After 162 games, why not one more?
In a crazy weekend that was could have determined the winners of the NL Central and NL West crowns, game 163 will instead be needed in both to finalize the outcomes.
The Chicago Cubs and Milwaukee Brewers both finished with identical 95-67 records in the Central Division, while over in the West, Colorado and Los Angeles fashioned 91-71 marks.
Thus, the Brewers will visit Wrigley Field Monday at 1:05 p.m. ET to settle the score, while the Rockies invade Chavez Ravine at 4:05 p.m. ET to tangle with the Dodgers.
The loser of the NL West game will go to Chicago or Milwaukee to face the loser of the Cubs/Brewers game in the NL Wild Card game on Tuesday.
Milwaukee has yet to announce who will start against Chicago, which will trot out Jose Quintana (13-11, 4.09 ERA). Colorado has German Marquez (14-10, 3.76 ERA) on the hill and the Dodgers will counter with fellow young phenom Walker Buehler (7-5, 2.76 ERA).