Rockies face Dodgers with NL West title on the line

Dodgers Dugout It all comes down to Dodgers vs. Giants

It's a scenario that hasn't been kind to them over the years.

That line is just as true over ten years later as Major League Baseball has created a flawless storm of two tiebreaking games to determine the winners of the NL Central and West divisions, the results of which will also decide the NL Wild Card game participants.

But the Cubs stormed back to score four runs in the third, four more in the fifth, then two in the sixth en route to a 10-5 win the earned them a shot at the division title.

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 tiebreakers are considered part of the regular season, and stats are counted accordingly. When they were in Brooklyn, the Dodgers finished tied with the rival Giants for the 1951 NL pennant, and then famously lost a three-game series to NY on a home run by Bobby Thomson.

When Stephen Strasburg pitched Saturday, he held the Rockies to two runs. That game will be played at 3:09 CT on Monday in Los Angeles.




Colorado was ahead 9-0 at home against Washington in the eighth on two home runs by Nolan Arenado. And because both teams atop the Central have the best records in the NL, the loser of Monday's early game will host the Wild Card.

It might not have quite the same drain as the opening rounds of the NCAA tournament, but Monday's one-game divisional playoffs are going to put a serious dent in workplace productivity. The last one was in 2013 for the second AL wild card - the Rays beat the Rangers 5-2.

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.

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. His career average is.248. The Dodgers defeated the Braves in the 2013 NLDS. A Rockies win will be the team's first-ever division crown. The postseason will be a chance for a wide audience to see star rookie Ronald Acuna Jr., who showed off his talent Sunday with a leaping catch high against the wall in left field on a drive by Philadelphia's Carlos Santana.

The Rockies will counter with German Marquez. He set a franchise record by striking out the first eight batters he faced in his last start against the Phillies. On Saturday, however, the Nationals announced that Erick Fedde would start instead, citing Scherzer's workload and the fact that both Colorado and Los Angeles had already clinched playoff spots.

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