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Brewers win NL Central title, to face Rockies or Cubs

Posted: 9:21 AM, Oct 01, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-01 23:33:50Z
LIVE: Brewers at Cubs to decide NL Central
LIVE: Brewers at Cubs to decide NL Central
LIVE: Brewers at Cubs to decide NL Central
LIVE: Brewers at Cubs to decide NL Central
LIVE: Brewers at Cubs to decide NL Central
LIVE: Brewers at Cubs to decide NL Central
LIVE: Brewers at Cubs to decide NL Central
LIVE: Brewers at Cubs to decide NL Central
LIVE: Brewers at Cubs to decide NL Central
LIVE: Brewers at Cubs to decide NL Central
LIVE: Brewers at Cubs to decide NL Central
LIVE: Brewers at Cubs to decide NL Central
LIVE: Brewers at Cubs to decide NL Central
LIVE: Brewers at Cubs to decide NL Central
LIVE: Brewers at Cubs to decide NL Central
LIVE: Brewers at Cubs to decide NL Central

UPDATE: 6:29 p.m.
In the NLDS, the Brewers will face either the Chicago Cubs or Colorado Rockies who will play tomorrow night in the NL Wild Card game at Wrigley Field at 7 p.m.

Watch the final out with Bob Uecker's call as you heard it on WTMJ!

The Brewers' 3-1 win over the Cubs means they are NL Central champions and will host the winner of the NL Wild Card game in Game 1 of a five-game National League Division Series. That Wild Card game is Tuesday where the Cubs will host the loser of Monday's NL West playoff.

Listen online to The Road to Brew October and Brewers Extra Innings with Greg Matzek & Matt Pauley from the end of network coverage until 9 p.m. live from Will's Northwoods in Chicago.

Program note:  Here is why you can only listen to Ueck and Jeff on-air, and not on WTMJ.com.
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Preview

Well, there will be a Game 164 after today's Game 163. But Game 163 will decide the nature of Game 164, and where it will be played.

Oh, and by the way, it involves big time rivals.

The Milwaukee Brewers are playing the Chicago Cubs in a tiebreaking game for the National League Central championship,

The Brewers took until three hours before first pitch to announce that Jhoulys Chacin (15-8, 3.56 ERA) will take the mound for Milwaukee against Jose Quintana (13-11, 4.09 ERA).

What's at stake? A lot.
- The NL Central title and bragging rights. But more importantly:
- Not having to play tomorrow night in the NL Wild Card game against the loser of the NL Western Division playoff between the Rockies and Dodgers
- Home field advantage, not just for the National League Division Series, but the National League Championship series and the easiest road to get to the World Series.

Plus, it gives Christian Yelich  one more chance to catch up in the home run and RBI races and win the first Triple Crown in 81 years.

Stay tuned. This will be fun.