Cubs-Brewers Set For National League Tiebreaker

Here's how MLB playoffs shake out, with fun tiebreakers

The Brewers would return to Milwaukee from Chicago with the division title and home-field advantage for the first game of the NLDS Thursday, Oct. 4.

The Rockies are coming off a tough 5-2 loss against the Dodgers in Los Angeles Monday, just as the Cubs are coming off a 3-1 loss to the Brewers.

Nationally, according to Nielsen's overnight ratings of the metered markets, the twin National League tiebreakers of Cubs-Brewers and Dodgers-Rockies scored ESPN's two highest-rated MLB regular-season afternoon telecasts in 20 years.

FOX6 News spoke with several fans from Wisconsin who said they called in sick to work for Monday's game.

One day after letting their division titles slip away, the Chicago Cubs and Colorado Rockies find themselves facing elimination.

The Chicago Cubs are ready to take on The Milwaukee Brewers today for an afternoon tiebreaker game that will determine the victor of the National Central Division.

This will be the fourth time Lester has pitched in a "Win or Go Home" game in his playoff career and his second with the Cubs, although this will be his first start.

With the Red Sox, Lester allowed three runs in Game 7 of the American League Championship Series in a loss to the Rays in 2008.

Then it is on to the World Series starting October 23.

Yet those defeats are distant memories for Cubs' players, many of whom weren't even in the league when they occurred. This is not a team you want to enter the late innings trailing, as the Cubs showed on Monday. "We'll be leaning on him hard, we've got to score him some runs so he can settle in".

It's a criss-cross kind of trip and it's one that the Rockies hoped they weren't going to have to make.

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