Cubs set for tiebreaker game to settle NL Central

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

Triple Crown contender Christian Yelich and the Milwaukee Brewers at Wrigley Field.

The Dodgers were 12-7 against the Rockies in 2018. The loser will play tomorrow against the loser of the Brewers-Cubs tiebreaker game in an elimination game. Both to divvy up divisions, too.

Colorado had another impressive individual performance earlier in the week when German Marquez began a start against Philadelphia with eight straight strikeouts, tying a record.

So, it means this: These matchups are not one-and-done. Bucky Dent's pop-fly homer finished off the Red Sox in 1978. David Price threw one in the most recent one-game tiebreaker.

This time, they're all in.

The victor of the NL Central would be the top seed in the National League and hold home-field advantage through the NLCS. The Central winner would then host the WC winner in one half of the NLDS, with the West winner hosting Atlanta in the other half. We don't go home if we lose, and we get a day off if we win.

The tiebreaker losers play Tuesday at the NL Central's site to determine who advances. The Dodgers will repeat as National League Champions in convincing fashion. The Rockies shut out the Nationals in front of the home crowd, 12-0. However, not long after news of the Nationals scratching Max Scherzer, the Dodgers announced Rich Hill would instead take the ball.

The Dodgers did their part to get there, routing the San Francisco Giants to complete their first series sweep at AT&T Park since July 25-27, 2014.

Jose Quintana was scheduled to start for the Cubs, while the Brewers had yet to name a starting pitcher as of Sunday evening. The left-hander is 6-2 with a 1.60 ERA in 10 starts against Milwaukee. No matter what happens on Monday, both the Cubs and Brewers are headed to the postseason.

The Cubs put themselves in this position with a 10-5 win at home over St. Louis. It's going to be a lot of fun. He is hitting.323, giving him a huge lead in the batting race. He has 109 RBIs, tied with Arenado and two behind Javier Baez of the Cubs.

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