Rockies win NL Wild Card thriller

Rockies win NL Wild Card thriller

With starter Kyle Hendricks on the mound for the Cubs, the Rockies recorded three singles with two outs, the last one driving in a run off the bat of bench player Tony Wolters. The Cubs scored a total of two runs over 22 innings, dropping a tiebreaker to Milwaukee for the NL Central championship and then getting knocked out of the playoffs by the Rockies. The Rockies aren't ending a nine-year postseason drought. Terrance Gore tried to sell that he was hit by a pitch, but was sent back to the plate after a replay review confirmed the initial call. If Tuesday is any indication, the answer is at least a couple more - just, ultimately, not this postseason. Strop has not pitched since September 13.

Couldn't have said it better ourselves.

LeMahieu took third on the play and was stranded there as Lester struck out Trevor Story and Matt Holliday to end the inning.

"You're always wondering, 'How's this going to end?' But our guys fought all night and to be able to get that last out there was great", Oberg said.

No team in the National League piled up more victories than the Chicago Cubs through 162 games. Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado exchanged a memorable hug with Javier Baez after he tagged the excitable Cubs star in the 11th.

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Don't blame the wild card format for the fact that the Cubs won't be playing in a postseason series this year.

The Chicago Cubs should be playing in the National League Division Series, without a doubt.

The hug struck Rockies manager Bud Black as interference.

As the Cubs were playing the Cardinals on Sunday, trying to force a Game 163 against the Brewers, Joe Maddon brought in Carl Edwards try to hold down what was already a huge lead. Additionally, ESPN2 first Wild Card alternative viewing experience drew a 0.5 metered market rating, making it one of ESPN's highest-rated alternative viewing experiences to date, across sports properties.