The Rockies are moving on after historic win at Wrigley Field

Kristopher Nichols
October 4, 2018

For the second time in as many days a Cubs opponent celebrated at Wrigley Field.

Lester is no stranger to October baseball, as he's set to make his 22nd postseason start and his second in the Wild Card game. "We've really flipped this culture here".

Getting a little nervous, Cubs fans? But they couldn't get it done, falling to Milwaukee 3-1 to officially relinquish the division title.

"All I can say is I'm extremely proud of how we've come together", Kris Bryant said.

"There's a ton of guys on this team who were unbelievable throughout the whole year, to where it just didn't end up being right". It wasn't sexy, but it was effective enough to score the Rockies' winning run and send the Cubs packing.

Gore was running for Anthony Rizzo, whose two-out single had kept the inning alive. Chicago finally responded in the bottom of the eighth inning when a double from Javier Baez scored Terrance Gore to tie the score, 1-1.

But when Almora followed with an inning-ending strikeout, the flickering continued.

Game 3 will be held in either Chicago or Denver, based on who wins the Wild Card game.

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On the latest Rockie Road podcast, hear from inside the Colorado Rockies clubhouse as Rox Pile Co-Expert Kevin Henry caught up with Colorado manager Bud Black, as well as players Kyle Freeland, Charlie Blackmon, Trevor Story and more.

Ultimately the umpires decided not to penalize Baez, but the Rockies got the next batter grounded out to take the game into the 12th inning.

And despite putting the leadoff man on three times, he didn't pitch with a Cub in scoring position until sixth.

This one lasted 4 hours, 55 minutes, and had pretty much everything, too.

Couldn't have said it better ourselves.

They certainly competed. Hitting was another thing.

His lone walk cost him the only run he allowed.

The former Red Sox pitcher won two World Series' with the Red Sox and one with the Cubs in 2016. Nolan Arenado then hit a sacrifice fly to put the Rockies up 1-0. But Heyward struck out swinging. Joe Maddon's club has reached the NLCS from 2015-2017, but after a disappointing end to the 2018 season, the Cubbies won't even be going to the NLDS.

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