The victor at Wrigley Field gets the division title and home-field advantage throughout the NL playoffs.
"I think he's equipped in so many ways to handle this, and perhaps most importantly, he's equipped with wonderful stuff and the ability to dominate big league hitters because he's such a talented pitcher", manager Aaron Boone said.
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.
The victor will claim the division title and the top seed in the NL playoffs, while the loser will host the Colorado Rockies or Los Angeles Dodgers in the NL Wild Card Game Tuesday. 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). We've got to come in.
He waved both arms to exhort the crowd of 39,275 to keep making the noise they started making earlier as the Cubs were rallying from a 2-0 deficit to the St. Louis Cardinals. Lorenzo Cain reached on a two-out infield hit prior to Yelich's blast to center.
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Joakim Soria (3-1) got the win with a scoreless seventh.
Each starting pitcher handed off the game to his bullpen in a 1-1 tie.
Chacin contributed to Milwaukee's run off Quintana in the third inning with a sacrifice bunt after Arcia led off with a single. It's the first Game 163s that do not involve a win-or-go-home scenario, as all four teams will be in the postseason.
Two tiebreakers on the same day for the first time in major league history.
Christian Yelich strengthened his case for NL MVP when he slapped an RBI single back up the middle in the NL Central tiebreaker game, giving the Milwaukee Brewers a 1-0 lead over the Chicago Cubs in the third inning.
Lester (18-6, 3.32 ERA) was 4-1 with a 1.52 ERA in September. He pitched on Sunday, and has posted a 2.23 ERA in five starts since being acquired from the Washington Nationals in late August.
Freeland (17-7) finished with a 2.85 ERA overall this season.
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