UNDATED (AP) It's old hat for the Los Angeles Dodgers and a rare occurrence for the Milwaukee Brewers, but both accomplishments were followed by champagne showers.
The Dodgers clinched their sixth consecutive NL West championship, while the Brewers claimed their first NL Central crown since 2011 and home-field advantage throughout the National League playoffs. They did it in one-game playoffs Monday to decide the division titles and seeding for the division series.
Walker Buehler was fantastic as the Dodgers earned a 5-2 win over the Rockies. The rookie carried a no-hitter into the sixth inning and left the game after yielding just one single over 6 2/3 shutout innings.
Buehler also capped the Dodgers scoring with an RBI single that made it 5-0 in the sixth.
Rockies starter German Marquez was humming along until a passed ball allowed Max Muncy to reach first base leading off the fourth. Marquez fanned the next two hitters before Cody Bellinger broke the scoreless tie with a two-run blast.
Muncy later added a two-run blast off Marquez, who struck out nine over 4 2/3s.
Nolan Arenado (ar-eh-NAH'-doh) and Trevor Story hit back-to-back home runs off Kenley Jansen to open the ninth before the Los Angeles closer got the final three outs to end it.
The Dodgers' victory came after the Brewers rallied to beat the Cubs, 3-1 in Chicago. The game was tied 1-1 when Lorenzo Cain and Ryan Braun delivered RBI singles in the eighth off Chicago's bullpen.
Christian Yelich (YEH'-lihch) went 3-for-4 with a run-scoring single to claim the NL batting title at .326. But he fell two home runs and one RBI short of winning the Triple Crown.
The outcomes mean the Cubs will host the Rockies in the winner-take-all wild-card game Tuesday. The winner will travel to Milwaukee for the first two games of the division series.
The Dodgers will host the first two games of their division series against the Braves.
Both series are scheduled to begin Thursday.