On a historic day in Major League Baseball that features, for the first time ever according to NBC Sports, two one-game tiebreakers on the same day, the Colorado Rockies visit Los Angeles to face the Dodgers in the second game on Monday, a game that will live stream from Dodger Stadium to determine the champion of the National League West Division.
The winner of the game, which officially counts as the 163rd game of the regular season for both teams, per UPI, will host the National League East-winning Atlanta Braves on Thursday in the first game of the best-of-five NL Division Series. The loser must face the loser of the day’s first game, pitting the Milwaukee Brewers against the Chicago Cubs in the Central Division tiebreaker, as Inquisitr reported, in the one-game NL Wild Card playoff on Tuesday.
The Dodgers send 24-year-old rookie righthander Walker Buehler to the mound to try to nail down the sixth-straight NL West pennant for Los Angeles, per Baseball Reference data.
Bueller was a tough-luck loser his last time out on September 25, despite lasting six innings against the Arizona Diamondbacks and allowing just two runs on four hits with five strikeouts. But before that, the rookie was on a roll, winning four of his last five, per BR, including a 12-strikeout, six-inning, two-run performance against the Rockies at Dodger Stadium on September 19.
To find out how to watch a free live stream of the Colorado Rockies vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Monday National League West Division tiebreaker game, see the streaming information at the bottom of this article. First pitch is set for 1:09 p.m. PT at 56,000-seat Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California, or 4:09 p.m. ET, 3:09 a.m. CT, on Monday, October 1.
The Rockies will count on 23-year-old Venezuelan righty German Márquez, who dominated the Dodgers the last time he faced them on June 30, powering through eight innings with nine strikeouts and no walks to go with only two hits — though one was a home run by Kiké Hernández — in a 3-1 Colorado victory at Chavez Ravine, as BR records.
Though the Rockies won the National League pennant in 2007, going on to lose their only World Series appearance in four straight games to the Boston Red Sox, the Colorado club has never won a division title since doing the National League as an expansion team in 1993, per BR.
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