Tiebreak games needed to settle NL Central, NL West races

Tiebreak games needed to settle NL Central, NL West races

Tiebreak games needed to settle NL Central, NL West races

The tiebreakers are considered game No. 163 of the regular season, meaning Yelich's stats - and those of Arenado and Baez - from Monday's game will count in the totals. The victor of that game will face the victor of the Brewers-Cubs game in the best-of-five NLDS. It's on to Game 163 for the two NL West foes. The loser will play tomorrow against the loser of the Brewers-Cubs tiebreaker game in an elimination game. The Dodgers offense was impressive in their 15-0 win over the Giants, scoring seven runs via timely hits here and there before finally hitting their first home run of the game.

This year is a little different.

Win or lose, all four teams will play on, either as division champions or National League wild-card teams. No matter what happens on Monday, both the Cubs and Brewers are headed to the postseason.

Los Angeles Dodgers Brian Dozier right celebrates with Rich Hill after he hit a two-run home run against the San Francisco Giants in the third inning of a baseball game in San Francisco Sunday Sept. 30 2018
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The tiebreaker 163rd game, which is being held at Wrigley Field because the Cubs won the season series between the two teams, is set to begin at 12:05 p.m. CT Jose Quintana will likely start for the Cubs after Mike Montgomery took the mound Sunday.

At least Joe Maddon's team got a taste of the pressure on Sunday when they had to win to just get the shot on Monday. Moments later, the Cubs matched Milwaukee by beating the St. Louis Cardinals 10-5 at a soggy Wrigley Field. The victor will not only win the NL Central, but will secure the best record in the National League. Milwaukee got there by crushing the Tigers 11-0 to sweep their second-straight series. "We know that. We're more than happy to have him out there".

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