out lopsided victories and squeezing out tight games while putting together their longest winning streak of the season.Todd Frazier brought it to a screeching halt. Even so Adrian Gonzalez Jersey , the Cubs werenr17;t complaining.Frazier hit a grand slam and drove in a season-high five runs to lead the New York Mets to a 10-3 victory over Chicago on Wednesday, avenging a tough loss earlier in the day.The Cubs had won a season-high seven in a row after pulling out a 2-1 victory earlier Wednesday on Ben Zobristr17;s RBI single with the bases loaded in the 11th. That game was suspended in the top of the 10th because of rain the previous night.The scheduled meeting didnr17;t go nearly as well for the NL Central leaders. They couldnr17;t close out a perfect homestand after sweeping the first four games against Cincinnati and taking two more from New York. But they felt charged and ready for a season-long 11-day, 11-game trip that starts Thursday at Atlanta.r0;I feel like wer17;re in a good spot,r1; Zobrist said. r0;Therer17;s definitely a few guys that are grinding still. But we as a team, I think we feel good. We feel upbeat and excited about where wer17;re headed.r1;Frazier gave New York a 4-0 lead in the first inning with his drive against Alec Mills and added an RBI single in a two-run ninth.Jason Vargas (5-8) won his third straight start. The Mets pounded out 16 hits and avoided a season sweep after dropping the first six games against the NL Central leaders.Vargas gave up one run and four hits in 5 1/3 innings, striking out six and walking two. The veteran left-hander has a 1.62 ERA in his past three outings.Mills (0-1) scattered five hits over five innings in his second major league start and did not allow a run after Frazierr17;s grand slam.He walked Michael Conforto with two outs in the first to load the bases. Frazier then launched a 2-0 pitch toward the back of the left-field bleachers r12; his fourth career grand slam and first since he hit one for the White Sox at Texas on May 9, 2016.r0;To get us kick-started there was nice, and then to give Vargas a cushion there so he can make some pitches and take a chance on some guys,r1; Frazier said. r0;Thatr17;s what we have to do every day as hitters.r1;Ian Happ hit an RBI single for Chicago in the second, but the Mets scored four in the seventh to make it 8-1. Victor Caratini hit a two-run homer for Chicago in the ninth.COMING THROUGHIn the suspended game, Zobrist grounded the winning single up the middle off Daniel Zamora with one out in the 11th after Chicago loaded the bases against Paul Sewald (0-5).r0;Her17;s playing with a lot of mental energy right now, too,r1; manager Joe Maddon said. r0;(I) talk to him all the time. Her17;s definitely totally engaged. And I think, again, her17;s fresh. I donr17;t see him as being beaten up right now. Thatr17;s my biggest concern moving forward.r1;Cole Hamels threw five scoreless innings. Jesse Chavez (5-2) got the win with a scoreless 11th, and Anthony Rizzo matched a career high with four hits.New Yorkr17;s Jacob deGrom went eight innings, allowing one run and eight hits. He struck out 10 and walked one while lowering his ERA to 1.68. He also had two hits, including an RBI single to the shortstop in the sixth.TRAINERr17;S ROOMMets: RHP Robert Gsellman (strep throat) and C Devin Mesoraco (stiff neck) sat out. Mesoraco was available, and Gsellman could have come on in an emergency, manager Mickey Callaway said. r30; 3B David Wright went 0 for 5 in his second rehab game with Triple-A Las Vegas. He played nine innings at third base.Cubs: 3B Kris Bryant (left shoulder inflammation) was to play in one of two games for Triple-A Iowa on Wednesday while LHP Brian Duensing (left shoulder inflammation) was also scheduled to pitch for the minor league club. r30; Closer Brandon Morrow (right biceps inflammation) threw off flat ground from 105 feet. r30; SS Addison Russell (sprained left middle finger, right shoulder inflammation) played catch.UP NEXTMets: RHP Zack Wheeler (9-6, 3.46 ERA) r12; 7-0 in his past 11 starts r12; looks to extend his unbeaten streak as New York opens a three-game series at San Francisco on Friday. LHP Andrew Suarez (5-9, 4.42) pitches for the Giants.Cubs: LHP Mike Montgomery (4-4, 3.62) is expected to be activated from the disabled list after being sidelined because of left shoulder inflammation when the Cubs visit Atlanta on Thursday. RHP Mike Foltynewicz (10-8, 2.67) pitches for the Braves. The Colorado Rockies won their Wild-Card game in dramatic fashion as they defeated the Chicago Cubs on the road, while the New York Yankees removed all doubt early in the game as they eliminated the Oakland A's at Yankee Stadium Wednesday night.The Division Series gets underway with two National League games Thursday and the American League joins the fray with two games Friday.The Milwaukee Brewers have home-field advantage throughout the National League playoffs, and they will put that to use against the Rockies. The Brewers won five of