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Chicago Cubs vs. Colorado Rockies in NL Wild Card Game

03 October 2018

The general manager of a Chicago bar that caters to Wisconsin teams described the tension between Milwaukee Brewers and Chicago Cubs fans as a sibling rivalry, and there were plenty of fans in and around Wrigley Field Monday, Oct. 1 - as the Brewers won the division, beating the Cubs 3-1.

Jon Lester is expected to start for Chicago.

The victor travels to Milwaukee to take on the Brewers in a best-of-five division series beginning Thursday on cable's FS1 at a time to be determined. The Rockies lost to the Dodgers.

Nationally, according to Nielsen's overnight ratings of the metered markets, the twin National League tiebreakers of Cubs-Brewers and Dodgers-Rockies scored ESPN's two highest-rated MLB regular-season afternoon telecasts in 20 years.

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The losers will be relegated to the Wild Card game, while the winners will be crowned division champions and get a few more days off before the best-of-five postseason starts later in the week. 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. Arenado led the National League in home runs with 38 while Story was just one behind with 37. Kyle Freeland will take the mound for Colorado. "Nobody wants to hear it", outfielder Carlos Gonzalez said Sunday, after Colorado routed Washington 12-0.

Walker Buehler was set to start for the Dodgers Monday, while German Marquez was slated to get the ball for the Rockies.

Chicago Cubs vs. Colorado Rockies in NL Wild Card Game