National League playoff picture needs two tiebreaker games

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Milwaukee Brewers first-baseman Jesus Aguilar is feeling really good about game number 163 today at Wrigley Field to decide the National League Central Division champs.

Robin Yount, Milwaukee's two-time AL MVP and Hall of Famer, was on hand to cheer for Yelich.

"First one ever, so".

Fans cheered as the buses carrying the Brewers arrived at Miller Park Monday night. He obliged with a brief appearance, lifting his helmet in the air about halfway up the dugout steps. The silky-smooth slugger stalled in his bid for the league's first Triple Crown in decades, but he starred once again as the Brew Crew captured the biggest prize of the day. They sure would like to get into the post-season again as a division victor, and Chicago opened the door by losing 2-1 to St. Louis earlier Saturday. "It's pretty insane stuff, it really is". But time is running out with just two games left in the regular season.

Start times for a potential Game 4 at Coors Field on Monday and a potential Game 5 in Milwaukee on October 10 will be announced at a later time. He scattered three hits and struck out two.

"It's going to come down to execution like it has all year", said Yelich, who is batting.175 with 16 strikeouts, no home runs and five RBIs in 15 games against the Cubs this season. "It's just special, man", manager Craig Counsell said.

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The Athletics are expected to counter with a bullpen game, led by Liam Hendriks in the first inning. Arcia singled on a 0-2 pitch from Justin Wilson (4-5), Domingo Santana had a pinch-hit double and Cain greeted Steve Cishek with a single back up the middle. "That one didn't go in my favour", Stumpf said.

Arenado homered twice and Charlie Blackmon hit for the cycle as the Rockies roughed up Washington 12-0.

"You need to see what it's like".

Lester was 6-1 with a 1.71 ERA in his final eight starts. The Brewers haven't announced their starter.

Freeland set a franchise record with a 2.85 ERA - including a 2.40 mark at Coors Field.

Win or lose, all four teams will play on, either as division champions or National League wild-card teams.