Chicago Cubs vs. Milwaukee Brewers Game 163

National League playoff picture needs two tiebreaker games

Brewers top the Tigers 11-0

The Cubs will send ace Jon Lester (18-6, 3.32 ERA) to the mound, hoping to keep their season going after a 3-1 loss to Milwaukee for the NL Central championship at Wrigley Field on Monday.

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.

Meanwhile, the Cubs are now in a one game wild card playoff scenario tomorrow versus the Colorado Rockies.

The victor of Monday's NL West Division tiebreaker between the Colorado Rockies and the Los Angeles Dodgers will face the Milwaukee Brewers on Thursday.

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Two tiebreakers on the same day for the first time in major league history.

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"But for me the most important thing was that in the second half we played and we showed character". We were handicapped against Barcelona after conceding after one minute.

The loser of the Rockies-Dodgers game will travel to play the loser of the Brewers-Cubs game in the National League Wild Card game on Tuesday night.

Colorado was ahead 7-0 at home against Washington in the seventh on homers by Nolan Arenado, Charlie Blackmon and David Dahl.

"It's been incredible. Getting traded to a new organization, contending for the first time and what he's done has just been - it's been fun to watch", Anthony Rizzo said. While the Brewers, Dodgers and Rockies easily were winning their games in blowouts, the Cubs and starting pitcher Mike Montgomery fell behind the Cardinals, 2-0, in the first inning. And they beat Washington in a grueling Division Series past year, winning Game 5 on the road.

Blackmon tripled in the first, homered in the third and singled in the fifth to help Colorado make quick work of the Nationals and force an extra game for the division crown.

They'll return to Miller Park on Wednesday day for a light workout, then get right back to business Thursday afternoon. With 109 RBIs, Yelich is two behind the Cubs' Javier Baez.

Quintana pitched around six hits in five innings, twice stranding a baserunner in scoring position.

That increased workload didn't appear to have much of an adverse impact on the group, which also led the league with a 1.98 ERA in September, including a 1.72 mark over the final 26 games.

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