Rockies clinch playoff spot in NL wildcard

DENVER - The Colorado Rockies have clinched their first postseason berth since 2009 and will face Arizona in the NL wild-card game Wednesday.
The Rockies sewed up the second NL wild-card spot after the Milwaukee Brewers fell 7-6 to St. Louis. Former Rockies pitcher Juan Nicasio recorded the final out for the Cardinals.
The fans trickling into Coors Field before Colorado's game against Los Angeles let out a roar after the final out. The game was shown on the scoreboard.
The winner of the wild-card game in Arizona will meet Los Angeles in Game 1 of an NL Division Series on Friday at Dodger Stadium.
The Rockies were a loose group during batting practice, with outfielder Carlos Gonzalez even singing for teammate Mark Reynolds.

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