Published: Tue, October 02, 2018
Life&Culture | By Peggy Hughes

National League playoff picture needs two tiebreaker games

National League playoff picture needs two tiebreaker games

According to ESPN's Ramona Shelburne, that decision went down very badly with the Dodgers.

The victor advances to the National League Division Series, while the loser plays in the National League Wild Card Game against the loser from the Chicago Cubs vs. Milwaukee Brewers National League Central tiebreaker game earlier Monday.

The Dodgers were 12-7 against the Rockies in 2018. Once Monday's playoff games are over, the Braves will know their opponent - it's whoever wins the NL West. Bucky Dent's pop-fly homer finished off the Red Sox in 1978. The victor at Wrigley Field gets a spot in the division series and home-field advantage throughout the NL playoffs.

"It's a game where obviously it's not do-or-die, but I think that it's a must-win game", Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said after a 15-0 rout in San Francisco.

The Dodgers did all they could to win the NL West on Sunday.

Upon stepping up to bat in the top of the first this afternoon at Coors Field, Turner officially appeared in his 162nd game of the season, and in the process became only the second player in Nationals history to reach that mark.

Milwaukee plays the Chicago Cubs on Monday for the NL Central title.

Then it is on to the World Series starting October 23. The Dodgers will repeat as National League Champions in convincing fashion. The Nationals scratched ace Max Scherzer in a game with no meaning for them and started rookie Erick Fedde. Jose Quintana is likely to start for the Cubs, and Jhoulys Chacin is in line for the Brewers. Milwaukee won its seventh in a row, trouncing Detroit 11-0. He is hitting.323, giving him a huge lead in the batting race.

The Dodgers and Rockies' regular seasons will not end after 162 games. Yelich's 36 home runs are even with Colorado's Trevor Story and St. Louis' Matt Carpenter, one behind Arenado.

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