Published: Thu, October 04, 2018
Sports | By Brett Lawson

Dodgers To Face Rockies in Tiebreaker

Dodgers To Face Rockies in Tiebreaker

Game No. 163 was scheduled for the Rockies and Dodgers after they finished the 162-game schedule with identical 91-71 records.

Rookie Walker Buehler (8-5) tossed one-hit ball into the seventh inning to set the pace for the Dodgers who were rewarded with home-field advantage, while Cody Bellinger and Max Muncy each hit a two-run homer, both off German Marquez (14-11), in the fourth and fifth.

The victor of the Cubs-Brewers tiebreaker will host the wild-card victor in the best-of-five-game National League Division Series, starting Thursday.

The Dodgers will host the Atlanta Braves in the best-of-five NL Division Series beginning Thursday. He threw 93 pitches while striking out three and walking three. They advanced to the World Series as the National League wildcard team in 2007. The Dodgers don't have too much of a tough task ahead of them in the San Francisco Giants, but should their division rivals succeed in playing spoilers, Colorado has a good chance to take the division against Erick Fedde, who owns an ERA over 5.00 this season.

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Rashford fired wide from the edge of the area and had another long-range effort comfortably handled by Neto early on. In the second half there was more [desire] and the team tried even more.

An inning later, Muncy crushed a 99 miles per hour fastball to the opposite field for his 35th dinger of the season.

Led by a 2-run homer from Corey Bellinger, the Dodgers jumped all over the Rockies from the opening bell and never looked back. It was Arenado's NL-leading 38th, while Story hit his 37th.

Walker Buehler will be the Dodgers starting pitcher. The right-hander finished the regular season with at least nine strikeouts in seven of his final eight starts and had 230 strikeouts on the season, fourth most in the NL.

Blackmon almost hit for the cycle last season in May, but put on the breaks between first and second late in the ball game. The Dodgers closed out the season with 25 victories in their last 35 games.

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