To make sure this game was signed, sealed and delivered, the Brewers offense came through in the eighth inning with RBI singles by Lorenzo Cain and Ryan Braun. The victor will also receive home-field advantage against the NL East champion Atlanta Braves in the National League Division Series. The Rockies-Cubs victor gets Milwaukee in the best-of-five division series starting Thursday at Miller Park. Severino allowed three runs and got just one out in last year's wild-card game against Minnesota before NY rallied for an 8-4 victory. The Brewers' tiebreaker game against the Cubs on Monday (1 p.m. ET, ESPN) to decide the NL Central champion is treated like a regular-season game for statistical purposes.
If the Brewers and Cubs are still tied after Sunday, the teams will face each other on Monday in Chicago for the title. He has 109 RBIs, two behind leader Javier Baez of the Cubs, and Yelich's 36 home runs are one behind Nolan Arenado of the Rockies.
Two tiebreakers on the same day for the first time in major league history.
Tickets for the division series tiebreaker game go on sale HERE beginning at 7:30 p.m. Sunday.
Wild card games on Tuesday (losers of Brewers-Cubs and Rockies-Dodgers games) and Wednesday (Athletics at Yankees) will narrow the field to eight teams, four in each league, as the chase begins in earnest for the World Series crown won in 2017 by the Houston Astros.
Unfortunately, due to the Brewers' ugly games against the Cubs earlier in the season, they lost the series.
At the start of September, the Brewers were in third place and five games behind the Cubs with the Cardinals in second. Attanasio, who was in attendance on Friday, said he hurt himself running across the beach at Malibu to rescue his family dog after it got tangled up with a pit bull. Attanasio helped his wife, Debbie, separate the two dogs, but said that didn't realize the extent of his injury.
Anthony Rizzo got off to a slow start before going on a tear. Games 4 and 5 would air on FS1.
Chicago will call on left-hander Jose Quintana (13-11, 4.09), who is 6-2 with a 1.60 ERA in 10 starts against Milwaukee.
Tigers: Rookie Spencer Turnbull (0-1) takes the mound for the season finale.