Previewing Game 163 for the NL West Title

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And because both teams atop the Central have the best records in the NL, the loser of Monday's early game will host the Wild Card.

After both clubs emerged victorious by incredibly wide margins on Sunday afternoon, the two teams still stand tied at 91-71 and will face off in a one-game play-in on Monday in LA. Coming into the game, the Dodgers swept the Giants in San Francisco and the Rockies stumbled into Chavez Ravine with a tough series versus the Nationals.

The Cubs own a 11-8 advantage in the season series with the Brewers.

Turner is one of five major leaguers to play 162 games this season, joining Braves teammates Freddie Freeman and Nick Markakis, Padres shortstop Freddy Galvis and Athletics first baseman Matt Olson. Momentum clashes with dominance, however, as Jose Quintana will be on the hill for the Cubs, and he has been fantastic against the Brewers in 2018. He has been solid in September and has allowed two or fewer earned runs in four of his five starts this month.

Muncy then doubled the Dodgers lead in the fifth with another two-run blast before Buehler's RBI in the sixth made it 5-0.

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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.

As familiar as the Cubs and Brewers are with one another, Monday's game will hold extra significance.

The Dodgers, beaten by the Houston Astros in the World Series previous year, will now advance to a best-of-five divisional series against the Atlanta Braves starting in Los Angeles on Thursday. We've been battling back and forth for the last few years now.

The Cubs led St. Louis late in their game.

Milwaukee manager Craig Counsell has not yet settled on a starting pitcher for Monday's game but has the luxury of not having to use any of his top-end relievers in Sunday's lopsided victory over the Tigers.

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