Colorado missed out on a first NL West title in a 5-2 loss at the Dodgers, then quickly scooted off for Chicago.
Corey Knebel (4-3), who pitched a scoreless seventh inning, was credited with the win.
This afternoon we are treated to not just one but two bonus baseball games. One team will be headed to the National League Division Series afterwards. Furthermore, Wilbon opined that the numerous and sundry injury problems that have plagued the Cubs this season are behind that inconsistency.
Los Angeles Angels pitcher and designated hitter Shohei Ohtani underwent successful Tommy John surgery Monday.
Chicago had a chance to grab the lead in the sixth, but Joakim Soria escaped the threat by striking out Baez with runners on first and second.
When Hader came into the game with the Brewers up 3-1, Cubs Twitter already knew it was an uphill battle.
Chacin allowed one hit in 5 2/3 innings, setting up Milwaukee's bullpen quite nicely. Lester (18-6, 3.32 ERA) has been on a roll of late and has won his past three starts and four of his five outings in September. The right-hander struck out three and walked two in another solid effort in a career year.