Tiebreaker double-header set for NL division titles

NL Central tiebreaker game set for Monday

Nolan Arenado later blasted a two-out home run to let field to establish a 2-0 lead for Colorado.

Blackmon almost hit for the cycle last season in May, but put on the breaks between first and second late in the ball game. He allowed only one hit over 6 2/3 innings and even drove in a run of his own at the plate.

Colorado will travel to face the Chicago Cubs, who lost the NL Central tiebreaker to the Milwaukee Brewers, in the single-elimination National League wildcard game on Tuesday.

As NL West champions, the Dodgers will open the NL Division Series at home Thursday against the Atlanta Braves.

The 24-year-old right hander was brilliant for Los Angeles in game 163.

The hidden gem in Anderson's start was his ability to pitch deep into the seventh inning to preserve the Rockies bullpen for their impending challenges.

Kershaw isn't the only one on the squad celebrating Buehler's poise.

Buehler is 7-5 with a 2.76 ERA and 0-1 with a 2.61 ERA in five starts against Colorado.

Buehler (8-5) did not give up a hit until Charlie Blackmon singled with one out in the sixth inning.

The Rockies have still yet to win a division title.

Fans of the team were hoping to see Cy Young candidate Max Scherzer out there for the final game in a last-ditch attempt to ruin someone else's playoff hopes, but the organization announced that Colorado would instead be dodging a bullet.

Despite being loaded at talent seemingly everywhere, the team simply couldn't piece together a run at another playoff berth and will head home following their matchup against the Colorado Rockies on Sunday.

The first team to win three games in the division series will advance to the best-of-seven-game National League Championship Series against the victor of the other two-team division series.

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