, will call his last Dodgers home game today as the club looks to clinch the National League West.

A win over the Rockies or a Giants loss to the Padres in San Diego will hand the Dodgers their fourth consecutive division title. Scully will then finish his career by calling LA's three-game series at San Francisco next weekend.

Scully's final game at Chavez Ravine is just one of many contests worth tuning in for today with a number of games featuring major playoff implications, including a pair of matchups between contenders: Cardinals at Cubs and Yankees at Blue Jays. Fans can catch all the action streaming live on MLB.TV.

MLB.TV Premium has returned with the same features as last year, and is only $3.99 for the rest of the season. This package has the best value and provides access to more than 400 devices and a free subscription to the MLB.com At Bat Premium app (a $19.99 value). It offers the best picture quality ever -- a new 60 frames per second -- for supported devices.

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Here's what to watch for throughout the day (all times in ET):

Dodgers chase division title in Scully's final home game: COL@LAD, 4:10 p.m.
Today's game at Dodger Stadium won't lack for headlines. Not only are the Dodgers eyeing an NL West title but Scully will step into the booth at Dodger Stadium for the last time before retiring at the end of the season.

"I'm trying very hard not to think about me," Scully said. "I want to think about the game and the importance of the game. When it's all over, my family will be here, and I'll probably go and sit with them for a little while."

Southpaw Tyler Anderson will take the mound for the Rockies, while Dodgers right-hander Brandon McCarthy comes off the disabled list to take Rich Hill's turn in the rotation. Hill was scratched from his scheduled start due to concerns about the blister that kept him out a month earlier this year. With the division nearly secured, the Dodgers are afforded the luxury of resting Hill in advance of what they hope will be a long playoff run.

Stat that matters: The Dodgers are batting just .220 against left-handed pitchers this season, which is the lowest average in the Majors.

Video: Past and present Dodgers pay tribute to Vin Scully

Cards, Cubs wrap season series: STL@CHC, 8:08 p.m.
The Cardinals climbed closer to an NL Wild Card spot on Saturday, further delaying the Cubs march to 100 wins with a crucial victory at Wrigley Field. Today's matchup is the final regular-season matchup between these division rivals; the season series is even at nine wins apiece.

St. Louis has bounced in and out of a playoff spot for much of the month, competing with the Mets and Giants. Besting the NL's top team in today's finale could go a long way toward securing a place in the one-game playoff.

"Every game is a big game," Cardinals outfielder Randal Grichuk said. "You see the Mets and the Giants, they've got easy schedules. We can't afford to lose a series."

This series finale features a marquee pitching matchup between NL Cy Young Award candidate Jon Lester and Cardinals right-hander Carlos Martinez. Lester has been dominant at Wrigley Field this season, going 9-2 with a 1.86 ERA.

Stat that matters: Lester is eight innings shy of reaching 2,000 for his career and nine from his eighth 200-inning campaign.

Video: STL@CHC: Lester discusses Ross, Cubs staying loose

MLB.TV Premium subscribers get the Mosaic View -- split screen or quad, available on PC or Mac only. That always comes in handy, especially when scoreboard-watching looms. MLB.TV Premium and MLB.TV Single Team subscribers both enjoy HD and both will get real-time highlights and player stats automatically loaded moments after they occur (only for the game you are watching with MLB.TV Single Team, and for all games with MLB.TV Premium).

Chad Thornburg is a reporter for MLB.com.

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.