It looks like there will be an NL West tiebreaker

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Now the Cubs and Brewers will meet Monday afternoon for one more game to determine which one will avoid the dreaded winner-take-all NL Wild Card Game on Tuesday night. When they were in Brooklyn, the Dodgers finished tied with the rival Giants for the 1951 NL pennant, and then famously lost a three-game series to NY on a home run by Bobby Thomson.

Colorado locked up a second straight playoff berth by beating the Nationals at home earlier Friday and the Rockies are chasing the franchise's first division title.

The Rockies will throw German Marquez at the Dodgers who has had success against the Dodger blue in 2018.

The Dodgers (90-71) assured themselves of a sixth consecutive trip to the postseason Saturday with a 10-6 victory over the San Francisco Giants. The Dodgers won hosting rights because they took the season series 12-7.

All four teams would certainly like to have as easy a time Monday as they did in Game 162. Dodgers starter Buehler owns a 2.52 ERA, striking out 85 batters in his 71.1 career innings at home. He has 109 RBIs, two behind leader Javier Baez of the Cubs, and Yelich's 36 home runs are one behind Nolan Arenado of the Rockies.

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Marquez comes into the game 2-0 against the Dodgers this year.

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Arcia went 4-for-4, scoring the Brewers' first run in the third inning and then the go-ahead run in the eighth inning when he smacked a single up the middle on an 0-2 count off Cubs reliever Justin Wilson. And some happened at AT&T Park, where tonight's game will be played. They've lost six of their last seven, including a three-game sweep last week at the hands of the Cardinals, who gained ground on the Dodgers in the process.

Kershaw and Hyun-Jin Ryu are on turn to pitch Games 1 and 2 on regular rest against the Braves.

Colorado flies to Los Angeles as one of the hottest teams in baseball, winners of nine of their last ten.

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