Rockies Top Cubs in 13 Innings to win Wild Card Game
Tony Wolters hit just .170 in 182 at bats during the regular season, but he's a hero to the Colorado Rockies.
Wolters singled with two out in the 13th inning to give the Rockies a 2-1 win over the Chicago Cubs in the National League Wild Card game.
Trevor Story started the two out rally against Kyle Hendricks with a single. Gerardo Parra singled Story to third before Wolters singled up the middle on a 1-2 pitch to send the Rockies to Milwaukee for the National League Division Series beginning Thursday.
Scott Oberg, who came on with two out in the 12th inning, struck out the side in the bottom of the 13th to get the win.
The Rockies got on the board in the first inning off starter Jon Lester when Charlie Blackmon led off with a walk. D. J. LeMahieu hit a ground rule double to put runners on second and third and Nolan Arenado scored Blackmon with a sacrifice fly. But Lester struck out Story and Matt Holliday to prevent further damage.
Colorado starter Kyle Freeland made that run stand up while he was in the game, pitching 6.2 scoreless innings, allowing just four hits. He walked one and struck out six.
After allowing the first inning run, Lester put up zeroes to give his team a chance to win. He allowed just four hits over six innings with one walk and nine strikeouts.
Reliever Adam Ottavino relieved Freeland in the seventh inning and got the final out. He retired the first two batters he faced in the eighth, but Anthony Rizzo singled and pinch runner Terrance Gore stole second. Javier Baez then delivered Gore with a hit that tied it.