Rockies Come Up Aces In The Wildest Of Wild Cards!

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The Colorado Rockies celebrate a 2-1, 13-inning win over the Chicago Cubs in the N.L. Wild Card game at Wrigley Field on Tuesday night. (Photo: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)


It was an absolutely classic game.

Two teams locked in the winner-moves-on-loser-goes-home battle for the N.L. Wild Card.

The Colorado Rockies are movin' on.

The Rockies defeated the Chicago Cubs, 2-1, in 13 innings to win the National League Wild Card and advance to the National League Division Series against the Milwaukee Brewers.

Tony Wolters grounded an RBI single to center field to score Trevor Story in the top of the 13th inning

The Rockies scored in the first inning on Nolan Arenado's sacrifice fly.

In the eighth, the Cubs tied the game at 1-1 on Javy Baez's RBI double.

The game was left to the bullpens and the Rockies finally broke through in the 13th. 

With two outs and nobody on, Trevor Story singled. Gerardo Parra singled and Story took third. Wolters groudned a single up the middle off of Kyle Hendricks to bring Story home and give the Rockies a 2-1 lead.

Right-hander Scott Oberg struck out the side in the bottom of the 13th, getting Terrance Gore, Baez and Albert Almora Jr. to end it and send the Rockies to the NLDS.

Rockies starter Kyle Freeland went six-and-two-thirds scoreless innings and gave up four hits, walked one and fanned six to give the Rockies their first postseason win since 2009.

MORE ON THE ROCKIES WIN HERE

The Rockies and Brewers will play game one of the NLDS on Thursday, Oct. 4 at Miller Park. Coverage starts with Rockies Countdown at 2 p.m. MDT on Thursday.

Here are the KOA NewsRadio highlights.

 

Postgame comments from Rockies reliever Scott Oberg.

 

Postgame comments from Rockies outfielder Gerardo Parra.

 

Postgame comments from Rockies catcher Drew Butera.

 

Postgame comments from Rockies manager Bud Black.

 

Postgame comments from Rockies owner Dick Monfort.

 

Rockies pitcher Kyle Freeland, catcher Tony Wolters and shortstop Trevor Story talk with reporters after the game.

 

Rockies manager Bud Black talks with reporters after the game.

 
 
 
 
 
 

"Sorry for the heart attack." Beautiful.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Reliever Scott Oberg and catcher Tony Wolters celebrate after the final out of the Rockies win. (Photo: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Scott Oberg - Tony Wolters--Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado. (Photo: Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Nolan Arenado - Stacy Rever/Getty Images

Rockies catcher Tony Wolters delivers what turned out to the be the game-winning RBI single in the top of the 13th inning. (Photo: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Tony Wolters - Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images
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