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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.

Fan hit by foul ball during Sunday’s Rockies-Dodgers game

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Another fan was struck by a line drive foul ball during Sunday’s game between the Rockies and Dodgers at Dodger Stadium, Mike DiGiovanna and Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times report. The ball was hit by Cody Bellinger in the first inning, going just beyond where the protective netting ends at the first-base dugout, striking a young woman in the head. Play was delayed for two minutes while the woman received medical attention. She initially stayed in her seat holding an ice pack to her head but was taken to a hospital for evaluation. According to someone in the Dodger Stadium first-aid office, the girl was alert and responding.

After the game, Bellinger said, “It was weird. It’s the first time I think I’ve hit a fan. I saw it literally hit her face. That was tough. I just tried to regroup. I’m sure it was tough for everyone.” He added, “I went over the next half-inning just to make sure she was all right. She said she was all right. She gave me a thumbs up. Obviously, it’s a scary situation.”

Both Bellinger and manager Dave Roberts expressed support for extending the protective netting at Dodger Stadium.

Bellinger was involved in yet another incident involving a fan later in the game. According to Michael Duarte of NBC Los Angeles, a 14-year-old girl ran on the field in the ninth inning. Bellinger said the girl came up to him and said, “I want a hug.” As she hugged Bellinger, a security guard tackled her. Bellinger said to her, “You know you’re going to jail?” She replied, “Yeah, I know. It was worth it.”