The Dodgers were named the hosts due to their head-to-head record against the Rockies this season, going 12-7 with 6 of those wins being at home. The victor will be National League West Division Champs and host the Atlanta Braves in the NLDS on Thursday, while the loser gets the wild card and will play the loser of the Chicago Cubs-Milwaukee Brewers in the Wild Card Game on Tuesday.
The one-game tiebreaker will be Monday at Dodger Stadium, and the loser goes to the Chicago Cubs or Milwaukee for Tuesday's wild-card game.
Rockies starter German Marquez (14-11) gave up four runs (two earned) on five hits over 4 2/3 innings with two walks and nine strikeouts.
The Rockies have a chance to end the Dodgers' five-year reign as division champions in a tiebreaker game Monday in Los Angeles.
No such luxury for the Colorado Rockies, who had to board a plane from Los Angeles to the Windy City right after their 5-2 loss to the Dodgers last night.
With the Colorado Rockies needing a win Sunday to keep their NL West title hopes alive, star outfielder Charlie Blackmon certainly did his part.
The Rockies have still yet to win a division title.
Yasiel Puig will start in place of the heavy-hitting Matt Kemp, while Kike Hernadez will get the start at second place and bat eighth over the veteran Brian Dozier, who hit a big two-run homer yesterday.
Jurgen Klopp on Sturridge’s goal and Salah’s substitution
Eden Hazard came off the bench in the midweek to score the goal that sent Liverpool out of the 2018 League Cup as they were beaten 2-1 by Chelsea .
Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen surrendered home runs to Nolan Arenado and Trevor Story in the ninth before he retired the next three hitters to secure the win.
Bellinger blasted a fastball from Marquez over the right-field fence to put the Dodgers ahead 2-0.
The Dodgers added a run in the sixth on an RBI single by Buehler.
Colorado went 19-9 in September, one shy of the team record set in 2007, when the Rockies made a late surge, beat San Diego in a wild-card tiebreaker and reached the World Series for the only time, only to be swept by Boston. They can take this game. However, several Rockies said after the game that that was just a step in the season and Shapiro argues that Colorado should celebrate every postseason berth, even if there is more on the line.
In a surprising twist, Nats manager Davey Martinez revealed after the Saturday's game that Erick Fedde will start on Sunday.
The Brewers stretched the lead to 3-1 shortly afterwards when Ryan Braun drove to centre-field for an RBI single that brought Santana home.
The Rockies forced their way into that playoff for the NL West title by routing Washington 12-0 on Sunday.
Bellinger got the scoring started with a 2-run home run in the bottom of the fourth, his 25th home run of the season.