Cubs set for tiebreaker game to settle NL Central

The Rockies Nolan Arenado celebrates at second base in front of the Nationals’ Trea Turner

The Rockies Nolan Arenado celebrates at second base in front of the Nationals’ Trea Turner

The last team to win a tiebreaker game and go on to win the World Series is the 1978 Yankees. The victor of today's game will host the Atlanta Braves in the NLDS starting on Thursday. As the Dodgers defeated the Giants 15-0, both end Sunday still tied for the NL West lead.

The Rockies have a much happier (and shorter) history with these games.

Game 163 will be played at Dodgers Stadium after beating the Rockies 12 times to seven losses this season.

This year is a little different.

The winners of the respective contests will be crowned division champs, while the losers will turn around to play in the Wild Card game the following evening.

The Brewers did not announce their starter until Monday morning.

Cubs and Brewers to play for division title at Wrigley Field on Monday at 12:05 p.m.

At least Joe Maddon's team got a taste of the pressure on Sunday when they had to win to just get the shot on Monday. The Cubs beat the Cardinals, 10-5, in their season finale Sunday behind big hits from Willson Contreras, Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo and Ben Zobrist, which could've clinched the division for Chicago had Milwaukee faltered Sunday. The Brewers fell as many as six games behind, but charged home with a 19-7 September record that included four wins in six head-to-head meetings with the Cubs.

"We know what's at stake".

Charlie Blackmon -.267 batting average against Buehler with one home run and three RBI's.

Cubs players on this team are used to this, having played in three-straight National League Championship Series and winning the World Series in 2016.

"It's been a long but great season", said outfielder Kyle Schwarber of 2018.

October baseball is about to begin with Game No. 163 on Monday.

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