Cubs closer Strop on wild-card roster

A player saying he'll be available for a particular game after an injury is one thing, that player *actually a href="" *wouldn't confirm it after the game, so certainly nothing is decided. The Cubs will host either Colorado or Los Angeles in a wild-card playoff game Tuesday.

The Brewers advance to the National League Division Series later this week.

The victor of Tuesday's matchup will play the Brewers in the National League Division Series.

Using Hendricks for more than an inning might take him out of play for a potential NLDS opener Thursday in Milwaukee.

The Dodgers were the first team to punch their ticket for Monday's twinbill, defeating the San Francisco Giants 15-0 to complete a three-game road sweep. Both games were divisional tiebreaker games, as both the Dodgers and the Rockies (91-71) and the Cubs and the Brewers (95-67) finished the regular season with tied records atop their respective divisions. After Monday's loss at Chavez Ravine, the Rockies crossed back over the Mountain time zone to get to Chicago. The win gave the Brewers home field advantage.

Jose Quintana was scheduled to start for the Cubs, while the Brewers had yet to name a starting pitcher as of Sunday evening.

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