NL Central champion Brewers to begin postseason play on October 4

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Having seen enough offensive inconsistency from his beloved Chicago Cubs in recent weeks, ESPN commentator and co-host of Pardon the Interruption Michael Wilbon predicted on Monday's episode of PTI that the Cubs would lose in the National League Wild Card Game and also named the Milwaukee Brewers as the team to beat in the National League. Jon Lester would be on any short list of pitchers you would want in a sudden-death situation.

For the Rockies, it will be the third game in three days in three different time zones.

The National League Central champion Milwaukee Brewers will begin postseason play on October 4.

The losing team will go on to play in the one-game National League Wild Card game, with the victor getting a few days off before advancing to the NL Division Series. The Cubs lost to the Brewers.

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"It's the seventh game of the World Series right out of the chute", Cubs manager Joe Maddon told reporters.

The Colorado Rockies and Los Angeles Dodgers will meet on Monday to decide the National League West title. The best-of-seven National League Division Series will open on Thursday with the pairings to be determined.

He'll be facing a loaded lineup that features Nolan Arenado and Trevor Story, both of whom hit home runs in the NL West playoff loss to Los Angeles on Monday.

How could you possibly not realize when this game was going to begin, let alone confidently post about how you're on your way to game when it's in the eighth inning! They're focused on the Lester with the Cubs now - and lately he's been very good. The win gave the Brewers home field advantage.

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