The Colorado Rockies also cruised to take the series from the Washington Nationals with a 12-0 blowout at Coors Field. The win was headlined by Charlie Blackmon completing the cycle, as the Rockies hit five home runs on the day. Nolan Arenado had two long balls, while David Dahl went deep for the sixth time in seven games, all to support Tyler Anderson in his seventh win. The Rockies won for the ninth time in 10 games, as their eight-game winning streak came to an end on Saturday, robbing them of earning their first division title in franchise history by the end of the regular season. They did finish the month of September at 19-9, just one win shy of the franchise record for a month.
The NL Central Division will also go to a Game 163 to determine a champion, started by the Milwaukee Brewers' 11-0 shutout of the Detroit Tigers on Sunday. Jesus Aguilar hit his 35th home run to highlight the rout, which completed the sweep of the Tigers at Miller Park. NL MVP candidate Christian Yelich went 0-for-2 with two walks to end his 10-game hitting streak, as he gets set to face the Cubs, whom he has hit just .175 against with 16 strikeouts this season. The Brew-Crew did drop the season series, 11-8, against Chicago, which is why they will be on the road Monday afternoon.
The Cubs kept pace with the Brewers by also reaching double digits with a 10-5 win over the recently-eliminated St. Louis Cardinals. Anthony Rizzo had four hits and scored three times, as the Cubs pulled away early with a four-run third and never looked back. Rizzo did drive in a run to give him 100 RBI on the season, while Kris Bryant drove in two with a double and Willson Contreras hit his first home run since August 1st. The Cubs will host the Brewers on Monday at 1:05pm, while the Rockies and Dodgers will do battle at Dodger Stadium at 4:09pm. Both games can be seen on ESPN, with the losers of both games doing battle in the NL Wild Card Game on Tuesday night.