The Los Angeles Dodgers wrapped up the National League West title with a 5-0 win over the Colorado Rockies on Saturday night at Dodger Stadium.
The loss means the Rockies will be the NL wild-card team and open the Division Series on Wednesday at Citizens Bank Park.
The Rockies rallied at the end of the season but might have lost pitcher Jorge DeRosa wit a groin injury last night and also have a number of players battling the flu.
"Going to Philadelphia, you know you are going to have to beat one of the best teams. Our guys are excited about that," manager Jim Tracy said after the game.
Here is a look at how the two teams matched up this season:
Season series: Phillies won, 4-2
At home: Phillies won two of three, Aug. 4-6
Quick recap: The streaking Rockies came to Philly and took the first game, 8-3, as Garrett Atkins drove in four runs and Jamie Moyer struggled. In the second game, J.A. Happ pitched his second shutout of the season in a 7-0 win, with a career-high 10 strikeouts. Cliff Lee made his home debut a winner in a 3-1 victory, allowing a run and six hits, with nine strikeouts over seven innings.
On the road: Phillies won two of three, April 10-12
Quick recap: The freshly minted World Series champions got a rude beginning at Coors Field as Cole Hamels lasted just 3 2/3 innings and gave up seven runs in his season debut, a 10-3 loss. In the second game, the Phillies pounded out 15 hits and scored seven two-out runs for an 8-4 win, despite Brett Myers allowing three home runs. Matt Stairs' two-run, pinch-hit homer in the ninth lifted the Phillies to a 7-5 win in the finale.
Recent playoff history: The Rockies swept the Phillies in three games in the National League Division Series in 2007.
PHILLIES' HOT BATS VS. ROCKIES
Chase Utley: .421, 8-for-19, 1 HR, 4 RBI
Jayson Werth: .391, 9-for-23, 2 HR, 8 RBI
Raul Ibanez: .304, 7-for-23, 1 HR, 2 RBI
Pedro Feliz: .350, 7-for-20, 1 HR, 5 RBI
ROCKIES' HOT BATS VS. PHILLIES
Dexter Fowler: .429, 9-for-21, 1 HR, 3 RBI
Ryan Spillborghs: .348, 8-for-23, 0 HR, 3 RBI
Garrett Atkins: .304, 7-for-23, 3 HR, 8 RBI
PHILS' COLD BAT VS. ROCKIES
Ryan Howard: .250, 6-for-24, 0 HR, 4 RBI
ROCKIES' COLD BATS VS. PHILS
Todd Helton: .190, 4-for-21, 0 HR, 4 RBI
Clint Barmes: .190, 4-for-21, 1 HR, 3 RBI
PHILS' HOT ARMS VS. ROCKIES
Cliff Lee: 1-0, 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 H, 9 K
*Brad Lidge: 0-0, 4 IP, 0 ER, 2 H, 4 K
*Ryan Madson: 1-0, 3 IP, 0 ER, 1 H, 4 K
J.A. Happ: 1-0, 11 IP, 0 ER, 5 H, 11 K
ROCKIES' HOT ARM VS. PHILS
Jason Marquis: 1-0, 7 IP, 2 ER, 5 H, 2 K
PHILS' COLD ARM VS. ROCKIES
Cole Hamels: 0-1, 3, 7 IP, 11 H, 1 K
ROCKIES' COLD ARMS VS. PHILS
*Huston Street: 0-1, 1 IP, 3 ER, 5 H, 1 K
*Manny Corpas: 0-0, 1 IP, 2 ER, 5 H, 1 K
* - Relief pitcher.