If you wanted more MLB games, your prayers have been answered.

Finally, all of the National League playoff spots are set!

Well, sort of.

Going into Sunday’s final slate of games, four teams found themselves in a tie for their division. In the NL Central, the Chicago Cubs and Milwaukee Brewers sat at 94-67. Over in the West, the Los Angeles Dodgers and Colorado Rockies were 90-71.

Those four teams all won their Sunday games by an average of 10.75 runs; the lowest run differential coming in the five-run win by Chicago. Thus, after 162 games, there is a tie for two National League divisions.

Game 163

Because the baseball gods love us, 162 games were not enough for these evenly matched ball-clubs. No matter how you slice it, each of these four teams will be heading to the postseason. However, one more game is necessary to determine in which rounds each team will participate.

The last time a regular season tiebreaker was used was in 2013. That season saw the Tampa Bay Rays defeat the Texas Rangers 5-2 to send themselves to the American League Wild Card.

For the first time ever in the major leagues, two tiebreakers will be played in a ‘Game 163’.

Essentially, this will be a single-game playoff in order to make it to the single-game playoff that sends you to the divisional series. In order words, Monday is an exciting and historic day for Major League Baseball.

Notes about the games

Brewers-Cubs

Who: Milwaukee Brewers vs. Chicago Cubs
Where: Wrigley Field
When: 1:00 p.m.
Watch: ESPN
MIL SP: Undecided
CHC SP: Jose Quintana
Prediction: 5-3 Milwaukee Brewers

Rockies-Dodgers

Who: Colorado Rockies vs Los Angeles Dodgers
Where: Dodger Stadium
When: 4:00 p.m.
Watch: ESPN
LAD SP: Walker Buehler
COL SP: German Marquez
Prediction: 8-6 Los Angeles Dodgers

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My name is Collin Ginnan and I am majoring in Journalism and Spanish at The Ohio State University. I grew up playing baseball year-round from t-ball through high school and am a diehard Cincinnati Reds fan. Coming from a family of Buckeyes, I was raised living and breathing Ohio State football. To the best of my memory, I have not missed a single game to date. Ohio State vs. Penn State during Homecoming? That’s what the Watch ESPN app is for. Besides the Buckeyes and Reds, I follow the Blue Jackets, Browns, Cavaliers, FC Cincinnati, and Liverpool FC.
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My name is Collin Ginnan and I am majoring in Journalism and Spanish at The Ohio State University. I grew up playing baseball year-round from t-ball through high school and am a diehard Cincinnati Reds fan. Coming from a family of Buckeyes, I was raised living and breathing Ohio State football. To the best of my memory, I have not missed a single game to date. Ohio State vs. Penn State during Homecoming? That’s what the Watch ESPN app is for. Besides the Buckeyes and Reds, I follow the Blue Jackets, Browns, Cavaliers, FC Cincinnati, and Liverpool FC.

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