The Los Angeles Dodgers just finished a sweep of the Miami Marlins, finishing off an impressive road series against a tough opponent on offense. With the 3-2 victory on Sunday (July 16), the Dodgers pushed their current winning streak to nine games. That also helped the team increase its lead over the Arizona Diamondbacks in the National League West.

The updated MLB standings have the Los Angeles Dodgers at 64-29 on the season, 10-and-a-half games ahead of the Arizona Diamondbacks for first place in the division. That’s an impressive lead, as the Diamondbacks (53-39) and Colorado Rockies (53-41) currently hold the National League Wild Card slots.

It also shows how impressive the season has been for the Dodgers.

Are Dodgers the best team in baseball?

With a 64-29 record now, the Los Angeles Dodgers have the best record in Major League Baseball. The second-best record in the National League belongs to the Washington Nationals at 55-36, showing how much separation is developing at the top of the standings. The Dodgers may end up becoming the first team in the NL to clinch a division, especially if they win a lot of the games coming up against the Diamondbacks and Rockies.

The team with the best record in the American League is currently the Houston Astros at 62-30. The Astros are now 11 games ahead of the Boston Red Sox (51-41) for the best record in the AL, predicting that the team might not have a lot left to play for in the second half of the regular season.

Could the Astros take their foot off the gas if they can clinch the AL West in the month of August?

Could the Dodgers have both the MVP and Cy Young winner?

Due to the remarkable seasons of outfielder Cody Bellinger and starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw, it’s possible that the team could have a strong candidate to win both the MVP and the Cy Young Award.

There are a lot of games left to be played, but with how well Bellinger is hitting and how dominant that Kershaw has been on the mound, Dodgers fans have had ample reason to celebrate this season.

No matter how good the Dodgers play during the regular season, this team will have to accomplish something in the postseason before baseball fans take them seriously.

The constant jokes about Clayton Kershaw choking in the postseason could get put to bed if he can lead the Dodgers to a World Series title. First, they have to get there, though, and the Los Angeles Dodgers look like a safe bet to clinch home field advantage in the postseason very soon.