The Colorado Rockies will visit the Los Angeles Dodgers at 4 p.m. EDT for the NL West title. The tiebreakers were game 163 of the regular season and Arenado's homer counted in the totals. 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.
The Rockies, who are in thepostseason in back-to-back years for the first time in franchise history, will attempt to keep their season alive Tuesday night at Chicago's Wrigley Field against the Cubs in the NL wild-card game.
Pitcher Walker Buehler will start for the Dodgers, facing off against fellow right-hander German Marquez for the Rockies. The last time these two teams met, the Dodgers swept them in a three-game series at Chavez Ravine, igniting a comeback to get the team to this very point.
Buehler is 7-5 with a 2.76 ERA and 0-1 with a 2.61 ERA in five starts against Colorado.
Rockies catcher Chris Iannetta reacts after striking out against the Dodgers' Walker Buehler in the sixth inning on Monday at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles.
It wasn't the first time Major League Baseball needed to add an extra contest to its 162-game schedule to decide which team would be a division champ.
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Lorenzo Cain hit a go-ahead single in the eighth inning to help Milwaukee to its eighth straight win and home-field advantage throughout the NL playoffs. Dahl has six home runs in his last seven games and 15 RBI's.
Both the Rockies and Dodgers are 90-71.
"I understand the integrity of the game, but both teams are in it, so I got to take care of my player". We also saw the velocity take a little while to come back, just like previous starts where he sat in the low-90s to begin with, before getting back into the mid-90s. That was the first hit allowed by six Oakland relievers and the first hit by the Angels since the third inning. All four teams won their games Sunday afternoon, setting up the chaos to come.
The tiebreaker is considered a regular-season game, allowing both teams to use the expanded rosters, which went into effect September 1.
The Dodgers' 10-6 win Saturday over the San Francisco Giants assured them of making the playoffs and factored heavily in the Nationals' decision not to start Scherzer on regular rest Sunday.
Buehler did not allow Colorado to record a hit until there was one out in the sixth. In five appearances against the Rockies this year, Buehler is 0-1 with 33 strikeouts and 11 earned runs.