The Los Angeles Dodgers will win the NL Pennant - here’s why

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

CARDINALS 2, CUBS 1: Chicago wasted a solid performance by Cole Hamels in a loss at home to Miles Mikolas and the St. Louis Cardinals, leaving the NL Central title up for grabs.

The tiebreaker 163rd game, which is being held at Wrigley Field because the Cubs won the season series between the two teams, is set to begin at 12:05 p.m. CT Jose Quintana will likely start for the Cubs after Mike Montgomery took the mound Sunday.

The victory assures the Dodgers of at least a wild card berth, and they could still claim a sixth straight National League West division title.

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

Manny Machado, Matt Kemp and Max Muncy all joined the hit parade as Los Angeles left nothing to chance in Game No. 162.

Hyun-Jin Ryu (7-3) allowed one run on four hits over six innings to win his third straight start. Kemp had a two-run double and RBI single among his three hits.

So, let's take a look at some of the infamous and some of the best moments in Giants and Dodgers history where the Giants played the role of spoiler.

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So manager Dave Roberts switched from Buehler to Hill (11-5), who delivered. The lefty retired the first 10 batters in order before Joe Panik's single in the fourth. That marked the 44th splash homer by a Giants opponent, fifth by a Dodger and first by an LA player since Cody Bellinger on September 13, 2017.

Los Angeles needed a stellar showing in its final series. The Rockies won the games they should have which is good for them but the Dodgers are the best team the Rockies have played in a while.

How big is home-field advantage?

Giants: Rookie Dereck Rodriguez (6-4, 2.50) faces the Dodgers for the first time.

As first pitch approaches, something to consider in the game. The Giants will try to end a three-game skid.

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