Here's how Major League Baseball playoffs shake out, with fun tiebreakers

Brewers clinch 1st playoff spot since 2011, sweep Cards

Brewers clinch 1st playoff spot since 2011, sweep Cards

Meanwhile, the Cardinals are now outside looking in at the playoff picture, as their recent losing streak has pushed them one game back of the Dodgers for the second Wild Card spot in the National League.

The Colorado Rockies and Los Angeles Dodgers will meet on Monday to decide the National League West title.

For the first time in history, MLB's regular season will conclude with two different tiebreakers, a thrilling conclusion to a topsy-turvy year across the National League.

Triple Crown contender Christian Yelich and the Milwaukee Brewers advanced to an NL Central tiebreaker against the Chicago Cubs, putting themselves in that position Sunday with an 11-0 romp over the Detroit Tigers. The most recent team, the 2013 Rays, won the wild-card game, but lost in the division series. The Rockies were similarly impressive, defeating the Washington Nationals 12-0 at Coors Field. Nolan Arenado hit two of the Rockies five home runs, and Tyler Anderson pitched 7 2/3 scoreless innings.

The title-winning Red Sox, Indians, Astros and Braves will advance to the postseason along with the Brewers, Cubs, Rockies and Dodgers plus the Yankees and Athletics, the two American League wild-card teams. Anthony Rizzo and Javier Baez scored six of the Cubs' runs.

The victor celebrates a National League Central title and prepares to open the playoffs on Thursday as a No. 1 seed.

Anyway, if the Rockies WIN against the Dodgers come Monday, they'll have home-field advantage in the best-of-5 Divisional Series to open the postseason.

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