So there's a lot at stake when the first pitch is tossed at 12:05 p.m. Monday.
The five-time AL All-Star with the Cleveland Indians (2004, 2007, 2009), the Boston Red Sox (2010) and the Tigers (2014) played his final came of his 16-year major league career September 22 when he started in Detroit against Kansas City. Both to divvy up divisions, too.
"It's gonna be a fun game against a good team", Freeland said.
Manager Joe Maddon and the Chicago Cubs insist they still have plenty left to make another deep run in the postseason.
The Los Angeles Dodgers and Colorado Rockies are all even in the NL West. The loser moves on to the one-game wild card game. And the Cubs have certainly won their share of elimination games the past four seasons.
So, it means this: These matchups are not one-and-done. The Brewers advance to the National League Division Series - and will host game one in the best-of-five series Thursday night at Miller Park.
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When you're scoring as many goals as he is - 40, 50 or 60 goals a season - as a striker, I want to try and match that. They should fancy their chances, too. 'Barcelona might play better than Real Madrid did last season.
Tickets for the division series tiebreaker game go on sale HERE beginning at 7:30 p.m. Sunday. "You're so focused on those big guys - your 2-3-4-5 guys".
"I didn't really know what to do", Yelich said. The AL Wild Card Game victor will square off against the AL East Champion Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park at 7:32 p.m. (ET). The Brewers strung together four straight hits in a three-run fourth, capped by Kratz's two-run single. The Nationals scratched ace Max Scherzer in a game with no meaning for them and started rookie Erick Fedde.
Jose Quintana has another chance to justify the blockbuster trade that brought him to the Cubs a year ago. He's 6-2 with a 1.60 ERA in 10 starts against Milwaukee.
"Pretty spectacular season for them", Maddon said of the Brewers. "It's going to be a great environment tomorrow at Wrigley".
"We'll be ready. This team has responded all year", said Anthony Rizzo, who homered for Chicago's run.
Ryan Braun supplied two hits, two runs and two RBIs, while Orlando Arcia also drove in two runs.
The Cubs led St. Louis late in their game.