Colorado Rockies beat Chicago Cubs in sudden-death record

Marcus Newton
October 3, 2018

Anthony Rizzo's solo shot accounted for the Cubs' lone run in a 3-1 loss to Milwaukee, while Nolan Arenado and Trevor Story hit back-to-back blasts to get the Rockies on the board in their 5-2 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The Colorado Rockies beat the Chicago Cubs 2-1 in the longest sudden-death game in Major League Baseball history.

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"We've got to stop worrying about other teams", he said.

The Cubs will have to do some serious soul-searching to find out why the offense disappeared at the most critical time of the year, including having the bases loaded in the seventh only to see pinch-hitter Jason Hayward strike out against a wild Adam Ottavino after a catcher's interference set the Cubs up. "And if we pay attention, we get in their trap". "Even when we're struggling we're ahead of everybody". - Baez said it was "everybody".

Closer Pedro Strop was on the 25-man wild card roster submitted by the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday, marking his return from a hamstring injury.

That's far from the case for Lester, who takes the mound tonight for his 26th playoff game of his career, and his 12th since joining the Cubs in 2015.

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