By virtue of winning 11 of the 19 games between the two teams during the regular season, the Cubs would welcome the Brewers to the "friendly confines" of Wrigley Field for an extra game to determine the division victor. Corey Knebel (4-3) extended his scoreless streak to 16 1/3 innings with a flawless seventh, and Hader worked two innings for his 12th save. Los Angeles will play Atlanta in the NL Division Series, while the Rockies head to Chicago to face the Cubs in the Wild Card game tonight. The Brewers advance to the National League Division Series - and will host game one in the best-of-five series Thursday night at Miller Park.
The Cubs will host the wild-card game.
The month of October started off on a high note for Brewers fans, despite the rainy, gloomy first day.
"Pretty spectacular season for them", Maddon said of the Brewers. Milwaukee blitzed Detroit 11-0, the Cubs beat the Cardinals 10-5, Colorado destroyed Washington 12-0 and the Dodgers trounced the Giants 15-0.
Cubs skipper Joe Maddon says in many ways the fact that the 162-game season comes down to an extra game to decide the national Central division champion shows why in his view baseball is the ideal sport.
With Milwaukee trailing 3-0, Yelich hit his 34th homer of the season in the bottom of the inning on the first pitch from Jordan Zimmerman after leadoff hitter Lorenzo Cain singled. The loser will play in the NL Wild Card Game on Tuesday night.
The Cubs were up 8-2 at home against St. Louis in the fifth.
The Brewers went 19-7 in September and won their final seven games, putting up double-digit run totals three times during the streak. Yelich only trails in the RBIs column - he has 109 and Javier Baez of the Cubs leads with 111.
Quintana pitched around six hits in five innings, twice stranding a baserunner in scoring position.
Travis Shaw hit his 32nd home run in the eighth. He struck out four and did not walk a batter.