The last NL player to win the Triple Crown was Joe Medwick in 1937 for the Cardinals.
If you're looking past the NLDS already, now is the time to register for NL Championship Series tickets. The Dodgers completed a three game sweep of the Giants and the Rockies won two of three against the Nationals.
Earlier Monday, the Cubs lost the NL Central tie-breaker game to the Milwaukee Brewers 3-1.
To top it off, Walker Buehler thought it would be great to add to his one-hitter by adding an RBI single to right field to drive in Kiké Hernandez in the 6th before getting taken out of the game in the 7th to a standing ovation from the Dodger Stadium crowd.
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Marquez comes into the game 2-0 against the Dodgers this year. 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. The Rockies have scored all their runs via three homers: a two-run shot by Nolan Arenado in the first, a two-run shot by Charlie Blackmon in the third and a three-run shot by David Dahl in the fifth. He finished the regular-season with an 8-5 record and a 2.62 ERA.
Buehler did not allow Colorado to record a hit until there was one out in the sixth. The first two came off Erick Fedde, who lasted only four innings and threw 64 pitches before he was pulled.
As for the rules governing the extra contests, they'll be the same as for all other games in September. He also faced the Braves in that 2013 series, allowing four runs in three innings in his only start.
The Rockies have still yet to win a division title. Buehler has never pitched in a playoff game so this is as close as it can get without technically being a playoff game. The victor of Monday's matchup will clinch the division title and advance to National League Divisional Series against the Braves with home-field advantage.