Nationals vs. Brewers: Washington or Milwaukee? A tale of the tape

Frank Piscani
NBC Sports Washington

After an incredible mid-season turnaround, the Washington Nationals are hosting the Milwaukee Brewers in the National League Wild Card Game.

This is the first time in Major League Baseball history that the two teams will face off in the postseason.

This will also be the first one-game playoff for either team since the MLB introduced the Wild Card Game in 2012. Anything can happen in a winner-take-all showdown, so it will be critical to leave everything on the field.

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As the Nationals and Brewers prepare for this do-or-die matchup, let's take a look at how their cities match up.

Washington, D.C. vs. Milwaukee, Wisc. Tale of the Tape

Metro population: 6,216,589 (WAS) | 1,572,245 (MIL)

Top tourist attractions: Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, The White House (WAS) | Harley Davidson Museum, Milwaukee Art Museum, North Point Lighthouse (MIL)

MLB postseason appearances: 6 (WAS) | 5 (MIL)

World Series appearances: 0 (WAS) | 1 (MIL)

World Series championships: 0 (WAS) | 0 (MIL)

Famous celebrities: Duke Ellington, Marvin Gaye, Dave Chappelle (WAS) | Gene Wilder, Dan Harmon, Les Paul (MIL)

Greatest local athletes: Kevin Durant, Michael Phelps, Katie Ledecky (WAS) | Happy Felsch, Fred Brown, Lave Cross, (MIL)

Most popular sports team: Milwaukee Brewers (MIL) | Washington Redskins (WAS)

City's nickname: The DMV (WAS) | Cream City (MIL)

What the city is known for: Being the capital of the United States (WAS) | Brewing beer (MIL)

Television shows based there:  Any show ever about politics (WAS) | Happy Days, Laverne and Shirley (MIL)

Cost of museums: Free (WAS) | Not free (MIL)

Famous bodies of water: Potomac River (WAS) | Lake Michigan (MIL)

First Pitch for the National League Wild Card Game is set for 8:08 p.m. on Tuesday. If the Nationals win, they will go on to face the Los Angeles Dodgers.

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