MLB Playoffs: Top 5 stars from Monday's NL tiebreaker games

These players from the the NL Central and West division tiebreakers turned in key contributions on October 1.

1

Cody Bellinger - L.A. Dodgers

The Dodgers picked up a 5-2 win on Monday to win the NL West. The first player to come up big was Cody Bellinger. He connected on a two-run homer in the fourth to put his team up 2-0 for an early lead.

2

Max Muncy - L.A. Dodgers

Bellinger's teammate Max Muncy helped build the lead even more. Just an inning after Bellinger homered, Muncy smashed his 35th home run of the season. The two-run shot made it a 4-0 game for the home team. They're now the NL West Champions thanks to Bellinger and Muncy.

3

Christian Yelich - Milwaukee Brewers

Milwaukee was also a big winner in their tiebreaker for the NL Central. They picked up a 3-1 victory over the Cubs on Monday, at Wrigley Field. NL MVP front runner Yelich had a superb outing, going 3-for-4 and collecting an RBI in the win. Now, they can rest up a few days rather than playing too soon after today's victory.

4

Orlando Arcia - Milwaukee Brewers

The Milwaukee shortstop turned in an impressive (and surprising) 4-for-4 performance that was huge for his team today. By getting on base so many times, Arcia was available to score two of Milwaukee's runs. One gave them the early lead, while the next gave them the late lead. His two runs scored were the difference in today's Brewers win.

5

Lorenzo Cain - Milwaukee Brewers

Someone had to drive in the go-ahead run for this exciting Brewers victory, and that was Lorenzo Cain. He hit a single to shallow center in the eighth inning, which saw Arcia score from third base. That put the Brewers up 2-1, before Ryan Braun added another RBI to extend the lead. Congrats to the Brew Crew!

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