The Los Angeles Dodgers will win the NL Pennant - here’s why

Chicago Cubs' Anthony Rizzo claps after he scored during the third inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday Sept. 30 2018 in Chicago

Jose Quintana is likely to start for the Cubs, and Jhoulys Chacin is in line for the Brewers.

It's the famous Game 163 - the ultimate regular season drama in Major League Baseball.

The victor advances to the National League Division Series, while the loser plays in the National League Wild Card Game against the loser from the Chicago Cubs vs. Milwaukee Brewers National League Central tiebreaker game earlier Monday. The victor will clinch the division title, a spot in the National League Division Series and home-field advantage throughout the playoffs, while the loser will play in the NL Wild Game Game on Tuesday night. Chicago Cubs, and Colorado Rockies vs. Los Angeles Dodgers. No matter what happens on Monday, both the Cubs and Brewers are headed to the postseason.

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Game 163 will be played at Dodgers Stadium after beating the Rockies 12 times to seven losses this season.

Los Angeles Dodgers Brian Dozier right celebrates with Rich Hill after he hit a two-run home run against the San Francisco Giants in the third inning of a baseball game in San Francisco Sunday Sept. 30 2018

After pulling even with the Colorado Rockies atop the National League West standings on Saturday night, the Los Angeles Dodgers in some essence controlled their own destiny when it came to a potential division championship.

Bryce Harper didn't quite get there, but the slugger is today playing in his 159th game of the season, a new career high.

The NL West tiebreaker features the Dodgers and the Rockies. Both games will be broadcast on ESPN.

The tiebreaker losers play Tuesday at the NL Central's site to determine who advances. The Rockies have scored all their runs via three homers: a two-run shot by Nolan Arenado in the first, a two-run shot by Charlie Blackmon in the third and a three-run shot by David Dahl in the fifth. There is no requirement to subscribe to a service or log in with a pay TV account.




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