But, there's still a big difference between winning the division or going into the postseason as a wild card.
The Cubs obviously want to avoid the Wild Card Game and the Cardinals are still fighting for their playoff lives, so this weekend's series between the division rivals should be interesting.
The questions about the Colorado Rockies' postseason will be answered after a tiebreaker game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday afternoon.
CHICAGO (AP) - Anthony Rizzo had four hits and scored three times, and Chicago set up a tiebreaker game for the NL Central title. The American League Division Series will begin the next day with the Yankees-Athletics victor at the Red Sox and the Indians and Astros meeting in Houston. The third pre-wild-card tiebreaker victor, the 1980 Astros, lost to the Phillies in the NLCS.
Fans congratulate Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado after the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018, in Denver.
Arenado got the Rockies rolling in the first, with a two-run shot off Erick Fedde (2-4), who was starting after the Nationals elected to skip NL Cy Young Award candidate Max Scherzer. German Marquez, who struck out eight straight batters to begin his last start, takes on Manny Machado, Justin Turner and their Los Angeles teammates.
"At this point, I think everybody understands the magnitude of the game", said Rockies slugger Matt Holliday, whose team trails the season series 12-7. The Cubs are 11-8 against Milwaukee. Regardless, the Cardinals did lose to the Brewers, which kept Milwaukee 1/2 game behind Chicago and oh boy did St. Louis find a hilarious way to lose.
Jose Quintana is expected to start the tiebreaker game for Chicago. "Any time we play the Cubs, it's a hostile environment, especially in Wrigley Field".