The Los Angeles Dodgers will win the NL Pennant - here’s why

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

The Dodgers won the series 12-7 during the regular season and earned the right to host the tiebreaker at Dodger Stadium. Though both the Rockies and Dodgers have clinched playoff spots, there's a world of difference between winning the division and being relegated to a one-game playoff. The tiebreakers are considered part of the regular season, and stats are counted accordingly.

The only teams better than the Los Angeles Dodgers are the 1995-2007 New York Yankees, who made 13 straight postseasons and the 1991-2005 Atlanta Braves, who made 14 straight postseasons (1994 was the strike year). It's on to Game 163 for the two NL West foes.

Marquez's most recent appearance against the Dodgers was June 30th, in which he hurled an absolute gem, striking out nine batters on his way to an eight inning, two-hit, one run performance.

Upon stepping up to bat in the top of the first this afternoon at Coors Field, Turner officially appeared in his 162nd game of the season, and in the process became only the second player in Nationals history to reach that mark. German Marquez has posted a 2.25 ERA in his last three starts. His career average is.248. The victor will boast the National League's record and host the NL Division Series on Thursday.

The Colorado Rockies can still win their first ever National League West title. The postseason will be a chance for a wide audience to see star rookie Ronald Acuna Jr., who showed off his talent Sunday with a leaping catch high against the wall in left field on a drive by Philadelphia's Carlos Santana.

Klopp says Liverpool must avenge Carabao Cup defeat
We played against a top level team and we played very well with quality and intensity. I think so and he is trying to do it. "I am not really anxious about it".

Charlie Blackmon -.267 batting average against Buehler with one home run and three RBI's.

Regardless of who takes the mound for the Brewers, Milwaukee knows if it can extend its win streak, the extra two days of rest and not having to play in a must-win situation on Tuesday will be well worth the effort.

The Rockies forced their way into that playoff for the NL West title by routing Washington 12-0 on Sunday.

As first pitch approaches, something to consider in the game. Marquez is set to start Monday's playoff game.

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