On Monday, two tiebreaker games will be played in order to determine who is the rightful division champion in the National League Central and West divisions.
The National League West is so competitive that after the grueling 162-game season that baseball throws at every franchise, it's tied in the NL West and a game No. 163 tiebreaker is needed to reveal a division title victor.
LAST 10 GAMES: Dodgers: 7-3, .282 batting average, 2.93 ERA, outscored opponents by 24 runs.
The Dodgers clinched baseball's final playoff berth by beating the Giants 10-6 on Saturday and celebrated with champagne in the visiting clubhouse - then all attention turned to winning another division crown.
For the Dodgers, they will send Walker Buehler to the mound and with no disrespect to Clayton Kershaw, Buehler has been the Dodgers best pitcher this season. They finished the season on a four-game losing streak.
Marquez comes into the game 2-0 against the Dodgers this year. He has 109 RBIs, two behind leader Javier Baez of the Cubs, and Yelich's 36 home runs are one behind Nolan Arenado of the Rockies. The Dodgers and Giants each won five games at Dodger Stadium, and have split their first eight games at AT&T Park. "I know the seven guys behind me will make plays". Keep the Dodgers out of October baseball and play as many games this season and they will.
The Brewers likewise got out to an early lead, getting two in the first inning before rolling to an 11-0 win over the Tigers. Buehler last started against the Rockies on September 19th and Buehler allowed just two unearned runs in six innings while striking out a career-high twelve batters.
He also lost a 3-1 decision in LA in June when Matt Kemp and Enrique Hernandez took him deep. Buehler has posted a 2.76 ERA and 0.98 WHIP in his first full big league season. Each team has won nine times.