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Here are the lineups for Tuesday’s NL Wild Card game


The Rockies and Cubs, losers of Monday’s division tiebreaker games, do battle tonight in the NL Wild Card game. The winner moves on to face the Brewers in the NLDS. The loser goes home. ESPN has the broadcast starting at 8 PM ET tonight at Wrigley Field.


CF Charlie Blackmon (.291/.358/.502, 29 HR, 70 RBI, 119 R, 12 SB)
2B DJ LeMahieu (.276/.321/.428, 15 HR, 62 RBI, 90 R, 6 SB)
3B Nolan Arenado (.297/.374/.561, 38 HR, 110 RBI, 104 R, 2 SB)
SS Trevor Story (.291/.348/.567, 37 HR, 108 RBI, 88 R, 27 SB)
LF Matt Holliday (.283/.415/.434, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 3 R, 0 SB)
1B Ian Desmond (.236/.307/.422, 22 HR, 88 RBI, 82 R, 20 SB)
RF David Dahl (.273/.325/.534, 16 HR, 48 RBI, 31 R, 5 SB)
C Chris Iannetta (.224/.345/.385, 11 HR, 36 RBI, 36 R, 0 SB)
P Kyle Freeland (17-7, 2.85 ERA, 173 K, 70 BB, 202 1/3 IP)


RF Ben Zobrist (.305/.378/.440, 9 HR, 58 RBI, 67 R, 3 SB)
LF Kris Bryant (.272/.374/.460, 13 HR, 52 RBI, 59 R, 2 SB)
1B Anthony Rizzo (.283/.376/.470, 25 HR, 101 RBI, 74 R, 6 SB)
SS Javier Báez (.290/.326/.554, 34 HR, 111 RBI, 101 R, 21 SB)
CF Albert Almora, Jr. (.286/.323/.378, 5 HR, 41 RBI, 62 R, 1 SB)
2B Daniel Murphy (.299/.336/.454, 12 HR, 42 RBI, 40 R, 3 SB)
C Willson Contreras (.249/.339/.390, 10 H R, 54 RBI, 50 R, 4 SB)
3B David Bote (.239/.319/.408, 6 HR, 33 RBI, 23 R, 3 SB)
P Jon Lester (18-6, 3.32 ERA, 149 K, 64 BB, 181 2/3 IP)

The Rockies are looking to advance to the NLDS for the first time since 2009. The Cubs are looking to reach at least the NLDS for the fourth consecutive season.

Padres are giving Ron Washington a second interview

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Last week there was a report that the San Diego Padres were doing “due diligence” on former Rangers manager and current Braves third base coach Ron Washington in connection with their managerial opening. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports today that Washington has already had an interview and that, in fact, the Padres are planning to call him back for a second round.

Also getting a second look: Rangers field coordinator Jayce Tingler. Which suggests that GM A.J. Preller, formerly a Rangers assistant GM, is favoring guys he knows from his time in Texas.

Washington managed the Texas Rangers from 2007 into 2014, winning two pennants and compiling a record of 664-611 (.521). He stepped down for personal reasons but since then has returned to the job in which he made his considerable reputation: coaching, specifically coaching infielders, and has gotten rave reviews. Assuming he’s back up for the grind of managing — and he wouldn’t be interviewing if he was not — he is definitely someone based on results and reputation who deserves another shot at the helm.

Tingler, a former Rangers farm hand, has coached in their organization at both the minor and major league levels for 12 years.