Victor takes the NL West: Previewing Dodgers, Rockies game No. 163


Teams that look to carry over the offensive production from their final regular-season contests clash when the Colorado Rockies visit the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday afternoon for a one-game playoff to decide the National League West title.

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.

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.

Oakland and the Yankees hold the wild-card game Wednesday night in NY and the victor goes to Boston on Friday.

The Atlanta Braves are NL East champions and will play in the NL Division Series against. somebody.

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Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo and the Cubs begin the doubleheader drama when they host Milwaukee for the NL Central crown.

At Wrigley, lefty Jose Quintana is set to start for the Cubs. 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. They fell behind to the Cardinals 2-0 in the first inning at Wrigley Field as the Brewers were beating the Tigers at Miller Park after the first frame. Milwaukee won its seventh in a row, trouncing Detroit 11-0. "We're looking forward to it". He is hitting.323, giving him a huge lead in the batting race.

The Cubs were up 8-4 at home against St. Louis in the sixth.

The last team to win a tiebreaker game and go on to win the World Series is the 1978 Yankees.