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Tiebreakers to Decide NL Central, NL West

Tiebreakers to Decide NL Central, NL West

The tiebreakers are considered part of the regular season, and stats are counted accordingly. Tyler Anderson was wonderful on the mound, pitching 7.2 innings of shutout baseball while giving up only four hits. The victor will be National League West Division Champs and host the Atlanta Braves in the NLDS on Thursday, while the loser gets the wild card and will play the loser of the Chicago Cubs-Milwaukee Brewers in the Wild Card Game on Tuesday.

With a win, the Colorado Rockies can do no worse than force a tie-breaking game on Monday in Los Angeles against the Dodgers to decide who wins the National League West. The Dodgers swept the San Francisco Giants, and crushed them on Sunday 15-0.

Of Colorado's 12 runs, he drove in three. "We need this the whole (bleeping) playoffs", Buehler said on the field during the celebration after the game, apologizing for the profanity.

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Buehler even helped himself offensively, hitting a single in the sixth for his first professional RBI and extending the Dodgers' lead to 5-0. The Cubs are phenomenal in the Friendly Confines of Wrigley Field this year, going 51-31, a 62.2 winning percentage.

To counter, the Rockies will send German Marquez to the mound. Allen Webster (1-0) got two outs to close the third inning, earning his first major league win since 2015. It was Dozer's fifth homer since joining the Dodgers at the trade deadline, and his 21st counting his time with the Minnesota Twins. Walker Buehler was dominant from the second the game started and the offense, albeit taking a few innings to find their groove, looked really good. The Dodgers closed out the season with 25 victories in their last 35 games. It was Arenado's NL-leading 38th, while Story hit his 37th. For the first time in his career, Jansen finished the season with an ERA above 3.00 and also worked with an ERA+ lower than anything since 2014. CarGo has had a nice bounce-back season after last year's season to forget.

J.D. Martinez hit a three-run homer in the fourth inning, and host Boston concluded the best regular season in team history with a victory over NY.

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Blackmon, 32, is now batting.289/.356/.501 with 29 home runs, 70 RBI, 119 runs scored, and 12 stolen bases in 692 plate appearances.

Helping out the Rockies cause will be a rested bullpen and a bench that has produced recently.

The National League was a horse race. Lefty Chris Rusin threw 14 pitches on Sunday and should also be available.

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The Rockies were on a roll coming into the club's second tiebreaker and first for the NL West title, having won nine of 10 since being swept at Dodger Stadium from September 17-19.