The NL West winner advances to a best-of-five Division Series against Atlanta starting Thursday, and the NL Central winner moves on to a Division Series against the winner of Tuesday's wild card game - between the second-place teams in the West and Central.
The NL Division Series presented by Doosan will begin on Thursday with the NL Central Champion Milwaukee Brewers hosting the NL Wild Card Game victor at 5:07 p.m. (ET)/4:07 p.m. (CT) on FS1 from Miller Park.
Any tiebreakers would be one-game matchups Monday. The silky-smooth slugger stalled in his bid for the league's first Triple Crown in decades, but he starred once again as the Brew Crew captured the biggest prize of the day. The Brewers haven't announced their starter.
Start times for a potential Game 4 at Coors Field on Monday and a potential Game 5 in Milwaukee on October 10 will be announced at a later time. He is hitting.323, giving him a huge lead in the batting race.
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Cubs skipper Joe Maddon says in many ways the fact that the 162-game season comes down to an extra game to decide the national Central division champion shows why in his view baseball is the ideal sport. The only other two hits were singles by Javier Baez and Daniel Murphy. Yelich's 36 home runs are tied with Colorado's Trevor Story and St. Louis' Matt Carpenter, one behind Arenado.
The Tigers couldn't muster any offense for a while after scoring three runs off Zach Davies in the first on three straight RBI singles from Niko Goodrum, Jim Adduci and James McCann. Knebel appeared in five of six games down the stretch while Hader, who's most effective with at least two days rest, was deployed with just a day between appearances twice over the final two series.
Jhoulys Chacin sailed into the fifth inning with the lead, retiring 11 of his first 12 batters.
Quintana has a 4-1 record with a 2.17 ERA in six starts against Milwaukee this season.