Pitcher Walker Buehler will start for the Dodgers, facing off against fellow right-hander German Marquez for the Rockies. The Dodgers will repeat as National League Champions in convincing fashion. The critical hit was part of a four-run inning for the Cubs, in which they scored all four runs with two outs. That said, Marquez has yet to face the new look lineup for Los Angeles, who made moves to acquire several names before the trade deadline, including Manny Machado and Brian Dozier. 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. The Dodgers offense was impressive in their 15-0 win over the Giants, scoring seven runs via timely hits here and there before finally hitting their first home run of the game.
For the Dodgers, they will send Walker Buehler to the mound and with no disrespect to Clayton Kershaw, Buehler has been the Dodgers best pitcher this season.
Walker Buehler came through for the Dodgers. Buehler has posted a 2.76 ERA and 0.98 WHIP in his first full big league season. He improved to 2-for-17. They would not trail the rest of the game.
The Rockies have a much happier (and shorter) history with these games.
It wasn't until the sixth that Buehler lost his no-hitter on Charlie Blackmon's single that found a hole in the shift up the middle.
Jansen recovered however to get the final three outs and wrap up the Dodgers sixth straight divisional title. He has been solid in September and has allowed two or fewer earned runs in four of his five starts this month. In the NL West, the Colorado Rockies and Los Angeles Dodgers both went 91-71.
The Rockies have had playoff success despite never winning their division.