Yelich, Brewers top Tigers; Central tiebreaker vs Cubs to be played Monday

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But pinch-hitter Dawel Lugo turned on a 96 miles per hour inside fastball for a two-run homer to left that tied the game at 5 with nobody out in the eighth.

To make sure this game was signed, sealed and delivered, the Brewers offense came through in the eighth inning with RBI singles by Lorenzo Cain and Ryan Braun.

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Regardless of who throws the first pitches for their team in a potential Game 163, Counsell and Cubs manager Joe Maddon will have have a quick hook and virtually all options available to them out of the bullpen.

Davies and two relievers then combined to frustrate the Tigers for the next six innings, retiring 17 in a row during one stretch.

Colorado and the Cubs split six games this year, each scoring 33 runs.

"I didn't feel like it was a blowout here", Maddon said.

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Never before has a team that lost a tiebreaker got to keep playing. Kyle Freeland (17-7, 2.85) starts for the Rockies, and the victor gets Milwaukee in the best-of-five Division Series starting Thursday at Miller Park.

Anthony Rizzo got off to a slow start before going on a tear.

Though baseball is a team game, eyes will be on Javy Baez and the Milwaukee Brewers' Christian Yelich during Monday's one-game playoff at Wrigley Field for the Central title.

The Rockies face the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday in a National League Wild Card. He's 0-1 with a 2.61 ERA in those starts.

"It's a game where obviously it's not do-or-die, but I think that it's a must-win game", Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said after a 15-0 rout in San Francisco.

"I think he's equipped in so many ways to handle this, and perhaps most importantly, he's equipped with fantastic stuff and the ability to dominate big league hitters because he's such a talented pitcher", manager Aaron Boone said. The Brewers haven't announced their starter. The wins gave both teams a 95-67 record. Both these guys had exceptional second halves, with Buehler posting a 2.21 ERA and a K/BB ratio of 89/21 in 73.1 innings over 12 starts.

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