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

The Milwaukee Brewers and Los Angeles Dodgers have a chance at division championships on Sunday. More

The two clubs will play a tiebreaker, regular season game no. 163, on Monday in L.A. The bats were hot as Charlie Blackmon hit for the cycle and Nolan Arenado hit two home runs.

The Dodgers played their first tiebreaker since 1980, when they lost to Houston for the division title.

The Dodgers will host the Atlanta Braves in the best-of-five NL Division Series beginning Thursday. An exciting final day of the regular season, gets even more exciting as there will be two game 163's, a first in Major League Baseball history.

After the game, Dodgers starter Clayton Kershaw said Buehler is up to the challenge of playing under pressure.

Yasiel Puig will start in place of the heavy-hitting Matt Kemp, while Kike Hernadez will get the start at second place and bat eighth over the veteran Brian Dozier, who hit a big two-run homer yesterday. It wasn't pretty, as Los Angeles scored early and often. The Rockies pounded Washington 12-0 on Sunday and Los Angeles routed San Francisco 15-0. The Dodgers had never won more than two consecutive division titles before the current run. Fellow right-hander German Marquez will start for the Rockies.

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Anderson appeared iffy for this start after complaining of shoulder soreness that led him to be bumped from his outing last Monday.

Bellinger got the Dodgers' offense going with a two-run home run in the fourth inning, his 25th of the season. There have been plenty of games this season that could've gone Colorado's way, including an 8-5 loss in Los Angeles on August 9 where the Dodgers came back late to win. He struck out nine and walked two. Marquez has incredible numbers for the month of September.

That said, Dave Roberts is going to throw his best lineup out there. David Dahl homered for the sixth time in seven games. Arenado, Story, and Carlos Gonzalez are next. It was Arenado's NL-leading 38th, while Story hit his 37th. The 91-year-old Hall of Famer, who managed the club to its last World Series title in 1988, wore goggles to protect his eyes from the spray of alcohol. Atlanta has enjoyed a bounce-back season in which they ran away with the NL East and improved their season record exponentially from the last few years.

Helping out the Rockies cause will be a rested bullpen and a bench that has produced recently.

The National League was a horse race. Pitching in Colorado in a big game won't be an easy assignment, but if he impresses it will increase his chances of winning a rotation spot next year. The Rockies have 35 players, including 17 pitchers.

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