For the San Francisco Giants and the Los Angeles Dodgers, the National League West crown is still up for grabs with one scheduled regular-season game left to play.
With San Francisco’s 3-2 home loss to the San Diego Padres and the Los Angeles Dodgers scoring a convincing victory later that night at Chavez Ravine over the Milwaukee Brewers, the two teams will enter Sunday with one game separating them. The Giants hold a precarious one-game lead over the Dodgers, and, thanks to winning the regular-season series, would host Game 163 for the National League West title on Monday should the two teams finish the regular season tied.
Here is who will take the mound for the San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday
Logan Webb will get the start for the Giants in San Francisco. He’s faced the Padres twice this season and has a 6.30 ERA in 10 innings. He was tagged for four runs and four hits in four innings pitched on September 23 at San Diego, part of a month where he has a 3.75 overall ERA in six starts.
Reiss Knehr is scheduled to take the mound for San Diego in what will be his fifth start of the season. He has yet to pitch against San Francisco this season, but has a 4.85 ERA in 26.0 innings.
While the Padres have been in a tailspin to end the season, they still have made life tough on the Giants in September and October.
Meanwhile in Los Angeles, the Dodgers will look to Walker Buehler to help keep them in the chase for their ninth consecutive division title. The right-hander is 15-4 this season with a 2.49 ERA and has been considered one of the front-runners for the National League Cy Young Award as the season has gone along.
Buehler has not faced the Dodgers this season.
Milwaukee, as of press time, had not named their starter for Sunday. The Brewers have already clinched a playoff spot and will meet the National League East champion Atlanta Braves in the National League Division Series.
Both teams also enter the final game of the season with momentum, going 8-2 over their last 10 games.