Victor takes the NL West: Previewing Dodgers, Rockies game No. 163


The Rockies handled business Sunday with a 12-0 win against the Nationals; however, the Dodgers also handled theirs with a monstrous 15-0 win over the Giants. Dodgers starter Buehler has thrown 31.2 innings in the day.

The Dodgers did all they could to win the NL West on Sunday. The Dodgers defeated the Braves in the 2013 NLDS. The Colorado Rockies thumped the Washington Nationals, setting the stage for the NL West showdown. Defending World Series champion Houston opens the ALDS against Cleveland.

The last time two National League teams played a game to determine a division victor was in 2009, when the Rockies defeated the Padres, 9-8, in 13 innings at Coors Field. The Nationals made a decision to skip ace Max Scherzer and instead start Erick Fedde. The Cubs are 11-8 against Milwaukee.

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Jose Quintana was scheduled to start for the Cubs, while the Brewers had yet to name a starting pitcher as of Sunday evening. On Saturday, however, the Nationals announced that Erick Fedde would start instead, citing Scherzer's workload and the fact that both Colorado and Los Angeles had already clinched playoff spots. Marquez has also dominated down the stretch with a 5-2 record with a 2.14 ERA over the final two months of the season.

Milwaukee held a 4-0 lead against visiting Detroit in the seventh on Jesus Aguilar's home run and RBI single. "Any time we play the Cubs, it's a hostile environment, especially in Wrigley Field. We're looking forward to it".

For the first time in history, MLB's regular season will conclude with two different tiebreakers, a thrilling conclusion to a topsy-turvy year across the National League. Yelich's 36 home runs are even with Colorado's Trevor Story and St. Louis' Matt Carpenter, one behind Arenado.