Cubs to host Brewers for NL Central tiebreaker game

The Rockies Nolan Arenado celebrates at second base in front of the Nationals’ Trea Turner

The Rockies Nolan Arenado celebrates at second base in front of the Nationals’ Trea Turner

It's on to Game 163 for the two NL West foes.

Los Angeles looks to capture its sixth-straight NL West title. If those are the results on Sunday then the Rockies win the division and the Dodgers travel to either Chicago or Milwaukee for Tuesday's Wild Card game. The Dodgers completed a three game sweep of the Giants and the Rockies won two of three against the Nationals.

So barring a monster comeback in one of these games, there will be a tiebreaker to determine the National League West champion Monday in L.A. The loser will play tomorrow against the loser of the Brewers-Cubs tiebreaker game in an elimination game. So they'll maintain expanded rosters and all the stats count, which could be a big deal with several statistical leaders in action Monday.

The Cubs won the NL wild card in 1998 by beating San Francisco 5-3 in a one-game playoff. He is also 3-3 with a 2.12 ERA at home in 12 appearances. He finished the season with a.247 batting average - the same figure he had in each of the previous three years. The Dodgers defeated the Braves in the 2013 NLDS. The Rockies were similarly impressive, defeating the Washington Nationals 12-0 at Coors Field. Charlie Blackmon hit for the cycle with a triple in the first inning, a homer in the third, a single in the fifth and a double in the eighth. On Saturday, however, the Nationals announced that Erick Fedde would start instead, citing Scherzer's workload and the fact that both Colorado and Los Angeles had already clinched playoff spots.

Two young hard-throwing right-handed pitchers will take the mound Monday when Los Angeles hands the ball to Walker Buehler and the Rockies counter with German Marquez, who has two wins and a no-decision in three starts against the Dodgers this season.

Recommended News

  • Remnants Of TS Kirk To Begin Affecting Jamaica Sunday

    Remnants Of TS Kirk To Begin Affecting Jamaica Sunday

    Forecasters said the storm will likely lose its organization and be downgraded to a tropical depression by early Saturday. Officials in the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe closed schools on Thursday and Friday as a preventive measure.
    Kate Middleton is 'immensely jealous' of Prince William

    Kate Middleton is 'immensely jealous' of Prince William

    That is to say, the Duchess is sending subtle messages to let the world know that she can handle doing her own stuff. However, there is also a buzz of Meghan breaking a royal protocol by shutting the car's door on her own.
    Israel Warns Russia Over 'Dangers' Of Supplying Syria With Advanced Air Defenses

    Israel Warns Russia Over 'Dangers' Of Supplying Syria With Advanced Air Defenses

    Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said Moscow had in the past obliged Israel by refraining from providing Syria with the S-300.
  • Eden Hazard: 'I am happy for Daniel Sturridge'

    Eden Hazard: 'I am happy for Daniel Sturridge'

    Of course, Sturridge used to play for Chelsea so his muted celebration was clearly a sign of respect. The new manager has come in and we are enjoying playing with him and I'm happy I stayed.
    Jose Mourinho tells Paul Pogba he will never captain Manchester United again

    Jose Mourinho tells Paul Pogba he will never captain Manchester United again

    Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has backed Jose Mourinho despite the club's indifferent start to the season. Former Premier League midfielder Craig Burley says Mourinho made the right call taking away his leadership responsibilities.
    Fortnite Season 6 Update Removes A Bunch Of Weapons

    Fortnite Season 6 Update Removes A Bunch Of Weapons

    Full details regarding the new features, performance fixes and more can be found in Epic's patch notes for version 6.00. You can't use your weapons when you are invisible, though, which only works when you are stationary.
  • Lindsey Graham drops ferocious warning to Dems on their future SCOTUS nominees

    Lindsey Graham drops ferocious warning to Dems on their future SCOTUS nominees

    Several women in the audience stood up when Ford finished testifying after more than four hours and said loudly, "Thank you , Dr. Kavanaugh has strongly and categorically denied that he has ever committed sexual assault or sexual misconduct.
    Full Facts, No Spin — FBI’s Kavanaugh Investigation

    Full Facts, No Spin — FBI’s Kavanaugh Investigation

    Immediately after NBC's story was published on Saturday, commentators and activists immediately began sending the story to Sen. The FBI is expected to produce a final report for the White House, which the administration will then give to the Senate.
    Barcelona player ratings vs Leganes: Messi and Co. shocked by the hosts

    Barcelona player ratings vs Leganes: Messi and Co. shocked by the hosts

    Surprisingly, Leganes stunned the champions 2-1 in a midweek La Liga match despite Phillipe Coutinho giving the visitors the lead. We're coming from a season when it was hard to score against us and now it's taking very little for [the opposition] to score.
  • Ryder Cup: Europe roars back in afternoon sessions

    Ryder Cup: Europe roars back in afternoon sessions

    Jordan Spieth rolled in a testy 3-footer for par at the 18th hole to close out a 1-up victory over Paul Casey and Tyrrell Hatton. Fortunately for Woods and Reed, their teammates picked them up as the USA took a 3-1 lead after the morning session.
    Search for Maddox Ritch comes to tragic end

    Search for Maddox Ritch comes to tragic end

    The boy's mother, Carrie Ritch, spoke publicly for the first time since her son's disappearance in a heartbreaking plea. The FBI previously said it had evidence Maddox was at the park Saturday, but did not specify what that evidence was.

    1600 men say they believe Christine Blasey Ford in full-page newspaper ad

    Kavanaugh and Ford were the only witnesses invited to testify before the panel of 11 Republicans - all men - and 10 Democrats. However, he has said he would listen to what Ford has to say at the hearing and, if persuaded, could withdraw the nomination.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.