Brewers, Cubs to meet in NL Central Tiebreaker Monday

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Any tiebreakers would be one-game matchups Monday and would be played at Wrigley Field and Dodger Stadium.

Just hours after the win at Wrigley Field, the Cardinals were eliminated from playoff contention when the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the San Francisco Giants 10-6. "(To win the World Series), you're gonna have to play some really tough teams at some tough moments, high intensity, high stakes". The Brewers' tiebreaker game against the Cubs on Monday (1 p.m. ET, ESPN) to decide the NL Central champion is treated like a regular-season game for statistical purposes.

The Cubs and Brewers are in this position because they each finished the season tied atop the division standings with 95-67 records. Milwaukee got there by crushing the Tigers 11-0 to sweep their second-straight series. They've been playing hard for a long period of time.

This year is a little different.

"We need to be ready to go", Yelich said.

"Just like the last couple weeks, we've approached nearly every one of these games like a do-or-die game", Brewers slugger Ryan Braun said.

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The playoff-tested Cubs are going for their third straight NL Central title. The left-hander gave up two runs, one earned, and three hits in seven innings. Anthony Rizzo had three hits for Chicago. He struck out eight, walked two and hit two batters.

Ben Zobrist singled and scored when second baseman Yairo Munoz let Javier Baez's pop fly deflect off his glove as he tried to make an over-the-shoulder basket catch in shallow right field.

Jesús Aguilar led the way with 2 hits and 3 RBI in five plate appearances.

Colorado was ahead 9-0 at home against Washington in the eighth on two home runs by Nolan Arenado.

Some valid concern might have cropped up after the Cubs lost on Saturday, 2-1, but that was against a sterling pitching performance from Miles Mikolas, and even in that, the Cubs still had mentally focused at bats, so it wasn't all that surprising to see them jump out for 10 runs Sunday.