In the first game of Monday's unprecedented doubleheader, the Milwaukee Brewers will meet the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field at 1 p.m. ET. The victor will also receive home-field advantage against the NL East champion Atlanta Braves in the National League Division Series. Kyle Freeland (17-7, 2.85) starts for the Rockies, and the victor gets Milwaukee in the best-of-five Division Series starting Thursday at Miller Park.
With Milwaukee trailing 3-0, Yelich hit his 34th homer of the season in the bottom of the inning on the first pitch from Jordan Zimmerman after leadoff hitter Lorenzo Cain singled.
Joe Medwick in 1937 was the last NL player to win the Triple Crown.
When Hader came into the game with the Brewers up 3-1, Cubs Twitter already knew it was an uphill battle.
While not a postseason contest, this was Game 163 for both clubs and it meant the Brewers won the National League Central Division.More news: Tottenham v Barcelona: Harry Kane eyes Lionel Messi's scoring records
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Tickets for the division series tiebreaker game go on sale HERE beginning at 7:30 p.m. Sunday. In that scenario, the Dodgers win the division and the Rockies play in Tuesday's NL Wild Card game against the Brewers or Cubs. The Brewers strung together four straight hits in a three-run fourth, capped by Kratz's two-run single.
"To win the game and get a couple days off, to host the Division Series is very important", he said. Yelich only trails in the RBIs column - he has 109 and Javier Baez of the Cubs leads with 111.
"It's been incredible. Getting traded to a new organization, contending for the first time and what he's done has just been - it's been fun to watch", Anthony Rizzo said. Hendriks was waived off the 40-man roster in June, spent two months in the minors, then emerged in September as Oakland's go-to "opener" to cover for an injury-decimated rotation.
In six starts against them this year, Quintana is 4-1 with a 2.17 ERA.
Aguilar hit his 35th homer, connecting in the fourth off Spencer Turnbull (0-2).