With the Brewers facing the Cubs for the NL Central title (1:05 ET, ESPN) and the Rockies and Dodgers squaring off for the NL West crown (4:09 ET, ESPN), baseball will have two one-game tiebreakers in the same season for the first time. The victor of Monday's matchup will clinch the division title and advance to National League Divisional Series against the Braves with home-field advantage.
If they want to continue playing in the postseason, the Rockies now have to play the Chicago Cubs in Wrigley Field tomorrow night - in Game 164 - to win the Wild Card.
Los Angeles won 5-2, getting loud, two-run home runs from Cody Bellinger and Max Muncy off starter German Marquez. Arenado and Carlos Gonzalez are each 3-for-10 against Buehler, who is 0-1 with a 2.61 ERA in five starts versus Colorado in 2018.
Rockies catcher Chris Iannetta reacts after striking out against the Dodgers' Walker Buehler in the sixth inning on Monday at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles.
The Rockies have still yet to win a division title. Dahl has six home runs in his last seven games and 15 RBI's.
The Dodgers were given a scare when closer Kenley Jansen was pounded for home runs by Nolan Arenado and Trevor Story in the ninth with no outs.
The Dodgers' fourth-inning rally started with a small Rockies mistake that mushroomed into a enormous one.
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So give him a little slack. "This is a very, very hard moment that most people would never understand what this is about". He had held out the entire preseason and even practice this week, though he had been playing in regular season games.
"Obviously it's not do or die", Los Angeles manager Dave Roberts told reporters, "but obviously it's a must-win game".
You'll remember one of the highlights of last season was when Turner hit for the cycle in the very same ballpark, and tonight just added to his impressive Coors resume.
The Rockies countered with one - count 'em - one hit off Buehler, a single by Charlie Blackmon to break up Buehler's no-hitter in the sixth.
The tiebreaker is considered a regular-season game, allowing both teams to use the expanded rosters, which went into effect September 1. The Dodgers are the 2-seed and face the Atlanta Braves.
Buehler, the starting pitcher, helped himself in the sixth inning at the plate while he dominated from the mound.
The Rockies forced their way into that playoff for the NL West title by routing Washington 12-0 on Sunday. He ended up missing five games.
Bellinger got the Dodgers' offense going with a two-run home run in the fourth inning, his 25th of the season. 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.