Dodgers, Rockies To Face Off In Tie-Breaker For NL West Title

Jo Caldwell
October 2, 2018

If the Rockies win Tuesday, they'll begin the NLDS Thursday at Milwaukee.

If you're looking past the NLDS already, now is the time to register for NL Championship Series tickets.

Here are three takeaways from the Dodgers' Game 163 win. So barring a monster comeback in one of these games, there will be a tiebreaker to determine the National League West champion Monday in L.A.

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.

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Colorado traveling to Los Angeles is a big deal in the game, especially considering Colorado finished 3-6 against LA in Los Angeles in 2018, while the Dodgers have won five of their last six at home.

In Los Angeles, rookie Walker Buehler will face off against German Marquez. It was the ninth cycle in the Rockies' 26-year history and the first of Blackmon's career.

The Brewers then looked to Josh Hader to shut down the Cubs in the final two innings, and the All-Star pitcher duly delivered, getting the final six outs to see Milwaukee home. It is not yet known who the Rockies will start.

As for the rules governing the extra contests, they'll be the same as for all other games in September.

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He hasn't started a postseason game since 2014 but in three total playoff outings, is 1-0 with a 2.81 ERA and 1.06 WHIP.

The Dodgers added a run in the sixth on an RBI single by Buehler. Buehler has never pitched in a playoff game so this is as close as it can get without technically being a playoff game. Marquez last faced the Dodgers all the way back on June 30th when he allowed just two hits and one earned run in eight innings.

The Dodgers, beaten by the Houston Astros in the World Series a year ago, will now advance to a best-of-five divisional series against the Atlanta Braves starting in Los Angeles on Thursday.

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