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The Brewers won the division for the first time since 2011, with a 3 to 1 victory over the Chicago Cubs in the NL Central tiebreaker game Monday night.

The victor will claim the division title and the top seed in the NL playoffs, while the loser will host the Colorado Rockies or Los Angeles Dodgers in the NL Wild Card Game Tuesday. But if there is still a tie atop the NL Central come the conclusion of action Sunday night, where would a Brewers-Cubs Game 163 take place?

Christian Yelich's Brewers won the NL Central.

After spending much of the past month frantically chasing, catching and surpassing the Cubs, an extra day off also provided the Brewers a chance to clear their heads for what they hope is a deep playoff run.

Cole Hamels didn't pitch in Monday's game, but he was still able to lend his perspective to Arcia's big game.

The bullpen held the Tigers scoreless over the final three innings after a few shaky moments in the middle of the game.

The Brewers did not announce their starter until Monday morning.

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Robin Yount, Milwaukee's two-time AL MVP and Hall of Famer, was on hand to cheer for Yelich.

Yelich walked and scored on Jesus Aguilar's single in the first, struck out swinging in the third and fifth and was walked intentionally in the seventh as the fans booed the move.

"If we didn't turn it around, we wouldn't be going to Chicago", Counsell said.

Hendriks (0-1) will be just the fourth pitcher to start a playoff game after a regular season of no wins, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

They'll return to Miller Park on Wednesday day for a light workout, then get right back to business Thursday afternoon.

Arenado homered twice and Charlie Blackmon hit for the cycle as the Rockies roughed up Washington 12-0.

"I just went with what was feeling good tonight and I got ahead and I ended up spinning one up there". The 29-year-old Colombian's last win came against the Brewers on September 11, but he has allowed two or fewer runs in seven of his last eight outings.