The Colorado Rockies dropped into a tie with Los Angeles for the NL West lead with only one game left, routed by Stephen Strasburg, Juan Soto and the Washington Nationals 12-2 Saturday night.

Washington Nationals’ Juan Soto, back, gestures to the dugout after hitting a double to drive in two runs as Colorado Rockies first baseman Ian Desmond looks on in the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Jon Gray works against the Washington Nationals in the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Washington Nationals’ Juan Soto gestures after crossing home plate following his solo home run off Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Chad Bettis in the fifth inning of a baseball game Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Hoping to hold their one-game edge, the Rockies instead saw their winning streak end at eight. The Dodgers were 10-6 winners in San Francisco earlier to ensure the race will go down to the wire.

Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Jon Gray, right, is checked on by assistant athletic trainer Scott Gehret, back left, and pitching coach Steve Foster after facing Washington Nationals’ Adam Eaton in the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018, in Denver. Gray remained in the game. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Washington Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg, back throws to first base to put out Colorado Rockies pinch-hitter Raimel Tapia in the second inning of a baseball game Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Washington Nationals’ Trea Turner follows through with his swing after connecting for a two-run home run off Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Jon Gray in the second inning of a baseball game Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

With game No. 162 on deck, the Rockies (90-71) are attempting to accomplish something they’ve never done since entering the league in 1993: capture a division title. It won’t be an easy task, either, with Colorado expected to face NL Cy Young candidate Max Scherzer. The Dodgers plan to throw Walker Buehler against a scuffling Giants squad.

Washington Nationals’ Juan Soto grounds out against Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Jon Gray to end the top of the second inning of a baseball game Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Washington Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon throws to first base to put out Colorado Rockies’ Tony Wolters in the seventh inning of a baseball game Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Washington Nationals’ Juan Soto scores on a single hit by Wilmer Difo off Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Jake McGee in the seventh inning of a baseball game Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

If Los Angeles and Colorado finish tied, there will be a one-game tiebreaker for the West title Monday at Dodger Stadium. The loser will become a wild card.

Source: The Associated Press