Published: Wed, October 03, 2018
Sport | By Patty Hardy

One-game tiebreaker numbers and notes

One-game tiebreaker numbers and notes

If the Dodgers win, they'll get two days off before they face the National League East champion Atlanta Braves in a best-of-five NL Divisional Series that will start Thursday at Dodger Stadium.

The Rockies, who are in thepostseason in back-to-back years for the first time in franchise history, will attempt to keep their season alive Tuesday night at Chicago's Wrigley Field against the Cubs in the NL wild-card game.

Los Angeles won 5-2, getting loud, two-run home runs from Cody Bellinger and Max Muncy off starter German Marquez. Coming into the game, the Dodgers swept the Giants in San Francisco and the Rockies stumbled into Chavez Ravine with a tough series versus the Nationals.

Los Angeles looks to capture its sixth-straight NL West title.

"He was pretty good today", said Blackmon, who also singled in the eighth inning. Dahl has six home runs in his last seven games and 15 RBI's. 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.

In a surprising twist, Nats manager Davey Martinez revealed after the Saturday's game that Erick Fedde will start on Sunday.

Tensions were running high in Denver, Colorado on Monday despite the dramatics taking place in Los Angeles, California.

Jack Flaherty (8-9) cruised into the third inning with a 2-0 lead and retired the first two batters, but the next six hitters reached, producing four runs. Buehler did not allow a hit until the sixth inning, and in all tossed 6.2 innings of shutout ball, allowing just the one knock while striking out and walking three.

The tiebreaker is considered a regular-season game, allowing both teams to use the expanded rosters, which went into effect September 1.

Sunday will be the final time the Washington Nationals play this year, even though at the start of the year, they hoped to go further.

Anthony Rizzo scored three runs and went 4-for-4 with two doubles, two singles, one RBI and one walk to lead the Cubs' offense. "We need this the whole (bleeping) playoffs", Buehler said on the field during the celebration after the game, apologizing for the profanity.

J.D. Martinez hit a three-run homer in the fourth inning, and host Boston concluded the best regular season in team history with a victory over NY.

Marquez gave up four runs - two earned - and five hits in 4 2/3 innings. The 91-year-old Hall of Famer, who managed the club to its last World Series title in 1988, wore goggles to protect his eyes from the spray of alcohol.

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