Cubs 10, Cardinals 5: And the band played on

There will be a Game 163 for the Cubs in 2018.

To paraphrase the words of the late Jack Buck: “And we will see you tomorrow afternoon.”

The Cubs defeated the Cardinals 10-5 on a wet, gloomy Sunday at Wrigley Field, and the Brewers crushed the Tigers 11-0, so the Cubs and Brewers, even at 95 wins each, will meet for the N.L. Central title Monday at 12:05 p.m. at Wrigley. The winner gets two days off, which right now probably sounds like a great prize to the Cubs. The loser hosts the N.L. wild-card game Tuesday evening.

There will also be a tiebreaker game Monday for the N.L. West title between the Rockies and Dodgers at Dodger Stadium at 3:05 p.m. CT. The Cubs had to win and just one of three other teams (Giants, Nationals, Tigers) had to win to prevent the Cubs from playing in a noon game Monday. Not only did all three of those teams lose, but all of them got shut out and all allowed at least 11 runs Sunday.

That was today, though, and the Monday game will surely be different.

First, though, let’s unpack the Cubs’ Game 162 victory.

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Source:: Bleed Cubbie Blue

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