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NL Wild Card Game Preview: Rockies vs. Cubs

03 October, 2018, 08:38 | Author: Rachael Silva
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Both teams earned their place in the game with losses in tiebreakers Monday.

The NL West tiebreaker features the Dodgers and the Rockies.

The victor of Tuesday's matchup will play the Brewers in the National League Division Series.

Chicago will trot out its veteran southpaw to start as Jon Lester will toe the rubber on Tuesday night.

MLB Communications said in a tweet that the Brewers will play the victor of Tuesday night's game between the Colorado Rockies and Chicago Cubs.


"I don't know if there is anybody better in the big leagues in a situation like this", said Cubs infielder Daniel Murphy, who faced Lester in the 2015 playoffs with the Mets and the 2017 postseason with the Nationals.

Tuesday night's National League Wild Card game will begin at 6 p.m. (Mountain time) and will be televised by ESPN. While the American League playoffs have basically been set for weeks now, two National League divisions are still up for grabs after Sunday's games.

Here's how you can watch the Wild Card Game.

As it turns out, 162 games was not enough to decide much of anything in the National League.

Yet those defeats are distant memories for Cubs' players, many of whom weren't even in the league when they occurred. The 34-year-old went 6-1 with a 1.71 ERA over his last eight starts, and he threw six scoreless frames to beat Pittsburgh in his regular-season finale. A popular one is the playing of Randy Newman's "I Love L.A." after every home win at Dodger Stadium.

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