Major League Baseball posteason explained: How the Rockies can still win the NL West

Major League Baseball posteason explained: How the Rockies can still win the NL West

The Cubs and Brewers are in this position because they each finished the season tied atop the division standings with 95-67 records.

The other four other divisions were wrapped up long before Sunday's final day of the regular season, with the Red Sox (East), Indians (Central) and Astros (West) claiming American League division titles and the Braves winning the National League East.

Chicago hosts Milwaukee on Monday afternoon and the Colorado Rockies visit the Los Angeles Dodgers as baseball holds a pair of tiebreaker games on the same day for the first time. The Brewers moved past the Tigers 11-0, while the Cubs beat the Cardinals 10-5.

The Rockies went on to defeat the Nationals 12-0. Chicago hosts Milwaukee on Monday afternoon, and the victor gets a spot in the division series and home-field advantage throughout the NL playoffs. In that scenario, the Dodgers win the division and the Rockies play in Tuesday's NL Wild Card game against the Brewers or Cubs. But based on who would be on five days rest Monday night, Jose Quintana would start for Chicago and Jhoulys Chacin would get the nod for Milwaukee.

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Meanwhile, the Cardinals are now outside looking in at the playoff picture, as their recent losing streak has pushed them one game back of the Dodgers for the second Wild Card spot in the National League.

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Triple Crown contender Christian Yelich and Milwaukee advanced to an NL Central tiebreaker against Chicago with its seventh straight win.

In Sunday's game, Yelich went 0 for 2 with two walks and scored twice. He is hitting.323 in his first season with Milwaukee, locking up the first batting title in Brewers' history. His performance on Monday will count towards his regular season stats.

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