Los Angeles will play Atlanta in the NL Division Series, while the Rockies head to Chicago to face the Cubs in the Wild Card game tonight. The last NL player to win the Triple Crown was Joe Medwick in 1937 for the Cardinals. FS1 or MLB Network will exclusively cover all National League Division Series games, while TBS will exclusively televise all American League Postseason action.
Both the Cubs and the Milwaukee Brewers won Sunday to improve their records to 95-67 after 162 games.
The Cubs, Brewers, Dodgers and Rockies have all clinched playoff spots, but want to avoid wild-card peril.
Maddon had gotten five strong innings of one-run ball from José Quintana before he went to.
They’ll return to Miller Park on Wednesday day for a light workout, then get right back to business Thursday afternoon.
Starter Gio Gonzalez (10-11) pitched the minimum five innings to get the victory.
Colorado was ahead 7-0 at home against Washington in the seventh on homers by Nolan Arenado, Charlie Blackmon and David Dahl. The 29-year-old Colombian’s last win came against the Brewers on September 11, but he has allowed two or fewer runs in seven of his last eight outings.
The Tigers couldn’t muster any offense for a while after scoring three runs off Zach Davies in the first on three straight RBI singles from Niko Goodrum, Jim Adduci and James McCann.
The Brewers, who went 86-76 a year ago, scored six times in the seventh.
Lester was 6-1 with a 1.71 ERA in his final eight starts.
Sexson wasted no time making an impression as a Brewer, demonstrating durability and massive power in his first full season in Milwaukee.
“We have another opportunity”, Maddon said. But the number of close, meaningful games down the stretch forced Counsell to lean on that group more frequently than he’d like. See the accompanying table for the times of all Division Series games through Sunday, October 7th. After the big guy, (Miguel) Cabrera, got hurt, Victor kind of took over that leadership role, which he didn’t have to do.