Wolters, a reserve catcher who entered as part of a double switch in the bottom of the 12th, came up with runners at the corners and drove in Trevor Story with a liner back up the middle off Kyle Hendricks, quieting the Wrigley Field crowd of 40,151 on a crisp fall night.
In 14 1/3 innings of work in the 2017 playoffs, Lester allowed just three earned runs in 14 1/2 innings as he started a pair of games and appeared in relief in Game 4 of the National League Division Series against the Nationals at Wrigley Field.
Lester knows what he's talking about, though: Tuesday marked the 26th postseason outing of his 13-year career (22nd start), which is more than the entire Rockies roster combined.
"We have had a lot of things go awry this year and in spite that have still tied for the most wins in the National League in a 162-game season", manager Joe Maddon said.
That one run looked as if it might hold up as Freeland cruised into the seventh. We've got to go out there and compete.
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The stakes are much higher for Tuesday night's Wild Card Game as the loser of this playoff sees their season end.
On Tuesday, they did just that with ESPN.
Add Kyle Freeland to the list of hometown heroes.
After Lester walked Charlie Blackmon on five pitches, DJ LeMahieu belted a ground-rule double into the ivy in left-center, sending Blackmon to third. He ran for his star first baseman with the speedy Gore, who promptly swiped second.
Zobrist had a single in six at-bats for the Cubs, while Gore was 0 for 2 with the stolen base and a run scored. Oberg's 2-2 pitch came inside, striking home-plate umpire Chris Guccione.