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Tiebreakers to Decide NL Central, NL West

Tiebreakers to Decide NL Central, NL West

The Dodgers and Rockies are both coming into game 163 off double digit victories. 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 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. From great pitching performances to slugfests, they outscored their opponents 71-24 in the last 10 games. The victor of today's game will host the Atlanta Braves in the NLDS starting on Thursday. The Dodgers offense was impressive in their 15-0 win over the Giants, scoring seven runs via timely hits here and there before finally hitting their first home run of the game. His ERA in that time is 5.68, while his night ERA is far better at 2.33.

The Rockies will throw German Marquez at the Dodgers who has had success against the Dodger blue in 2018.

Jose Quintana (13-11, 4.09 ERA) will start for the Cubs on Monday.

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If there was some concern for the Dodgers, it would lie with Kenley Jansen surrendering back-to-back home runs before recording an out in the ninth.

The Rockies forced their way into that playoff for the NL West title by routing Washington 12-0 on Sunday.

Walker Buehler spoke with plenty of confidence in terms of how he would fare Monday, and then went out and backed that up to help lead the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 5-2 win over the Colorado Rockies that clinched a sixth consecutive National League West title. Buehler has never pitched in a playoff game so this is as close as it can get without technically being a playoff game.