The victor of Monday's NL West Division tiebreaker between the Colorado Rockies and the Los Angeles Dodgers will face the Milwaukee Brewers on Thursday. Chicago wouldn't go away quietly, with Anthony Rizzo knotting the game back up in the fifth with a 429 foot shot to right field.
The victor wins the Central and home-field advantage throughout the NL playoffs, while the loser gains the top wild-card spot and must play the do-or-die playoff game at home Tuesday.
With the win, Milwaukee gets a few days off before they play Thursday at home against the victor of the NL Wild Card Game. The victor will clinch the division title and the opportunity to host Game 1 of the National League Division Series on Thursday. It was the first time that Cameron had watched a big league game in at least a couple years, and the first time he had seen his brother play at Miller Park as a Brewer. And the Cubs have certainly won their share of elimination games the past four seasons. Even if Yelich never played another game as a Brewer, he's carved out a niche in the annals of Wisconsin baseball history with his remarkable year. With 109 RBIs, Yelich is two behind the Cubs' Javier Baez. Pete Kozma, a.209 hitter, then drove in Lugo with a sacrifice fly to left to tie the game at 5. He gave up six runs to the Royals in 2014 while with Oakland in a 9-8, 12-inning loss. Yelich's RBI single came one out later.
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Chacin allowed one hit in 5 2/3 innings, setting up Milwaukee's bullpen quite nicely. He walked two and struck out three.
Game 1 of the best-of-five series would start at 3:07 p.m. Thursday with Game 2 at 2:15 p.m. Friday. In 63 games since the break, however, he's hit.361/.445/.770 and crushed 25 home runs.
Freeland (17-7) finished with a 2.85 ERA overall this season.
Aguilar hit his 35th homer, connecting in the fourth off Spencer Turnbull (0-2).