The victor will be National League West Division Champs and host the Atlanta Braves in the NLDS on Thursday, while the loser gets the wild card and will play the loser of the Chicago Cubs-Milwaukee Brewers in the Wild Card Game on Tuesday. Walker Buehler was dominant from the second the game started and the offense, albeit taking a few innings to find their groove, looked really good.
Buehler (8-5) did not give up a hit until Charlie Blackmon singled with one out in the sixth inning.
It's going to be Colorado's German Marquez against Los Angeles' Walker Buehler in the late afternoon contest.
Cody Bellinger and Max Muncy both blasted two-run homers for the Dodgers while Buehler capped a superb individual display by uncorking an RBI single which allowed Kike Hernandez to scramble home for a 5-0 lead in the sixth inning. They didn't advance a runner past second base until the ninth when Nolan Arenado and Trevor Story homered back-to-back off closer Kenley Jansen. They advanced to the World Series as the National League wild-card team in 2007. "Being able to win despite having to fight through, this is a lesson we'll carry over into the postseason.". The Dodgers and Rockies were tied for the NL West lead while the Cubs and Brewers were tied for the NL Central lead.
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"At this point, I think everybody understands the magnitude of the game", said Rockies slugger Matt Holliday, whose team trails the season series 12-7.
L.A. got a masterful one-hit performance from rookie Walker Buehler, who may or may not be nicknamed Ferris in the clubhouse, since a lot of those players might be too young to know that movie, but I digress.
Joc Pederson doubled to deep right-center leading off the fifth.
Rich Hill (11-5) pitched two-hit ball for seven innings to keep the playoff-bound Dodgers on a roll.
In the other one-game playoff held the same day, the Brewers beat the Cubs 3-1 for their first NL Central title since 2011. The Dodgers had never won more than two consecutive division titles before the current run. An exciting final day of the regular season, gets even more exciting as there will be two game 163's, a first in Major League Baseball history. He is hitting.323 in his first season with Milwaukee, locking up the first batting title in Brewers' history. The two clubs will play a tiebreaker, regular season game no. 163, on Monday in L.A.