Rockies win NL Wild Card thriller

Rockies win NL Wild Card thriller

Rockies win NL Wild Card thriller

The players were pumped up and making a commotion in the clubhouse beforehand, and Baez seemed particularly feisty during his pre-game news conference, saying if the Cubs played their game "there's no team that can beat us". Jon Lester would be on any short list of pitchers you would want in a sudden-death situation. As a member of the Athletics, Lester started the one-game Wild Card playoff game against the Royals in Kansas City, where he was charged with six runs in 7 1/3 innings in a 9-8 loss.

The Cubs lost their National League Central tiebreaker game to the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday, while the Rockies lost their National League West tiebreaker game to the Los Angeles Dodgers.

So perhaps it was no surprise that Cain delivered the go-ahead hit in the eighth inning of the Milwaukee Brewers' 3-1 win over the Cubs at Wrigley Field on Monday.

Waiting on the Cubs offense to show up is as frustrating as waiting on a CTA bus in a downpour, and for much of the postseason opener it was more of the same.

"It's the seventh game of the World Series right out of the chute", Cubs manager Joe Maddon told reporters.

"We've got to stop worry about other teams", Baez said pregame Tuesday.

This game becomes an instant October classic. He kept it going in the postseason. "We'll be leaning on him hard, we've got to score him some runs so he can settle in".

"And they know that, so that's why they run their mouth a lot, because they know we're the best", he added. "Even when we're struggling, we are the head of everybody". Everybody, fans. Who cares? Last year, they ran out of gas in the NLCS.

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