National League playoff picture needs two tiebreaker games

David Freese Kiké Hernandez Manny Machado Justin Turner Los Angeles Dodgers

David Freese Kiké Hernandez Manny Machado Justin Turner Los Angeles Dodgers

The plan: another NL West crown.

Any tiebreakers would be one-game matchups Monday and would be played at Wrigley Field and Dodger Stadium.

The Cubs will now be playing for the National League Wild-Card Game Tuesday night at Wrigley Field against the victor of Monday afternoon's other Game 163 between the Dodgers and Rockies.

Tonight's game will be the last challenge for the Giants in 2018. We've been playing each game like a playoff game.

The Cubs lineup went silent from there, with only one guy reaching base (a Javy Baez single with two outs in the ninth) off Corey Knebel and Josh Hader over the final three innings.

The Dodgers are looking to push their streak of NL West championships to six straight seasons.

Rich Hill (11-5) pitched two-hit ball for seven innings to keep the playoff-bound Dodgers on a roll. Nolan Arenado belted two home runs in Colorado's 12-0 win over the Nationals at Coors Field Sunday.

Enrique Hernandez also had three hits for the Dodgers, who finished the regular season with 13 wins in their last 17 games.

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Now, on to game No. 163. Roberts said "that's probably the way it looks like" when asked if that is the plan. The Dodgers won hosting rights because they took the season series 12-7.

Chris Taylor drew a walk from Andrew Suarez (7-13) to begin the game, Turner followed with an RBI double and the rout was on. Dozier's drive and a two-run double by Kemp highlighted a seven-run third inning.

Buehler will face a Giants team that had its best offensive showing against Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw on Saturday. He completed a 5-0 September and won for the sixth time in seven outings beginning August 24.

Joe Panik and Evan Longoria got the only hits, a pair of singles, for the Giants, who went 5-21 in September.

Hill's curveball has been clicking in recent weeks since he tweaked his delivery with a grip adjustment. As for the validity of said note, well, I'm not making any guarantees. ". He understood how important this game was".

Out of all six appearances, this one feels the most unique as the Los Angeles Dodgers are coming off of a heartbreaking loss in the 2017 World Series to the Houston Astros. Dodgers starter Buehler owns a 2.52 ERA, striking out 85 batters in his 71.1 career innings at home. Manager Bruce Bochy has indicated that he would like to return next season, but the team has yet to make an announcement regarding his future. Bet the Los Angeles Dodgers -200 over the Giants.

The Dodgers out-hit the Giants 16-2.

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