the seven games the two teams played against each other.Milwaukee will try to gain the early advantage in Game 1 by using its bullpen against the Rockies, and Brandon Woodruff will be the "opener" for the Brewers.Josh Hader and Jeremy Jeffress have been excellent for the Brewers and they have gotten a big assist from Corey Knebel. The middle relievers have been dependable for manager Craig Counsell.The Rockies are a slugging team that features Nolan Arenado and Trevor Story, and left-handed hitting David Dahl was a home-run hitting machine down the stretch. Kyle Freeland and German Marquez have been dependable on the mound.Division SeriesNLDSThurs., Oct. 4, Game 1, Rockies at Brewers, 5:07 p.m., ET FS1Thurs., Oct. 4 Jose Bautista Jersey , Game 1, Braves at Dodgers, 8:37 p.m. ET, MLBNFri., Oct. 5, Game 2, Rockies at Brewers, 4:15 p.m. ET, FS1Fri., Oct. 5, Game 2, Braves at Dodgers, 9:37 p.m. ET, FS1Sun., Oct. 7, Game 3, Brewers at Rockies, 4:37 p.m. ET, MLBNSun., Oct. 7, Game 3, Dodgers at Braves, 8:07 p.m. ET, FS1Mon., Oct. 8, Game 4*, Brewers at Rockies, FS1Mon., Oct. 8, Game 4*, Dodgers at Braves, FS1Wed., Oct. 10, Game 5*, Rockies at Brewers FS1Wed. http://www.metsfanproshop.com/authentic-tim-tebow-jersey , Oct. 10, Game 5*, Braves at Dodgers, FS1*If necessaryALDSFriday, October 5, Indians at Astros, Game 1, TBS, 2:05 p.m.Friday, October 5, Yankees at Red Sox, Game 1, TBS, 7:32 p.m.Saturday, October 6, Indians at Astros, Game 2, TBS, 4:37 p.m.Saturday, October 6 Yankees at Red Sox, Game 2, TBS, 8:15 p.m.Monday, October 8, Red Sox at Yankees, Game 3, TBS, TBDMonday, October 8, Astros at Indians, Game 3, TBS, TBDTuesday, October 9, Red Sox at Yankees Devin Mesoraco Jersey , Game 4*, TBS, TBDTuesday, October 9, Astros at Indians, Game 4*, TBS, TBDThursday, October 11, Yankees at Red Sox, Game 5*, TBS, TBDThursday, October 11, Indians at Astros, Game 5*, TBS, TBD*If necessaryAll postseason games can be live-streamed atMLB.TV.The Los Angeles Dodgers have not won the World Series since their five-game victory over the Oakland A's in 1988. They are hoping that this year could bring a championship result.The Braves appear to be ahead of schedule as they were not expected to be a playoff team this season. They pulled away from the Philadelphia Phillies in September to gain their first playoff appearance since 2013.The Dodgers will send Hyun-Jin Ryu to the mound in Game 1 against the Braves, and he was solid down the stretch with a 1.50 earned-run average in his last five starts.The Braves have a dangerous lineup that includes Freddie Freeman, Nick Markakis and Ronald Acuna Jr., and a solid pitching staff led by Mike Foltynewicz, Anibal Sanchez and Kevin Gausman.The Cleveland Indians and Houston Astros are both talent-laden teams capable of bashing home runs and scoring in bunches.In many ways, these teams could put on something similar to a tag-team wrestling match when it comes to offensive productivity.Jose Ramirez, Francisco Lindor and Edwin Encarnacion have consistent home-run power and that trio totaled 109 home runs during the regular season.The Astros will counter with Alex Bregman, George Springer and 2017 MVP Jose Altuve. Bregman led the team with 31 home runs, and this team has proven it can get clutch hits and build rallies in the late innings.The Game 1 matchup of Cleveland's Corey Kluber and Houston's Justin Verlander could slow down the potent attacks of both teams.The glamour matchup between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox could end up as the most thrilling of the first round.The Yankees finished the season with 100 victories, but they could not keep up with the explosive Red Sox.The Yankees had some uneven play during the summer as Aaron Boone's team battled injuries, but slugger Aaron Judge and catcher Gary Sanchez have returned to the lineup, and the Yankees are a confident group.The Red Sox won a team-record 108 games and they have had consistent power from J.D. Martinez (43 home runs and 130 runs batted in) along with plenty of spark from lead-off batter and MVP candidate Mookie Betts (32 home runs, 30 stolen bases).While the Red Sox had a memorable regular season, they are hoping that lefty Chris Sale is in top form after a shoulder injury slowed him in the second half of the year. Rookie manager Alex Cora must be concerned about a bullpen that was up-and-down throughout the final two months of the season.PredictionsColorado over Milwaukee in four games. Rockies will steal a game in Milwaukee and win two at home.Los Angeles over Atlanta in five games. Clayton Kershaw and Manny Machado make the difference for the Dodgers.Cleveland over Houston in four games. Indians are underappreciated and have the slugging and bullpen to eliminate World Champions.Boston over New York in five games. Epic battle comes down to homefield as Red Sox score series-winning run in the bottom of the ninth in Game 5.Colorado over Los Angeles in seven games.Boston over Cleveland in six games.Boston over Colorado in six games.