CHICAGO — They reside 92 miles from one another, and last saw one another two weeks ago, but the Chicago Cubs can’t get them off their mind, talking about them, thinking about them, and even seeing them in their dreams.
It’s the Milwaukee Brewers.
Now, after losing 2-1 Saturday afternoon to the St. Louis Cardinals, the Cubs and Brewers were separated by only one-half game entering the evening, and if the Brewers beat the Detroit Tigers in Milwaukee, they will have identical 94-67 records on the final game of the regular-season.
Oh baby, Game 163, the tiebreaker to determine the NL Central Division champion and the top wild-card team, here we come.
“There’s pressure in this game,’’ Cubs outfielder Ben Zobrist says, “and at some level, you have to really enjoy it. You can’t try to avoid it. We like these situations. That’s what we’re made for. That’s what athletes love.
“We’re excited that we have a chance to do some special things here in the next few weeks, so we’re going to try to stay in the moment.’’