If the Rockies win, they will advance to the division series against the Milwaukee Brewers and they would play afternoon games on Thursday and Friday. Brewers starter Jhoulys Chacin allowed a run on one hit in 5 & ⅔ innings - while Corey Knebel picked up the win in relief, pitching a scoreless seventh inning.
The loser of the Rockies-Dodgers game will travel to play the loser of the Brewers-Cubs game in the National League Wild Card game on Tuesday night. There's also this: Happ has been lights out against the Red Sox, who await the wild-card victor in an AL Division Series. Severino allowed three runs and got just one out in last year's wild-card game against Minnesota before NY rallied for an 8-4 victory.
With the win, not only do the Brewers win the division, but they ended the regular season with the best record in the National League and will have home-field advantage throughout at least the National League playoffs.
The game was tied at 1 before Milwaukee opened the eighth with three straight hits. They had the higher expectations coming into the season and have the much higher payroll. When it was over, Hader wrapped his arms around catcher Erik Kratz as the rest of the Brewers poured out of the dugout.
Scott Oberg, the sixth Colorado pitcher, fanned Kris Bryant for the final out of the 12th and then struck out the side in the 13th to end the longest postseason game in Wrigley Field history.
"We could hear 'em, we could really hear them and we fed off of that", Yelich said.
Yelich also heard repeated "MVP!" chants when he singled in each of his first three at-bats. But Rizzo led off with a massive drive to right for his 25th homer, tying it 1.
Freeland was damn near untouchable on Tuesday night, surrendering four hits and a walk in 6.2 innings of shutout work.
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