Highlights of winner-take-all National League Central tiebreaker

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The Milwaukee Brewers moved into a tie for first place with the Chicago Cubs with one game remaining, getting two homers from Triple Crown candidate Christian Yelich to beat the Detroit Tigers 6-5 on Saturday night. The teams will meet today in Los Angeles, with the victor taking the division and the loser playing in the wild-card game Tuesday.

Joe Maddon didn't think this game came down to the bullpens, pointing to how the Brewers had 12 hits and his Cubs team managed only 3. "We were able to get a good rally going after that inning".

It's win-or-go-home tonight at 7.

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After Shaw and Cheteshwar Pujara added 206 runs for the second wicket, Virat Kohli too made a decision to join the run-fest. Their lead pacer, Kemar Roach, was already ruled out of the series opener due to a bereavement in the family.

Cubs skipper Joe Maddon says in many ways the fact that the 162-game season comes down to an extra game to decide the national Central division champion shows why in his view baseball is the flawless sport. He has struck out 33 batters and given up 23 hits in 37.1 innings of work, and has held Milwaukee to a paltry.177 batting average. Moments later, the Cubs matched Milwaukee by beating the St. Louis Cardinals 10-5 at a soggy Wrigley Field. Yelich only trails in the RBIs column - he has 109 and Javier Baez of the Cubs leads with 111.

"Everyone was yelling at me to get up there, so I went up there really quick and went right back down", he said.

The Brewers, who went 86-76 a year ago, scored six times in the seventh.

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They made it to Game 7 in the AL Championship Series, falling to eventual World Series champion Houston . Red Sox security removed Lastrapes from the game, but that's a small price to pay for legend status.

The Brewers will host the victor of Tuesday's NL wild card game in the NL Division Series.

Maddon wound up using eight relief pitchers in a game that took 3 hours, 44 minutes to play. "It felt like extra innings, having to deal with so many different pitching changes". Right-hander Jhoulys Chacin (15-8, 3.56 ERA) is up next in the rotation, but the Brewers could opt to save him for the Wild Card Game or the NL Division Series opener.

Rizzo, who was on base five times with two doubles, two singles and a walk, spoke for the players. "But that whole narrative switches (Tuesday) if we win the ballgame". "As long as we can keep them playing hard and start paying attention to the details of the game, we'll be OK".

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Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., facing a competitive re-election this fall, said he's awaiting the Federal Bureau of Investigation report . Mr McConnell did not specify when exactly the vote would be held, but it is expected to be on Friday or Saturday.

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