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.
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
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