M.L.B. Playoff Races: In the N.L., the Final Day May Not Be the Last Word


The two remaining divisional battles for first place could each come down to a tiebreaker game, keeping the wild-card matchup up in the air.

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Christian Yelich of the Brewers hitting the winning home run, his second blast of the game, during the seventh inning against the Tigers on Saturday night.CreditMorry Gash/Associated Press

Three National League races will still be up for grabs entering the final day of the regular season. And the N.L. Central and N.L. West races, and thus the wild-card matchup, may even need an extra day, as two teams are tied for first place in each of those divisions.

Cole Hamels gave up one earned run and struck out eight in seven innings for the Cubs in a loss to the Cardinals.CreditMatt Marton/Associated Press

The Chicago Cubs and the Milwaukee Brewers are tied for first place.

Miles Mikolas outpitched Cole Hamels as the visiting St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Cubs, 2-1, on Saturday. Milwaukee took advantage and tied the Cubs, defeating the visiting Detroit Tigers, 6-5, on the strength of two Christian Yelich home runs.

If the Cubs and the Brewers are tied after Sunday’s games, the Cubs will host a tiebreaker game on Monday…



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