For Cubs, season ends on sour note with loss to Rockies

Emily Schmiet

The National League Central champion Milwaukee Brewers will begin postseason play on October 4.

It wasn't until there were two out in the bottom of the eighth on Tuesday night that the Cubs scored the run that ultimately created the longest postseason game in Wrigley Field history - both by innings and time. The 34-year-old won two World Series with the Boston Red Sox in 2007 and 2013 as the ace of their staff and also has experienced plenty of early exits.

This time, it was Kyle Freeland cruising through Maddon's lineup.

The stakes are much higher for Tuesday night's Wild Card Game as the loser of this playoff sees their season end. To make matters worse, the dispiriting way that the Rockies fell to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday, October 1, made a win at Wrigley Field on October 2 that much more hard to pull off.

Freeland, a 17-game victor for the Rockies this year, got the best of it for 6 2/3 scoreless innings. The Denver native looked quite comfortable in his first career playoff appearance, helping his hometown team bounce back from Monday's NL West tiebreaker loss to the Dodgers in Los Angeles.

After Lester walked Charlie Blackmon on five pitches, DJ LeMahieu belted a ground-rule double into the ivy in left-center, sending Blackmon to third. First pitch is 3:15 p.m. on FS1. However, Adam Ottavino struck out Jason Heyward to end the threat. Finally, during the thirteenth, the Rox got the run they needed courtesy of an unlikely hero, third-string catcher Tony Wolters, and then kept the Cubs quiet during their final at-bat.

Gore instead faced a 3-2 count and struck out, and so did Baez and Almora, ending the game.

"I think this is a classic", Black said.

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