Rockies advance as Cubs ousted in thriller

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Tony Wolters drove in the winning run as the Colorado Rockies won an extra-innings thriller to send the Chicago Cubs crashing out of the postseason with a 2-1 defeat in the National League wildcard game on Tuesday.

Wolters blasted an RBI single in the 13th inning at Wrigley Field to ensure the Rockies’ advance to a divisional series against the Milwaukee Brewers on Thursday as the Cubs’ hopes of a second World Series in three years came to an abrupt end.

Wolters’ winning run was the final act of a gripping battle that ended just after midnight local time as the Wrigley Field crowd were left in stunned silence.

Both teams had ended up in the wild card game after blowing leads in their respective divisional races, before losing tiebreaker games on Monday.

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