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Tony Wolters, a.170 hitter during the regular season, got the game-winning RBI single, with Kurkjian describing how that's an example of what makes baseball great.

"We played that game a lot", said manager Joe Maddon, who matched a postseason record by using 23 players.

Officially a playoff game unlike the 163rd game tiebreakers each team played Monday, the roster limit maximum is set at 25 players. His removal in the sixth had nothing to do with his performance (he'd permitted three baserunners in five innings) or pitch count (86) and everything to do with his lineup's inability to scratch Kyle Freeland.

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

Of course it wasn't, and wild was only the tip of the iceberg of adjectives one could use to describe the Rockies' 2-1 win that spanned two days and almost five hours (an actual historically long postseason contest) and shaved unknowable years off all of our lives.

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Javier Baez hugs Nolan Arenado in the eleventh inning. "Maybe we needed to get knocked down a peg or two to realize nothing's going to be given to us". Lester struck out nine and walked one. First pitch is 3:15 p.m. on FS1.

This will be the fourth time Lester has pitched in a "Win or Go Home" game in his playoff career and his second with the Cubs, although this will be his first start.

Lester then limited the damage by striking out Story and Matt Holliday with LeMahieu on third.

Butera came on as part of a double switch in the seventh inning and soon after was called for a rare catcher's interference with two outs. However, Adam Ottavino struck out Jason Heyward to end the threat.

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